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Help! I can’t do my daughter’s hair for holiday photos

December 17th, 2017
Help! I can’t do my daughter’s hair for holiday photos
It’s that time of year again where a lot of photos are being taken, for the photo albums and to plaster all over social media. In those photos, you don’t want your little one’s hair looking like it’s been dragged through a hedge backwards (although it will be the end of the day anyway!) Yet, being bad at my own hair I slowly realised that I wouldn’t be able to do my daughters hair whenever I needed to, which led me to a near breakdown. You know there are some parents who can do their child’s hair perfectly and you always see them on the playground and ask how? Instead of looking insane I’ve done a little bit of learning and I’m here to give you some tips and advice on how to make your daughter’s hair look presentable for those dreaded family pics. Granted, it won’t look like it does when you first do it, forever, but it will be nice to get some cute photos for Facebook and pretend like they looked nice all day!

A simple side braid

I’m lucky enough to be able to do braids which a lot of people envy as it’s one of the best ways to style children’s hair. However, for those of you who are struggling, it’s actually a lot easier than you think! For a look like the one below, start at one side of the head with three pieces of hair, start plaiting round the front of the head and take a piece from each side of the plait and attach it to the middle piece of hair. When you’ve had some practice it’s really easy and this hairstyle is really easy to keep in all day. Plus, little girls like it because they look like princesses!
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Braided buns

For those of you looking to be a little more adventurous then you should try these gorgeous braided buns. Split the hair in half and make her put her head forward, braid like you normally would but whilst her hair is upside down and then put a bobble in the end when you’ve reached a good height for the buns. Simply then add the buns by either twisting the hair into a bun shape or if you’re more advanced then pin the buns in properly with grips. This hairstyle is great for Christmas Day or maybe a little festive party she might be attending over the holidays.
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A Simple bun

There are several retailers who sell bun bunches (Primark and B&M are a few I can name off the top of my head) which really help to get hairstyles right if you’re a little bit sh*t (like me!) Simply put the hair in a ponytail and then use the bun ‘stencil’ to wrap the hair around it and pin in place with grips. Add a cute little bow like the one in the pic if you’re attending a party or they love a bit of sparkle.
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Half up ponytail

A classic in the hair world is the half up and half down ponytail, it’s a loved hairstyle with mothers and children alike so if you want your life to be easy this festive season then this is probably the most practical solution. Adding some ribbon or glitter to her hair will surely make her happier than just having her hair up without any.
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Doing hair will never be easy but hopefully with this help and these tips you’ll find a way to get those perfect Christmas photos this festive time! Let us know if you have any Christmas hairstyle ideas and share them in the comments!

Olivia x

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