My princess had "Hippie Day" at school this past week and she was so excited to dress up. She looked at pictures of real Hippies online to decide what to do with her hair. This is what she came up with and I think it looks pretty authentic. :)
Begin by straightening all the hair. (It would also be darling if you used a waver.) Grab some colored pony beads and a bit of dental floss. Part the hair right down the middle a couple inches. Grab two small strands on each side of the part - right up front - and set one aside for a minute.
Fold your piece of dental floss in half and feed the fold through one of your pony beads. Keep the other ends of your floss tightly in your fingers so it doesn't come loose. Now feed your strand of hair through the loop in the dental floss and then pull the floss back out through the bead. This will automatically pull the strand of hair through the bead as well. Wrap a small clear elastic around the strand, just under the bead, to hold it in place. Continue adding as many beads to the strand as you like. Do the same process with the other front strand that you set aside.
Pull out as many small pieces of hair around the head that you like. Place beads on each of them. We've done 5 strand of hair here but I would've done more if our morning hadn't been so rushed. Once all of your strand have the beads on them, go ahead and curl the ends of those strands.
Grab a knitted, stretchy headband to go around the head. Pull each of your beaded strands up through the headband and stretch it around the forehead. Now let the beaded strands down and you're all finished.
Looking back on these pictures now, it would've been so cute to tie in some random small flowers on some of these strands. After all, Hippies did have "flower power"!
We also have another Hippie style that we've done previously called "Feeling Groovy".