When I was a babysitter I did some fun things with the children I tended. One of the things I did was to give the girls a glamour treatment. I did their hair and nails. The girls loved it and the parents were impressed – with both my talent, and the extra attention I gave their children.
I remember times when the mom and dad walked into the house and the girls ran screaming to them, “Mom, look at my hair. And look at my nails. Cool, huh?” The girls had fun. I had fun. Mom and dad were impressed. And I got paid. Is this a great job or what?
I didn’t let on how easy it was.
I grew up with four sisters. We did each other’s hair and shared fingernail polish and glitters. My dad jokes that we bought hair spray by the case.
So, it was only natural to use my glamour skills while babysitting.
I’m always trying new hair styles on my three daughters. There are lots of ways to style hair. I like the styles that look complicated but are really pretty easy.
I’m not going to give you any hair styling advice. Instead I’m going to point you to one of my favorite websites that has videos showing how to do lots of different hair designs on kids.
In my book I continue with some suggestions regarding hair design and give you a beginner’s lesson on fingernail painting. I end the chapter with an idea that could make you some extra money using these 2 skills.