I love when Emma lets me fix her hair. It doesn’t happen often. Most days, she just puts it in a ponytail when we’re hanging around the house homeschooling. When I do get the chance to do her hair, however, I like to try new things. I’ve been gathering pins for quite a while for ideas. I like to do fun braids for dance, and lovely curls when we go out. Here are some of my very favorites that I have tried or can’t wait to try in the future.
I love, love, love Cute Girls Hairstyles!! She has some amazing styles on her blog. For me, however, the best part is the video tutorials. I have Emma sit in my chair in front of the computer while I fix her hair. Then, I can pause the video as I go. Em has ballet on Monday nights, and I can’t wait to try out this Lace Braided Bun.
Babes in Hairland is a site I discovered a few years ago. She’s got some fantastic tutorials, as well. I think this beautiful Feather Braid Waterfall Twist is awesome for church or a day at co-op. With Emma’s stick-straight hair, this is a way to dress-up her desire to wear her hair down.
I love this ballerina bun! Now, let me say, that for a traditional ballet class this bun is likely to be unacceptable. However, I did do this one last year on Emma on a night she didn’t have ballet. Once I got started, it was pretty easy to do. We’ll use this one on occasion for a fun dance-night hairstyle.
Kool-aid dying the hair has been a trend for the past two years. Daddy told Emma no last year, but this summer he relented. So, while we were on vacation, my sister dyed Emma’s hair blue with purple tips. At first I was a bit nervous, but I decided that this was a pretty harmless way for her to express her individuality. She did it back at the end of July, and today it’s barely there. It is so faded most of the time I can’t even see it. She’s already talking about what she wants to do next time, but she has to wait until her dance season is over.