Fairy Tale Hairstyle Ideas

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Fairy Tale Hairstyle Ideas
The right fairy tale hairstyle can accentuate a costume. (little princess image by Empath from Fotolia.com)

Fairy tales conjure up images of glamour and whimsy. Dressing up to look like a fairy tale character includes having the perfect hairstyle to go with the costume. Some fairy tale characters have distinct, memorable hairstyles that can be recreated, and other common fairy tale characters have looks that allow for more creativity and interpretation.

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Goldilocks Pigtails

The most distinct feature about Goldilocks was her blond hair. Some images show her with curls swept back in a headband to match her dress; others show her with two pigtails tied with ribbons that match her dress.

Goldilocks is best known for her blonde hair.
Goldilocks is best known for her blonde hair. (ice queen image by Frenk_Danielle Kaufmann from Fotolia.com)

Mermaid Waves for Ariel

Ariel is known for her long, thick, wavy red hair. Mermaid waves can be achieved with curling irons that have the waving plates attached. Hair should be parted on the side and waves added from the crown of the head to the ends.

Fairy Tale Hairstyle Ideas
Hair with a slight wave is the trademark of mermaid fairy tale characters. (Hair stylist image by Nina Hergarten from Fotolia.com)

Long, Loose Curls for a Princess

Many fairy tale princesses have long, loose curls in their hair. A ribbon or cloth headband is often worn to match the character's dress. A tiara may be added to this look depending on the costume. Curls can be created with a curling iron or set on rollers to create longer lasting curls.

Setting hair on rollers can create curls fit for a princess.
Setting hair on rollers can create curls fit for a princess. (hair style image by Mat Hayward from Fotolia.com)

French Twist for Cinderella

Cinderella's most glamorous look is when she goes to the ball and meets Prince Charming. She is wearing a ball gown, and her hair is swept up in a glamorous French twist with a ribbon headband to match her dress. This look can be achieved by rolling the hair into a French twist and securing it with hair clips. You can also add a headband to match the dress.

Fairy Tale Hairstyle Ideas
Glamorous up-dos are common princess hairstyles. (up do hair wedding bride girl image by Paul Retherford from Fotolia.com)

Buns with Face Framing Tendrils for Tinkerbell and Fairies

Tinkerbell and other fairies often have buns with curled tendrils framing their face. To create a fairy hairstyle, brush hair back into a ponytail using an elastic hair band. Twist the ponytail into a bun and secure with hair clips. Using a curling iron, create some face framing curls along the hairline to complete the look.

Fairy Tale Hairstyle Ideas
(yellow fairy seven image by Paul Moore from Fotolia.com)

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