While I love all of my kids dearly, I was SO excited to find out I was having a girl after having two boys. I daydreamed about girly clothes and cute little girl hairstyles…
As luck would have it, my oldest daughter leans a little more to the tomboy side. While there are fleeting moments when she decides a dress and fancy hair are appropriate, she’s far more comfortable in her soccer cleats — although she does pair them with pink tie-dye socks. One of her favorite t-shirts says, “Who needs glass slippers? This princess wears cleats!” And that pretty much sums her up perfectly…
My younger daughter, however, is a girly girl through and through. She requested the adorable heart hairstyle above for Valentine’s Day, and everyone just raved about it.
Whether it’s a teensy bit of jealousy or a touch of competitiveness, now my older girl has been asking for a special style for St. Patrick’s Day — so we created this St. Patrick’s Day shamrock ‘do!
I picked up all of the supplies for this hairstyle at Walmart. You probably have many of them on hand, but I thought I’d share some of my tried and true faves (and I don’t know about you, but I didn’t have any green satin ribbon).
- KareCo hairbrush — gently and easily removes tangles
- Goody Ouchless clear hair elastics — in three sizes, perfect for creating loads of different styles
- Scunci No Slip Grip hair ties — these are amazing at keeping my girls’ hair secure without creating tangles
- Aussie You Can Shine hair spray — good hold with a touch of shine and I have a soft spot for that Aussie scent
- green satin ribbon
- 3 bobby pins (not pictured)
St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Hairstyle How To
Both of my girls have very long hair, though my older daughter’s hair is much thicker than my younger daughter’s. This hairstyle works great with both textures, and I think it should work equally well with curly hair. Shorter hair just simply won’t have much of a remaining ponytail but should still be uber cute!
Step One: Start by pulling the hair back in a tight ponytail at the back of the head. Since my daughter’s hair is so thick, I used one of the Scunci hair ties for this. If your girl’s hair is thinner, one of the large Goody clear elastics should be sufficient.
I also gave it a spritz of the Aussie hair spray to smooth back any flyways as I was pulling it back.
Step Two: Next, divide the hair in the ponytail into three equal sections, with one on top and two underneath on each side.
Step Three: Place one of the medium size Goody clear elastics on each section about an inch-and-a-half from the center of the main ponytail.
Step Four: Taking the top section, divide it in half and anchor it to the head using a bobby pin. Slide it all the way in and it will be hidden.
Step Five: Twist the right section clockwise and the left section counterclockwise and bring them around and downwards to form a heart shape. I used the smallest Goody clear elastic to hold both of the twisted sections together at the bottom.
Step Six: Repeat Step Five for the two remaining sections on either side, anchoring all three together with the largest Goody clear elastic when complete.
Give the hair a misting of hairspray, smoothing down any wayward hairs. Finish this cute St. Patrick’s Day shamrock hairstyle with a length of green satin ribbon wound around the remaining ponytail.
And of course, now my younger daughter wants the same style… Good thing it’s really very simple and easy to create!