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2011/077: Fun With Braids

What do you do with long hair that’s always a tangled mess, with bangs that are always in her eyes (while she grows them out)? Braid it of course, and call it a Princess hair-do!
She didn’t like it at first (I think she looks adorable!) so I told her that years ago, allย  the real-life princesses wore their hair like this… and wouldn’t you know it? She loved it, and even pointed out that her name means princess!

And of course the typical Sara look! ๐Ÿ˜‰

13 responses

  1. Becky Sue

    Adorable! I loved braids, esp. the French kind. I even wore a single small braid last summer that went into a ponytail. I refuse to grow up! ๐Ÿ™‚

    18. March, 2011 at 07:17

  2. You tell her all the cutest Disney Princesses have braids or have their hair drawn back. The second photo is outstanding and belongs in a beauty magazine.

    18. March, 2011 at 07:55

  3. doreen3boys

    Reading this I thought for sure she was going to look like princess leia, lol. I love this much better! I love french braids, def. there are times I wish I had a little girl’s hair to play w/ but I imagine doing it everyday isn’t as fun as I envision, lol.

    18. March, 2011 at 08:33

  4. It’s all in how you sell it, right?

    She looks adorable! You are one skilled woman! ๐Ÿ™‚

    18. March, 2011 at 09:07

  5. Thanks everyone ๐Ÿ™‚
    Doreen, maybe we’ll see each other again some day, and you can play with Sara’s hair, I’m sure she won’t mind. I don’t have to do it every day, most of the time she wants to leave her hair down, and just wear a headband to keep the bangs out of her face.

    Tracy, skill? Well… I used to LOVE to braid my sister’s hair when we were kids, and experiment with different styles, so I had lots of practice. I used to braid my own hair myself, when it was really long. My favorite was braiding with four strands, and French braids.

    (and I’m sure all the guys are going “huh???” LOL)

    18. March, 2011 at 09:51

  6. Great photos! I wish there was more time in the morning for braids. Sydney wears her hair like that, but it’s too short to meet in the back, they just have to hang down on the sides.

    18. March, 2011 at 10:11

    • I tried to talk her into letting them hang down the sides, but she says it looks ugly LOL
      Most of the time I’ll put the rest of the hair (including the braids on the side) into a big braid in the back, but she likes it like the pictures show the best. Only problem is that it doesn’t stay well (she’s too much of a tomboy) and the hair will work it’s way over the braids

      18. March, 2011 at 10:16

  7. You nearly lost me entirely with the opening sentence… as being someone who’s fast growing too tall for their hair, I have absolutely no idea what you do with long hair… lol.. Mind you, if it’s a choice between mine and a Princess hairdo, I think I’ll stick to the former.. as I never did suit a tiara… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’d never have the patience to do this with my daughters though, which probably explains why they run a mile whenever they see me with the hair clippers… Mwuahahaha… ๐Ÿ˜€

    18. March, 2011 at 14:56

    • LOL Brian. Always the comedian ๐Ÿ˜€
      Sometimes I threaten them with the scissors and pretend I’m going to cut off a chunk of hair….. I don’t know when they run faster, when I do that, or when I point the camera at them! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      19. March, 2011 at 05:24

  8. I wish I could French braid! I’ve never been able to get the hang of it. We went the headband route when the girls decided to grow the bangs out.
    Cute pictures.

    19. March, 2011 at 14:30

  9. So cute! I used to love braiding my hair. I never could get the hang of the French braid. I wish I could because my oldest granddaughter likes to wear her hair that way (because, as you pointed out, princesses wear their hair that way).

    19. March, 2011 at 17:02

  10. The last pic is very sweet.

    20. March, 2011 at 06:24

  11. dalia

    I so wish I could do this with Rachel’s hair, I keep waiting and waiting for it to thicken up a bit. Sara is just so pretty!!

    20. March, 2011 at 20:18

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