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Buying Hair Accessories for your Little Girl

More and more parents are entering their girls into beauty pageants because it allows their princess to strut across the stage and show her beautiful smile in an adorable dress and a little jewelled tiara. Recent movies have added to this trend as popular films such as Little Miss Sunshine showcasing children’s beauty pageants.

Hair accessories can add to your child’s adorable look by adding a bit of flare to their outfit. What you have to ensure is that you choose the right hair accessory to complete her look. Keep in mind that these beauty pageants are meant to be fun, so don’t go overboard with stressing for the occasion, just do a little research and put together the cutest little costume that you can think of.

To help you put the outfit together we’ve come up with some tips on hair accessories includingbaby headbands and hair fascinators below:

Tips on Wearing Hair Accessories

You can’t go wrong with baby headbands that are lined with sequins and diamonds as one of the choicehair accessories for your little girl as she walks on the stage. You can also try using black velvet headbands to give her the classic look of Audrey Hepburn and Judy Garland. If you prefer sophistication, you can always have crystals in any of your hair accessories such as a diamond-encrusted hair clip.

As you prepare your daughter for the talent portion, make sure that her hair complements her pageant dress and routine. For example, a hair fascinator decorated with exotic feathers is great for a classic dance number like a musical while a simple hair clip embellished with satin ribbons looks good in a solo singing scene.

When choosing the right hair accessories, consider the colour and length of your daughter’s hair. Learn to mix and match. Don’t restrict the natural flow of the hair by putting the hair in a ponytail, use a barrette to hold her hair in place instead. Also, always remember to place the hair fascinator or hair clip properly so that her hair doesn’t cover the face.

Tiaras in Beauty Pageants

Winning the beauty pageant of course means wearing the Winners Tiara. Just like a wedding tiara, the beauty pageant tiara is also encrusted with jewels, diamonds, and other precious stones (of course most of these are replicas when it comes to our little one’s pageant).

Most Important of All

Always remember it’s not about the right baby headbands, hair clip, hair fascinator or any other of the hair accessories. It’s about your daughter enjoying the process and most of all enjoying the event when it comes to beauty pageants. Like everything in her life it should be educational and fun. So forget the stress and the competition, just put together an adorable outfit and let your daughter smile and laugh her way to the podium. Also all the tips and tricks we have provided in this article don’t just have to be for beauty pageants, they can also be used just for the family Sunday trip to Grandma’s house as a little dress up is always a fun time for mother and daughter.

Choosing Handbags For Teen Girls

Finding beautiful and classy handbags is not something that only women are interested in but many teenage girls who want to look stylish and fashionable also want to purchase trendy handbags. Designer handbags are the first choice of teenage girls, as they not only look stylish but are also envied by the classmates and friends. However, since designer bags are very expensive, it is not possible for everyone to get a designer handbag.

The demands of the teenage girls are often outrageous but most parents do not want to disappoint them and try to find alternatives. After all, looking stylish and fashionable is something all teen girls are fond of, and they do not want to compromise their image at any cost. So, the most convenient solution for the parents is to find designer teen handbags at a lower price than the market rate.

The best way to find designer handbags at a lower price is to purchase wholesale handbags. These teen handbags are sold at quite reduced rate and hence the parents can purchase the designer handbags in bulk. The remaining handbags can be presented as a gift to someone else or can be kept for future use, as teenage girls are careless and can often ruin their bags at a party.

Teenage is the most difficult phase of life, and teenagers are usually bent on doing anything and everything that they can to fit in and be admired. Teenage girls want to look like fashion divas and obviously no fashion diva is complete without a stylish handbag. Hence, the need for designer teen handbags is expressed by the teenage girls at some point in their school life.

Going to a shop or boutique that sells these special designer teen handbags can give you a reality check, as they are so overpriced that most of the parents cannot even dream of spending so much money on such a small item. So, they opt for the cheaper option, which is to find the same designer handbags in wholesale and pay remarkably less for the same thing.

Many parents are not sure about the option to buy wholesale teen handbags, as they think that the reason for low price is that they are cheap knock offs rather than the original thing. However, the fact is that if you find reputable wholesale dealers, they sell the original bags at a discounted rate only. There might be a few quacks in the town but most of them are genuine dealers.

Owing to the influx of movies and pop culture, teenage girls get easily influenced, and they want to do everything to make their appearance fashionable and hip hop. When they see girls of their age carrying these stylish and trendy handbags, they feel the need to get one for themselves as well, and not having a stylish handbag can ruin the whole attire for a stylish event.

The designers and boutiques cater to the rich only, and it is not possible for the average income parents to get these accessories for their kids at such high prices. The ones affordable look cheap and are not acceptable for teenage girls. Hence, the wholesale teen handbags serve as lifesavers for such parents who hate to see their daughters sad.

 

Funny Teenage Hairstyles

Teenage years are a lot of fun as you can enjoy dressing up and pull off styles that only a young girl looks good in. As a young girl, you must be looking for certain styles that best reflects your personality and style. This is the right time to experiment with different styles and patterns in clothes, accessories, hair and makeup. To match the pretty outfit and accessories, you need a hairstyle that makes you look your age and which enhances your features. Many young girls make the mistake of sporting a hairstyle that is too severe or over elegant. This kind of hairstyles makes you look aged and dated, and worse, makes you seem like a girl who is trying too hard. It is imperative that you choose a hairstyle that is not over styled, but choose a hairstyle that gives you a casual and carefree look. Use cute hair accessories like hair bands and oversized feathers for a flirty and fun look.

Pretty Teenage Hairstyles

Sporty High Ponytail
This particular hairstyle is ideal to wear for school as well as a casual lunch date with friends. If you though that a ponytail is boring and blah, then you couldn’t be more wrong. This particular ponytail hairstyle is anything but boring and you are sure to look great in it. To create this sporty high ponytail hairstyle, first you need to apply a texturizing cream to damp hair. Next create a deep side part, brushing all the hair on one side. Lightly backcomb hair at the crown area to create a bit of volume and then gather all your hair together into a ponytail. Secure hair at the back of your head with an elastic band. Take a small half inch section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic band and secure with a bobby pin. Spritz the ponytail with a medium hold hairspray and scrunch hair to give it a wavy texture. The beauty of this popular teen hairstyle is that it looks a little undone and tousled which goes very well with smart casual clothes.

Fishtail Side Braid
Braids are an ideal hairstyle for young girls that gives a fresh and youthful look. To make a braid hairstyle more trendy, a fishtail side braid is a good option. To create a fishtail side braid, first run some texturizing cream through the length of your hair. Create a deep side part and gather hair towards one shoulder. Separate the hair into two equal sections at the nape of your neck. Now very carefully, pull out a half inch section of hair from the right side, just below your ear and place it over the left section. Take another half inch section of hair from the left side, just below the ear and place it over the right section. Continue braiding in this way till you reach the end of the hair. Secure the braid with an elastic band. Take a rattail comb and gently run it over your braid to pull out some hair from the braid to give it a frayed look.

Soft Half Updo Hairstyle
The wrong updo hairstyle can make a teenager look too severe and older than her age. But a half updo, which is not sleek and pulled back but rather soft and tousled, is just right for a young girl. This is one of the best cute teenage hairstyles and is quite easy to style too. To create this hairstyle, prepare your hair by applying a golf ball sized amount of volumizing mousse to hair at the crown. Apply texturizing cream to the rest of the hair. Now take a wide three inch section of hair from the front of your hair and backcomb it with a rattail comb to create volume. Make sure that you do not go overboard with it and just create the right amount of volume. Secure this section of the hair at the back with a wide bejeweled barrette. Next use a large barreled curling iron to create loose curls on the rest of your hair. Spritz the hairstyle with medium hold hair spray and it is done.

These hairstyles are incredibly versatile and you can sport them at a date as well as the prom. Whatever style you create, make sure that it goes with your outfit and enhances your appearance.

Fashion Tip for Teenage Girls

Fashion advice, especially to someone as vulnerable as teenage girls, is something that can go disastrously wrong if one does not know what they’re talking about. And it has been known to happen so don’t judge me for being a little too condescending about it. Fashion as I see it, and as I’m sure many, many girls all around the world see it, is a matter of self-confidence seasoned with a bit of creative thinking and a lot of resourcefulness. You don’t have to own every latest piece of clothing that has walked a ramp to be well-dressed and presentable. That’s one major piece of advice that is underused; by those dishing out the advice and the ones receiving it. In this article, there are some basic tips to ensure that you have an all-season wardrobe. So get ready for a wardrobe upheaval that does not necessarily involve super-expensive couture.

Fashion Tips for Teenage Girls

When it comes to styling teenage girls, one needs to be overly cautious. It’s not just about making the girl wear the latest clothes. It’s about helping her to identify with her inner self and recognize what is going to help her enhance her best features. Just giving a girl a lecture about what you think is the best for her is not enough. She should be able to relate to what you’re saying. You need to put yourself in their place, but advice them from the point of view of a person who will be looking at them (literally). So, let’s check out some very simple and (un)fortunately cliché fashion advice that teenage girls can benefit from.

Stick to Basics
What goes into having a perfect wardrobe that boasts of something nice to wear during every season? What do you need to lay the foundation of a wardrobe so awesome, that you don’t need to spend hours agonizing over the dreaded ‘what to wear’ question? It’s the basics! Or essentials if you will. Honestly, there is nothing more simple to understand than the ‘stick to basics’ philosophy. So what do the basics encompass? Here’s a list of some of the items, whose importance and contribution to your wardrobe you should NEVER underestimate.

  • Well Fitting Jeans: If you haven’t come across a girl who wears jeans that are either so tight they threaten to explode, or so loose they look like they’re hung on a hanger, then you live in a perfect world. I am yet to find a dictionary in which the word ‘fitting’ means ‘extra-tight-to-the-point-of-tearing-if-worn-when-seated’. Girls, we know you’re at an age when the first and last thing on your mind is how you look. So please, refrain from wearing jeans that are too snug or too loose. Flaunt your body, but do it with dignity.
  • Tops: T-shirts, tanks, spaghetti straps, the world is your oyster! You need to have these in strong colors that will complement your skin tone and your body type. Do not go in for an ill-fitting top. Your upper body needs to breathe, so you need to have something that will facilitate this basic necessity of life. At the same time, having just sweatshirts and loose tees will take away the femininity from your wardrobe. Include smart button-down shirts, some girly tops, and classy jackets in neutral colors for the winters.
  • Accessories: There is no shortage of accessories for teens. There are so many stores that are bursting with stuff that you can accessorize with. But what you need always is some nice belts, scarves, a nice pair of eye/sunglasses, some simple jewelry and a perfect attitude to match them.
  • Skirts and Shorts: If you know how to look good in shorts, then nothing should stop you from flaunting your legs in the summer. Follow the cardinal rule of not too tight, not too loose for them as well. If you’re more of a ‘girly’ girl, then you need a collection of pretty skirts in varying lengths: short, medium, and long. You can team the extremely short ones with leggings, wear the medium ones as they are and heavily accessorize with the long ones for an ultra-chic Boho look!
  • Shoes: You need comfortable footwear for every season. For the summer, flip-flops, slippers, thongs work well. For the winter, go with closed shoes like flat pumps or boots. Don’t wear extremely high heels. They could lead to other problems later on. For the monsoon, you can have a cute pair of rainy boots.

Once you have the basics of your wardrobe covered, the rest is just psychological.

Be Comfortable
You must have heard this a million times, but that does not dilute its importance. You need to be absolutely comfortable in what you’re wearing. Else, all the ‘advice’ given above or in any other forum that you may read might as well be tossed out the window. Let’s put it this way. You like this boy at school and you want to look nice for him. You can dress up in trendy clothes but if half of your attention is focused on whether your skirt is too short or your shirt is too transparent, it’s going to show on your face, or worse in that oh-so-interesting conversation about dissecting a cockroach that you were having with him. Take it from someone who’s had such unfortunate encounters as an adolescent, it will scar you for the rest of the week, if not for life!

Be Smart
You need to be smart to dress smart. Which means that limited wardrobe though you may have (and it’s always limited for girls, isn’t it?), learn to be creative and experiment with everything you already own. With the basics mentioned above, you will never run out of ideas to dress yourself, for any season and any occasion. You just need to be perfectly aware of what is going to complement your body type well. When in doubt, change. You are the best judge of what you look like. It’s perfectly alright to take a risk with fashion trends once in a while, but if you seriously doubt the way you look in a particular outfit, either get an opinion from someone who can be completely honest with you or just change!

The last and parting fashion advice that can be shared with teenagers is be confident. If you’re experimenting with a new look and are sure about yourself when you look in the mirror, take that confidence with you wherever you go. Confidence is infectious. You never know, you might end up being the sparkling diva of teen fashion and have others swarming around you!