twisted crown / ballerina bun tutorial for little girls

this ruby tuesdays is an easter/ holiday / wedding hair tutorial: twisted crown / ballerina bun for little girls.

crown and bun hair tutorial for little girls

 

this year i wanted to do something special for ruby’s hair for easter. generally  the little missy girl is the focal point of any family outfitting concept i may have. this easter she is taking a back seat to her brothers that got matching easter suits (more to come on those gems this week). since my entire “easter dress budget” was spent on the boys i had little left for my little love.

her easter outfit consists of this h&m lace top $17.99, she already owned and this target pleated skirt $14.99 and her old zara ankle cowboy boots, featured here.

as you know from this hair tutorial, i am lacking in hair doing skills. again i called my dear friend brittney over for support and she came up with this simple, pretty, feminine style.

i love that this will look cuter and cuter as the day goes on. i love the idea of whispy pieces hanging out and the looseness of the twist.

we felt inspired by the popular period pieces (insert downton abbey and game of thrones) we have been watching on tv and are thinking sticking flowers in this look would just be amazing.

okay lets get started…

this is britney’s girl H. she has fine hair about to her shoulders. britney had just taken it out of two tight buns on top of her head so it happens to be wavy here. note, waviness is not needed for this look.

easter hair before

 

little girl hair tutorial for twisted bun

 

1. Part hair at desired part. Take a section that is about 1 inch by 3 inches.

2. Split into 2 even sections and then cross the piece closest to her face over back piece. No twisting needed.

3. Grab about a half inch section of hair from the hair line and add it to the current front piece (used to be back peice) and cross over back peice.

4. Continue adding hair to whichever section is closest to hair line and crossing over back piece past the ear.

5. Continue around the back of head, allowing more space from hair line and keeping the hair tight. Across the back of head the twist should sit just below the occipital bone.

6. When you reach the mid point in the back, twist the two sections aroud each other. (noting that you still do not need to twist before twisting.. sounds confusing but basically just keep it very simple)

7. Then secure with a rubber band close to the scalp temporarily.

8. Repeat the process starting on the other side.

twisted ballerina bun tutorial

9. When you get to the mid point in back twist the section as you did on the other side (#6).Then cross with the other side while twisting to keep it tight.

10. Secure with rubber band. (clear is preferable) this is a cute stopping point for a less formal day.

11. use traditional twist technique. Two sections of hair, twist both the same direction, then wrap them around one another in the opposite direction.

12. Then wrap this into a bun and secure with bobby pins.

twisted ballerina bun for girls

twisted bun for girls tutorial

here is ruby. her hair is pretty thick and hangs down to her waist. notice how we finish this differently then the bun. the hair wraps all the way around like a crown.

twisted bun tutorial little girls

The technique for this one is very similar. You still start with two sections the same size, beginning at the part and adding hair in the same manner.

Because Ruby has so much hair and it is so long, she is a great candidate to continue the twist all the way around the head and back across the top to create a halo or crown effect. In order to have the twist look right when you get to the end where you are not adding hair, you must use the technique described in #11 the whole time.

from the beginning, twist both sections to the right and then cross them to the left. Add hair and twist to the right, and cross to the left and repeat all the way around head, through the end of the twist and secure with rubber band.

twisted ballerina crown tutorial

 

Wrap the end across top of head and hide ends using bobby pins.

If sections across the back seem loose or heavy, you can secure them by lifting them a bit and securing them with bobby pin.

If the tail of your twist isn’t as thick as this one pictured and it looks too thin, you can pull at it, lossening the hair after it has been secured so that the width of it looks even across the top of the head.

twisted crown tutorial for little girls

twisted crown hair tutorial for little girls

girls final buns front

 

girls ballerina buns

 left dress here / center top here/ j crew necklace (old), similar here / right dress here

THANKS BRIT!

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Comments

  1. ruby looks so beautiful!!

  2. Love this! Ruby looks gorgeous.

  3. avatar brittneyzeedik says:

    Looks awesome! You are an awesome photographer and those girls are all so cute :)
    xoxo, thanks for letting me be involved!

  4. avatar Dana English says:

    So cute!! All three girls are adorable, but I especially love the two little ones, and how their fine baby hair looks!! I can’t wait to try this on my grand daughter! Thanks!

  5. I can’t even handle this overwhelming cuteness and beauty! These girls take my breath away–and their hair ROCKS! Pinning this now! xoxo

  6. Ruby’s hair is stunning…to die for hair. Love this post! Don’t forget to check etsy for handmade, unique hair accessories ;)

  7. avatar Dani Golub says:

    I came across this on buzzfeed and I was so confused because I knew this was ruby! Looks amazing!!

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