Ponytail hairstyles for kids

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Ponytail hairstyles for kids
Ponytails are versatile hairstyles for a variety of occasions. (girl image by anna karwowska from Fotolia.com)

Ponytails form a popular hairstyle that's been in use for thousands of years. Simple to create, kids can wear ponytails in several different styles so you will be able to find a type of ponytail for most situations or events. Ponytails make a kid's hair look tidier and can be useful when the child is doing sports and activities that long hair might affect.

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People have worn ponytails since ancient times. This hairstyle was originally sported by men in ancient Japanese and African civilisations. During the 1960s, it became popular among women and young girls with longer hair who could wear it with flowers or ribbons. It stayed popular throughout the 20th century and into the 21st.


Kids can wear ponytails in a variety of settings. They might be required for girls with longer hair while they are attending school, as part of the uniform, and might also be mandatory for long-haired children who play sport. Ponytail hairstyles are versatile and kids can wear them for both formal and informal occasions. They can also be useful for playing sports or swimming, as they can prevent a child from injuring herself or becoming distracted by her hair.


To create a ponytail, scrape the main body of the hair towards the back of the kid's head, picking up as much of the hair as possible and ensuring that no strands or sections are loose. If necessary, brush the hair back using a hairbrush so that the hair sits evenly over the head. To create a mid-height ponytail, gather the hair halfway between the crown and the base of the head and fasten it with a hair tie so that the excess hair hangs down behind the kid's head.


Different types of ponytails lend themselves to different occasions. Kids can wear ponytails tied low around the base of the head, mid-level or high up on top of the head. You can also turn ponytails into a bun using a hair tie. The term pony tail can also refer to the "pig tail" hairstyle, which is two separate pony tails on either side of the head. This is a common hairstyle for young girls.

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