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Marlowe’s Favorite Hairstyles

Eva Amurri Martino styles her daughter Marlowe's hair on the couch in her Connecticut home

Marlowe was born with the craziest head of hair I have ever seen on a baby (all Kyle’s genes, by the way.) She had a full on pixie haircut strait out of the womb– it fact, we called her Ryan Seacrest as a nickname for the first week she was alive because they had the exact same hair. LOL. Her hair has continued to grow into an amazing, thick mane that most definitely requires styling on a daily basis.  I get tons of questions from blog readers and social media followers about sharing tutorials on some of Marlowe’s daily hair looks– so I thought I would share some of her favorites.

Side Part With A Bow

 

Marlowe Martino shows off her side part with a blue bow in her hair.

This style is super cute with a dress, or a special party look.  Marlowe has to be in a certain mood to want her hair fully down like this, but her major pet peeve is having her hair in her face.  My solution is to do a deep side part and then hold the heaviest section of her hair back with a slight twist and a huge bow!

Eva Amurri Martino styles her daughter Marlowe's hair while she sits on the couch.

I begin by taking a 2 inch section of hair in the front, twisting it towards her head in to a 1-2 inch twist and then securing with a big bow!  Then I brush out the ends of her hair and make sure it’s smoothed. 

 

 

 

Eva Amurri Martino styles her daughter Marlowe's hair while she sits on the couch with a blue bow hairtie on her knee.

Eva Amurri Martino styles her daughter Marlowe's hair while she sits on the couch with a blue bow hairtie.

Eva Amurri Martino styles her daughter Marlowe's hair while she sits on the couch with a blue bow hairtie.

Eva Amurri Martino styles her daughter Marlowe's hair on the couch in her Connecticut home.

Pigtail Braids

 

Marlowe Martino shows off her double braided hairstyle on the couch in her Connecticut home.

Now that Lowie’s hair is almost down to her butt, regular pigtails are cute but the hair can get in her face while she’s trying to play.  Our cute solution has been to make braided pigtails instead! This is also a great option for school since it make it harder for kids to get lice when their hair is braided or in buns (I learned this the hard way…ugh)

Eva Amurri Martino puts her daughter Marlowe's hair into Pigtail Braids.

I start by putting her hair in pigtails higher up on her head.  I secure each with a cute bow hair tie.  Then I braid each pigtail and secure with a matching tie.

Eva Amurri Martino puts her daughter Marlowe's hair into Pigtail Braids.

Eva Amurri Martino put her daughter Marlowe's hair into Pigtail Braids secured with pink bow hair ties.

Eva Amurri Martino puts her daughter Marlowe's hair into two Pigtail Braids secured with pink bows.

Eva Amurri Martino puts her daughter Marlowe's hair into two Pigtail Braids secured with pink bows.

Twisted Buns

 

Marlowe Martino shows off her twisted double bun hairstyle on the couch in her Connecticut home.

The twisted bun look is one of my favorite looks on Marlowe, and it’s her fave too! It’s another great look for school because the hair is more protected against lice, and out of her face as well. 

Eva Amurri Martino puts her daughter Marlowe's hair into two twisted knots.

Eva Amurri Martino ties her daughter Marlowe's hair into a high poinytail with a pink hairtie.

I start by putting her hair in pigtails high up on her head.  Then I take each pigtail one by one and twist them.  I twist it very tightly starting at the root, and keeping the tension tight in the twist, I let the hair coil around itself until it is in a tight bun.  Then I take a second hair tie (I love the bunny ear ones in different patterns) and secure the bun by wrapping the hair tie around two or three times. 

Eva Amurri Martino puts her daughter Marlowe's hair into two twisted knots secured with pink polka dot hairties.

Eva Amurri Martino put her daughter Marlowe's hair into Pigtail Braids secured with pink bow hair ties.

Eva Amurri Martino puts her daughter Marlowe's hair into two twisted knots secured with pink polka dot hairties.

Eva Amurri Martino puts her daughter Marlowe's hair into two twisted knots secured with pink polka dot hairties.

Eva Amurri Martino puts her daughter Marlowe's hair into two twisted knots secured with pink polka dot hairties.

Eva Amurri Martino puts her daughter Marlowe's hair into two twisted knots secured with pink polka dot hairties.

Two Bunch Ponytail

 

Marlowe Martino shows off her Two Bunch Ponytail secured with pink bows.

I love this sweet variation on a simple pony, that is just as easy but a bit more dynamic.  If you use hair ties with bows on them it adds the cutest detail!

Eva Amurri Martino styles her daughter Marlowe's hair while she sits on the couch.

I start by brushing out her hair so it’s super smooth, and then I collect her hair in a half-pony and secure it with a cute hair tie.  Then I gather the rest of her hair and secure it along with the first pony in a low ponytail at the nape of Marlowe’s neck. 

Marlowe Martino shows off her Two Bunch Ponytail secured with pink bows.

Marlowe Martino shows off her Two Bunch Ponytail secured with pink bows.

Marlowe Martino shows off her Two Bunch Ponytail secured with pink bows and yellow hair tie.

Marlowe Martino shows off her Two Bunch Ponytail secured with pink bows.

Marlowe Martino shows off her Two Bunch Ponytail secured with pink bows.

I hope these favorite hairstyles of ours inspire you to think outside the box with your little one, or help add to your hair arsenal!  It’s fun to mix it up every now and then.

 

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  1. Libby says:

    Lowie has the best hair. Thanks for sharing, this will be a great reference for ideas when my baby girl’s hair starts to grow.

    04.12.18Reply
  2. Juliette says:

    Thanks for this! My four year old Millie has very similar hair and I have really struggled to be creative with it as I have very boring straight hair! I can’t wait to start trying these!

    04.12.18Reply
  3. Linda says:

    Love this – thank you! Great suggestions! Next post…hair accessory storage!! 😉

    04.12.18Reply
  4. Glenda says:

    I did the two bunch pony and then braided the last pony too for variation. Or one top pony and a braid. I braided a lot during the weekdays for school and because of lice as well. Lowie has beautiful hair! <3

    04.12.18Reply
    • sounds cute! Braids are awesome for lice prevention!

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  5. Audrey says:

    Hi Eva! Love this post her hair is so adorable. Quick question which is unrelated. I also have a daughter who’s a bit younger than Marlow, she also sucks her thumb. We were recently at the dentist and there was a lot of concern around this habit. I felt so guilty. My dentist suggested we add a plate to the roof of her mouth if she is unable to stop the habit, so she doesn’t have dental issues in the future. Have you had a simile conversation with your dentist and what are your thoughts? I can’t imagine putting a plate in while she’s so young, but I want to do the right thing too. It’s a tough one and I would love to know your thoughts!

    04.12.18Reply
    • Hi Audrey! I’ve actually never heard of the metal plate before– and I agree that it sounds very extreme. My daughter’s dentist actually isn’t worried about her thumbsucking since it hasn’t affected her teeth much (apparently), and they think she’ll kind of outgrow it in elementary. Since they’re not worried, I honestly don’t even think twice about it– I figure we’ll cross that bridge when we need to.

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    • Amy says:

      My daughter has the metal “cage” but she is eight. She was a long-time pacifier-user and the dentist also thinks used her tongue to push her teeth forward. Obviously you should do whatever you and your dentist decide is best, but I will say that the cage/plate is a pain and very uncomfortable and food is constantly trapped it in and I’m not convinced it’s doing much.. My daughter also just got braces on (early intervention these days) and although the braces hurt, she is begging to get that cage out of her mouth!

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  6. Tracy Cullum says:

    Thank you so much for the little tutorials! My 3 year old was also born with a head of hair and it’s exactly like Marlowes! I was one of those posters asking for how tos!! Good to know that the braids and buns help prevent lice! Will be doing that when she starts her schooling!
    Thanks Eva! We love your posts and Claira loves watching marlowe!

    04.12.18Reply
  7. Laura says:

    Her hair is so awesome I am actually jealous. Her natural highlights are amazing too. Lol!! Cute post – my daughter’s hair is getting longer and it will be fun to try these styles.

    04.12.18Reply
  8. Cristina says:

    Hello! Gonna be suppa annoying but what kind of ties do you use? Those looks super soft but also effective! The ones I use are either soft and not effective or super springy and hard.

    04.13.18Reply
    • Hi! I actually threw out the packaging, but I went to target and found them in the hair section. I like to go someplace where there are tons of options so I can get a good selection!

      04.13.18Reply
  9. Carole Salinger says:

    I wish I had a head of hair like Miss Marlowe! 🙂

    04.13.18Reply
  10. Laura says:

    I love this post!!! I was wondering what products you were using in her hair (bows, clips). Thank you so much for sharing. My 4 year old is getting so particular about how she wants her hair done, but still loves the bows and headbands which makes me happy.

    04.16.18Reply
  11. Camilla says:

    Thanks for the great hair styling ideas!
    My daughter is only 16 months, but has a ton of hair already. Do you have any suggestions with regards to hair washing? Here, it is a traumatic experience for everybody 🙁
    I think my neighbors think I’m trying to waterboard her 🙁
    Greetings from Copenhagen, Denmark

    04.21.18Reply