Summer Hair Styles for Girls!

We have something that is working wonders for our little princess.  Cozy Friedman, kids’ hair authority and has a book out with great styles that provide step by step guidance to create comfortable hair styles for kids.  Because we are in Florida, we will be using these more than just for the summer!
 Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls’ Hair includes easy buns and other styles that we will be definitively using for the upcoming school ballet recitals and shows.

Here are a couple of examples from the books:

The Basic Bun
This simple way of scooping hair up always makes girls feel grown-up, and most importantly, getting hair off of her face and neck during the hot summer months!
Don’t make the bun too tight or severe; a softer style is not only prettier, but also more comfy.

Step 1: Starting with damp hair, comb through to smooth and remove tangles.
Step 2: Gather hair in a loose ponytail. Position the ponytail where you want the bun to be on the head: low at the nape, middle of the head, or high on the crown. Secure with a ponytail holder.
Step 3: Twist the ponytail into a tight rope, coiling it around itself at the base.
Step 4: Tuck the ends of the coil into the ponytail holder at the base. Then secure the bun by pushing bobby pins into the hair at the bun’s base on all sides.  The thicker the hair, the more pins you’ll need.  Lightly spritz the bun with hair spray to lock in the style.

Looped Pigtails
Super-simple and super-cute –the looped pigtails shows off your little one’s cute face while keeping them cool!
The Looped Pigtail and The Knotted Pigtail
Step 1: Starting with dry hair, comb or brush the hair to smooth and detangle it.  Part the hair down the middle of the head.
Step 2: Hold the hair from one side of the part and make a low ponytail below the ear on that side, using a cute ponytail holder.  When you pull the hair through the holder for the final time, don't pull it all the way through: Leave the ends stuck in the holder to form a loose loop below.  The longer the hair, the larger the loop will be.
Step 3: Repeat on the other side of the part. Use your fingers to make the loops about the same size on both sides.

Loose Braid
Braids are not going anywhere! An easy but chic style for longer hair, and so on-trend!
Step 1: Starting with dry hair, brush it smooth and detangle it. 
Step 2: Using a fine-tooth comb, divide the hair into three equal sections: right, left and middle.
Step 3: Hold the right section in your right hand and the other two sections separately in your left. Cross the right section over the middle section and hold with your left hand. The original right section is not the middle section.
Step 4: Now cross the left section over the middle section. The original left-hand section is now the middle section.
Step 5: Continuing alternating right and left sections over the middle, until you reach the end of the hair. Secure with a ponytail holder.

 I am really thinking these are amazing for the entire year.  My princess will be able to see everything in her class screen with no hair in her faces with these ideas!

Will you be using some of these for summer?