Let's be honest, during the morning rush……who has time for fancy toddler hairstyles? These five ways to dress up a kids' ponytail are easy, and can be done in three minutes or less!
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Ok. I have to confess. I'm TERRIBLE at doing Lydia's hair. It's embarrassing. When I first had her, I dreamed of fancy braids, cute topknots, and pretty little updos. Fast forward to current day, and I just CAN'T DO FANCY TODDLER HAIRSTYLES. I try. I've watched about a million video tutorials. I've tried my best. Usually my attempts end in tears (mine and Lydia's). So, I've finally accepted it. We're a ponytail and pigtail family.
Luckily, Lydia has gotten really into Sunny Day on Nick, Jr. This adorable show is all about 10-year-old Sunny Day, who is a master hairstylist and salon owner. With her friends Rox and Blair and a can-do attitude, Sunny is ready to save the day – one hairdo at a time! This makes Lydia a LOT more excited to “play hair salon”. In fact, every morning she begs to do MY hair after I've done hers. You can watch Sunny Day weekdays on Nickelodeon!
Over the last couple months, I've been trying to dress up Lydia's simple ponytails (I've gotta do SOMETHING)……and it's actually been a lot easier than I expected it to be.
Toddler Hairstyles: 5 Ways to Dress Up a Kids' Ponytail
I wanted to share our favorite five ways to dress up a ponytail. Trust me, even if you're afraid of fancy toddler hairstyles……these are do-able (and they'll leave you feeling a little less like a mom failure at morning drop off).
Braided Ponytail: Even the least talented braider can create this easy toddler hairstyle. A loose braid on top, and a simple pony tail in the back. This one looks best a little loose, so no pressure!
Double Ponytail: This simple toddler hairstyle is Lydia's favorite (she thinks it looks like something a princess would wear). A higher ponytail on top, and a lower one on the bottom (this is great for kids with shorter pieces around the face).
Twisted Ponytail: My mom used to style twisted ponytails on my sister and I all the time. This one is SUPER easy. Brush your child's hair into a low ponytail. Use a comb to split the hair in two and twist the ponytail through.
Cascade Ponytail: Ironically, this simple cascade ponytail is super on trend for adults right now. Brush your child's hair into a simple high pony tail. Use rubber bands to create a simple cascade all the way down the ponytail.
Add Some Color: Now that my hair is pink, Lydia is constantly begging for pink or purple hair. My solution? These easy clip in kids' extensions. We wrap a few around her ponytail…..and she feels like she won the hair battle!
For hair inspirations: “For more Sunny Day inspired styles check out the Style Files on NICKJR.COM/SUNNY-DAY”
Be sure to check out Sunny Day weekdays on Nick. Jr!
What are your favorite easy toddler hairstyles?