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Beauty Pageant Hairstyles for Kids

Kritika Parwani
When it comes to choosing beauty pageant hairstyles for kids, its best to choose hairstyles that are pretty and feminine, but still age appropriate. This information helps with some ideas for the same.
Beauty pageants are a long-held tradition not just among women, but even among little kids. There is a growing trend of many parents entering their little girls in beauty pageants. And of course, you want your little princess to look her best for the pageant, so besides the dress, one key element in any pageant is the hairstyle.
You don't even have to be a celebrity hairstylist to fashion a princess worthy hairdo for your future pageant queen. Whether you are entering your child in a local, state, or national beauty pageant, there are a lot of hairstyles options for kids.
When choosing pageant hairstyles for kids, it's important to choose one that highlights and accentuates the natural features, and does not make them look too grown up.
You definitely will want to avoid any garish hair colors and styles as that will only make her look like she is trying too hard. Rather than having her carry around a very adult hairstyle, choose an age appropriate hairstyle that highlights her best features.

Some Ideas

Though it is always better to keep the hairstyle simple, there is nothing wrong in, wanting to go for hairstyles that are a little more elaborate than the one's she normally goes in for. Another important point to remember is leaving enough room in whatever hairstyle you choose for the tiara. Here are some easy to do hairstyles for little girls:

Cascading Curls

This hairstyle is ideal as a pageant hairstyle for medium hair. Curls can accentuate the softness and innocence of the kid while still giving her a formal look. To create this look, all you need is a curling iron and some mousse or hairspray.
But before you begin, it is important to know how to curl hair with a curling iron. Once you wash the hair and towel dry it, while it is still damp, apply a little mousse and comb out her hair properly and separate it into sections.
Take an inch of hair and wrap it around the curling iron and hold for 15 to 20 seconds and then release, then continue this step all around. You can leave her hair down, or dress it up with different hair accessories. This makes for very cute pageant hairstyles for curly hair.

Knots and Braids

Another great idea for beauty pageant hairstyles is a knot or braid.
Start by straightening her hair with a hair straightener, and once you have finished that, twist the front part of her hair into knots so that they frame the face. Use bobby pins to secure and use sparkle barrettes to create an evening look, as this gives the knots a look of a headband around her head.
Another option is braiding her hair all across instead of the knots, so for this, use a spray on the front section (the crown) to make it more puffy. This hairstyle is one of the ideal pageant hairstyles for short hair.

French Updo

If you do not want the hassle of changing hairstyles in between, and want to make sure that the hairstyle stays on for the entire event, the best choice is an updo hairstyle. Such an updo hairstyle can bring out the elegance in a little girl.
To create the look, start by straightening her hair using a hair straightener. Once you have done that, brush her hair and make a side parting. Then, take her hair, secure it in a ponytail, twist it around, and secure with bobby pins, but make sure that the hair is not frizzy. Also, keep a comb or brush with you to repair the damage if need be.

In Between Styles

If you do not want to leave her hair loose, nor do you want them to be tied up in an updo, then there is another choice of in between hairstyles that can be opted for little girls. To create this look, wash her hair, towel dry it, and then comb it properly. Then, pull back the top portion of her hair in a ponytail with the help of a ponytail holder.
Next, take a curling iron and make curls on the back portion of her hair. Don't forget to curl the bangs or wisps you pull out to hang freely against the sides. You can use hair accessories to make it look more attractive.
You can following the aforementioned ideas that might prove beneficial, or create some of your own by using them. It's very important to take proper hair care and to practice the hairstyle you choose beforehand.
You should never try a hairstyle on the day of the event as it will most likely result in a disaster. But most importantly, the hairstyle that you choose should be one that will highlight the natural beauty of the little girl.