There are oodles of sweet hair do ideas out there for your little one. But let’s be honest, as cute as your girl is with a giant bow made of hair, or a slouchy fishtail braid, school days (unless you’re super-duper mom) don’t lend for hair masterpieces, and most importantly those fancy up-dos just don’t stay in!
I love doing my daughter’s hair for school, but to keep up with our morning time crunch, and keep her looking sharp until the end of the day, even with a winter hat coming on and off, gym class, and a busy recess (and let’s be honest, hopefully lice free). I came up with these tried and tested 5 Minute School Day Hair Styles that are easy to do, take very little supplies, and keep your time in check!
Hair Tips for Little Girls
-Treat the hair as two sections, front and back. Pulling hair back into a ponytail is quick and easy but by the end of the day they will look like this… (PS, hairbands always look great when they leave for school, not so much after 7 hours).
– For successful stay in hair you will need- no slip elastics (available at the dollar store) in various sizes, a comb, and Goody brand barrettes for young girls. At the end of the day you can use small scissors to get them out, rather than pulling on delicate hairs.
– To master these easy hair dos you don’t need many skills but I would suggest learning to do a basic 3 strand braid, I personally find a french braids stay in best, but they take a bit more time to do/learn, not always perfect for school mornings.
-Brush long hair out before bed. There might be a few small snarls when they wake up, but having the biggest part of the battle somewhat smooth will make your morning routine much easier in the AM… trust me.
5 Minute Hairstyles for School
Let’s start with the basic foundation: part the hair evenly and tie the front of the hair into two small pigtails. Tie back into a ponytail. Nape of the neck stays in best.
Next up is braid pigtails with barrettes, this is our go to quick do. Best suited for non hat days, as the front can get fly aways.
A simple modification to the pigtail braids is to use small claw barrettes to clip them up. I think my daughter feels like a princess with this hair style.
From the foundation do, pick up small sections of hair and tie back, working down the length of the hair.
Easily modify this hair do by braiding the tail.
Next you can try braiding the small front pieces, secure with an elastic, tie the braid strands in a knot and pull back into a ponytail. Feel free to remove the braid elastics at this point.
Braid the end, for a different look. Notice a pattern?
Skip the middle man and go right into a braid.
Try criss-crossing the front sections to create an ‘X’ in the back. Super simple and yet looks like you spent loads of time on it. I find it helpful to have a claw clip handy to hold the hair you’re not working with to the side while you get the elastic in, and keep the part in tact.
Then of course braid the pigtails!
Try parting the front of the hair into 3 sections rather than two. From here you can try any of the above hair dos and again achieve a different look.
Try a side pony with this one, great for picture day!
Or braid the three sections.
How do you feel about those 5 minute hairstyles for school?
From these suggestions you can get two weeks of school day hair styles without repeating the same one twice!
They can be achieved with only a few simple steps and have your little one off to school with super cute hair that will last the whole day through!
Do you have a quick and easy solution for school day hair? I’d love to see and learn. Stop by the Fynes Designs Facebook page and show me a pic!