Cozy Friedman hair for girls

Holiday Hairstyles for Girls

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Cozy Friedman hair for girls
Holiday dresses deserve special hairstyles

Little girl dresses are one of the special parts of the holidays. Red, ruffles and glitter galore spill into the aisles of stores, and little girls’ eyes — and maybe their moms’ — dance in anticipation of how it will feel to wear a dress that spins and sparkles. Holiday dresses — see our favorites — are magical, and they beg for extra-special hairstyles.

Count on Cozy Friedman

Cozy Friedman is the owner of Cozy’s Cuts for Kids and the author of Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls’ Hair (Amazon, $12). Cozy knows adorable hair is an important part of a holiday look, and her book has over thirty hairstyles — one of which will be perfect for your little girl. Years of training and countless hours of experience with children have equipped her with tips and suggestions for creating beautiful hairstyles without pain or (much) hassle for little girls or the ones styling their hair. Cozy is sharing two holiday hairstyles for girls with us today.

Braided headband

Wear a French Braid Headband

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, being 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 use in Step 2 and style as you like. Finish by adding sparkly or decorative hairpins through different parts of the braid.

fancy braids

Try The Heart Braid

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-tooth comb to gather a thin section of hair from the crown. This section should measure about 2 inches from the hairline to the top of the head.

Step 3: Divide this section into 3 parts, and begin a French braid starting at the crown and curving toward the temple, 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 center part at the back of the head, secure the braid with a ponytail holder. If the hair is very long, end the braid about midear; 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.

Thanks again to Cozy Friedman for painless instructions for little girls’ special hairstyles!

Meet the Author | Angela Amman

Angela Amman is a short story and essay writer. Collecting her family's stories is a gift-in-progress for her daughter and son, and she blogs at Playing with Words, capturing the craziness and beauty that weave together to create something extraordinary. As the co-director of Listen To Your Mother Metro Detroit, Angela is thrilled to bring others' stories to the stage and to celebrate the magic of words, storytelling, and the courage to share that magic with an audience. When she should be sleeping, she works on her latest short story collection. Her writing has been featured on Mamalode, Peacock Journal, and Scary Mommy. Her personal essays and short stories have appeared in her collection, Nothing Goes Away, and various anthologies.

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