My princess started 3rd grade this week and she was so excited for her first day of school. She had the Bottom Braids and Bun hairstyle the day before for church (which we created a video for and will be up soon! Woohoo!) so we just used the waves from those braids. You can also get waves by just braiding wet hair the night before or using an electric waver.
We wanted kind of a Bohemian look so we basically just made a short off-centered part on the top and then gathered some hair back into an elastic.
We did leave some hair loose by the ear so that it was not a full half-up hairstyle.
We tied a ribbon over the elastic and just let the rest of the hair fall in waves. It was very simple but very beautiful. It did not take very long either which is perfect for those morning that you just need to get out the door!
She had a great first day of school and had many compliments on her hair.