Summer is still in full swing and the heat is definitely not letting up here in Florida. Along with picking out suitable clothing for the season, I always take extra time when it comes to making sure my little one’s hair is tamed! Being the mom of a little girl isn’t a cake walk. Every night we have to wash, condition, spray, comb, and style. If these steps aren’t taken I could easily mistake my daughter for a mangy lion that has never met a hairbrush. Summer doesn’t make hairstyling much easier. It’s hot, sticky, humid, and the frizz monster is always lurking around the corner. This is why it’s so important to have a variety of cute yet manageable hairstyles for the Summer time. I’ve become a pro at the ballerina bun and cinnamon roll pigtails!
Cozy Friedman, kids’ hair authority and owner of Cozy’s Cuts for Kids salons in New York City, provides many practical and effortless hairstyles for kids to enjoy what is left of their summer days. Parents rely on Cozy Friedman and Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls’ Hairto style their kids tresses for the summer heat. Whether it be a basic bun or looped pigtails, Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls Hair provides parents with hairstyle ideas for their kids to for any occasion, even when it is time to head back to school.
See below for a few stylish looks from Cozy’s book. These may come in handy during the Summer and Back To School season!
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!
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.
How do you manage your little one’s hair during the Summer time?