With First Holy Communion season nearly upon us, it’s time to get thinking about those final details – and one of these is how to tame your child’s tresses. Take some inspiration from these simply stunning First Communion hairstyles for girls that range from simple and classic to wondrous up-dos.
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When my daughter made her First Holy Communion last year, I spent ages thinking about details like the dress and what food we’d serve afterwards, and I didn’t once think about her hairstyle – that was until every other mother at school started talking about it! I had completely missed the boat on this one, although (luckily!) it transpired that my daughter only wanted to wear her hair down with a “grown up and glittery” hair clip. Phew!
We picked up some very simple diamanté slide clips that were perfect for my daughter’s chosen style – she wanted everything very simple – and then I threaded some baby’s breath flowers in for a little something extra. Quick, easy and surprisingly stress-free…all of which is exactly what you’re looking for on the day.
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Communion Hairstyles: What to Consider
Things to consider in the weeks and months in advance of your child’s First Holy Communion include how long (or short) you and your child want her hair to be, and will that length restrict the communion hairstyles you can choose from; also, factor in going for a trim (or more sizeable chop) in advance so her hair is in good condition on First Holy Communion day.
If your daughter would prefer an updo, or a more detailed hairstyle, you will want to arrange a trial with your hairdresser, or have lots of practice sessions at home if you’re doing it yourself. The last thing anyone wants is any fighting, tears or stress on the morning of the communion, leaving no time to get ready.
Similarly, make sure that any hair accessories such as a veil, headpiece, bow or hairband are factored in to your decisions around the style.
To save you some of the last-minute panic I had, here are lots of gorgeous ideas for First Communion hairstyles that will suit short, long and everything in between.
Have fun picking something together – and don’t forget to let us know which one is your favourite!
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First Communion Hairstyles
Simple and Laidback Styles
From short styles with pinned back curls pinned back to hair decorated with a single flower, a simple and laidback Communion hairstyle still has great effect.
Loose plaits, fishtails, classic buns or sprigs of flowers are all options here.
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A bun is often a classic Communion hairstyle, with or without a veil or headpiece. You may opt to soften the look with a looser style and pinned curls.
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Headpieces and Hairbands
Flowers are a great option when you are looking for headpieces, using either fresh or artificial flowers. Choose from simpler hairbands to full on flower crowns, which are particularly effective with vintage-style dresses.
Perhaps your child would like to wear a veil, in which case a statement diamante hair clip can really complete the look.
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If you are in anyway talented at braids and more intricate, detailed looks (I’m not!) then you may prefer to opt for something like one of these look. Make sure you practice several times in advance so there is no on-the-day panic or time restrictions.
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What are your favourite First Communion hairstyles? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!