This post is part of my 12 Braids of Christmas series – be sure to check out all the festive styles in this series!
Christmas hairstyles are so fun to do! They aren’t just for advanced braiders, there are some that even the most beginner braiders can do. Today’s Santa hat hairstyle tutorial is one of the easiest that I’ve done a tutorial for – a great way to wrap up my 12 Braids of Christmas series!
This hairstyle works on short or long hair and does not require any fancy braiding skills. If you can do a 3 strand braid, a ponytail, and lace up a shoe – then you can do this hairstyle!
Let’s get started on how to do this super EASY Santa Hat hairstyle!
Time: 5-7 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Step 2. Part the remainder of the hair down the middle of the back of her head. Secure each side into a low pigtail as close to behind the ears as you can.
Step 3. Take half the hair from the ponytail and braid a regular 3 strand braid – braid down until the braid reaches the pigtail on that side and then secure the 3 strand braid to the pigtail with another hair elastic. Repeat this on the other side with the other half of the hair from the top ponytail.
Step 4. Take your piece of red ribbon. Gently pull the top most stitch of your braid on each side up so that you can slide the ends of the ribbon down through. Pull the ribbon so that you have an even amount on each side.
Step 5. Continue lacing the ribbon through the each stitch of the braid, alternating sides, as if you were lacing up a shoe. After you have laced it through the entire length of your braid, tie the ends of the ribbon together in the middle. You can either tie a knot and trim the ends (if necessary) or tie it into a bow.
Step 6. Take your piece of white ribbon and lace it through the bottom stitch of the braid on each side. Then take and wrap it down then up over each pigtail, then join the two ends in the middle and tie in a bow. Trim ends of ribbon if needed
Step 7. Top the style with the white pom-pom. I took my rattail comb and poked a hole in the center of the pom pom, then I threaded one end of my bobby pin down through it so that the pom-pom sits at the end of the bobby pin. Then take the bobby pin and tuck it up into the top of the style.
This style is so easy and fun to do! I hope you’ll give it a try!
If you try it out and want to share, I’d love to see how it turns out for you! You can share it on my Facebook page, tag me in your photo on Instagram @hair_by_lori or use the hashtag #HBLSantaHatHair – if you use the hashtag, it might end up featured here on my page. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see!
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