Annie is very into braids right now, thanks to repeated viewings of the movie Tangled. She’s been asking me to put braids in her hair almost every day, which I am fine with. I like anything that a) keeps her hair from becoming a knotted mess, and b) keeps her wild hair out of her face (and food). I will enjoy her asking me to do her hair for as long as possible, because I know it’s only a matter of time until she says I’m doing it wrong, or her hair is full of bumps, or whatever hair-related malady the kids are complaining about these days.
A few weeks ago Annie asked me for a “Princess Crown Braid.” She had some ribbon sitting on her dresser, so I played around a bit with it, and finally settled on a style that was half-up, with two french braids that tie together in the back with the ribbon.
To do this style, you need:
3/8 inch ribbon, cut extra-long (you will trim it once the braid is done)
Scissors (to cut the ribbon)
Five ponytail holders (I use three regular holders and two clear)
When I took her braid out before bed she said, “Bye princess braid! I love you!”
Any questions, let me know!
She has very pretty hair. I love it in braids!!
What a cute idea! She looks adorable!
That looks adorable. I can’t believe how she is so good and sits still while you fix her hair.
That is one of the cutest braids ever! Super cute and functional idea for her!
Oh, that looks just beautiful! My mom braided my hair with ribbons a lot when I was little. I loved it! I’m 33 now but I will still ask my mom to French braid my hair. Just warning you…Annie may never grow tired of it either!
I never thought Annie looked much like Maddie until I saw that third picture right before the video. You can totally tell they are sisters.
Yup, totally had the exact same though. It’s awesome.
I’m jealous. I can’t even put my child’s hair in a much needed ponytail when needed without endless screaming (She also always steals the comb and goes to hide it somewhere. I find combs everywhere).
awesome!! I love giving the girls at camp fancy princess braids – I can’t french braid, but I try!! are you still thinking about trimming it?
Oh yes – it is definitely getting trimmed!
God her hair is beautiful! My 34 year old self is totally jealous! It could use a little trim though ;). ;).
HAHA yes it could!
LOVE IT. I would do this to my OWN hair if I hadn’t have just chopped it off short and donated it today.
It looks so very cute.
I’m going to see if my daughter will let me try it on her.
This is wonderful! You might be interested, so I’ll pass it along. There is a blog called “The Story of A Princess And Her Hair” that has hundreds of princess styles (with tutorials) that would look fantastic on Annie. If you didn’t already know about it, you might want to take a peek. Annie has the perfect hair (thick and long) for many of the styles. Thanks for the tutorial.
So very pretty!!!!!!
A. Olson says:
Annie’s hair is gorgeous! If you want more ideas you should check out http://www.cutegirlshairstyles.com. My daughter had long hair until a few months ago and we loved browsing that site finding new styles to try.
She sits so good while you are doing her hair! I can’t wait for my daughter to get home from preschool so I can play. I think a big purple ribbon would be perfect for her halloween witch costume! Thanks for putting up the video!
I have taught so many people how to do your waterfall braid. This one is definitely next.
She is so beautiful and I adore her hair!
That’s SO cute!! I’m so sad that I caved and let my daughter get her hair cut a few months ago. Its too short to do that to now, but I think I’ll pin this for future reference. Thanks! Annie is totally adorable too!
Thank you!!!! Now if I could just figure out an “innie” braid instead of the darn “outies”I always do.
Outie braids will totally work! I have used both for this style.
love the braids hairstyle for the little girls. its all depends on the mothers to decorate or maintain the hairstyles for the little princess