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What are some tips for kids' hairstyles?

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Choosing a style for kids that is easily maintained and easy to fix if messed up or wet keeps both kids and parents from becoming easily frustrated. One of the first things to consider when choosing a hairstyle is the environments that the child encounters on a regular basis.

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A time-saving move is to find a hairstyle that the child can manage on her own, leaving the parent in charge of making minor adjustments after it is styled. This empowers the child to take ownership of her own hair and improve personal grooming habits. If the style takes longer than a few minutes to brush out or replicate, a different style should be considered.

Stylists can offer great advice. Apprising a stylist of all relevant information about the child's hair texture and what the parent and child want to accomplish with the cut allows the stylist to create a haircut that is easy to manage. Parents can ask the stylist to show the child step by step how to style the hair, then allow the child to copy the steps. If the child can maintain the look, she can keep the style. A compromise is to ask the stylist for a cut that can be easily styled multiple ways.

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