One of my favourite special days at school is Crazy Hair Day I am always blown away by how creative some of the ideas are and how nifty some parents are. Some ideas take a lot of preparation and time and others can be whipped up the night before – there’s an idea out there for everyone. Here are 15 of my favourite ideas (a mix of easy and more complex):
if you have short hair, this is super easy to prepare for, if your hair is longer, simply tie it back neatly in a bun. Then using a selection of different coloured hair spray, add polka dots all over. You could choose to spray paint a different pattern if you wanted, but polka dots seem that bit more crazy.
–Doughnut on a plate
this is perfect for someone with longer hair. Pop your hair in a perfect circular bun on the top of your head and secure it with hairpins. Cut a hole out of the middle of a plastic plate and a slit down one side. Slide the plate so it sits at the base of the bun. Use hair chalk to decorate the top of your bun to create a doughnut look (or add hair gel with sprinkles on top).
– Jest it away
this is another easy one for a busy mum to organise, tuck your child’s hair up inside a cute shaped hat and send them on their way. The hat is definitely crazy and your child will definitely fit in with the theme of the day.
this is always a favourite each year, using extra-strong hair gel, form a wave in your child’s hair – for shorter hair, push it over to the side and up, for longer hair, curl it over itself until it looks a bit more wave-like. Let the gel dry before coating the hair with blue hair spray. Add cat hair clips for extra effect.
–Short or long?
This is a fun one for people with shorter hair. Order a range of these hair extensions in different colours, clip them in and confuse people with your crazy different hair lengths and colours!
turn your child’s hair into a cute little bunny! Using talcum powder, coat their hair until it’s a nice shade of white. Add these cute bunny ear clips on top. If your child has long hair, create a low bun and using a bobby pin, secure a cotton wool ball in the middle of the bun (like a tail).
no matter what length hair you have, adding colourful crimped hair clips will definitely create a crazy look. These clips are so much fun and look super crazy (the more you add, the crazier it looks).
– Silly stringing along
another easy one for any hair length, simply pop by your closest party store, buy a can of silly string spray or any party string, and get to work covering as much hair as you like.
another easy and quick hairstyle for long hair. Simply pop their hair into a ponytail, get some pipe cleaners and curl them into a spring before attaching them to another hair tie. Pop the decorated hair tie over your ponytail for a curly whacky look.
another easy style of any length of hair. Simply coat hair with a good layer of hair spray, then cover the hair with an assortment of stickers. You could choose a theme of stickers or mix it up to add another level of ‘crazy’
did you know a simple tutu can be a handy prop when it comes to crazy hair day? Simply pop it over your head like a headband or crown (so the skirt part is sticking out over the top of your head) and enjoy the crazy style.