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Easy St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Hairstyle for Kids

Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, this shamrock hairstyle for kids is really VERY simple and easy to create with any hair texture! Step-by-step directions provided to create this clover leaf effect…

st. patrick's day shamrock hairstyle for kids

While I love all of my kids dearly, I was SO excited to find out I was finally having a girl after having two boys! Okay, so “finally” makes it seem like it was YEARS — when in reality, my boys are only a year and 2 weeks apart, and my oldest daughter followed just 15 months later.

But after having been told my oldest boy was a girl at our ultrasound and not discovering they were wrong until the delivery room (surprise!!!), I had quite the stash of baby girl clothes. I simply couldn’t wait to pull them out, and I spent my pregnancy dreaming about all of the cute little girl hairstyles I’d create…

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. Anything more than a ponytail? Yeah, ain’t happening.

 
My younger daughter, however, is a girly girl through and through. She’s all glitter and sparkles and personally requested the adorable heart hairstyle above for Valentine’s Day.

Whether it’s a teensy bit of jealousy after hearing everyone gush about her sister’s hair or just a touch of sibling competitiveness (I’m guessing both), now my older girl has been asking if there are any special St. Patrick’s Day hairstyles we can try. I’m not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, so we created this cute St. Patrick’s Day shamrock hair design!

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supplies to create simple shamrock hairstyle for St. Patrick's Day

Supplies For St. Patrick’s Day Hairstyles

You probably already own a number of the items for this shamrock hair design, but I thought I’d share some of my tried and true faves… And I don’t know about you, but green satin ribbon isn’t something I normally keep on hand!

shamrock hairstyle before long and loose hair

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 shamrock hairstyle for kids 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!

easy shamrock hairstyle starts with a ponytail

Shamrock Hairstyle Step 1

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.

divide hair into three sections for an easy shamrock hairstyle

Shamrock Hairstyle Step 2

Next, divide the hair in the ponytail into three equal sections, with one on top and two underneath on each side.

dividing hair for shamrock hairstyle with elastic bands

Shamrock Hairstyle Step 3

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.

twisting hair for shamrock hairstyle

Shamrock Hairstyle Step 4

Taking the top section, divide it in half and anchor it to the head using a bobby pin. Slide it all the way in over the bottom side of the elastic, and it will be hidden.

shamrock hairstyle for kids twisted heart shape forms one clover leaf

Shamrock Hairstyle Step 5

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.

shamrock hairstyle twisted ponytail with green ribbon for kids

Shamrock Hairstyle Step 6

Repeat Step Five for the two remaining sections on either side, anchoring all three together with the largest Goody clear elastic when complete.

easy shamrock hairstyle for kids

Finishing This Shamrock Hairstyle for Kids

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!

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how to create st patricks day hairstyles

Easy St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Hairstyle for Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, this shamrock hairstyle for kids is really VERY simple and easy to create with any hair texture! Step-by-step directions provided to create this clover leaf effect…

Tools

  • hair brush

Instructions

  1. Using a no slip silicone hair elastic, pull the hair back in a tight ponytail at the back of the head. Spritz with hair spray to smooth any flyways.
  2. Divide the hair in the ponytail into three equal sections, with one on top and two underneath on each side.
  3. Place one of the medium size clear hair elastics on each section about an inch-and-a-half from the center of the main ponytail.
  4. Taking the top section, divide it in half and anchor it to the head using a bobby pin. Slide it all the way in over the bottom side of the hair elastic, and it will be hidden.
  5. Twist the right section clockwise and the left section counterclockwise and bring them around and downwards to form a heart shape. Use the smallest clear hair elastic to hold both of the twisted sections together at the bottom.Repeat for the two remaining sections on either side, anchoring all three together with a large clear hair elastic when complete.
  6. Mist the hair with hair spray and tie a length of green satin ribbon around the remaining ponytail.

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P.S. If you’re looking for more St. Patrick’s Day ideas, this walnut oatmeal sweet Irish soda bread is a must-try recipe!

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