Now that Little Mama is 5 years old, I am constantly in search of creative and stylish little girl hairstyles that would suit her hair length, and dare I say it – sassy ways. If you have been following our blog since the day hair has become an issue (i.e.: this child actually didn’t have hair until she was 2 years old!), it comes as no surprise that Little Mama is rather particular with her hair styles.
From angled bobs…
to oversized buns…
… Little Mama has never been afraid to go against the grain.
But there comes a time when personal style starts to slowly make its way along the grain, and keeping up with the mini Jones’ is where it’s at. I get it – who wants ’em big ol’ Princess Leia buns, when you can just throw on a ball cap or pull your hair back in a pony tail? The truth is, Little Mama has been rather resistant with my ideas of a good hair day, and many-a-morning has turned into a tug of war with her Hello Kitty hair brush. Just like with what she wears, I am no longer part of the decision-making when it comes to her hair. And what do I have to say about this?
It’s AWESOME to see her make choices and know what makes her feel confident and comfortable when it comes to how she wants to present herself. She’s a far cry from being mommy’s little doll, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. She knows what she likes, and as long as it’s age-appropriate, I’m 100% supportive.
But that doesn’t mean Big Mama is completely scott free. Some of Little Mama‘s hair ideas require a little assistance. With first day of school coming up pretty quick, I really need to prepare myself for some of her grandiose ideas. I envision morning prep for Kindergarten to be as hectic and as active as preparing for preschool. So when it comes to helping my highly independent kindergartener with her hair, it has to be quick, painless (for both of us), easy… and of course, cute.
Here are 5 of our favorite stylish little girl hairstyles that Little Mama would love…
1:: STYLISH LITTLE GIRL HAIRSTYLES – Partial Top Knot
Lately, Little Mama hasn’t been the biggest fan of knots and buns, but as seen above, she’s been known to sport both – even if only half of her heart was in it. So a wonderful compromise would be a partial top knot, which would most likely take half the time, and half the complaints.
2:: STYLISH LITTLE GIRL HAIRSTYLES – Loose French Braid
French Braids are fun, but let’s be honest… how easy is it to do a flawless braid on a rambunctious 5 year old who can’t sit still for more than 10 seconds? It’s definitely NOT easy. But there are ways around it. Either it’s time to utilize her screen and tv allowance for the day, or embrace the loose, messy braid.
3:: STYLISH LITTLE GIRL HAIRSTYLES – Mohawk-Inspired Partial French Braid or Bubble Ponytail
The truth is, french braids are Little Mama‘s favourite, and Big Mama’s nemesis. French braids and I? We just don’t get along. So a partial frenchie that starts off strong and ends halfway (that’s usually when my braids start to fall apart anyway), would be the perfect middle ground for all involved.
via Abellas Braids
Abandoning the whole braid scenario with a mohawk-inspired bubble ponytail would also work in
my err… her favor.
4:: STYLISH LITTLE GIRL HAIRSTYLES – 60’s Side PonyTail
Little Mama likes to pull her own hair back in a ponytail, and it’s pretty darn impressive for a 5 year old. But… snore snore. The 60’s side pony brings the standard, and oh-so-predictable pony tail to a whole other level. It creatively reshapes the ponytail, adding some volume to an otherwise flat look. Here’s a closer look at the process from Chalkboard Living.
5:: STYLISH LITTLE GIRL HAIRSTYLES – Bubble Pig Tails
Creating a 3-dimensional look with less effort, is the most appealing aspect to this style. Loving it’s tribute to Anna from Frozen. You know, anything Frozen is an automatic parenting win, so I’m looking most forward to trying this style out on my Anna-loving little girl.
Little Mama knows that it takes a village to raise her, and hours upon hours of Pinterest to do her hair. Hopefully she won’t come up with new crazy ideas, otherwise, I may end up pulling out my OWN hair!
What are some of your go-to fave hair looks?
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Keep hair drama at a minimum and have fun with it,