3 Princess Hairstyles for Dress Up

When your little royal is having a blast dressing up as her favorite princess, you can make her feel extra special with some adorable hairstyle like an updo or soft waves.

If you’re not exactly a whiz at doing hair, there are some fast and easy styles even a novice can pull off.

The Sock Trick

Have an old, clean sock? Or one without a match? Cut off the end at the toe and you have a tool to make an easy up-do. What you’re doing is making a tube out of the sock, so cut off as little as possible. Don’t use a sock that’s too long, or it will be too difficult.

Using the sock lets you make a big, puffy bun because the fabric fills it out. Try to pick a sock that’s a neutral shade and close to your daughter’s hair color. 

Roll the sock into a donut shape, gather the hair into a ponytail and slide it into the middle hole of the sock.

Then, according to WikiHow,hold the ends of your hair at the center of the sock and roll the fabric down towards the base of the ponytail. The hair will gather in a ring around the sock. Rotate the sock as you roll it down so that it is completely covered by your hair. When the sock has reached the base of the ponytail, tug on the edges and adjust them so that none of the sock can be seen through your hair. Use bobby pins to secure the bun to your scalp if it feels loose or moves around at all. Add a light misting of hairspray, and you're finished.”

The Flower Crown

This flower crown is nothing less than adorable and it’s easier than it looks. Once again, a ponytail, in this case, two, form the base. In the video, you’ll notice how the stylist creates the ponytails in a staggered, skewampus form--one higher and more off to the side than the other.

Then, the stylist pins a string of artificial flowers into the ponytail, adding a mini rubber band every few inches. They spread out the hair sections into fat waves between each rubber band. Circle the flowered strands around into a crown and pin.  

It doesn’t get any prettier than that!

Space Buns

This style works with shorter hair, too, and is super simple. 

Tie several short ribbons--about three inches each--around a hair tie rubber band, knotting the ribbons as you go. Repeat the process on another rubber band. Choose ribbon colors that go well together.

Then using different rubber bands, make two little pigtails high up on your princess’ head, parallel with her ears. Roll the pigtail into a twist and circle the strand around the rubber bands and pin the hair in place, so you have two little buns. 

Using the be-ribboned rubber bands, slide them over the little buns and stretch them out to go over the buns again. You now have two buns with an explosion of ribbons coming out like a firework. So cute! 

For extra dressy dress-up, you can pin cascading beads into your creation so your little princess looks bejeweled.

Known as space buns, you could also use the sock trick to go full Princess Leia/Stars Wars and make big buns on the side of her head. In that case, you’d need two socks, of course.

Whatever style you choose, make sure to take pictures. You and your little girl will want to remember her dress-up days. Try all three. They work for fancy occasions, too, not just dress--up.

Well, maybe not the Leia buns. But we’ll leave that decision to you.


Have fun!