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I'm stuck in a rut. I do the same 3 basic styles with my nearly-9 yr old DSD.
-We do the front/top back in a half ponytail.
-we do 2 pigtails, either braided or not
-we do the basic ponytail

Any other ideas (preferable with pictures) that you either use or have seen?
 

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Try using clips. Part hair on one side, comb hair over and up out of her eyes, then secure with a stylish clip. Or wear it down with it parted down the middle. Just tuck hair behind the ears. I love that look for short hair.
 

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My middle daughter has long hair. Her favorite hairstyle is a low ponytail with an elastic headband to hold strays back. I also do the half pony tail on top, braid it and gather it up with the rest of her hair in a low ponytail. I used to do two small pigtails, braid them, and join in the back of the head with a rubberband. I need to start doing her hair regularly again, it was cut short for awhile and I got out of the habit. There are some good hairdo blogs out there as well, that show picture and video tutorials.
 

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Try using clips. Part hair on one side, comb hair over and up out of her eyes, then secure with a stylish clip. Or wear it down with it parted down the middle. Just tuck hair behind the ears. I love that look for short hair.

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We do leave it down sometimes but it's always in her face. Also, it is a slight side part because of her long bangs that are growing out.
Here is a pic to give you an idea of what her hair looks like http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/x...eigh31/026.jpg

oh, and she hates her hair tucked behind her ears. Trust me, I've tried it....
 

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You could try wrapping it into a simple bun at the nape of her neck and securing with some sort of big fun claw clip or a bun-cover. Those are pretty and kind of unusual.

French braids are gorgeous on everybody and a whole lot easier to do than people think. Try looking on YouTube for how-to videos. Once you master that, you could even do things like braid ribbons into her hair.

For a really wild, fun look for a 9-year-old, you could also try braiding her hair in several small braids at night after her bath, then taking them out in the morning - she'll have frizzy, crimped hair that floats all over the place. You can pull some of it back with clips or combs, and leave the rest floating. IME, kids think this is really fun.

If you have a few extra minutes and a curling iron, a few corkscrew curls at the bottom few inches of her hair are a nice special-occasion treat too.
 

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there are a zillion kinds of braids, too! French braids, the inside out french braid (yk, where the braid sits on top instead of going in like a french braid). It might be called a fishbone braid....Get a nice braid book!
 

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go to claire's and check out all their clips and style aids. ask the lady for suggestions.

here is a web site I found with lots of styles and tips http://www.princesshairstyles.com/
 

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Two pigtails at the top or bottom of the head, then each pigtail turned into a little mini bun. You can also just catch the bottom of each pigtail in the elastic, leaving a loop of hair on one side and a tuft of the ends on the other.
 

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there are a zillion kinds of braids, too! French braids, the inside out french braid (yk, where the braid sits on top instead of going in like a french braid). It might be called a fishbone braid....Get a nice braid book!
what you are referring to is a Dutch Braid.
A fishtail is something else
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_p0Kt28QRU1...0/fishtail.jpg

heres a cute mom-daughter hair blog
http://www.princesshairstyles.com/
 

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There was a book that American Girl put out about hairstyles for dolls, that my dd got one year. We used that as a take off for some longer hair styles! There may be a regular book in that series for girls, not dolls, too!
 

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I've had hair just like that for most of my life and I always hate it in my face, so I usually kept it pulled back somehow.
I like pulling the top back like you mentioned, but clipping it with pretty barrettes. I also like pulling top back, but doing each side separately...either with little ponytail holders or with barrettes or those little butterfly clip things. My default is usually a messy bun or braids though. I've always liked the idea of headbands but I've never found any that don't result in a headache.
 

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the headbands posted up thread are great and don't result in headaches. It is a stretchy elastic with little rubber grippy knobs on it. it doesn't slip and its not too tight.
 

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My dd's hair is about that length, and I like to do a flip. Do either a half or full ponytail, secure with a hair tie as usual, then pull the hair tie a little loose, divide the hair in front of the tie in half, flip the tie up over that section and pull it through. It's a very cute and easy update to plain ponys.
 
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