How to Make a Cinderella Hairdo on a Little Girl

Updated February 21, 2017

Cinderella's ball is one of the most glamorous and exciting conclusions to any fairy tale. Little girls around the world enjoy dressing up as Cinderella for costume parties, trips to Disney World and just for fun. Help your little girl feel extra special by giving her a Cinderella hairdo for a special occasion. This is a fast, easy style to achieve and will make the little princess in your life feel like she has stepped right into a fairy tale.

Dampen the hair with the spray bottle of water. Do not soak it, just lightly mist the hair to make it more manageable. Children's hair is often thinner and finer than adult hair, so getting it wet makes it easier to style and keeps it from sticking to your fingers.

Pull all of the hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck. The ponytail should be relatively tight, but not so tight that it pulls her face back or hurts her head. You can fasten the ponytail with the rubber band.

Twist the ponytail upward toward the top of your child's head. A French twist will appear behind the twisted part of the ponytail.

Tuck the ends of the ponytail down and under the twisted section of hair. Do not let go of the ponytail yet. You have not yet fixed the style in place. The end of the ponytail should be hidden from view.

Use hair clips to secure the style. You will probably need 10 to 15 hair clips. Place them around the twisted-under edge of the hairstyle to anchor it to the head. Also use some in the top where the ponytail is tucked in.

Spray the whole thing with a lot of hairspray. Remember, a child will be much harder on a hairstyle like this than an adult. It is OK to make it feel like cement or it will never hold through the day.

Top the whole thing off with a tiara. Smaller tiaras work better than large ones because they can be anchored using the combs attached to them and do not pinch the head. If your Cinderella insists on a large tiara, you will need to secure it with hair clips and then spray the whole masterpiece one more time.

Dust her with glitter. You can say "bibbity-bobbity-boo" while sprinkling her with "fairy dust" to complete the effect. Now, she's off to the ball.

Things You'll Need

  • Tiara
  • Hairspray
  • Hair brush
  • Hair clips
  • Rubber hair band
  • Spray bottle of water
  • Glitter
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