How to tame the kid's mane

Posted: 2:01 PM, Sep 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-05 18:09:42Z
The morning routine during the school week is very regimented and timed out right to the last minute.
We talked with two hairstylists Alishia Lewis and Stacey Burton from Supercuts in Depew. They gave us some of their tips on how to get the kid's hair looking good for school. 
Tips for girls & boys to get their hair ready for school in the morning:

Q: What tips do you have for girls hair?

1. Cuts
  • The way the hair is cut can make a huge difference in prep time.
  • Bobs can be very easy and quick to style.
  • If your daughter wants something more fun, a way to mix this look up is by doing an undercut.
  • It still looks like a regular bob from a distance, but if you look closely, ⅓ of her hair is shaved.


2. Styles
  • If your daughter has longer hair, a great way to save time in the morning is by putting your daughter’s hair in a braid the night before.
  • Braids are making a huge comeback.
  • But, the new style is to wear them a little messier which is fantastic news. You can throw it in quickly, have them sleep on it if they want and they’re good to go.
  • Ponytails are also still an easy, yet fashionable style.
  • Right now, everyone is in love with the beach wave look.
  • A quick way to achieve that style is to put the hair in a braid like this, and then, set the braid using a flat iron.


3. Monkey See, Monkey Do
  • Kids want to do everything themselves. What I do with my daughter is set everything out and show her the different products to use to help get her hair ready in the morning.
  • For example, tangles are a huge problem for girls with long hair.
  • In the morning, if her hair is a mess, I tell her to spray it with some water and then put some leave-in conditioner in it.
  • Then, we go over the different brushes and combs she should use.
  • I’ll also section her hair for her. That way she can comb it easier.


Q: What about tips for boys getting ready in the morning?


1. Cuts
  • Obviously, short hair is easier for boys to work with. If you have a son who just doesn't’t want to deal with his hair in the morning, I would recommend a very short style.


2. Styles
  • The trend for boys right now is to have those nice, clean lines on the sides, and keep things longer on the top.
  • The pompadour style is really popular. A way to get this look without a ton of time is by using a blow dryer and drying the hair to one side. Then, apply product for some hold.


3. Products
  • Another great idea is to get a product like Re-Works Texture Cream. It works on wet or dry hair.
  • The best part is that your son can restyle his hair throughout the day by simply wetting the hair and reworking it.


  • If your kid doesn't have time for a shower, dry shampoo is a lifesaver! It works for boys and girls. It soaks up some of the oil that makes the hair look dirty.