This post was sponsored by Nickeloden. All content and opinions remain my own.
If your kids are like mine, once they find a show they love, they become low-key obsessed with the characters. Peyton has recently discovered Sunny Day. Watch it weekdays on Nickelodeon!
Sunny is a 10 year old hairstylist, so you can imagine how cool her hair looks. Which often leads to Peyton begging me to have “cool Sunny hair”! I channeled Sunny’s can-do attitude, and I surprised Peyton a day last week with some hair chalk, and a fun pampering session after school, complete with a Sunny Day inspired hair style. To say she was thrilled would be an understatement.
This twist braided hair style is one of those effortless ones that looks way more put together (and is perfect for a busy school morning!!) To start, I used red and purple hair chalk. I didn’t want it too look too deliberate, so I grabbed random strands. I did make sure to get the hair that framed her face, since the style would be pulled back.
After the chalk was in, I ran a brush through it. If you’ve ever dealt with hair chalk, you know it can be a little clumpy. By brushing well right away, you get rid of any stiffness, and can style your hair MUCH easier.
I started with a loose half-up pony tail. Secure with an elastic, but make sure it is loose enough to lift from her head.
Then, take small sections of hair that was left out of the pony tail, and twist them tightly. Once twisted, pull the twist apart with your fingers. This makes it a little wider, and achieves the messy look we are going for!
Tuck each piece into the loop from the pony tail. Since Peyton has shorter hair, I did 3 sections on each side. If I were doing my own hair, I easily could have done 4 or 5 for a chunkier look.
Because of the hair chalk and twisting, I found we didn’t need hairspray or bobby pins to secure her hair in place, but either could be used to keep it in place.
Once her hair was done, she ran to the mirror to look, and couldn’t stop striking “Sunny” poses!