Hairstyles for First Holy Communion

Updated February 21, 2017

Holy Communion is one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church. It is the celebration and commemoration of a child's first acceptance of the Eucharist, the body and blood of Christ, symbolically given as bread and wine during Mass. Typically, girls wear a white dress on this day, and boys wear a suit. Due to the fact that this is such a special and important day, you don't want to spend it rushing to the hairdresser. Instead, you can do your child's hair simply at home.

Princess Bun

This is a classic but easy variation on the standard bun. Make two ponytails in your child's hair, one beneath the other, an inch apart. Curl the ends of the ponytails using curlers or a curling iron. Loop the curls downward against the scalp and pin them down. Add decorative white, silver or gold barrettes to adorn the style.

Princess Ponytails

This hairdo is a variation on the princess bun; it's slightly freer and more youthful. Make two ponytails, one above the other, an inch apart. Curl them both with curlers or a curling iron. Divide the top ponytail into two sections, right down the middle. Loop each section around the bottom ponytail, framing it. Pin each section in place. Let the bottom ponytail stay loose and free. Add a silver or gold clip to the top of the first ponytail to adorn it.

Sculptured Bun

This hairstyle is another variation of the bun, suitable for a slightly older child as the finished look is more sophisticated. Starting from the hairline, brush the first two inches of child's hair into a strict side part. Pin those sections of hair and put them aside. Brush the remaining length of hair into a ponytail and secure with an elastic band. Brush the front two sections of hair that you pinned aside and wrap them around the ponytail, pinning them into place. Twist and coil the remaining ponytail hair around those wrapped sections. Pin into place.

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Lane Cummings is originally from New York City. She attended the High School of Performing Arts in dance before receiving her Bachelor of Arts in literature and her Master of Arts in Russian literature at the University of Chicago. She has lived in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she lectured and studied Russian. She began writing professionally in 2004 for the "St. Petersburg Times."