Q: I have a 9-year-old that is in a wedding. She is the flower girl. She has long hair. How should I do it? She also has to wear a halo.
A: Generally speaking, itís usually best to speak with the bride regarding how she would like the members of the wedding party to
wear their hair on her day. This allows her to make sure that no one comes to the wedding wearing a similar hairstyle (or one more fancy that hers) and draws attention away from her.
However, if the bride isnít worried about your daughterís hairstyle competing with hers, hereís a
simple idea that will be easy and look nice. Simply use sponge rollers to roll your daughterís hair and add some curl. The hair can
be rolled the night before using styling mousse and the sponge rollers will allow your daughter to sleep comfortably. In the morning,
take the rollers down and gently comb out the curls to separate and soften them.
Then, braid the hair in a loose French Braid style. The curled hair will give the style added
texture and interest. You can leave a two or three tendrils down on each side of the face to frame the features, and stop the braid
at the nape of the neck and leave the remainder of the hair in loose curls hanging down the back. Secure the braid with a snag-safe
elastic band and adorn the gather with ribbons or flowers.
The curled braid not only creates a pleasing style, but will provide an excellent base to which
the halo headpiece can be attached securely.