This is a post about my daughter Marley (and her hair.)
She is a bright and energetic 6 year old girl who has a big imagination and boundless questions about life. She is putting together the puzzle pieces of growing up in a curious and genius way.
She rarely takes no for an answer, and likes to get to the bottom of understanding the world around her every chance she gets. That is why, when Nikki and I were having a whiskey and grand schemin’ night last month, Marley couldn’t bare to stay in bed and miss out on the conversation.
Now, I don’t usually let my kids stay up late ( Night time is golden kid free time.) But a chance to hang with my 2 favorite Aries girls is once in a blue moon, so we made her some tea and let her hang. I happen to have many wonderful Aries women in my life including my sister, my daughter, Nikki, Amy, and Sage.
So midnight struck, and Marley was in that delirious zone of tiredness where she was absolutely sparkling and hysterically funny. It seemed the perfect time to play with her hair. And so, the Midnight Twist was born.
A couple days later, she dedicated her life to finding and rescuing bugs. It was a warm Sunday afternoon and her hair was falling all over her eyes and sticking to her sweaty neck. Next came the Bug-catcher bun, naturally.
It kept her hair out of her eyes for the rest of the day so that she could focus on bug rescue and relocation (emergency caterpillar habitats.)
Here are 2 perfect hairstyle tutorials for you to try out on your awesome daughter, or yourself. marley’s hair is shoulder length so these hairstyles are great for medium length hair.
The Midnight Twist
!. Start by making a center part down the back of the head.
2. Take all the hair from one side, and twist it towards the other side.
3. Bring the twist across and hold it against the head.
4. With the other hand, twist the other side across, overlapping your first twist.
5. Tuck the end of your second twist under the base of the first one, and pin it into place.
6. Tuck the ends of your first twist into the base of the second.
7. Pin it into place.
This hairstyle is meant to be low and loose, so let it be imperfect!
The Bug-catcher bun
1. Section off both sides from the top of the head to behind each ear.
2. Split the rest of the hair down the center of the head, into two sections.
3. Twist the 2 sections around each other, making one long twist.
4. Wrap the twist into a tight bun at the base of the neck.
5. Pin the bun into place.
6. Take one of the side sections, and braid it into a tight braid.
7. Wrap the ends of the braid halfway around the top of the bun, and pin it discreetly.
8. Repeat on the other side.
Two more great kid hairstyles to add to your bag of summer hair tricks!