35 Best Hairstyles for Little Girls

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What Are The Best Hairstyles for Little Girls?

Choosing a haircut for your little girl can be daunting! As if choosing one for yourself isn’t hard enough. From practicality to a style that suits a babyface, it’s always a small challenge trying to decide what the best haircut is for her.

It’s so sweet when the personality begins to bloom, and they start discovering themselves through self-expression. Allowing your little girl freedom to experiment from a young age can really set the tone for confidence in the future. Besides that, sometimes we are just at war with a child full of knots and an irrational fear of any type of comb.

We searched the web for you and found a selection of fun ideas for your little girls!

1. Upgraded Pigtails

Upgrade simple pigtails with some simple but effective detail. An easy, quick, and creative hairdo to achieve when the morning has run away from you and you are racing against the clock to catch the school bus.

2. Bob with face-framing layers

Think of soft, feathered layers framing the face paired with a lovely, innocent smile, I’m sure it doesn’t get cuter than that! Keep the layers long enough to tuck neatly behind the ear to avoid hair hanging annoyingly over the face.

3. Curtain Bangs

Add some sweet, face-framing curtain bangs to any longer-length haircut to change it up a bit. So delightful and helps show off those beautiful, innocent eyes.

4. Fishtail Braid

This braid looks technical but is surprisingly simple and easy to achieve! It looks gorgeous in longer hair as you can really catch the detail. Gently pull out the strands to make it a fuller and more charming braid.

5. Headband Braid

Such a fun way to add a functional accessory to the hair without actually adding an accessory. Braid the hair from one temple to the other to create a headband effect, keeping hair out of the eyes and looking super cute! Choose a French or Dutch braid and secure it with a bobby pin just above the nape.

6. Long Pixie Cut

A long pixie cut helps maintain softness and femininity when a shorter cut is the style of choice. Adorned with a sweet bow or blingy clip, this hairstyle is adorable!

7. Long Straight Bob

A good compromise for little girls who wish to hang onto some length and moms who are tired of battling through stubborn knots. It is sweet and sleek and can be pulled back or braided to keep hair out of the face.

8. Retro Side Ponytail

This style is Sweet and cheeky and a simple fun way to transform an average ponytail. It carries a lot of personality and can be adorned with some lovely bright ribbons and tousled curls.

9. Short Pixie Cut

Adorably mischievous, the pixie cut is perfect for small faces with small features. Easy for little fingers to style and maintain and looks super cute with some appropriate accessories.

10. Space Buns

Double up the cuteness of a bun with space buns! They can be neat and tidy like a ballerina or a little bit ruffled for some extra personality. Either way, they are practical and adorable.

11. Afro

Embrace big and beautiful by allowing the natural texture of the hair to be worn just as it is. Afro’s are bold and usually adored in envy. A well-groomed afro oozes personality and is just simply gorgeous. more so on a petit and adorable face.

12. Ballerina Bun

Some girls are just born ballerinas! A perfectly polished ballerina bun is so elegantly cute. Pleasingly neat and tidy and long-lasting, it’s a perfect choice for a long day out.

13. Bedazzled Cornrows

Take cornrow braids up a level by adding a bit of bedazzling! Use glitter, hair gems, or beads to brighten up the look and play around with many different ways you can style them, try cornrows braided into buns, or leave a loose playful curl from the nape to the ends.

14. Bun with Bangs

Think of an unpolished ballerina. She would rock a disheveled bun paired with some adorable bangs. A great option for a girly girl who is active and busy and needs her hair mostly out of her face.

15. Cornrows

If you really want hair that’s manageable and low maintenance, cornrows are a spectacular choice. This hairstyle can be maintained weekly with no fuss in between. They can be styled as you commonly see them, vertically down the head from the forehead to the nape, or you can find a hairstylist with more of an artistic flair and create different shapes and styles with the braids.

16. Crochet Braids

These braids are so cute and playful. As the name suggests, they are braids that appear crocheted. The entire head of hair is braided in small sections to create a Jamaican, beachy-inspired look.

17. Dutch Braid

Flip a French braid upside down and make it Dutch! A Dutch braid is more aesthetically pleasing and a better choice for finer hair.

18. Faded Pixie cut

Perfect for the young and wild at heart. This haircut is edgy and adorable, self-manageable, and an ideal cut for little girls who have little interest in their hair, and embrace their Tomboy persona.

19. French Bob

This cut is so cute with bangs sitting just above the brow line, this classic bob has been fashionable for years and is perfectly suitable to frame a sweet girl’s face.

20. French Braid

Every little girl should experience the joy a French braid brings. A timeless classic and a great choice for any activity. Perfect for thick or fine hair, playtime or sleep time, school or church, a French braid is always a win.

21. Graduated Bob

A stylish look for a young face, but practical as well. Stacked layers in the back can stay neat and off the neck. Ideal for thicker hair and is very easy to maintain.

22. Half Dutch Braid Pigtails

Your little girl will wear this hairstyle with such pride! Never mind the fact that it is just simply awesome, it stylishly keeps a lot of hair out of the face so it’s practical too!

23. Long A-Line Bob

Adorable and manageable. Choosing a longer bob provides more versatility for styling and having fun! A great choice for finer hair as the blunt lines create an illusion that the hair is thicker and fuller.

24. Long Curly Layered Hair

Perfect for the little Diva! This is such a playful and gorgeous look for a sweet princess. Great for an outing or birthday party and for a little girl who takes pride in her locks.

25. Long Layers

When your little girl wants to hold onto the length of her gorgeous locks, give this style some layers to add some movement and dimension. To avoid fighting too many knots, put the hair into a simple braid before bedtime and your little girl can enjoy knot-free, tousled curls the next day!

26. Mushroom Bob

Old fashioned but as adorable as its name, this bob looks lovely adorned with a bow or headband. Great for fine hair, the mushroom cut, also commonly known as the bowl cut, creates volume and gives the illusion of more hair.

27. Pixie Cut with Long Bangs

Short and playful in the back, long and sassy in the front. Maintaining a bit of length in the front keeps the haircut soft and feminine but one that little girls can have a lot of fun with.

28. Short Angled Bob

Shorter in the back, gradually getting longer in the front, this haircut is great for any face shape and hair texture. Easy for little girls as the hair at the back is off the neck and the extra length in front allows room for playing around with braids and accessories.

29. Short Straight Bob

Neat and tidy, easy to comb, and oh so charming! This cute hairdo will win smiles from all directions. There is still enough length to play with, whether it be a cute clip or half a ponytail to get some hair away from the face during playtime.

30. Single Strand Pull Through Braid

Such a simple and delightful way to add some fun detail to your little girl’s hair. Use elastics in different colors to make it even more fun! Win some cool mom points by choosing colors that align with a unicorn theme, and you will have one very happy girl!

31. Sneaky Undercut

A super cute way to add some fun to a simple haircut. An undercut can be hidden away when she is feeling conservative and flaunted when the hair is tied back. Practical for thicker hair to remove some bulk.

32. Soft Wavy Bob

For little girls with a little bit of extra sass, transform a boring bob into something fun with some soft waves to add movement and shape. A lovely way to also bring out those naturally sun-kissed tones.

33. Space Buns with Braids

Add some extra swag by incorporating some braids into the space buns. Have fun with some accessories like colorful elastics or clips. With the hair so creatively pulled out of the face, this hairdo can hold through just about any activity.

34. Twisted Braids

Let’s do the twist! These braids are more of a twist created by spiraling two pieces of hair around each other. multiple twists are created around the head, secured with a colorful elastic on each end. The hair is knot-free, frizz-free and so much fun!

35. Waterfall Braid

A great idea to beautify longer hair and get some locks out of the face. A braid that resembles a cascading waterfall is whimsical and amusing. A fun hairdo to rock at her besties birthday party.

Final Thoughts

The ideas are almost endless! Embrace this hair journey with your little girl by just having fun with it. Allow them to enjoy this time where they are able to experiment and explore their personalities. Individuality changes fast when social circles, media, and the opinions of peers start to influence their decisions, and from there, school and the corporate world don’t allow much freedom to rock bedazzled space buns.

Teach your little girl to take pride and look after her locks from a young age. Regular haircuts, treatments, and extra time to play with different styles will help her develop a great relationship with her hair as she grows up and instill confidence in herself.

  • Take your little girl with you to the salon to get familiar with the space and comfortable with your stylist. This way, her first haircut will be enjoyable as she is comfortable with the person coming into her personal space with sharp shears!
  • Always use conditioner after shampooing. Little girls’ hair goes through a lot of wear and tear through play, swimming, styling, tug of war between knots and comb, and the odd sticky film most mothers find and don’t want to question.
  • Amp up the moisture with a detangling spray before brushing.
  • Make a habit to brush those tresses before bedtime every night. It creates a routine and habit for them and minimalizes the morning fight with the hairbrush.
  • A silk pillowcase is a massive help to reduce tangling while your little girl sleeps.
  • Fancy and fun accessories and tools go a long way in encouraging your little ones to look after their locks.

As Cyndi Lauper said, girls just want to have fun! And with this selection of ideas, there is fun to be found in all of them!

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Author - Lauren Holland

Lauren always knew she needed to work in an industry that would nurture her creative and eccentric personality. She has run her own business for 7 years. After 2 years attending college, Lauren found herself an apprenticeship with one of the top salons in her province. This salon was popular for their more alternative and creative hairstyle ideas, taking part in many international competitions, photoshoots and shows where bright colors and Avant Garde styling were always the theme. She fine-tuned her skills throughout her 5 years there, achieving many awards including national finalist of the Goldwell Color Zoom competition. After qualifying, Lauren stayed on and grew in leaps and bounds in her art, training new apprentices and meeting some local fame and influencers. She got to experience various facets of the industry and built up a strong clientele. Lauren eventually found her way to owning her own salon and, in this time, she specialized in bridal and formal hair. Living in the Midlands meant she was in the hub of the wedding industry and was involved with collaborative shoots and bridal shows.