Today I’m going to show you how to make the hair star that I did in my daughter’s hair for the 4th of July. After a few requests, I came up with this quick tutorial on how you can do it yourself in only 6 easy steps. Granted, it is after Independence Day, but this hair style can be worn for different holidays and events throughout the year such as Memorial Day, Labor Day, gymnastics competitions, dance recitals, etc.
First, start by sectioning off some hair. I prefer to part a “block” of hair. This makes sure the sections parted are relatively the same size.
*Pick where to place this section because this will be where the top of the star will sit.*
Next, part or “block” two sections of hair below the top one leaving hair in the center. It should form a triangle.
*Try making blocks equal in size. This will help in the last few steps.*
The next two boxes should be sectioned below the two above or slightly wider out and not in.
*There should be a section of hair between these two blocks as well.*
Take the top section we did first and separate the hair into two sections. Twist hair down like depicted with the #1 arrow. Secure this with an elastic. Do the same with the section on the left in the direction of the #2 arrow.
Take the section from the top left behind from step 4 and the entire section on the right. Twist both together at the same time and secure with an elastic.
*This may be difficult. If you’re having a hard time, do one and then the other. If you do them separately, you may have to remove the elastics under the top one because three elastics may be too bulky.*
In the last step, take the section on the left and twist in the direction of the #4 arrow. Secure this final section with an elastic. Leave the ponies hanging or braid them. This can be done in multiples or on the top of the head and tied in pig tails.
~Now you have your star!~
*NOTE: I suggest you do the star in this exact order. I’ve tried many different ways and I found that this came out the best. I suggest using damp hair for easy manageability.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and become inspired!