Styles like this are my favorite to do on my toddler. She still has a lot of baby hairs, so this style is great to hold all of those hairs in place. I do use a lot of elastics for this style, but it makes it easier to do when you do the ponytails before you kris-kross the hair. To take out the elastics, I use a seam riper! Just pull the elastic out with your fingers and cut the elastic…then just wind it out of the hair. I hope that you enjoy this style and have fun recreating it.