This holiday season, it’s easy to keep your little angel looking cute, coifed, and camera-ready with simple, yet stylish, hair looks. Featured on The Today Show, by Cozy Friedman, author of Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls' Hair, these hairstyles are sure to be the talk of any holiday party.
The heart braid is Cozy's signature style, and is a must-have look for the holidays.
What You’ll Need: Wide-tooth comb, fine-tooth comb, decorative hair clip, ponytail holders
Step 1: Starting with damp hair (either towel-dried or misted), use a wide-tooth comb to detangle the hair. Then, using a fine-tooth comb, part the hair down the middle of the head. Clip one side up right above the ear.
Step 2: On the other side of the part, use the fine comb to gather a thin section of hair from the crown. This section should measure about two inches from the hairline to the top of the head.
Step 3: Divide this section into three and begin a French braid starting at the crown, curving toward the temple, and then toward the back of the head (like the top lobe of a heart). You will be lifting hair into the braid only from this side of the part. Leave no loose hair in front of the ears.
Step 4: When you reach the centre part at the back of the head, secure the braid with a ponytail holder. If the hair is very long, end the braid about mid-ear—the ends will hang down the back.
Step 5: Unclip the hair on the other side of the part, and repeat the process. Secure with a ponytail holder.
Step 6: Join the ends of the braids together in the back—with a decorative bow or ponytail holder—to form the bottom point of the heart.
This adorable hairstyle will make your child’s hair the talk of the town. Create a perfect bow to wrap up your child’s holiday look. It’s an easy style that can be used for everyday wear, as well. Note: the hair should be long enough to create a bow.
What you’ll need: Brush/wide-tooth comb, spray bottle of water, fine-tooth comb, hair spray, spray-on hair glitter, hairpins
Step 1: Starting with dry hair, brush or comb the hair to smooth and detangle it. Lightly mist it with water, so it is slightly damp. Using the fine-tooth comb, part hair in the centre.
Step 2: On one side of the part, near the hairline, pick up a one-inch section of hair to create a long strand.
Step 3: Repeat on the other side of the part to create a second strand of hair. Join the two strands together by creating a loose knot. Spray the knot and pin it in place, then loosely create the perfect bow, tying the two strands together. Pin each bow in place and spray with hairspray to secure the bow. For a finishing touch, cover the bow with spray-on hair glitter—be generous with the glitter if you really want your bow to sparkle!
Besides being a great way to keep hair off the face, this braided headband makes its own accessory. Girls can wear it with their hair hanging down in back, or with a ponytail.
What You’ll Need: Wide-tooth comb, fine-tooth comb, ponytail holders, jaw clip, decorative bobby pins
Step 1: Start with damp hair (either towel–dried or misted), and use a wide-tooth comb to detangle the hair.
Step 2: Use a fine-tooth comb to draw a horizontal line across the crown—from the top of one ear to the top of the other ear. From the line, comb the hair forward to the face. Pull the hair in back of the line into a ponytail holder or jaw clip, so it stays out of your way.
Step 3: Choose which ear you want the braid to start from. Tilt the head, so the ear you’ve chosen is facing up toward the ceiling. With your child’s ear tilted up, begin making the braided headband using the hair in front of the part.
Step 4: Once you’ve reached the other ear, secure the braid with a ponytail holder. If you like, tuck it behind the ear and pin it in place with a few bobby pins. Remove the ponytail holder or jaw clip used in Step 2, and style as you like. Finish by adding sparkly or decorative hairpins through different parts of the braid.
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Looking for holiday inspiration? Visit the YMC Holiday Guide to find everything from sweet treats and delicious dishes to DIY décor and favourite family movies. If it’s holiday related, you’ll find it there.