Each October, it’s the question of all questions: What are you going to be for Halloween? A vast majority of little girls will enthusiastically respond with a certain Disney princess’ name (cue appropriate theme song).
Whether your little one is prone to sing alongside mice friends, or even clocks and teapots for that matter, there’s a princess hairdo that will fit your own pretty princess’ costume.
Disney Princess Hair Tutorials
Okay, so maybe your little princess doesn’t have hair 70 feet long that magically glows and reverses aging (that’ll be the day); but she can still get the look without all the tricks. Let me show you how …
- Start by parting the hair down the middle. French braid half of the crown. Once you reach the back of the head, stop picking up additional pieces and switch to basic braiding. Secure with a clear elastic. Repeat on the other side.
- Gather the remaining loose hair (in the middle) and French braid. Secure with another clear elastic.
- Loosen the braids by gently threading your pointer finger under braided pieces and carefully pulling out. This technique will slightly loosen the braids to allow for weaving and placement of flowers.
- Take one side braid and carefully thread it through the main braid, as if lacing a shoe. Repeat on the other side. You’ve done it correctly, if both side braids are crossed, creating an X.
- Use you pointer finger to make a clear hole for the side braids to pull-through. Repeat this criss-crossing and lacing sequence through the main braid until you reach the elastic end. Remove the elastic from the middle braid and re-braid the tails of the side braids into the main braid.
- Add a variety of fresh flowers into the braids. When cutting, be sure to leave enough stem for easy threading — you can always trim the excess from the backside, if needed.
“Why … it’s like a dream. A wonderful dream come true!” says Cinderella to the Fairy Godmother. Your little princess will share the same sentiments upon seeing her beautiful Cinderella lookalike updo!
- Gather all hair, and place in a high ponytail. Section off a small strand (will later be used to wrap around the bun) and braid. Secure with a clear elastic band.
- Using a fine-tooth comb, tease the ponytail. Teasing will allow for a bigger bun. If your child has thick hair, backcombing may or may not be necessary.
- Gather the ponytail and wrap it around itself into a bun. For a more detailed explanation, you can see a video tutorial on Pink Pistachio. Secure the bun with bobby pins. Wrap the braid around the base of the bun and secure with additional bobby pins.
- Wrap baby blue or black ribbon (Cinderella’s two colors of choice) around the base of the head. Tie in a sweet bow at the base of the neck. Finish with hairspray.
“Our fate lives within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it.” Willfully brave and spirited, Princess Merida’s wild curly hair follows suit
- Before styling, the hair should be washed, treated with a heat protectant spray and blown dry. Plan to section hair into horizontal thirds. You’ll want to start with the underneath layer first and clamp the remaining two-thirds on top of the crown. Using a curling wand, wrap a section of hair (approx. 1-2 inches in diameter) around a curling iron or curling wand. Leave a bit of a tail at the ends, so hair lays more naturally.
- Repeat this process for the remaining two-thirds of the hair. Remember to clamp the remaining hair (not being curled) on top of the crown. You may choose to spritz with hairspray after each section is completed, for added hold.
- Once all hair is curled, gently run your fingers through to toss and lightly breakup the curls. Doing so, will help the curls combine and separate, naturally. Generously spray with hairspray, for added hold.
“I want adventure in the great wide somewhere.” Look, over there! It’s the Belle of the ball. Literally. Give your little princess hair worth twirling for!
- Start by sectioning clean hair and wrapping around hot rollers. If hair has a tendency to resist curls, apply mousse before curling. Let set for 15-20 minutes.
- Remove rollers; but don’t brush or finger-toss the curls. Put on a headband, making sure to leave a section in front of the ear (used for twisting, later on).
- Using a teasing comb (or fine tooth comb), tease small sections of hair beginning at the base of the headband and repeat over the entire crown.
- Gather the teased crown and pull back. Haphazardly insert bobby pins to securely hold in place. Being carefree about pin placement will help create a more effortless look.
- Twist bangs away from the face and pin into the back of the updo.
- Gently twist together curls and bring two sections forward over the shoulders. Spray all over with hairspray to set.