Hair Star Tutorial in 6 Easy Steps

7:18 PM

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!

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  1. This is really cute and on my to-try list now that my daughter finally has enough hair for it. Thanks for linking to the Craftastic Monday party at Sew Can Do! Would love to feature it at the next Craftastic party if you could add the party link or button on your Link-Up page:)

  2. Hiya, I'm a co-host and wanted to say...thank you for hosting also! I'm a hair blogger -- this is a unique style.

  3. I love this! Pinned. We love having you be a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  4. Very fun! My daughter is hoping I will do it for her soon - maybe for the Memorial Day Parade. Visiting From Saturday Soiree.

    1. That would be awesome! She will absolutely love it! So many people loved it! I may do it for Memorial Day this year as well as July 4th again! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Very nice! and your instructions so clean! so sad my daughter won't stand still for so long!
    coming from purfylle

  6. I wish I knew about all these cute styles when my girls were little. These are so fun and I totally would've done this. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

  7. Oh golly! So lovely! I think it might be a bit hard to do in Miss 4's hair...the standing still would be tough on its own...but she has tight ringlets!

    1. It doesn't take that long so she may stay pretty still. I entertained my daughter with a game while I did it.

  8. I totally love stars and never thought about putting one on the top of someone's head. Thanks for the tutorial!

  9. She's such a good sport for modeling! Adorable. Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things! Hope to see you again this week!


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