By: Carrie Fay of Amaro Baby
With hair as amazing as Violet's, it's easy for me to get carried away with new styles. Sometimes I lose track of the fact that my daughter is only 3 years old and does not (in my opinion) need to look any older thanks to the too-fancy styles that I can't seem to resist. So it's refreshing when we find those styles that are simple enough for me to do, sturdy enough to last a week or two, and CUTE enough to make her look like the adorable 3 year old that she is.
This is one of our "go to" styles: Flat twist ponytail(s) with twisted bangs and rainbow beads.
Flat twists have always worked better on Violet's hair than cornrows for keeping the fuzzies away, and some type of bangs just seem to suit her. It adds a feminine touch and protects her hairline better. Beads aren't something we normally do, but when we do them, it's usually a "color explosion" kind of thing. (Once, my five year old son asked me, "Can we just put Violet's hair back the way God made it? You know, with rainbow beads??")
We opted for heart snaps at the end of each twist this time. Last time we did beads, we used rubber bands and saw a bit more breakage on the ends than I would like to see. Snaps fall out occasionally, but I'd rather that than cause damaged hair.
Anyway. This is our style for the week. The pigtails and colors suit her fun personality and her age. And most importantly, Violet is a happy camper. She loves her rainbow beads, skipping and jumping around the house to feel those pigtails swinging (and as a direct result, we can hear every. single. step she takes... another wonderful perk of a head full of beads!).
Have a great week, everyone!