19 Cute And Stylish Hairstyles For Little Girls

The best hairstyles for little girls can make them look like a princess. If your little girl is already a fashionista and wants to experiment with her hairstyle, help her explore a range of options that will set her apart from the crowd.

A hairstyle reflects your identity, and it always has a personal touch that makes it distinct from others. If you want your little girl to try something pretty and cool, keep reading to explore some trendy hairstyles that will help her flaunt her beautiful hair. Check out our list to find one that will suit her best.

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Easy Buns And Knots For Girls

Buns, updos, and knots are among the easy going and natural hairstyles not just for women, but also for little girls.

1. Top Knot

Making a top knot bun is easy. It looks remarkably cute too.

How to:

  1. Comb the hair back neatly and make a tight ponytail.
  2. Secure it tightly with a hair band.
  3. Divide the ponytail into two sections and apply mousse or gel to make it smoother.
  4. Take one section of hair in each hand and keep twisting them down together, till the end.
  5. Hold the twisted hair and wrap it around the hair tie in a clockwise direction.
  6. Next, secure it tightly with bobby pins.

Face shape: Oval, round and diamond-shaped faces
Occasions: Any occasion, casual
Products: Hairspray, mousse, serum, blow dryer or straightener.
Expert opinion: You need to twist your hair to make the top knot as it makes the hair free of flyaways.

2. Bow Bun

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Little girls do not need makeup, but they can be stylish. Try this simple and easy hairstyle for a natural and cutely stylish look.

How to:

  1. Gather up all the hair from the top to make a ponytail using an elastic hair tie.
  2. Loop the hair through the elastic headband, but don’t pull it all through. Instead, create a loop leaving the loose ends falling on the forehead.
  3. Divide the loop into two.
  4. Gather the ends and fold them into the space between the two halves, to make the center knot of the bow.
  5. Secure the loose ends using the elastic behind the bow.
  6. You can create a puff in the bow by pulling the strands of your hair, gently tugging them tighter.

Face shape: Round, Diamond, Oval, and heart-shaped faces.
Occasions: Daytime look: a picnic or a brunch
Products: You may use a medium dry hairspray for a neat look.
Expert opinion: Be very gentle while pulling the strands of your hair to make it tighter. Make sure, it’s not too tight but just sits securely without loose ends.

3. Double Bun

Doube bun hairstyle

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This cute hairstyle is a must-try for every girl child! It’s one of the easiest and quick updos one can do.

How to:

  1. Split the hair into two sections, and pull it into high pigtails.
  2. Tease the pigtails lightly, and wrap it up into buns.
  3. Secure the buns with bobby pins.
  4. To make each bun a little wider, pull out sections that seem to be tightly pulled in.

Face shape: Any face shape
Occasions: Everyday, casual Products: Use hairspray to make it neat.
Expert opinion: The bun need not necessarily be perfect. It will look great even if it’s not entirely neat.

Youtuber and mom Kait Nichole takes her viewers through some back-to-school hairstyles that she loves on her daughter’s long hair. Kait loves this hairstyle and calls them braided fun buns. She says, “I personally think the pigtails look good really high on the head, but it’s all personal preference. I’m going to braid down the length of the hair. So, the way I like to do it is taking the braid and wrapping it towards the center of the head instead of away from it. This gives the bun a little more durability and prevents it from sagging. Then, I leave a tiny little tail from the braid and wrap an elastic around it. I pull them apart to make it fluffy and fun (i).”

4. Flower Braid Updo

Flower braid on little girl

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A flower braid is one of the best-braided hairstyles for little girls. There are different variations, but the premise is the same: wear your hair like a flower!

How to:

  1. Part hair into two and then comb it nicely to remove any tangles.
  2. Spray a little bit of water to make it flat.
  3. Pick up a section in the front and divide it into three parts and make a Dutch braid.
  4. Keep braiding until the corner of the eyebrow and then, start turning the braid.
  5. Keep adding hair from both sides.
  6. Scoop the hair all the way from the front of the face and braid it from top to bottom.
  7. Now, pull the remaining loose hair gently alongside the braid and make a regular braid and secure it with a band.
  8. Then roll it up and twist it. Secure it using bobby pins.

Face shape: Best suits kids with round faces.
Occasions: Wedding, party, festive
Products: Tail comb, bobby pins, ponytail holder, hairspray or water
Expert opinion: Keep plaiting straight across the braid to give a clean side sweep where the bun can sit nicely and visibly.

5. Half-Up Top Knot

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The half-up top knot is a low maintenance hairstyle, and it takes you just minutes to nail it like a pro!

How to:

  1. Part your hair and make a concave around your temple.
  2. Pull all the hair from the temple upwards and make a ponytail.
  3. Secure the ponytail with an elastic tie and make a bun by wrapping it around the elastic.
  4. Secure the bun with bobby pins. You can tease the bun a little to create a tousled look.
  5. Finish it off with hairspray.

Face shape: Suits any face shape
Occasions: Casual, everyday
Products: Elastic tie, brush, bobby pins
Expert opinion: if you are in a hurry, you can just use your fingers to make the half-up knot in no time.

6. Chignon Hair Bun

Chignon hair bun

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A chignon is one of the cutest hairstyles for little girls and makes them look pretty and polished. Although it seems complicated, it is super easy to make.

How to:

  1. Brush your hair into a low ponytail.
  2. Create a small opening above the ponytail using your fingers and loop the ponytail through this opening.
  3. Pick the pony’s tail and loop it through the same loop.
  4. Secure it with bobby pins, and you may add a bow or flower to adorn.

Face shape: Oval and heart-shaped faces
Occasions: Party or prom
Products: Hairbrush, bobby pins, bow or flower
Expert opinion: Make sure to rub ample styling gel or mousse to avoid dry ends.

Simple Braids For Little Girls

Braids are never out of style, and girls can flaunt their best looks with braids. Here are some fantastic braided hairstyles for your little ones.

7. Halo Braid

Halo braid hairstyle for little girls

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Make your girl a braided beauty with this hairstyle. It may be a little tricky in the beginning, but with practice, you can make her look sublime.

How to:

  1. Create a side parting and pull a thick section of hair to one side and separate it into three strands.
  2. Start plaiting the section crossing each strand over the middle strand. Make sure you pull the strands of hair hard enough to make the braid tight.
  3. Continue braiding down along the hairline, and move towards the ear.
  4. Pull new strands of hair from each side as you go and bring it all down, to the bottom of your braid.
  5. If there are any loose strands or flyaways, apply some hairspray.

Face shape: Suits all face shapes
Occasions: Brunch, lunch or weddings
Products: Hairspray
Expert opinion: A tight grip while braiding can ensure that the braids don’t fall out.

8. Pigtail Braid

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Pigtail braids are one of the best braiding hairstyles for little girls. They are chic, comfortable and can be a lazy-day hairstyle.

How to:

  1. Use a tail comb and part the hair from the crown down to the nape.
  2. Secure the two sections with elastic separately.
  3. Begin braiding one side from the beginning of the elastic.
  4. Plait it till the end and tie it with elastic.
  5. Now, repeat the same steps with the other side.

Face shape: Best for round and heart-shaped faces.
Occasions: Get together, picnics, family outings, functions.
Products: Hair serum, hair gel, conditioner(optional)
Expert opinion: After a shower, towel-dry the hair and use a leave-in conditioner to avoid tangled hair.

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9. The Heart Braid

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Let your little girl wear her heart on her braid. The heart braid hairstyle is a favorite among girls and getting this look is not difficult at all. According to some, it is not just a hairstyle but a masterpiece of the tresses.

How to:

  1. Use a broad hairbrush to detangle the hair.
  2. Use a tail comb to part the hair down from the center and secure one side up with a hair tie.
  3. Gather a tiny section of hair from the crown and comb it finely.
  4. Divide this part of hair into three sections and begin a French braid starting from the crown, down towards the temple.
  5. Then, move towards the back of the head making the top lobe of a heart.
  6. Once you reach the center at the back of your head, secure the braid with an elastic band tightly.
  7. Unclasp the hair on the other side and repeat the same process. In the end, secure it tightly with a ponytail holder.
  8. Finally, join the two ends of the braids at the back with an elastic band forming the bottom section of the heart.

Face shape: Any face shape
Occasions: Daytime outings, dinner or any small party
Products: You can use hairspray or gel to fix the loose ends.
Expert opinion: The type of brush (broad or tail brush) you use can make a difference in the look. The significant part of the appearance depends on the proper parting of the hair.

10. Dutch Fishtail Braid

Dutch fishtail braid

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Although this is a little intricate, it is one of the best looks for a little girl who wants to design a long haircut or layered haircut. A little practice and you’ll be able to nail it!

How to:

  1. Begin at the front of the head, take a small section of hair from the right side and sweep the rest of the hair over the left shoulder.
  2. Grab a small part of hair from the right side and split it into two strands.
  3. Grab a small section from the left side. Cross this strand under the right strand and combine it with the left side.
  4. Take a small section of hair from the back of the head and combine with the strand.
  5. Keep repeating the process until all of the hair is incorporated into the braid.
  6. Use hairspray to fix any loose ends.

Face shape: Oval, round, heart-shaped faces
Occasions: A wedding or party
Products: A medium-dry hairspray
Expert opinion: If you want to add more volume to your braid, apply some mousse and pull the strands gently after the braid is done.

11. Micro Braids

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Cute hairstyles need not always be intricate. Micro braids are the most elegant example of that.

How to:

  1. Start by brushing the damp hair and tie it into a high ponytail.
  2. Take one strand of hair and make it into a three-strand braid and tie it with elastic.
  3. Take another section of hair and make one more three-strand braid and secure it.
  4. You have three strands of hair, two micro braids, and some more loose hair.
  5. Take these three sections and cross the sections backward, like a Dutch braid.
  6. Tie the braid off with elastic.
  7. Use a hair accessory or ribbon to adorn the style.

Face shape: Round and oval-shaped faces
Occasions: Casual, everyday
Products: Elastic band, hairbrush, ribbon or bow
Expert opinion: Use a conditioner to keep the hair moisturized to maintain the braids.

12. Same Side Lace Braid

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This is a simple braid that ‘hangs’ down with loose hair, giving it a lace-like and waterfall look.

How to:

  1. Start by straightening the hair.
  2. Part the hair into two portions and make a French braid on one side.
  3. Pick hair only from the top and not from the bottom.
  4. Pick little strands of hair from the front side and add it on to the braid, keeping it one-sided.
  5. Pull out the braid sections a little, and secure the ends with an elastic band.

Face shape: Diamond, heart and oval-shaped faces
Occasions: Any occasion
Products: Hair straightener, elastic band, tail comb.
Expert opinion: If your girl has bangs, this look will keep them out of her face.

13. Chain Link Braid

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Chain link braids can be worn by anyone, especially girls who dance, cheer and tumble.

How to:

  1. Comb the hair flat and make a ponytail.
  2. Divide the ponytail into two and make two rope-twist braids.
  3. Secure each of the rope twist braids with an elastic hair tie.
  4. Twist the rope-twist braids together and tie them with an elastic.

Face shape: Suits best for round faces
Occasions: Festive, dance, party
Products: Comb, elastics, hairspray(optional)
Expert opinion: You may also accessorize the braid with a tiny bow or a crystal-encrusted crown.

14. Milkmaid Crown Braid

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This hairstyle is smooth and captivating and gives your little girl the perfect milkmaid-look.

How to:

  1. Part your hair in the middle to create two even sections. Take a tail comb and tease the crown of your hair for a couple of small loose strands in the front.
  2. Separately braid both sides of the hair. To get a unique texture, use two smaller strands and one bigger strand in the braid.
  3. Cross the two braids at the crown of your head.
  4. Use bobby pins to hide any bumps showing at the back.
  5. Tuck the braid ends into the top of the hair and pin them in the main braid.

Face shape: Best for round and oval shaped faces
Occasions: Party, festive
Products: Tail comb, hair elastics, hairspray, bobby pins
Expert opinion: You can add accent flowers to add up to the look.

15. Messy Hair Braid

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If you’re looking for a hairstyle that looks intricate but is easy to pull off, this is the one!

How to:

  1. Tease the hair at the crown.
  2. Smooth out the rest of the hair.
  3. Gather your hair at one side and split in two.
  4. Secure one section with an elastic band.
  5. Create a hole above the elastic with your fingers and bring the other section through.
  6. Continue all the way down and spread the braid out.
  7. Mess it up a bit, using your fingers.

Face shape: Any face shape
Occasions: Everyday, casual
Products: A round brush, Clips, styling gel, blow dryer, bobby pins.
Expert opinion: When the hair is damp, coat it with some sound styling gel to get the hair fall flat before you start.

Twists And Bows For Little Girls

Twists are in! And we have some very natural, easy and cute twist hairstyles for girls.

16. Waterfall Twist

Waterfall hairstyle

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Waterfall braids and twists perfectly fit into the princess hairstyle category. Here’s how you can do it.

How to:

  1. Begin on the front right side of the head and separate one large strand of hair that will serve as the base for the twist around the head.
  2. Divide this strand into two equal parts and start twisting them around each other.
  3. Take a new strand of hair and place it between the twisted strands.
  4. Twist the two original strands once again.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4, all the way around the back of the head.
  6. On the left-side, for the last added section, pull the same amount of hair into the strand as you pulled initially to create the twisted strands.
  7. After adding in the last twist, take a bobby pin and secure it above the ear.

Face shape: Heart, oval and round shaped faces
Occasions: Festive, party
Products: Bobby pins, hair gel, hairbrush
Expert opinion: You can even do this braid just on one side for a sweet side braid

17. Half Up Twist

Half up twist hairstyle

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This style is strikingly simple and yet undeniably dazzling!

How to:

  1. Separate the hair at the crown, take a section from the top and slowly start combing it backward.
  2. Comb that section a little using a broad brush and secure it on the crown with bobby pins.
  3. Separate a part of hair from the front ear and twist it. Place the twisted hair on top of the inserted pins to cover it up.
  4. Repeat the same on the other side and secure it with bobby pins.
  5. Check the back of the hair using a hand mirror to see if the bobby pins are not showing.
  6. Apply some hairspray to finish the look.

Face shape: Diamond, heart, oval-shaped faces
Occasions: Everyday, casual
Products: Wide brush, bobby pins, hairspray
Expert opinion: Use some mousse if you want to create some texture for the look.

18. Curly Stacked Bob

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If your girl has curls and extremely wavy hair, she should flaunt them. This hairstyle, which is easy to manage, also lets you show off your kid’s curls.

How to:

  1. Wash the hair and towel dry it.
  2. Apply some reliable styling gel or hairspray to retain the proper shape of the curls.
  3. Blow dry the hair and use your fingers to create the messy look.

Face shape: Square, diamond, and oval-shaped faces
Occasions: Everyday, casual
Products: Styling gel, hairspray, blow dryer.
Expert opinion: This hairstyling works for all types of curly hair- tight to heavy curls.

19. Hair Bow

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Here’s a sweet high bun called the hair bow for your little one. It is also among the easiest of all hairstyles!

How to:

  1. Brush the hair and pull it up into a high ponytail.
  2. Make a messy bun but leave the ends of the pony sticking out.
  3. Very carefully split the bun into two halves to make the bow.
  4. Pull up the edges of the pony and make it the center of the bow.
  5. Now, secure the bow tightly with bobby pins and apply hairspray to avoid flyaways.

Face shape: Suits best for round faces
Occasions: Party, picnic
Products: Hairspray, hair elastic, bobby pins
Expert opinion: Make sure you brush the hair flat to make the look come out neat.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. At what age should I start braiding hair?

Many hairdressers advise waiting till the girl is three or four years old, as a baby’s scalp is not robust enough to support a heavy hairstyle.

2. Are braids good for kids’ hair?

Yes, braids are generally good for kids’ hair. They can help protect the hair from breakage and split ends while keeping them tidy. Braids can also be a great way to style kids’ hair in a fun and creative way. Avoid making the braids excessively tight, as it might increase the risk of breakage.

3. What is the best haircut for a girl?

Hairstyle should depend on the face cut and length of hair. Also, if the girl is four years or older, her likes should be considered. Some easy-to-manage haircuts for girls include short haircuts such as inverted bob or straight hair with a blunt fringe, blunt haircut, and short angle bob. You may add extra charm to the hairstyles by adding colorful clips or a tiara.

Grooming your baby girl is incomplete without an attractive hairstyle accentuating her persona. These hairstyles for girls are a perfect blend of beauty and style. Try some of them on your little girl and see how she gleams with happiness. You can select any of these adorable hairstyles based on your baby girl’s hair length. These simple yet attractive hairstyles are suitable for any occasion, event, and even on regular days. So make your princess wear a beautiful dress and adorn her with a hairstyle that makes her look and feel special.

Infographic: Simple Buns And Braids For Your Pretty Little Girl

One of the best parts of having a daughter or a younger sister or niece is endless opportunities to make different hairstyles every day. The below infographic includes a list of some cool and stylish hairstyles you can refer to for a cute hairstyle for the little girl. All these hairstyles are easy to make and are perfect for long hair.

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