Reading Time: 2 minutesEven with daughters who love to have their hair done, it is often impossible to find the time in the morning rush to manage anything more than a ponytail. Here are three of Anna Treier’s favourite, beautiful hair styles.
Fishtail braid looks elaborate but is good for the morning rush.
This style looks great and can last the whole day.
- Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle the hair. Divide the hair into two equal sections at the nape of the neck. Divide the ponytail into two equal sections, right and left. Hold the right section with your right hand.
- Using your left hand, take a thin strand of hair from the outside of the left section and cross it over to the inside of the right section, now holding that section with your right hand. You should now have two sections again; the left (missing that strand of hair), and the right with the strand you just incorporated. Pull the braid tight.
- Now hold the left section in your left hand. Use your right hand to pick up a skinny strand of hair from the outside of the right section and cross it over to the inside of the left section, now holding that section with your left hand. Again, you’re left with two sections. Pull tight.
- Continue picking up small sections from the outside of one section and joining them to the inside of the other. Once you get into a groove, it’s easy! When you reach the end, secure the braid with a ponytail holder.
Flip Tail is the easiest style to create. You will never be late for school!
- Gather the hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure it with a ponytail holder.
- Then push the band down slightly to leave two or three inches of hair above it. Using your pointer and middle fingers, make a hole in the middle of the hair above the ponytail holder. With your other hand, flip the end of the ponytail under and up through the hole. Slowly pull the ponytail through. If the ponytail sticks out from the head too much, gently pull the holder down farther to relax the style.
- Brush the ends of the flip tail smooth.
Basic Bun or the Ballet Bun is a clean look and a no-fuss hairstyle.
- Gather the hair in a loose ponytail.
- Position the ponytail where you want the bun to be on the head: low at the nape, middle of the head, or high on the crown. Secure with a ponytail holder. Twist the ponytail into a tight rope, coiling it around itself at the base. Tuck the ends of the coil into the ponytail holder at the base.
- Then secure the bun by pushing bobby pins into the hair at the bun’s base on all sides. The thicker the hair, the more pins you’ll need. Lightly spritz the bun with hair spray to lock in the style.
Hey presto! Easy, pretty styles and not a boring ponytail in sight!