I love this style. It was quick, easy, and I will be reworking it throughout the week into different looks (stay tuned). If you're new to doing hair, this is a fun little style to try. You can both practice your two strand rope twists and your parting. And if your child's hair is long enough, you can do some fun stuff with it when you're done!
I started with freshly co-washed and detangled hair that had been banded for a few days. We didn't really need to band for this style, it was mostly for convenience sake since we had other plans immediately after the wash/detangle and wanted to wait a few days before styling. Boo was heading off to launch rockets and I wasn't sure if she was going to come back with a head full of sand, so I waited to put too much time into it until she returned home and I saw what I had left to work with.
The style is simply box twists, but with rounded parts that work their way up to the crown of her head, rather than straight-lined boxes. The boxes are large and didn't take much time to do (obviously I didn't spend that much time getting all of my lines perfectly straight), but it's a great way to practice doing circular parts without having to invest too much time/energy.
I say this every time I do box twists/braids, but Boo doesn't have a whole lot of hair. It's long, and extremely tightly coiled, but you can see from her twists just how skinny they are. If you want fatter twists, regular twists will fill out better, rather than the rope twists that we did for this style.
As I mentioned earlier, I plan on doing something else with this style, so the rope twists worked best for us because I wanted the length over the thickness for the individual twists. The regular two strand twists are fatter than rope twists, but are also shorter.
You can see the finished circle on the top of her head, below. All of the twists worked up to that one circle.
In the front of her head were simply two box twists with a center part, so that Boo could wear her hair without the strands falling into her eyes. We did nothing to secure the ends, as Boo's hair stays nicely in twists without unravelling at the bottom. You can use beads, barrettes, or snaps if your child needs to have her twists secured.
Overall this style took less than an hour to complete (or halfway through Kung Fu Panda 2, in "Boo time"). As-is, we could get a good week out of this style.
Stay tuned for an update on how I rework this throughout the week.