If you aren't super talented with hairstyles, you probably can still make this easily enough. Anneliese's hair is a little past her shoulders, and I'd say that this hairdo would work with medium to long hair, and with either straight or wavy hair (Anneliese's is wavy). If your child already has curly hair, you probably can do this too, just skipping the part with the curling iron.
The first thing I did was make a half ponytail with a very thin and inconspicuous elastic band, and then put that hair up and out of the way, so you could work with the hair that is hanging down.
Divide the hair into thin sections and curl each one with a curling iron. Once each section is curled, clip it up in that tight curl, and leave the curl to set that way for about 10 minutes. I used regular hair clips, nothing fancy..
Then take down the clips holding up the curls, and sweep the curls towards the center of the head, underneath the swirl/bun made with the half pony tail. When sweeping the curls to the middle, lift the hair up a bit so that the curly hair covers the part between the curly section and the half pony. Secure the hair with bobby pins, as inconspicuously as possible.
Do the same thing on both sides. I assume this is the part where you'd be using hairspray if you have it.
This is where the flower clips come in handy! Clip the flowers around the bun/swirl, on top of the bobby pins holding back the curls, so that you can't see them. If this isn't possible, reposition the bobby pins so that it is.
Voila- a fancy hairstyle suitable for the occasion that doesn't take any fancy fingerwork or special skills, or take a lot of time, and costs next to nothing. I got lots of compliments on it as well.
Though I did this on my 5 year old, my inspiration was from a youtube tutorial (part of it anyhow) for a grown woman. In my opinion, it is both fancy and mature enough for prom or other dances, or other people in the wedding party, not just little girls. Just stick to more mature hair clips than I used.
As for Rose, I can't take any credit for her hairstyle. I don't have the finesse or fancy fingerwork (or speed) required to make a fancy hairstyle in her short, fine, thin hair. My little sister Lizzy did her hairstyle.
It involved braids of some sort- I think it was a french braid that ended up switching direction and joining with a braid from the other side.
And then the matching clips were put on it as well.
Other than for my wedding and my sister's wedding, I've never paid for a hairstylist in my life, and the more I learn how to do these things myself, the more I realize how many options there are out there, how many ways to make fancy and beautiful things yourself, so you don't have to spend a lot of money and also don't need to sacrifice looking good, as long as you're willing to do some research to learn how to do these things yourself.
For the record, I practiced with Anneliese's hair a few days before the wedding, so I could figure out what I was doing, and know how to do it, so that I wouldn't stress out with the clock ticking about how exactly I'd do this. If you want to learn these things, practice makes perfect...
Do you have formal occasions where you or your loved ones would want to wear a fancy hairstyle? When such occasions come up, do you usually style the hair yourself or pay for a hair stylist? Does this look like something you think you could do, even if you don't have amazing hair styling skills?