Hair Salon

Be adventurous in creating characters in this exciting hair styling craft.
Hair Salon craft


  • Construction paper
  • Colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Crayons or markers
  • Glue stick
  • Ruler
  • White glue
  • Yarn, feathers, colored cotton, curly ribbons, craft braids, steel wool, colored pasta, self-hardening clay
  • Beads, sequins, rhinestones

Safety Tips

  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.


Step 1 Hair Salon 1. Cut construction paper into an approximate size of 15 x 10 inches.
Step 2 Hair Salon 2. Cut 2 more pieces of construction paper, one is 2/3 the size of the first and the other is 1/3 the size of the first, these are 10 x 10 inches and 5 x 10 inches, respectively.
Step 3 Hair Salon 3. Glue the middle-sized piece on top of the largest piece, aligning them on one side.
Step 4 Hair Salon 4. Glue the smallest piece on top of the middle-sized piece, again aligning them on one side. The result is a three-toned background for your picture.
Step 5 Hair Salon 5. You can style the edges of the background paper by cutting with a pair of craft scissors.
Step 6 Hair Salon 6. To make the people, cut colored paper into 3 triangles for the bodies and 3 circles (or ovals) for the heads.
Step 7 Hair Salon 7. Glue the shapes onto the background.
Step 8 Hair Salon 8. Draw faces on each one. Add character with interesting facial expressions.
Step 9 Hair Salon 9. Draw clothes and arms on each one as well.
Step 10 Hair Salon 10. Decorate their clothes by drawing patterns with crayons. You may decorate with stickers or glue on sequins or small craft foam shapes as well.
Step 11 Hair Salon 11. It's time to do some hairstyling. Find materials to make the hair such as yarn, strings, craft braids, feathers, colored cotton, curly ribbons, colored pasta, pompoms, steel wool, raffia, shredded paper, self-hardening clay or other materials you can come up with.
Step 12 Hair Salon Ask for an adult's help.12. Glue on some hair on each person in your hair salon. From left to right, the materials used for this picture are dark brown yarn, steel wool, and yellow curly ribbons. Click here on how to make hair from yarn.
Step 13 Hair Salon Ask for an adult's help.13. In this picture, the hairstyles from left to right are yellow pompoms, long black strings, and orange yarn. Both the strings and yarn hairstyles were made using the same process as the yarn hair in Step 12.
Step 14 Hair Salon 14. Add hair accents such as beads, sequins, pipe cleaner or stickers.