Cornrows, Braids and Box Braids: 2 Kids Hairstyles

Cute Easy Hairstyles

Today I am sharing a couple kids hairstyles that I have done recently on my daughter. These cornrows, braids and box braid styles are fairly easy (and cute), especially the first one I have for you.

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How To:
1. Start with banded/stretched and moisturized hair. Part and cornrow 2 braids on the top/center of the head. Be sure to add a holding/moisturizing product so the style will last. My favorite is Bee Mine Curly Butter. I used that and Bee Mine Luscious when creating this style.
2. Make 2 small ponytails on each side of the cornrows, cross them over into a second ponytail to create the criss cross ponytail look, then braid or twist each ponytail.
3. Part out 4 equal ponytailed sections in the back and braid or twist each of them.

This next style was a little bit more difficult for me, I attempted some curving cornrows.
1. Start with banded/stretched hair, curve the parts for your cornrows (make the curves pretty drastic if you want the braids to appear even more curvy). I did 4 cornrows on one side of her head.
2. Create box braids on the remaining hair. Don’t forget the styling product!

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This style was her back to school hairstyle this year. Check out these back to school hair ideas for more.

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5 Quick Cute Hairstyles

5 Quick Cute Hairstyles

Our talented friend LaShauna, from Nothing Unruly About These Curls, comes up with some really cute and creative styles that are fairly quick and easy to do. She has shared 5 quick cute hairstyles with us that are perfect school day styles for girls.

STYLE 1: One Hairstyle Two Ways

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This style lasted for 1 school week

To get this look:
Step 1:
  Part the hair down the middle, then tie off 1 side so that it will be out the way.
Step 2: With the loose section, part off a front ponytail and rope twist the ponytail (if you don’t know how to create rope twists see our tutorial on 2 strand rope twists).
Step 3: Make a thin cornrow behind the first ponytail
Step 4: Part off another section for the middle ponytail then make another small cornrow section beneath it.
Step 5: Make the bottom ponytail

I repeated this process on the other side. On the 3rd day I simply took the 2 front ponies sprayed them down w/ water added a moisturizer (use checkout code COLDUTHM to save on Bee Mine Products) combed them into 1 center ponytail using a toothbrush and eco-styler gel to smooth her hair. Repeat the steps for the 2nd and 3rd sections and I chose to leave the cornrowed sections alone. She wore it this way for 2 more days

STYLE 2: Small Ponytail into Big Ponytail with Twists

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How To:
Step 1: Section hair in to 3 sections (front, middle, bottom)
Step 2: Start with the front section part the hair slightly off center. Take the smallest section of hair, pony tail it with a rubber band then rope twist it down. (I had my daughter hold it so that it wouldn’t unravel while I smoothed out bigger ponytail).
Step 3:  Connect the small twist over to the larger ponytail with a rubber band. With the hanging hair split it in two, rope twist it down and add a barrette to the ends.

For the middle & bottom section repeat the above steps, alternating the side the small ponytail is on.

STYLE 3: 5 Pony Rope Strand Twists

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This is a super simple style that took me less than 30 mins to complete & lasted 3 days w/ minor touch up and accessory changes.

How To:
Step 1:
Part the hair in half from ear to ear, tie off the back half .
Step 2: For the front portion part off a small section/ponytail, secure it with an elastic then create 2 strand rope twists all the way down, tie it off with another elastic then add a barrette on top.
Step 3: For the back portion simply part off 3 vertical sections (as equal as possible) secured each with an elastic, rope twist each ponytail, add another elastic and barrette on the ends. Easy peezy!

STYLE 4: Donut Bun with Hanging Braids

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This is an easy protective style that took less than 30 mins to complete and she wore it for 1 week with daily touch ups.

Step 1: Part off a small section on the back/bottom of her head and put it into two simple single braids. This section can be as big or small as you like.
Step 2: Put the top portion of the hair in a ponytail using a ouch-less band.
Step 3: Slide the bun maker/donut/sock bun on the ponytail. Lay the hair all around the bun maker and use a smaller tooth comb to smooth the hair down (NOT combing through the hair just smoothing it down). Add another ponytail holder around the bun, don’t wrap it, just put it on top to hold the bun in place. Cornrow or braid the free hair around the bun and bobby pin it in place, then add a cute bow.

STYLE 5: 3 Side Cornrows Into a Ponytail of Twists

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Mireya wore this style for Picture day at school. it took less 30 mins to complete. the cornrows lasted all week and I redid the ponytail daily.

Step 1: Make a slanted square on the side of the head
Step 2: Part out and create 3 cornrows in that square.
Step 3: With the free hair smooth it into a side ponytail using an ouch-less cloth band.
Step 4: With the hanging hair make three 2 strand rope twists then loosely braid those twist together and secure with an ouch-less cloth band.

Guest Post by LaShauna from Nothing Unruly About These Curls

A big thanks to Shauna for sharing these styles and how-to’s with us! Try them out, don’t be afraid to put your own spin on them. And as always feel free to share them with us on our Facebook fan page. You can find us on Twitter, Pinterest, G+ community, join our blog via email and subscribe to our blog via email so you never miss a post!

Center Stage: Braiding Is Art

Braiding is Art

“The creativity when braiding is endless”
-Cynthia from Braiding is Art

 

Child’s name – Angelina Micelly Cedeño

Momma’s name – Cynthia Mercado

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Age – 7 yrs old

Hobbies – playing piano, singing, gymnastics, cheer leading, modeling for mommy.

Momma’s hobbies – BRAIDING, passion of mine since I was 11 years old. I also love makeup, very proficient at crocheting, awesome cook and baker. My mom has always told me I was born with a gift when it came to crafts and creativity.

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Hair care routine – after shampooing hair I deep condition for 15 minutes. I then rinse and apply leave-in hair conditioner. I then blow out and flat iron.

Favorite hairstyles – Her favorite hairstyle is anything with a braided heart.

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 Momma’s Favorite hairstyles – I love them all, but basket braid is my heart.

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Hair tips – It’s very important to deep condition hair. It nourishes and heals hair of damages caused by the everyday heat and chemical usage. It also restores shine to your hair.

How long have you been doing hair?
I’ve been doing hair as a hobby for about 20 years and professionally for only two years.

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How did you learn how to do all the amazing styles you do?
I’m self taught. I’ve always had a passion for braiding. I would braid my dolls hair when I was a little girl. As I got older, I would braid my friends hair, sisters, basically anyone standing next to me…lol. Now, I have my beautiful princess, Angelina.

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You seem so passionate about what you do. When did you know that hair styling was your passion?
Two years ago, my boyfriend and photographer, David Pacheco, observed me doing hair. He convinced me to begin doing it professionally. His company, Pro Found Studios, alongside his partner, Robert Covarrubias, gave me my first gig. I took off from there.
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You can find Cynthia’s youtube channel at dluxhairnmakeup and online at www.dluxmakeup.com. You can also find Braiding is Art on Facebook.

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Top Cute Hairstyles to Try

I have an ever growing list of the top cute hairstyles that I want to try on D. Some of these styles are from fellow bloggers and other are styles I’ve found here and there across the web while browsing for hair style inspiration…we all need it sometimes! Take a look:

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Cage Braid by Keyative Styles

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Braided cornrows
Cornrows by Mainly Braids

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Yarn twists
Yarn twists by Chocolate Hair Vanilla Care

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Updo by Beads, Braids & Beyond

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Willow Smith Inspired Heart Hairstyle by Mainly Braids

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Cornrow Heart by Keyative Styles

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Protective Style by Braid with Me

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I would love to try pretty much any style by Braid with Me

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Mimi Braids (not quite on her cornrowing level, yet, lol)

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Cornrow Faux Hawk by Love Your Girls Biracial Curls

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Source: naturallymeashley.tumblr.com via Elizabeth on Pinterest

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Another Cornrow style from Keyative Styles

Elongated twist out with no shrinkage
Elongated Twist Out (How to get a twist out without the shrinkage) by KandLandKurls

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This is a friend of mine’s hair, I love how she did this.

Have you done any styles similar to these? Share your photo’s with us on our Fanpage! You can also find us on Twitter, G+ and Pinterest.

Visit these sites for more cute hairstyle ideas:
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Disclaimer: The children in these photos are not mine and I did not do these styles. I have credited each photo to the website on which they were found.

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Dance Hairstyles

D’s dance hairstyles were pretty simple this year for her recital. I did a quicker version of our veil style braids into a pony tail and we were in such a rush that I totally forgot to get pictures of it, I had to take the dance hair pictures the next day after her T-ball game, so the style had gotten a little fuzzy with the hat and batting helmets being on and off all day. But here she is in costume and her hairstyles for each:

For this one I left the ponytail out:

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For her costume change I simply twisted the ponytail up into a bun and added her feathers. It’s an easy switch that accommodates the costume and accessories and can be done quickly between dances:

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For detailed instructions on the veil style we did see this tutorial.

How did you style your little ones hair for their recital or a recent special occasion?

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Crossed Braids, Finger Curled Ponytails Hairstyle

Cute Girl Hairstyles: Criss Cross Braids and Finger Curled Ponytails

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For this style I made 8 small braids in the front and crossed 6 of them into 2 ponytails in the back. I finger curled sections of the ponytails and left 2 hanging braids on each side, to which I added some glow in the dark star beads.

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On day 2 of this style we went out to eat with some friends, D wanted to wear this white dress and added the white flower clip herself…pretty shappin’!!
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Quick Easy and Cute Hairstyle: Jumbo Braids & Beads

This one is a quick, easy and cute hairstyle for girls. I parted her hair down the middle, then parted each side into 3 sections, and ponytailed them with different color no-metal bands. I braided 2 braids in each pony and added some coordinating colored beads and white stars. I used the jumbo barrel multi-colored translucent beads and jumbo white star beads from Curly Princess Hair Boutique. D loved the style and the beads. I believe I used Bee Mine Curly Butter for this one. :)

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