30 Adorable Toddler Girl Haircuts And Hairstyles

Adorable Toddler Girl Haircuts And Hairstyles

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Your little angel is now a toddler, and her tresses require extra attention! They need to be combed, clipped, and managed regularly. And, of course, styled differently. Did you know that there are more than 20 ways of styling your toddler’s hair? And, if you are wondering where to find these styles, then you are at the right place. MomJunction presents 30 toddler girl haircuts and hairstyles that are convenient, trendy, and make your little one look adorable.

Toddler Girl Haircuts

1. Pixie Haircut

Pixie Haircut

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Pixie haircut for toddler girl is ideal when she has straight hair that drops down a lot. In this style, the hair is cut short at the back and the sides but are left a bit long on the top. This makes it easy to comb and quite manageable too.

How to:

  1. Shampoo and then pat the hair with a towel till they are just damp.
  2. Straighten the hair with a comb so that they are easier to cut.
  3. Start cutting from the back with small cuts from the bottom. Once you reach the nape, be slower with the cuts. Keep cutting until the hair leaves a fringe on the neck.
  4. Style the hair on the nape accordingly. Leave a point of hair at the middle of the nape for styling purpose. Cut the same way on the sides. Leave fringes of hair on the ears so that they cover a third of it. The side locks can be cut according to your preference.
  5. Once done with the back and sides, comb the hair at the front towards one side – with a side parting. Trim the fringes of the front hair till they look uniform.

Face type: Long, oval
Hair type: Straight or wavy hair

2. Long Tapering

Long Tapering

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It can be the haircut of choice for a toddler girl with straight or wavy hair. This toddler girl haircut is super easy to do at home with bare minimum tools.

How to:

  1. Wash hair and dry them till they are just damp. If you do not want to wash the hair, you can also use a water spray. Comb hair after that.
  2. Slowly cut vertically from the outer edge to the inside of the straightened hair. Repeat the same for the other side. The idea here is to give a V shape to the lower end of tresses.
  3. Comb and straighten the hair after each cut, so you know you are getting a good V look.

Face type: All face types – long, oval, round, heart-shaped
Hair type: Straight hair

3. Forehead Bangs

Forehead Bangs

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Forehead bangs work great for toddler girls with thin hair. You can have forehead bangs with bob cut or with long hair.

How to:

  1. Shampoo the hair and dry it thoroughly with a towel.
  2. Run the hair forward about two to three inches from the hairline. Comb hair across the entire length of the forehead so that they cover it completely.
  3. Tie the remaining hair to prevent cutting them accidentally.
  4. Decide a length for the bangs. Sharp bangs can lie about half an inch above eyebrows whereas blunt ones just touch the eyebrows.
  5. Trim the hair horizontally straight as per decided length. Once done, comb the hair forward, and forehead bangs are ready.

Face type: Oval, round
Hair type: Straight, thin hair

4. Parted Side Bangs

Parted Side Bangs

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Quite similar to forehead bangs, but these look best when the girl has thin straight hair that you prefer parting from the side.

How to:

  1. Follow the same steps as forehead bangs. When cutting the combed forehead hair, do not cut in a horizontal straight line. Instead, trim the hair at a slant angle.
  2. The bangs are longest to the opposite side of the parting. So if you part the toddler’s hair from left to right, then the bangs will be the longest on the right side, gradually decreasing in size as hair run to the left.

Face type: Round, heart-shaped
Hair type: Straight, thin or slightly wavy hair

5. Classic Bob Cut

Classic Bob Cut

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Classic bob cut is perhaps among the most popular haircuts for toddler girls. It suits straight hair and narrow face the most.

How to:

  1. Divide the dry hair into three sections, one at the back and two on the sides.
  2. Partition the hair into three sections with a comb. Begin by cutting the hair from the back. Keep cutting till you reach the top of the nape. You can also use a trimmer. Once the hair is shortened, the back section is done.
  3. Start cutting the side section by cutting from bottom to top. You have to leave the hair long in the front, so do not cut them. It gives out two neat hair fringes that run on either side of the face.

Face type: Oval, round, narrow, heart-shaped
Hair type: Straight, thin hair

6. Asymmetrical Bob Cut

Asymmetrical Bob Cut

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Same as regular/classic bob cut, except that hair fringes on one side of the face are longer than the other.

How to:

  1. Follow the same steps as the bob cut. When you arrive at the last step, comb out the hair that runs straight on either side of the face.
  2. Cut one side of the fringe shorter than the other, and.cut diagonally rather than horizontally.
  3. Usually, the fringe closest to the side parting is trimmed. It means if you part the hair on the left side of the head, then you cut short the fringe on the left side.

Face type: Oval, round, narrow, heart-shaped
Hair type: Straight, thin hair

7. Medium Length Cut

Medium Length Cut

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The medium cut suits toddler girls with curly hair that parents would like to cut to a more manageable length.

How to:

  1. Form a side partition or middle partition, and comb the hair all the way to the back.
  2. Medium length can touch the shoulders or just be about half an inch away from it. Select the length according to your preference.
  3. Trim the lower end of the hair up to the desired length. Ensure the hair length is the same on both sides and the cut is in a straight line.

Face type: Oval, long
Hair type: Straight, thin, curly

8. Cropped Hair

Cropped Hair

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Cropped hair is convenient to wash, dry, and comb. It may not seem very appealing, but it is quite practical since it is easy to manage.

How to:

  1. Cut the hair short, like a bob cut style. Then run the comb and cut small sections of hair that run through the bristles.
  2. When it comes to the hair around the ears, cut them around and do not leave any on the ears. Also, the side locks should be short and tapering.
  3. Keep cutting till you achieve the desired length. Brush the hair properly once done to check if you have got a uniform cut.

Face type: Round, oval
Hair type: Straight, curly, wavy

9. Boy-Cut Haircut

Boy-Cut Haircut

As the name suggests, the haircut is quite same to that of boys. The boy cut is shorter than bob cut and cropped hair.

How to:

  1. Shampoo and dry the hair. Make a side partition and comb the hair. Begin cutting from the nape, where you take small sections of hair through the bristles and trim them down.
  2. Repeat the same steps on the side. When it comes to the front, comb the hair down the forehead and cut them slowly. Keep the length equal.
  3. Cut the hair around the ears and shorten them. Trim the side locks to make them short and neatly carved. This step differentiates it from cropped hair, where you can leave the side locks long and tapered.

Face type: Oval, round, heart-shaped
Hair type: Straight, wavy

After a set of haircuts to give your toddler, let’s look at some styles that can help you manage the toddler girl’s hair better. Hairstyles ensure that a haircut remains the way it is. That’s not all! Hairstyles add glamor and style to your baby’s face and overall persona.

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Toddler Girl Hairstyles

10. Pigtails

Pigtails

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This is a quick to comb-and-create hairstyle that is ideal for when you want to send your toddler outdoors such as to a daycare center or a park to play.

How to:

  1. Partition the hair from the side or the center of the head. Run hair equally on either side.
  2. Comb the hair neatly all together to form a pigtail. Bind it firmly in its place with the use of rubber band.

Face type: Round, oval, long
Hair type: Straight, thin, wavy

11. Single Fountain Pigtail

Single Fountain Pigtail

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Works well for toddler girls with short or curly hair such as those in African-American toddlers. This style is easy and quick to create.

How to:

  1. Brush the hair from all the sides of the head to the top center of the head.
  2. Keep combing till you make a small pigtail out of the hair. Run the comb several times to get loose hair within the pigtail.
  3. Tie the pigtail with a rubber band, or you can also wind a ribbon.

Face type: Round, oval, heart-shaped
Hair type: Wavy and curly

12. Side Single Ponytail

Side Single Ponytail

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If your toddler girl has thin droopy hair, then you will love this style. Here the hair stay secured on one side of the head, making them manageable for the young girl especially when outdoors.

How to:

  1. Comb the hair to a side of choice to form a ponytail. You can leave some hair at the front to create small bangs on the forehead.
  2. Tie a rubber band or a ribbon around the ponytail to complete the look.

Face type: Heart-shaped, long, oval
Hair type: Thin, straight hair

13. Mid-Parting With Two Ponytails

Mid-Parting With Two Ponytails

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It is among the conventional yet popular hairstyles for a toddler girl. Ponytails work great for older toddler girls, who are just joining kindergarten at the school where they need to stay well-groomed.

How to:

  1. Make a parting right at the top centre of the head. Divide the hair into two sections; one on either side of the head.
  2. Make two ponytails on each end. Wrap the ponytails with colorful rubber bands.

Face type: All face types – Round, oval, long, and heart-shaped
Hair type: Straight, wavy, and slightly curly

14. Side-Parting With Bow And Hairband

Side-Parting With Bow And Hairband

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The highlight here is the bow-shaped rubber band that helps secure the thin long tresses of a toddler girl.

How to:

  1. Comb the hair straight on the back and on the sides of the face.
  2. Put on the hairband and comb out some strands of hair on the front and the sides. Comb these loose fringes to straighten neatly.
  3. Now make a partition on one side of the hair and bring a section of hair to one end. Tie it with the bow-shaped rubber band. Leave the hair loose on the other end. Comb the hair well and your look is ready.

Face type: Long, oval
Hair type: Thin, straight and long

15. Loose Braid With Clips

Loose Braid With Clips

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Braids are easy to make, and you can set them well at their place with the use of clips and rubber band.

How to:

  1. Brush hair to the back and make two strands of hair and intertwine to create a loose braid. Bind the tapering end with a rubber band.
  2. Use hair-clips on either side of the lower half of the head. It helps secure the hair and prevents the braid from opening.

Face type: Round, oval, and heart-shaped
Hair type: Straight, wavy

16. Fringe Hairstyle

Fringe Hairstyle

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Best suited for straight, droopy hair that tends to fall forward and sidewards. Fringes look cute and also stylish. They are easiest to make when the toddler girl already has some forehead bangs.

How to:

  1. Side partition the hair and bring a section of the hair to the forehead. Separate some individual strands of hair and comb them neatly.
  2. Space out the forehead strands with equal distance thus forming fringes.
  3. Comb the remaining hair the usual way.

Face type: Round, heart-shaped, oval
Hair type: Straight and thin

17. Double-Side Buns

Double-Side Buns

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Looking for a toddler girl hairstyle for a special event? Double-side buns should do great as they make your little one appear more adorable while the hairstyle is also hip – perfect for a toddler party.

How to:

  1. Make a middle parting and comb hair on either side of the head to make two ponytails.
  2. Use a rubber band at the base of the ponytail to hold them in place.
  3. Twist the ponytail clockwise to form a bun. Tuck away the loose end of the ponytail beneath the twisted bun.
  4. To keep the bun from unwinding, wrap a thin rubber band around it.

Face type: Oval, round, long
Hair type: Wavy, straight, and slightly curly

18. Three Braided Ponytails

Three Braided Ponytails

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It is the same as making a regular braid, but here you have three of them on different sides of the head. It may seem complicated, but is simple and makes a trendy hairstyle for a toddler girl.

How to:

  1. Separate three sections of hair – one on the middle of the head, and one each on the side of the head.
  2. Take a section of hair and start braiding it. Make a braid each on the lower back, and sides of the head.
  3. Tie a rubber band at the end of the braid to complete the look.

Face type: Oval, round, long
Hair type: Straight, thin

19. Cropped Hair With Floral Hairband

Cropped Hair With Floral Hairband

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An easy to create hairstyle for toddler girls with short hair that are wavy or curly, this hairstyle is neat, quick, and quite cute.

How to:

  1. Wash the hair and dry them thoroughly. Comb them straight the usual way.
  2. Select a coloured hairband that has a flower made of fabric attached to the side. This gives a much adorable look.
  3. Put on the hairband and your toddler girl is all set with her new hairstyle.

Face type: Round, oval, heart-shaped
Hair type: Curly, wavy short hair

20. Half Clipped Half Fringed Hairstyle

Half Clipped Half Fringed Hairstyle

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If the toddler’s hair is ultra thin, then you can choose a fringed look combined with the use of clips to hold some hair in place.

How to:

  1. Make a one-side partition. Brush the long end of hair to one side and bundle them all together with a clip.
  2. The short end of the hair, on the other side of the partition, is separated into thin strands that are evenly spaced out to give a fringe look.

Face type: All face types – long, oval, round, heart-shaped
Hair type: Thin, Straight

21. French Braid

French Braid

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French braid is similar to regular braid with a few differences. This hairstyle is great for almost any occasion and suits girls with long and dense hair.

How to:

  1. Comb hair all the way from front to the back. Take a large section of hair right from the top center of the head, unlike conventional braid where you pick a part closer to the lower side.
  2. Make three thick strands of hair and start intertwining them alternately like in a conventional braid.
  3. As you make three to four intersections, pull an additional strand of hair from the sides. Repeat picking extra strands of hair after every three to four twists.
  4. As you approach the end of the braid, leave a loose untied end at the bottom and wind it with a rubber band or a colored ribbon.

Face type: Round, oval, long
Hair type: Straight, long, and dense

22. Double French Braid

Double French Braid

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Two French braids individually made from two sections of hair. It looks cute yet ornate for a toddler girl hairstyle for special occasions.

How to:

  1. Make a middle parting of the hair and divide them into two sections on the left and right side of the head.
  2. Now you have two groups of hair, which you use individually to make French braids like mentioned in the French braid hairstyle above.
  3. Tie a ribbon or a decorative rubber band at the end of the braid to make it more appealing.

Face type: Round, oval, long
Hair type: Straight, long, and dense

23. Horizontal Braid

Horizontal Braid

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It is same as making a regular braid, but here you tie the plait in a horizontal direction rather than vertical. Works great for wavy and curly hair, where a vertical braid may get too springy.

How to:

  1. Take three strands of hair from the right side of the head. Start intertwining them to form a braid that will go horizontally right to left.
  2. As you come to end of the braid, you would have reached the far left end of the head. Here you can tie the tapering end to the remainder of the hair with a decorative hair clip or a ribbon.

Face type: Oval, round, heart-shaped
Hair type: Curly, wavy

24. Fishtail Braid

Fishtail Braid

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The fishtail braid is suitable for special occasions or when you want to make you toddler happy by giving her hair a new look.

How to:

  1. Make a long ponytail and secure it at its base with a rubber band. It makes it easier to do the braiding.
  2. Divide the ponytail into two smaller ponytails. Then separate a small section of hair from the left ponytail from its extreme left side. Bring the smaller ponytail over the left (now middle) ponytail.
  3. Then, separate a thin section of hair from the extreme right ponytail (like you did with the left one). Run the thin ponytail on the middle intertwined section including the original left ponytail.
  4. Repeat steps two and three. The idea is to separate a small section of hair from the two primary ponytails and twist them on the central, intertwined ponytail.
  5. Continue intertwining till you reach the bottom tapering end of the hair. Tie a rubber band at the end. The fishtail braid is now ready.

Face type: Long, oval
Hair type: Long, straight, and wavy

25. Messy Hair Bun

Messy Hair Bun

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Messy hair buns are ideal during travel when all you want to do is bundle up your toddler’s hair quickly.

How to:

  1. Make a ponytail from the top center part of the head and tie the base tightly with a rubber band.
  2. Twist the ponytail tightly around its axis.
  3. Bring the end of the twisted ponytail to the bottom and slowly wrap the ponytail forming a bun.
  4. Tuck the end of the ponytail under the rubber band to secure the hair and prevent the bun from unwinding.

Face type: All face types – Round, oval, long, and heart-shaped
Hair type: Curly, straight, wavy

26. Side Bun

Side Bun

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It is same as messy hair bun, but the hair is secured more tightly here. You can make a side bun precisely on the side of the head or the lower back part of the head, behind the ear.

How to:

  1. Select a spot either by the side of the head or behind the ear to make the side bun. Once you choose, make a ponytail and tie a rubber band at its base.
  2. You can twist the hair and wrap them around like a messy hair bun. Another way is to make a braid and then wrap it around. Making a braid makes the side bun more secure and difficult to unwind even when your toddler sprints around.
  3. Tie a large, showy hairband around the bun to secure it and make it look ornate.

Face type: Oval, round, long
Hair type: Straight, wavy, and long

27. Side Clipped

Side Clipped

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Best suited for toddler girls with thin hair that is short and thus difficult to set in pigtails and braids.

How to:

  1. Shampoo hair and pat dry with the towel leaving them a bit damp.
  2. Side partition the hair. Comb them straight all the way to the end.
  3. Take a hair clip and clip the hair on the opposite side of the head.
  4. Comb away any excess hair that falls towards the eyes and you are done with this quick and easy toddler girl hairstyle.

Face type: Round, oval, heart-shaped
Hair type: Straight, short, and wavy

28. Bob Hair With Clip

Bob Hair With Clip

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Bob cut looks good with fringes or forehead bands. However, if your toddler girl’s hair is short at the front or too curly, then you can clip them behind to make a modified bob hairstyle.

How to:

  1. Comb the hair straight all the way to the end. Separate a section of hair at the front, usually the one that forms the fringes/bangs.
  2. Use a comb to turn the hair over from the forehead towards the back of the head. Keep combing till you have a small hair puff.
  3. Secure the puff with a clip and comb away any fuzz.

Face type: Round, oval, heart-shaped
Hair type: Wavy, curly, and short

29. Multiple Ponytails With Decorative Hairbands

Multiple Ponytails With Decorative Hairbands

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This toddler girl hairstyle is for when her hair is sparse, and you find it difficult to get a handful of hair to make a single long ponytail.

How to:

  1. Make a middle partition and then divide each section of hair into smaller groups/clusters of hair.
  2. Comb the hair straight in each bunch and bind them together to form a short ponytail. Go to the next cluster of hair and repeat the same. Continue doing it till you have a row of ponytails on each section.
  3. Make the hairstyle more eye-catching by using small hairbands of a different color each.

Face type: Round, oval
Hair type: Thin and straight

30. Simply Tied For Curly Hair

Simply Tied For Curly Hair

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When nothing seems to work for your young girl’s curly hair, then tying it securely is perhaps the way to go to keep her hair neatly bundled.

How to:

  1. Use a wide-teeth comb to comb the curly hair all the way behind.
  2. Comb the hair to one side towards the lower back of the head.
  3. Use a large hair band and tie the hair at place. You can also use a hair clip. The hair will stay frayed and loose, but that is okay since that is what makes this hairstyle unique.

Face type: All face types – long, oval, round, heart-shaped
Hair type: Curly, extremely wavy

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Aren’t those some fantastic ways to style your toddler girl’s tresses with ease? Keep experimenting with different hairstyles till you find the one that perfectly suits your toddler’s personality. Do not forget to take your young one’s opinion as well! If you see she likes one style over another, then you can stick to it.

How do you style your toddler’s hair? Share your experience with us in the comments below.

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Rohit Garoo

Rohit Garoo took writing as a profession right after finishing his MBA in Marketing. Earlier he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Botany & Zoology from the autonomous St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai. Rohit has also done a Stanford University certification course on breastfeeding. This botanist-zoologist turned writer excels at life sciences, and at MomJunction he writes everything about pediatrics and maternal care. In between writing and being overly curious, he spends time cooking, reading, and playing video games. LinkedIn profile – linkedin.com/in/rohit-garoo-263115aa
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