Pretty Holiday Hairstyles for Young Girls

Cuter Than Cute

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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' Hairthese hairstyles are sure to be the talk of any holiday party.

  The Heart Braid

A Quick And Easy Up Do For Moms

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-earthe 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 backwith a decorative bow or ponytail holderto form the bottom point of the heart.

  The Present Bow

Easy Holiday Hair: Think Outside the Bun

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 glitterbe generous with the glitter if you really want your bow to sparkle!

  The French Braid Headband

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 crownfrom 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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  The Braided Bun

This simple way of scooping hair up always makes girls feel grown-up. And the braided bun is extremely versatileit can be adorned with a fun clip or headband to dress it up, or worn alone as a stylish and effective way to keep hair off the face.

What You’ll Need: Ponytail holder, bobby pins, beaded/decorative pins, decorative hair band

Step 1: Gather hair in a loose ponytail. Make a braid with the ponytail, tying it off with a ponytail holder.

Step 2: Twist the braided ponytail into a tight rope, coiling it around itself at the base.

Step 3: Tuck the ends of the coil into the ponytail holder at the base, then secure the bun by pushing bobby pins into the hair on all sides of the bun’s base. Lightly spritz the bun with hair spray or spray-on hair glitter to lock-in the style.

  The Quadruple Twist

A quick flick of the wrist creates this cute coif, which only looks complicated. You can fancy it up with pretty beads or barrettes to go with your child’s holiday outfit.

What You’ll Need: Spray bottle, fine-tooth comb, hair clip to section hair, small ponytail holders, mini-clips, hair gel or light styling cream

Step 1: Mist the hair with the spray bottle to make it damp, but not wet. Part in the middle with a fine-tooth comb, and gather a section of the hair on one side of the partfrom the part to the outer eyebrow.

Step 2: Divide this section in half, with one half near the part and one half away from it. Clip the half closest to the part out of the way.

Step 3: Hold the remaining half and begin twisting it on a diagonal path toward the part. Twist firmly, gathering additional hair as you twist, but not so tightly that it hurts. Twist until you reach the part, then secure the end with a ponytail holder, letting the excess hair hang down.

Step 4: Unclip the half-section closest to the part, and mist again. Using the same method, twist this section firmly in the direction of the part. Secure with a ponytail holder.

Step 5: Repeat the process on the other side of the part to create two more twists, for a total of four.

Step 6: Attach pretty clips to the ponytail holder on each twistbe creative with these, as it’s a holiday style. Rub a pea-sized amount of gel or light styling cream between your palms and scrunch the curls to finish.

For tips on how to do your own hair at home, click here.

Before becoming a licensed barber or having kids of her own, Cozy Friedman was struck by a revolutionary idea: create a salon where kids are a priority, not a nuisance. Inspired by a friend’s tale of her little nephew’s tearful visit to an intimidating—and unwelcoming—grownup salon, Cozy investigated the market and discovered that parents were clamoring for a salon dedicated to junior cuts.

After earning her barber’s license, Cozy opened the doors to her first salon on Madison Avenue in New York City. Staffed with stylists attuned to the unique needs of children and stocked with the latest, greatest toys, Cozy’s Cuts for Kids was an instant success. Instead of dreading their next trim, kids actually looked forward to haircuts like a visit to Serendipity or FAO Schwartz, and parents were thrilled to put their little ones in the care of professionals who were just as skilled at looking after children as they were at handling hair.

Fifteen years and two kids later, Cozy continues to provide stress-free cuts for New York kids. At her two uptown salons, one on the Upper West Side and one on the Upper East Side, Cozy and her team of experts deliver charming, on-trend styles and plenty of smiles. In response to client demand, Cozy also created So Cozy Hair Care For Children, the first- ever “designer” line of hair care products created exclusively for kids. Available nationwide, these unique, Paraben-free formulas are designed to gently and naturally treat children’s hair using only the most nourishing ingredients, and are developed with yummy scents for a kid-friendly bath time experience.

In February 2011 Cozy launched her much-anticipated debut book – Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls’ Hair – putting two decades of Cozy’s expertise at the fingertips of eager parents. Unlike hair books of the past, Cozy speaks to every hair type and texture offering all of her best kept secrets. With a handy index, illustrated how-to instructions, and gorgeous photos, Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls’ Hair makes learning fun and easy. The book is available Barnes & Noble and through all online book-seller sites.

Cozy continues to inspire women and future business leaders everywhere, and appeared on the panel of The Tory Burch Foundation’s Mentoring and Discussion For Women Entrepreneurs event, alongside such luminaries as Lauren Bush Lauren, CEO of Feed Projects LLC, and Cindi Leive, Editor-In-Chief of Glamour. In addition, Cozy spoke at the 2012 HBA Global Expo, which garners an audience of over 16,000 beauty and wellness professionals each year. During a session entitled, “Carving Your Niche,” she shared her two decades of experience in the children’s hair care industry and her strategies for continuing to build her formidable brand. Cozy has been featured on The Today Show, The View, and The CBS Early Show, and her expertise has been quoted in American Baby, The New York Times, MORE Magazine, Parents Magazine, and USA Today, just to name a few.