Flower Girl’s Braided Half-Up-Half-Down Hairstyle

For this wedding look, Cozy Friedman of Cozy’s Cuts for Kids in New York City plaited two sections of hair to form a crown worthy of a little princess.

Photography by: Bryan Gardner


  • Shampoo
  • Detangler or leave-in conditioner
  • Styling mousse
  • Styling gel
  • Bobby pins
  • Curling iron
Photography by: Mike Krautter Photography


1. Wash hair, adding detangler or leave-in conditioner to eliminate any snarls.


2. Using your fingers, run styling mousse through wet strands. This product is good for curly hair, but it is also good for fine hair, lending it volume, making it more pliable for braiding, and increasing its ability to hold the style over a longer span of time.


3. Part the hair on the side and pull it back, adding a bit of styling gel to control the baby hairs around the face. 


4. First working on the left and then the right, French braid the hair. The two braids should eventually meet in the middle at the back of the head. 

Photography by: Mike Krautter Photography

5. Bring the two braids together and crisscross them, pinning them in the middle so that it looks like one seamless braid. 

Photography by: Mike Krautter Photography

6. When the braids are complete, curl the ends of the hair. If desired, add an accessory on one or both sides of the look. 



Cinch Detangler + Leave-In Conditioner, $11.95; socozy.com. Behave Styling Mousse Medium Hold, $11.95; socozy.com. Behave Styling Gel Medium Hold, $11.95; socozy.com.