Ponytail hairstyles for children

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Ponytail hairstyles for children
Ponytails are great for everyday styling. (Interested little girl with ponytails in green top image by Olga Sapegina from Fotolia.com)

Ponytail hairstyles are cute and easy to do when time is short and your child needs a hairstyle in a hurry. They are great for holding hair back away from the face and neck, so are ideal when playing sports or during hot weather. Ponytail hairstyles work best for mid-length or long hair, although even some short styles can be scooped into mini-pigtails.

High Ponytail

This hairstyle works best for long or mid-length hair. Brush or comb hair through so that it is sleek and smooth. Brush hair back away from the child's face, gathering it in your hands high up at the back of her head. Secure it in position with a covered band. Decorative bands with beads or fabric flowers also look pretty. Secure any loose strands of hair at the side of the face with barrettes.

Side Ponytails

Brush hair through to remove any tangles. Use a comb to make a center parting, working from the front of the child's head to the nape of her neck. Working on one side of her head, brush the hair through and gather it in a ponytail above her ear. Secure it with a covered band. Repeat on the other side. Dress the ponytails with colorful ribbons.

Braided Ponytails

This style will take a little longer to achieve, but looks cute on young girls. Long hair is needed for this style to work well. Put the hair in ponytails, secured above the ears. Working on one ponytail, divide it into three sections and braid it from the top to the bottom. Secure the end with a covered band. Repeat with the other ponytail.

One-sided Ponytail

This is a softer style and works well for long hair, especially if it is curly. Brush the hair to one side of the child's head and gather it low down beneath one ear. Secure it in position with a decorative band. If you wish, braid it into one long braid and secure it at the bottom. A large fabric flower looks pretty added to the band below the ear.

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