By Erma W.
The little girls in my school loved picture day and Easter. These occasions were special in part because their mothers and grandmothers would press their hair for the big day. Hair-straightening was a big deal because it represented the temporary abandon of girlishness for a week-long welcome of adult-like beauty.
While those times were especially memorable, they are also quite thought-provoking. The hair was straightened for these events because a “special” look was desired. There’s nothing wrong with straightening the hair, but it’s not the only way for your little darling to attain the glam factor. The following photos are some examples of beauty style options that do not require an alteration of the natural hair texture.
This braided web is great for elementary school children. It’s age-appropriate, cute, and long-lasting. Your little diva would also be proud to rock this style for the first day of school (another special occasion).
Braided updos are fun without being too cutesy. They are a good fit for preteens and girls who aren’t fond of too many barrettes (like me in my younger days). Plus, they’re super easy to maintain (scarf on, scarf off, and go!).
Play up the beauty of your little one’s locs with the popular and simply-posh side bun. This quick do’ demurely exudes fabulous. For a dash of girlish spice, add a bold hair accessory.
Simple and chic works too! A basic headband crowning your little girl’s flowing tresses may be the best solution for both of you. All you have to do is quickly moisturize her hair and choose a headband while she practices tossing her hair for the camera (what little girl doesn’t love that!).
You know that there’s beauty in all textures. Help your little girl know it too.