Our school mornings, are always a bit rushed, sleepy, and a bit of a loving blur with two little ones. Even when I consider those factors, school mornings are one of my absolute favorite times with River. I remember how special they felt to me as a kid. My mom would be up way before all of us to prepare for work, and when I wasn't getting ready, I would sit on the toilet and watch her apply her makeup. I loved the way her perfume smelled, the way she mumbled a bit while applying her lip liner, and the way she pulled up her eye to apply her eyeliner. It was all so fascinating to me. River and I have created our own little morning bathroom ritual, that I can only hope she remembers fondly when she's older.
Our bathroom mornings are similar, but a bit different. I'm usually in a fluffy robe, messy hair, not yet preparing for work, but the love is still the same. River sits on the toilet, and I ask her what kind of style she would like for the day. In our best salon voices we have a mini conversation, and I grab my "tools" and get working on her hair. I've perfected a few easy school day styles that River likes just as much as I do, making our bathroom time sweet and short.
When Hello Shiso contacted me about possibly partnering up for a post, I immediately said yes. With a three year old girl, a tight schedule, and our little morning tradition, hair, as silly as it might be, is quite important to us. This tradition is near and dear to my heart, and having adorable and functional clips is a must.
Here are a few of our go-to morning styles. Eventually, I plan on sharing what natural products we use for her hair, but now... styles!
The Ms. M. River named this style after her teacher last year. One day at school her teacher did her hair and River became obsessed. The style consists of a quick and easy top knot and a front braid. The look isn't complete without a clip on the end of the braid. Seriously, she will not leave the house if there isn't a clip on that braid. ha This style probably takes the longest time out of all the styles, because River's curls need to be combed out a bit to get a decent top knot.
Two Flat Twists. This style is a cute way to pull her hair back from her face for a day or so. I've noticed River's hair looks better with a side part. Usually one twist is on the side and the other comes all the way around, ending on the opposite side, or it will go straight back in the middle like shown here. Both styles leave a good curl pattern after as well. I love how these star clips are large enough to pull her curls back, giving her a more defined end to her twists.
The 80's. The style reminds me of a chic maintained 80's hairdo! I sure do love seeing her curls laying so nicely on her face, without obstructing her site. This look consists of just one flat twist on the side, and is super fast.
Here are a few others we adore from Hello Shiso; this one makes us hungry, these are just adorable, I want this necklace, and this one is perfect for the holidays.
We have a lot of friends that have daughters that won't let their mama's touch their hair. Are you one of those mamas? Does your little one let you have your way? Or is it a collaboration like we have?
This post was in partnership with Hello Shiso, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting my partners who I wholeheartedly believe in.