Children Glitz Pageant Hairstyles

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Children Glitz Pageant Hairstyles
Glitz pageant hairstyles can make or break a look. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

The glitz pageant requires that contestants go above and beyond to attain a high standard of beauty. In addition to a glittery gown, full make-up, heels, tans and fake teeth, hairstyle is a big factor in success or failure. While most glitz pageant contestants will want to have their hairstyle professionally done, it is important to know what to ask for. Consider the total look of the dress, shoes and make-up when selecting a hairstyle.

Full Length

Full length hairstyles showcase the length and beauty of a young girl's hair. These styles are set to be wavy, straight or curly. Generally, full length hairstyles need to be pinned out of the contestant's face without pulling the hair up. The hair should be blow dried and given a healthy sheen, and styled to make the hair look long and luxurious. This hair style goes well with floor length gowns.


The up-do is popular for pageant contestants who plan to wear a glitz short skirt for the beauty portion of the pageant. Up-dos neatly pile the hair on top of the head. These can include a crown or tiara that frames the hair. The effect of this hairstyle is to make the child look older. In addition, up-dos mimic porcelain dolls, something that can be favourable to judges. Up-dos are complimented by loose tendrils that frame the face.


The half-do is a classic mix of both up and down hairstyles. Half the hair is on top of the head, while half hangs gently curled long and loose. Half-dos can be created with braids, hair that is swept-up or hair that is swept back. These styles often look like a cascade of hair down the child's back. These style are unique and stand out no matter the gown.

Hairstyling Tips

Having a professional stylist do your contestant's hair is the best way to guarantee success. Bring the dress to the salon when discussing possible hairstyles. The stylist will advise based on the total look.

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