Help your children look their best by giving them a new, fun hairstyle. Children should have a simple, everyday hairstyle that is easy to maintain and pull together in the early morning rush before school. You may also want to come up with a fancy style that is suitable for more formal occasions, such as a school dance or performance.
If your son tends to get into things and won’t sit still long enough for you to comb his hair daily, consider asking for the Caesar haircut the next time you take him to the barber. The Caesar style is cropped close to the head and features short bangs in the front. If you have trouble convincing your little guy to get into the barber’s chair, the Caesar may not be the style for you. Although it is low maintenance in terms of daily styling, you will have to get his haircut every six weeks or so to maintain its length.
The Half Ponytail
Sometimes, little girls get bored wearing their hair into a ponytail day after day. A simple variation on the basic pony is all you need to help your daughter rejuvenate her style. Brush her hair back over her scalp and divide it into a top and bottom portion. Wrap a hair elastic around the top portion to make a half ponytail. Brush the bottom portion so that it hangs straight or in waves down her back. You can vary the half ponytail by tying it with a ribbon or by braiding the top portion.
Both boys and girls can wear their hair down with a center part. For boys, the hairstyle works best if their hair is slightly on the long side, just below the ears. Girls can wear their parted in a short bob cut, if they have shoulder-length hair or if they have long hair down their backs. You can jazz up a girl’s parted hairstyle with some bobby pins or barrettes or push a small headband over her scalp.
Just as a center part doesn’t look good on some adults, it may not work on some children either. You shouldn’t try to force children’s hair to part in the middle if that is not where it wants to part. Instead, try for a side part by brushing the child’s hair over his scalp, then pushing it in from the sides. The hair will fall in place along its natural part.
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