As a stay-at-home mom, I have found that one of the most enjoyable activities I can do with my daughters is to experiment with different hairstyles. It’s a great way to bond with them and also to teach them about self-care and grooming.
I have always loved playing with hair, and now that I have two little girls, I get to indulge that passion even more. From simple braids to intricate updos, we have tried it all. We spend hours poring over Pinterest boards, looking for new ideas and inspiration.
One of the things I love about doing my daughters’ hair is the way it makes them feel. They love the attention and the feeling of being pampered. And when we’re done, they strut around the house like little princesses, showing off their new styles to anyone who will look.
What Independence Day celebration is complete without a festive Fourth of July hairstyle for your little one! For this 4th of July I wanted to incorporate some patriotic colored beads and create a style resembling a firework.
To create this look, start with clean, detangled, well moisturized hair. Then part out a circle around your child’s head, clip the hair in the center, back out of the way and begin creating box braids.
Continuing doing this around the head for 2 rounds. When you are ready to part the center circle to make it look like a “firework”, imagine cutting a pizza or a pie, and part it as such, like this:
The standard pony beads are from the craft section at Wal-Mart. I used some jumbo white stars, and some medium barrel red, clear, and red transparent beads for the braids in the outmost circle, I made those braids bigger so that I could use these beads, which I got from Curly Hair Princess Boutique.
To secure the beads on the braids, I take the hair and fold it up over the last bead, then add the rubber and slide the other beads down over the band. This technique holds the beads on much better than just adding a rubber band to end, most beads will slip over the rubber band.
Did you do a festive style on your little one? I would love to see it, share it on our Facebook wall.
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!!