Mother-Daughter At-Home Beauty Salon Ideas


Cozy Friedman, founder of Cozy’s Cuts for Kids Salons in NYC and author of Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls Hair, recommends this fun, do-it-yourself hairstyle for girls.

The Double Twist

What You’ll Need:

  • Brush or wide-tooth comb
  • Fine-tooth comb
  • Small barrettes or hair clips
  • Bobby pins (optional)

Step 1: Starting with dry or damp hair, use the brush or wide-tooth comb to remove tangles. Using the fine-tooth comb, part hair either down the middle or to one side.

Step 2: Gather a small section of hair, approximately one inch wide, from one side of the part at the front of the head. Tightly twist the section (but not so tight that it hurts!) toward the part, so the twist opens upward rather than downward. Keep the twist close to the scalp, working in more hair as you go, and ending the twist at the crown of the head. Secure with a pretty clip at the crown.

Step 3: Repeat on the other side of the part. If hair is fine, you may want to secure the twists with bobby pins before adding the clip.



Founded by a local mother-daughter duo, willa® naturals is a gentle skincare line that caters to growing girls. All products are paraben-, sulfate-, DEA-, and phthalate-free and not tested on animals. The willa® Cucumber Face Mask ($1.75, is perfect for revitalizing, at-home facials. Daughters ages eight and up will love the moisturizing and skin-balancing effects of aloe, witch hazel, and fruit extracts.






Give your little girl some non-toxic, salon-quality polish with a manicure or pedicure courtesy of Hopscotch Kids. The water-based nail polishes are safe both for children and the Earth and are packaged in convenient, “spill-proof” bottles. The Hopscotch Kids WaterColors line includes nail polish remover ($9.99, and nail polishes ($11.99 each) in a variety of fun shades, like: bubble gum, bubble gum in a dish (neon pink); heads up, seven up (light lime green); three sailors went to sea, sea, sea (aqua); ink a bink a bottle of ink (vibrant blue); and little bo peep (shimmering pale lilac). Talk about safe and smart shellacking!


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