Start with damp hair. Make an extremely slicked- back pony tail at the crown of the head. Add gel to hair to make sure there are no “whispies”. The light from the stage with create a glow around your child’s head if there are stray hairs. Split the pony tail into 2 halves. Twist the hair in one of the halves and then wrap that half around the pony tail holder, adding bobby pins as you go. Twist the hair in the other half and wrap the hair in the opposite direction of the first half. Wrap the entire bun in a hair net and fasten with bobby pins. Spray the entire head with hair spray.
*Use a darker shade of liquid foundation than you normally would choose for your child's skin tone. This might look weird up close, but keep in mind that audience members are far from the stage, and the stage lights make everyone very pale. Apply powder foundation over the liquid foundation to finish the look. Add a rosy blush to the apples of the cheeks. Avoid the tanner tones of blush.
* Put a neutral-colored eye shadow such as tan on each eyelid and right underneath each eyebrow. Add a darker color eye shadow such as cocoa to the space in between. Blend both colors. Apply black eyeliner to both the top and bottom eyelids. Extend the eyeliner about a 1/2 inch beyond the outer corner of each eye. This helps the eyes appear larger. Apply two coats of black mascara after applying eye shadow and eyeliner.
*Trace both the upper and bottom lips with the red lip liner. Fill in the top lip with a long-wearing bright red lipstick, and then have your child rub her lips together to blend the lip color onto the bottom lip.