Back to School Hair for Your Kids

Low Maintenance Styles During a Busy Day on the Schoolyard.

Are you one of those Moms who’s out the door before their kids are awake? Or, are you the Mom that wakes her kids up, makes their breakfast and lunch, and does their hair?  Either way, you need some ideas for this new school year!  Ponytail and headband, so yesterday!

This year you want something fast, easy and keeps their hair out of their face.

Quickest of all – Top Bun. Gather all hair on the top, put in a ponytail holder. Spritz with hairspray, tease a little, wrap into a bun.  This is especially great on the second day of school when you’ve both been up late filling out that pile of paperwork and signing up to help at the next fundraiser!

If your daughter’s hair is affected by the weather, don’t fight it! Spritz her hair with an anti-humidity spray and scrunch it a little. Any flat pieces can be curled quickly with your fast-heat curling iron. Spray and she’s ready for the carpool!

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Snake Braid

Another way way you can do this is with a snake braid in the front and long and straight in the back. Just grab 3 sections of hair, braid down the length at an angle.  (For longer hair, have thicker sections so the end of your braid isn’t too thin.)  Once you have the length you want, hold one the middle end in one had, put the other two ends together. Hold on the middle section and start pushing the 2 sections up.  Start at the top and slowly slide down to separate so it looks like a snake. Use hair spray to set the style and keep flyaways down. Use a bobby pin to secure.

For your sons with long hair on the top, comb their hair on top forward so it falls over his forehead. Put a dime-to quarter-sized amount of styling gel in the palm of your hand. Rub on your fingers and run through his hair pulling it from front to back. It should still look a little messy; but it will stay in place. He’s ready to rock!

And, if you have a little more time, check out Prim’s Hunger Games Bow Braid. Let the games begin!

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Keeping it Easy With Home-styled Summer Hair

5 Simple Tricks to Keep Cool

Temperatures in the 90’s and the humidity is high. What!?! What happened to our “dry heat?”  If you have always just pulled your hair into a high ponytail to keep cool, here are some suggestions to keep cool and look hot!

  1. I Love Lucy graphic

    I Love Lucy

    Pull your hair up into a bun and wrap a colorful folded Bandana around your head.  You can choose to have the ends up like Lucille Ball or underneath your bun.

  2. Gather your long hair into a low ponytail and tie into a knot with wispy ends. This keeps your hair neat and does not cause breakage.
  3. Keep your hair out of your face by braiding your hair across the top, from one side of your head to the other, and then add to a mid ponytail. It will be off your neck – nice!
  4. French braid the top section of your hair and add the rest of your hair to a tight mid ponytail. This keeps your hair neat and off of your neck!
  5. Gather your hair into a low side ponytail and braid your hair using the Fishtail method. Click Here for a video link.

Try one of these tricks to look Hot, but not be hot!