How to do Cindy Lou Who Hair Tutorial


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Cindy Lou Who has iconic hair that is perfect for Church Christmas parties, Grinch parties, crazy hair day, and even Halloween. This cute hairdo will get so much attention everywhere it goes!  It's a quick hair style that anyone can do! This is SUCH a popular post, I'm updating it and posting again for all my readers to enjoy! Let me know if you try this hairdo yourself!

How to do Cindy Lou Who Hair Tutorial

Cindy Lou Who has iconic hair that is perfect for Church Christmas parties, Grinch parties, crazy hair day, and even Halloween. This cute hairdo will get so much attention everywhere it goes!

It's a quick hair style that anyone can do! This is SUCH a popular post, I'm updating it and posting again for all my readers to enjoy! Let me know if you try this hairdo yourself!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite Christmas stories. Ever since I was young, I'd sit on my dad's lap while he read us the book. Cindy Lou Who is an adorable little Who that lives in Whoville, and celebrates Christmas.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite Christmas stories. Ever since I was young, I'd sit on my dad's lap while he read us the book. Cindy Lou Who is an adorable little Who that lives in Whoville, and celebrates Christmas.

During the story, Cindy Lou gets out of bed while the Grinch is busy stealing their Christmas. He gets her some water and sends her back to bed...and that's it. She shows up at the end for the Who-Feast and singing around the town tree, but she plays a very minor role.

Still, as a child, I loved her!

She has these cute little wires on her head and some bows...and her little mermaid dress is adorable! Pretty simple. Check out this Cindy Lou Who Headband I made to match this version.

During the story, Cindy Lou gets out of bed while the Grinch is busy stealing their Christmas. He gets her some water and sends her back to bed...and that's it. She shows up at the end for the Who-Feast and singing around the town tree, but she plays a very minor role.  Still, as a child, I loved her!  She has these cute little wires on her head and some bows...and her little mermaid dress is adorable! Pretty simple. Check out this Cindy Lou Who Headband I made to match this version.

The live-action Grinch with Jim Carrey has the Who's play a more leading part in the show. They are depicted as Christmas loving people that forget the real meaning of Christmas. 

Their hair and costumes are over-the-top with bows, braids and all the works! It's a rat race trying to be the most Christmasy. This is where the fun hair comes in!

The live-action Grinch with Jim Carrey has the Who's play a more leading part in the show. They are depicted as Christmas loving people that forget the real meaning of Christmas.   Their hair and costumes are over-the-top with bows, braids and all the works! It's a rat race trying to be the most Christmasy. This is where the fun hair comes in!

That over-the-top hair is the funnest! So, since my daughter was young, I loved doing the Cindy Lou Who Hairdo on her for neighborhood or church Christmas parties. 

She was so fun to dress up and even sang the "Where are you Christmas" song. Everyone looked forward to seeing her year after year...anticipating her costume and singing.

That over-the-top hair is the funnest! So, since my daughter was young, I loved doing the Cindy Lou Who Hairdo on her for neighborhood or church Christmas parties.   She was so fun to dress up and even sang the "Where are you Christmas" song. Everyone looked forward to seeing her year after year...anticipating her costume and singing.

The outfit for Cindy Lou Who is as simple or complicated as you want it to be. We just found a simple red jersey dress, paired it with striped tights and added a fur collar!

With the right hair, the outfit can be super simple!

The outfit for Cindy Lou Who is as simple or complicated as you want it to be. We just found a simple red jersey dress, paired it with striped tights and added a fur collar!  With the right hair, the outfit can be super simple!

The first year we tried this fun hairdo was 2009, my daughter was 5 and absolutely loved all the attention she got at the Christmas party. 

Her hair was pretty fluffy and light, but it still worked great for the Cindy Lou Who Hairdo. This hair style would be really fun to do with long hair!

The first year we tried this fun hairdo was 2009, my daughter was 5 and absolutely loved all the attention she got at the Christmas party.   Her hair was pretty fluffy and light, but it still worked great for the Cindy Lou Who Hairdo. This hair style would be really fun to do with long hair!

The next year we used a tree skirt as a cape, paired with a red dress and striped tights. She had just had her tonsils out a week prior, so she wasn't feeling the best, but insisted on coming to the church Christmas party and dressing up!

The next year we used a tree skirt as a cape, paired with a red dress and striped tights. She had just had her tonsils out a week prior, so she wasn't feeling the best, but insisted on coming to the church Christmas party and dressing up!

2 years later, since she dressed like Jovie from Elf in between, we went all out and even made the "Cup of cheer" headbands to wear, just like Cindy Lou Who in the Grinch Movie.

2 years later, since she dressed like Jovie from Elf in between, we went all out and even made the "Cup of cheer" headbands to wear, just like Cindy Lou Who in the Grinch Movie.

Check out my full tutorial on making these cute teacup headbands here:

Check out my full tutorial on making these cute teacup headbands here: Cindy Lou Who Teacup Headbands and hairdo quick tutorial!

And the last year she dressed up this way was in 2013. Her hair was the longest, so it was easy to make it a little more special. It was such a fun tradition...I wonder if my 17 year old daughter would let me do this again this year...

And the last year she dressed up this way was in 2013. Her hair was the longest, so it was easy to make it a little more special. It was such a fun tradition...I wonder if my 17 year old daughter would let me do this again this year...

Let's get started on How to do Cindy Lou Who's Hair Tutorial!

Supplies Needed for Cindy Lou Who Hairdo:


Small Paper Cup (this small drinking size is perfect for short little girl hair)
Brush
Small Hair Elastics

Let's get started on How to do Cindy Lou Who's Hair Tutorial! Supplies Needed for Cindy Lou Who Hairdo:  Small Paper Cup (this small drinking size is perfect for short little girl hair) Brush Small Hair Elastics

Step 1: Center Hair Up

Begin by pulling up the center of the hair, similar to a half up/half down style. Leave some hair on the sides and the back for braiding later.

Step 1: Center Hair Up Begin by pulling up the center of the hair, similar to a half up/half down style. Leave some hair on the sides and the back for braiding later.

Step 2: Split in Half

Now split the section of hair pulled up in half.

Step 2: Split in Half Now split the section of hair pulled up in half.

Step 3: Paper Cup

Then insert the paper cup in between the split hair. A small drinking cup is perfect for little girl hair...but if you have longer hair, try a bigger or taller cup. 

You can also use Styrofoam cones for a pointy top. There's a lot of other fun options once you know the basic technique.

Step 3: Paper Cup Then insert the paper cup in between the split hair. A small drinking cup is perfect for little girl hair...but if you have longer hair, try a bigger or taller cup.   You can also use Styrofoam cones for a pointy top. There's a lot of other fun options once you know the basic technique.

Step 4: Hide Cup

Next, smooth the hair around the cup to hide it completely. If the hair isn't thick enough to hide the cup, gently back comb some hair to add texture and fullness.

Step 4: Hide Cup Next, smooth the hair around the cup to hide it completely. If the hair isn't thick enough to hide the cup, gently back comb some hair to add texture and fullness.

Step 5: Elastic Time

Secure the hair tightly around the cup with an elastic. 

Step 5: Elastic Time Secure the hair tightly around the cup with an elastic.

Step 6: Embellish!

Now is the fun part. Section the remaining hair and braid, then clip up around the base of the cup. Add curls, ribbons, bows, headbands, or anything fun and Christmasy. 

Step 6: Embellish! Now is the fun part. Section the remaining hair and braid, then clip up around the base of the cup. Add curls, ribbons, bows, headbands, or anything fun and Christmasy.

That's it!

Enjoy that showstopping Cindy Lou Who Hairdo and all the attention it gets! 

Here's how to do the Cindy Lou Who Hair style from the live-action Grinch movie. This fun hairdo is easy to do and gets all the attention on crazy hair day, at a Christmas party or to celebrate Dr Seuss day. Cindy Loo Who is the cutest who in Whoville and makes the funnest cosplay!

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Here's how to do the Cindy Lou Who Hair style from the live-action Grinch movie. This fun hairdo is easy to do and gets all the attention on crazy hair day, at a Christmas party or to celebrate Dr Seuss day. Cindy Loo Who is the cutest who in Whoville and makes the funnest cosplay!



Make a darling Grinch inspired ornament, filled with green candy for the perfect finishing touch! This is great for neighbor or friend gifts, a loving teacher--maybe filled with some cash, or family members. This cute craft takes less than 30 minutes, so it's the perfect last minute gift.










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  2. You can also use a plastic soda bottle. For really long hair you can use a 2 liter bottle for a super high effect! And if you really good and there is enough hair you can use two 20oz or 32oz plastic bottles. That's super cute. We are always coming up with ideas to do with my daughter's hair. Happy Holidays!

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