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TIP:  START WITH WET OR DAMP HAIR THAT WAS WASHED THE DAY BEFORE.  It is easier to work with when it is not freshly washed, and its stays in place better.

Start with a low ponytail wrapped LOOSELY as many times as possible with a regular "Goody" ponytail holder (the braided kind)

Bangs that are SHORTER than the eyebrows may be left down, anything else is too long and must be pulled back securely with a barrette.  All wispies need to be Gelled back smoothly off of the face--WISPIES LOOK VERY MESSY ON STAGE.

Take a hair net and wrap it 2x around your fist and set it aside.

For Short Hair:

You may be finished after the first couple of steps.  If your child's hair only fits back into a ponytail and is too short to wrap, leave it pulled securely back into the ponytail and clean up the wispies and extra hair that might not have fit by using barrettes and gel.

For Medium Length Hair:

Especially if the  hair is thin, you may want to "tease" it a bit to give it more body.

Take the already teased hair and start loosely wrapping and molding into a bun shape and put a couple of pins in it to loosely hold it in place.

You may want to spray it at this point to keep it in place.

Put the hairnet over the top so that the elastic part completely covers all of the hair.

Slightly push the hair towards the child's head and put at least 10 pins into the bun/hairnet.  If the child shakes her head and the bun wiggles, put a little more pressure on the bun and shove some more pins in.

For Long Hair:

Carefully and loosely wrap the child's hair around the ponytail holder, putting in a few small hairpins along the way.

You may want to spray it at this point to make it easier to work with.

Put the hairnet over the top so that the elastic part completely covers all of the hair.

Slightly push the hair towards the child's head and put 20-30 pins into the bun/hairnet.  If the child shakes her head and the bun wiggles, put a little more pressure on the bun and shove some more pins in.

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