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A First Holy Communion is a rite of passage in many sects of the Christian faith that is typically made around the age of 7 or 8. On this very special day, looking your best is important . A hairstyle can help a young girl look formal and polished for this special occasion.

A Curly Bun

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For a girl with medium to long hair, a curly bun is elegant and sophisticated. To achieve, pull the hair back into a neat, high ponytail. Split the ponytail into 1 inch sections, using a curling iron to curl each section. Using pins, pin the curls around the base of the ponytail until it is completely covered along the top, bottoms and sides. Faux flowers or pretty pins can be placed in and around the bun to add more interest to the style.

Curly Ponytails

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This hairstyle comes from Little Girls Hairstyles and is sweet and whimsical for a First Holy Communion. To create this style, curl your child's shoulder-length or longer hair using a curling iron or hot rollers. Once the hair is curled, split the hair in three sections: on the top, in the middle and on the bottom. Using hair ties, secure each section into a ponytail along the midline of the head, one on top of the other. Use a few curls from the ponytails to hide the hair ties- securing with bobby pins.

Wear It Down

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Girls with any length hair, short, medium or long, can wear it down and have it styled formally. There are a variety of ways to wear hair down. It can be parted to the side, and using a roller brush and a hairdryer, curled under to look polished and neat. Ringlets, loose curls and hair that is curled just at the end can be created using a curling iron or hot rollers. Pretty barrettes or a head band can be used to pull back just the front or sides of the hair, allowing the back half of the hair to be worn down.

Half Up, Half Down

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A half up, half down hairstyle is very sweet for a little girl to wear on her First Holy Communion. There are a few ways a half up, half down style can be worn. Pull the top half of the hair back so that it is smooth. Secure it near the top of the head with a hair tie or a pretty clip to create a polished look. Another option is to part the hair down the middle and separate a small section of hair along the hairline on either side of the head. Pull these two sections of the hair back, joining them together and securing with a hair tie or clip. A half up, half down hairstyle can be worn with both straight and curly hair.

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Lily Mae began freelance writing in 2008. She is a certified elementary and literacy educator who has been working in education since 2003. Mae is also an avid gardener, decorator and craft maker. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in education and a Master of Science in literacy education from Long Island University.