Woman styling a girls hair
Woman styling a girls hair
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'Dos & dolls: Fun American Girl hairstyles for your girl and her doll

By American Girl Feb. 1, 2022

Fun, funky, sweet, or simple—it’s so much fun to try different hairstyles! And what better way to play than helping your girl create matching looks for her and her doll? Get in on the fun with these great styles and ideas

Hair at Home

Get your super style day started by trying one of these fun ’DOs for TWO, from American Girl magazine. But before you begin, make sure you’ve gathered up everything you need: brushes and combs, hairpins, hair elastics, clips, and any other pretty accessories your girl wants to try. And check out Doll How-Tos for some great doll hair care tips!

Half Twist

Part hair in the middle

Take a small piece of hair on one side and twist.

Secure with hairpin.

Take a small piece of hair on the opposite side of the head and twist. Secure with hairpin.

Braided Bangs

Part hair on the side of the head.

Braid hair along the side of the head.

Dolled Up Salon

Want to plan a spa outing, instead? At American Girl Place New York, your girl and her doll will be given a sensational spa experience at the Dolled Up Salon! From braids and ponytails to special occasion styles, girls can choose from ten ’dos to match their dolls. The two most-requested ’dos at the salon are the Half-Ponytail and the Waterfall Braid, which you and your girl can try at home with this tutorial:

Ready for even more hairstyling tips? 

 has great advice and styles for your girl, and  is full of tips and tricks for styling and caring for her doll’s hair, too. So "do" have some fun!

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