Quirky braid hairstyle for girls + step by step instructions

I found this image below on the Colour Me There facebook page a few weeks ago (ooh and BTW, congratulations to Maddie from Colour Me There on the birth of her new baby girl, Violet).  

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I love doing my girls hair and am very thankful that they both happily sit there while I braid their hair.  Braiding the hair just isn’t about the cute hairstyle, I like to have it off their faces and tied back to stop the nits from jumping in. 

We are back into school mode so I tried this adorable hair style, very cute and quirky!


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Kirsty April 16, 2013 - 6:08 AM

Such a gorgeous hairstyle. I don’t know if I could manage doing it myself. My daughter is 3 so not quite so patient to sit there!

Katrina April 16, 2013 - 8:49 AM

Maybe when she gets a little older Kirsty. I would sit and play with my girls hair from when they were young, just in front of the TV or before going out and now they are 8 and 10, it’s just a part of our normal routine that I do their hair, but Miss 10 has started to do her own hair for school these days, I must admit I’m a little sad.

Beck April 16, 2013 - 11:08 AM

I love this! I’ll be attempting it on my poor 7 year old this week 🙂

Katrina April 16, 2013 - 12:36 PM

LOL, does she not like getting her hair done. It is very cute and the ribbon at the bottom can hide and messiness when you combine the to piggy tails together. Good luck!

Kelly B -- Be A Fun Mum April 16, 2013 - 6:53 PM

Love this Kat! Looks awesome.

Katrina April 16, 2013 - 8:59 PM

Thanks Kel, despite the look it’s not too hard.

[email protected] LIfe Love and Hiccups April 17, 2013 - 12:08 PM

Oh to have a girl to do this for. Just gorgeous x

Katrina April 17, 2013 - 9:20 PM

It is very cute, maybe one day you can be the cool grandma braiding your granddaughters hair, you know in 30 years time!!!!!!

Fiona April 18, 2013 - 9:54 PM

Hi Kat,
I tried the rope braid but would love to do the first one, it looks some feminine. Do you know if there are more detailed instructions,maybe a video tute like you did.
Thanks for a great,helpful,practical and realistic blog.

Fi @ My Mummy Daze April 19, 2013 - 9:21 PM

I LOVE this Kat! I adore quietly enjoying mummy-daughter time while styling my Miss E’s hair. I’m not sure how successful I’ll be at this one, but I’m definitely going to give it a go! Thanks for sharing, Fi x

Katrina April 20, 2013 - 7:59 AM

It’s fun and the end result is a really gorgeous hairdo. Your right, it is great mother daughter time. I hope that I can still be doing their hair when they are teenagers and they don’t become too independent

DonnaE January 22, 2014 - 8:10 AM

Ha! Katrina, I am still braiding the hair of my 20-year old!!! She has quite curly hair and so she likes to keep it braided really neatly for work.

Lisa Carroll January 7, 2014 - 10:28 AM

I cant do any braid just a simple plait. so you have a step by step to show how to braid hair?

Vicki January 7, 2014 - 11:56 AM

Youtube have loads Lisa, try http://www.cutegirlhairstyles.com they have lots of tutorials 🙂

Melanie January 9, 2014 - 12:56 PM

I tried it today on my Miss4, bit of a fail but will try again another day 🙂 I think I didn’t make the ponytail bit tight enough so it was wobbly.

Kellie McLetchie May 20, 2014 - 4:37 AM

Lovely! My girl is only a baby but I can’t wait to braid her hair. I’ve never managed to do it with my own hair though. Would love someone to post a tutorial for a plain braid so I could learn 🙂

Wendy Duggan May 20, 2014 - 4:57 AM

Love it! I have done this one several times.


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