Back-to-school time is here, and we all know what that means: the return of chaotic school mornings. Helping little ones get ready is hard enough without the added stress of making breakfast, packing lunches, and hunting down missing socks and shoes. In light of this madness, how often have you heaved a sleepy sigh and thrown your daughter’s tresses into a messy ponytail? Time may be at a premium on school mornings, but if you arm yourself with these fun, fashionable, and super easy style ideas, your daughter will show up to class with a hairstyle fit for a Disney princess.
The Cinderella Bun
Brush your daughter’s hair into a high ponytail and wrap it around either a sock-bun shaper (if she has medium-length hair) or into a loose, round bun (if she has long tresses). Use a comb to tease the hair at the front of her head into a loose frame around her face. Finish this iconic look with a headband from our popular Disney Princess Hair Accessory Set.
Princess Ana Braids
This sleek style is chic enough for the coolest ice princess. Have your girl turn her head upside down, so you can comb some volume into her roots. Ask her to flip her hair back right side up and pull it into two low, loose braids. Start a little off to the side and drape them over her shoulders to the front. Secure each end with an elastic band. Keep the look loose but top it with a pink, blue, or purple simple-but-pretty hair band from our Frozen Bundle accessory kit.
Girls who have a longer mane will love this method of keeping wisps of out of their eyes while wearing a long, flowing style. Start by separating hair into a top section and a bottom section. Secure the top section into a high ponytail, and then wrap it into a loose bun and secure it with a couple of bobby pins. Then, curl the bottom section into ringlets with a curling iron. Alternatively, you can have your little Belle sleep with her hair in a thick braid the night before to save even more time.
Minnie Mouse Ear Top Knots
Start by combing your daughter’s hair following her natural part line. Then split her hair into two sections as if you were going to create pigtails. Instead of standard low ponies, however, maneuver each pigtail into a high, loose bun and secure it with an elastic band. Each side should be as symmetrical as possible and sit on the top left and right sides of your daughter's head—just where real mouse ears would be. Decorate each "ear" with a tiny red bow: the final touch. Minnie Mouse’s own favorite barrettes are a good choice. You can find them in our Minnie Mouse Deluxe Bow Set. This is a great style for girls who have medium-length hair because these mini-buns don’t require a lot of length to secure.