This is the style that my daughter wore on her 3rd birthday. It is a simple sock bun (inspired by the Beads, Braids & Beyond website) on top with four pony tails in back.
Here is the top and front of her hair.
I am still working on getting my parts straighter. It’s sometimes tough with a wiggly 3 year old
The bun is created by putting the hair in a pony tail and securing it with an elastic band, then wrapping a sock around it. The ponytail is then smoothed down to cover the sock. A second elastic band is used to hold the hair down once it is covering the sock. The ends of the hair can be tucked in beneath the sock. I then used a third band to hold the tucked ends in place.
Here’s the front with a cornrow across the front.
I was pleased with the way the style came out, but I’m still just learning ya’ll so bear with me, I know it’s not perfect.
Here’s the other side. I love documenting the process of my learning to care for my daughter’s hair. My hope is that it’s helpful to someone else out there who’s also in the process of learning and experimenting.