Something that gets me excited and looking forward to braid-time is when my daughter and I decide to do a fantasy photo with our braid style.
We love creating themes around our hairstyles. It is a fun way to try out new looks and keeps her interested in our routine “let’s pull your hair” time.
The photos we get from these sessions are great to post on Facebook, send to grandma, and use on our Christmas cards.
A few friends of mine decided to create a deck of cards with our daughters photos. We actually got quite into it and even challenged each other for inspiration. This was particularly fun for my daughter and we spent time together deciding what would be nice to do for styles and costumes.
Later that year we did a project on Goddesses. I used the opportunity to look up lesser known Goddesses. Something other than the popular Greek Goddesses. I settled on the Celtic Goddess Cliodna (Klee-nah). Goddess of the after life, associated with the sea and beauty.
Try a fantasy photo-shoot-hairstyle-day. Put it on the calendar for two weeks from now. It makes you think differently about braid styles you want to create, wakes up your imagination, and gets you out of the copy/paste mentality of what you saw on the internet.
So, let’s have fun! Think about a style, any style that would fit for a theme you like. Fairies, goblins, goddesses, princesses, and make a hairstyle that shows the theme. We would love to see those styles in our Facebook group!