As of this post, I have just shy of 2 weeks before our manuscript for our hair tutorial book has to be in to the publisher. So it’s definitely nose to the grindstone now! I am beyond excited about how it will turn out, but I am also being stretched to the max these days! So I am so extremely grateful for Kara from Simplistically Sassy for being willing to help ease my load and share some of her cute little toddler hairstyles with us. Lately I’ve had so many of you asking for toddler & baby styles and so this comes at a perfect time. Though we do have toddler and baby hairstyles, we obviously are past that stage at our house so I love that she has some others to share with you. They are stinkin’ cute too so keep reading to see all of them!
Hi Babes in Hairland readers! I’m am so thriled to be here today! I have been following their blog for a VERY long time, and it’s so fun to be able to be part of her blog for the day. My name is Kara, and I am a lifestyle blogger at Simplistically Sassy. I love to blog about good food, parties on a budget, crafts and I love sharing tips to make life a little easier. I’d love to have you follow along. You can connect with me on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.
Today I’m going to share some easy toddler hairstyles with you. My girls have totally different hair than I do. They all have their dad’s hair. It’s blond, thin, and wispy. It’s beautiful … just not thick, dark, and holds a curl without an issue (like mine, lol). I had to really learn how to do their hair.
These are quick styles – since little girls don’t like to sit still for long than 1.5 seconds. Lol. Sometimes it helps to have distractions to help so you get a minutes worth of time to put elastics in.
Basic Hair Needs:
Small Elastics like these ones
Fine Tooth comb like this one
Something to entertain, distract the toddler (put them in front of the mirror, and let them play with bows or something, or do it while they’re eating breakfast in the high chair or booster seat).
Easy Toddler Hairstyle #1:
Three ponies connected – This is super easy, but adorable. Grab your spray bottle and comb, and wet down the hair. Part the hair off to one side, and then you’ll just divide the top section up. Really, just do one section at a time though. Use your comb, and divide that first section, and put the elastic in, and then do the second section, adding in the first pony tail, then third adding the second pony in, and then done. Easy.
Easy Toddler Hairstyle #2
Three Peek-A-Boos – We call these “peek-a-boos” because with my oldest daughter I got her to keep her head still by asking where her hair went, and then it did a little “peek-a-boo” and we found it. 😉 Alright, so with this, wet the hair again. I usually start in the middle section, and gather the hair to make it so the sides will be even and go back as far as you’d like. You’ll grab your elastic, and make a loose pony tail. There are a couple options here — between the elastic and the head, you can just use your fingers to divide the hair in half, and then flip the pony tail through it by pushing it up and under. You can also part the hair using a pencil if it’s easier. Repeat that two times.
Easy Toddler Hairstyle #3
Stacked piggy tails – Wet the hair, and part down the center of the head. Then you’ll just divide one side in half, and put in the first elastic, and then add the pony tail to the second pony tail. Repeat for other side. As a side note … this picture is slightly blurry, because getting an 18 month old to hold still is sometimes hard … lol.
Easy Toddler Hairstyle #4
Pony Tail – Easy and simple. Wet the hair, and I just part the hair, and do a simple pony on the one side. It’s great for an easy way to keep hair out of their face while they’re eating something messy, or just do and go.
Easy Toddler Hairstyle #5
True Piggy Tails – sort of, lol. I do the above pony tail at the top since that part of her hair is too short to fit into piggy tails. Then I just part down the back center, and wet really well. Comb, and put the elastic in. This one is easier if you have another child to distract the toddler, or if you have something they can play with that will keep them distracted. This is also one you could do while they’re eating breakfast or something, and sitting in a high chair. Repeat for other side.
Easy Toddler Hairstyle #6
Criss-cross piggies – Alright, this is similar to #3. You’ll start the same. Wet hair, and part down the center. Divide the area in half, and do the first pony tails on both sides. Then, you’ll do the second pony tail, and add in the hair from the pony across from it. Repeat for other side.
Easy Toddler Hairstyle #7
Double Pony Tails – Easy again! Instead of doing one big pony tail on the one side of the part, just do two. Divide the area in half, put the elastic in the first one, and then the second half.
What do you do to distract your cute toddler when you do their hair? I love hearing what works best for other people.