The Day My Daughter Got a Frozen-Inspired Makeover

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News flash: Little girls love Disney’s Frozen. Okay, maybe I’m about a year late on that “news flash” thing. But even though Frozen fever first started last fall, kids still can’t get enough of Anna, Elsa, and the rest of the gang.

Besides memorizing every single word to “Let it Go” and “Do you Want to Build a Snowman?” and dressing up in Anna’s coronation gown or Elsa’s icy blue ensemble, now girls can get an incredibly special Frozen transformation at the JUST opened Anna & Elsa’s Boutique at the Disneyland Resort.

There are three different packages to choose from: the Elsa, the Anna, or the Olaf. The sisters’ packages include a fetching hairstyle, a tiara, makeup and nail polish. For the Olaf Snow Girl package, they get a cute little top hat rather than a tiara. For those brothers in tow, they offer an Olaf option for boys as well (without the makeup or nail polish that is).

And guess who was one of the first girls to get this epic makeover? My own little 8-year-old Arendelle-loving lass.

When we went to the salon, my girl did not hesitate for one single second — she just had to go for the Anna. She has begged me to try to recreate Anna’s coronation hairstyle at home, but my fingers are far from that nimble and I struggle with just a simple braid.

Luckily the hairstylists at Anna & Elsa’s Boutique know exactly how to pull off this complicated do, and without a single tear falling from my daughter’s eyes (which happens every time I try to brush her hair). There really is some Disney magic at work just in that tear-free fact right there.


While my daughter sat in the chair, the stylist engaged her in friendly banter to keep her entertained throughout the process. When another stylist came to do her nails and makeup, my daughter really felt as if she was had been elevated to princess status.

There were parts, there were braids, there was teasing, there was a barrel roll, and lots and lots of something called Let’s Jam, which kept every hair in place. This, my friends, was a HAIRDO! Like a fancy pants, feeling like royalty, “I’m never taking my hair out” kind of hairdo. It was indeed special.

After her “transformation” was complete, her perky stylist sprinkled a bit of pixie dust over her head and my little princess finally was able to get her first glimpse of her new Anna-ized look in an epic reveal with the help of a very large mirror. Suddenly, her posture became straighter, she held her chin up high, and what I will never forget is the big grin on her face — that was truly priceless.



I was very happy to leave this hair magic to the professionals, but the wonderful hair stylists did share some tips for achieving this look from home.

Tips from the Pros:

  • Make sure that your child’s hair is free of tangles before you begin, using a detangler will not just help get all the knots out but will prep the hair for the next steps.
  • Make sure to have lots of styling gel at the ready. They used the Let’s Jam which is available at beauty supply stores.
  • Have LOTS of bobby pins on hand … they used over twenty in my daughters hair!

I captured some of the hair styling process, but I have to say, there were a lot of steps to achieve this princess-worthy do – the most complex hairstyle my little girl has ever had, for sure!

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The Hair-Do

First, divide the hair into three sections – one at the front of the head, one in the middle, and one in the back.

For the front section, do a close braid across the front of their hairline and secure on the side.

For the middle section, gather up the hair and tease it and smooth the top to create a poof, secure that to her head with bobby pins.

For the back section, the part closest to the nape of the neck, gather the hair and roll it into a “barrel roll,” toward the scalp and affix with bobby pins.

Ta da! A hair-do worthy of a coronation celebration.

Want to leave the styling to the pros? You can make your own Frozen transformation reservation right here: Anna & Elsa’s Boutique 714-781-STYLE.

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