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Crazy Hair Day Ideas For The Little Ones

Elizabeth Hall
30 January 2020

Kids will be kids, and when it comes to standing out at school, it doesn’t get better than with these crazy hair day ideas! We’ve sourced our top 4 looks to let you flex your creative muscle and help the kids bring their A-game to crazy hair day. The wackier the better, let’s get festive!


Top 4 crazy hair day ideas to try

 So what makes a crazy hair day hairstyle? We’re so glad you asked. It’s a look that is original, clever and most importantly easy to achieve. After all, we know most mums and dads aren’t pro stylists with the tricks of the trade at their fingertips. However, with the right guidance including the best products to use, we’ve taken the hard work out of these crazy hair day ideas. In no particular order, find our favourite looks below to make sure your little one is rocking their creative ‘do that may just be too cool for school!

The unicorn

A favourite amongst girls with long hair, the unicorn is one the most popular and creative crazy hair day ideas (because let’s be serious, who doesn’t want to be a unicorn at least once in their lives?)

What you’ll need:

  • Hair clips
  • A cone shape fashioned from aluminium as the horn
  • Styling paste and hairspray
  • Lots of glitter

How to create this crazy hair day look:

To get all the hold and height you need to create this crazy hair day style, try L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Deviation Paste distributed throughout your child’s locks. Place the horn towards the front of the hair, and secure it in place with hair clips. Next, wrap a handful of hair in the front around the horn evenly, covering the cone. Use a spritz of long-hold hairspray like L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium Dry Hairsprayto keep this look in place, and clip the hair to the cone. Repeat until the horn is completely covered. Finish with a final spray of hairspray. As a pro tip, apply glitter to the horn and the hairline to give this look a gorgeous shine and tie it all together. And presto, just like that, a unicorn is born.



Dad blow drying hair for his children

Floating Braids

For something a little simpler, but definitely not lacking in creativity, try floating braids. Falling somewhere between cute and wacky hair ideas, this look is sure to pop on the playground.

What you’ll need:

  • Hair ties
  • Helium-filled balloons with string
  • Texture paste

How to create this look:

To prep the hair to hold onto this crazy hair day look until school’s out, use L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Web Textured Hair Paste. Divide the hair into two partings and braid each side, securing each with plait with a hair tie. Tie the balloons to each braid to take this look to new heights (we couldn’t resist). Floating braids for the spookiest style in school!

Bun Hawk

The coolest mohawk style around for crazy hair day ideas, the bun hawk is the perfect hairstyle to unleash your child’s inner punk side (before the teen years hit), and only requires two things to create- well, three if you count patience! 


What’s you’ll need:

  • Hair ties
  • Gel

How to create this look:

Spread a gel like L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Fix Move Styling Gel liberally through the hair to keep this look glued together. Section off the hair into 5 levels, starting from the bottom. The number of sections will depend on how thick or thin your child’s hair type is. Section by section, create a bun in the centre, secured in place with hair ties. The trick with this look is to make the buns as tight as possible, to create the coolest bun hawk this side of town. Punks not dead.


dad brushing daughter's hair sitting by the window

Hipster beard

A newer addition to most kids crazy hair day ideas, we’re fans of cheeky and clever looks like the hipster beard. Try this crazy hair day look in your kid’s hair to embrace their inner flannel-loving, coffee-drinking hipster for a day.

What you will need: 
  • A hair tie
  • Hairspray
  • A hat

How to create this look:

This look will require a bit of length in order to create the beard - the longer the better. Divide the hair in two and bring it to the front. Create the plait down the hair, starting at the pieces closest to the jawline. For something the hipsters would love, up your braiding skills by creating a fishtail braid instead. Secure the plait at the end and use L'Oréal Professionnel Wild Stylers Next Day Hair to give your little one’s locks the texture they need to create that messy beard effect. Finish the look off with a hat, and get that camera ready for the ‘gram…


Make a splash at crazy hair day with this 4 inventive and easy-to-do styles. A+ in creativity? Check!

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