1. Easy Braided Crown with a Bow
Sweet and adorable for both formal occasions and a day at school, this hairstyle is further dolled up with the addition of a soft pastel bow. Such cute hairstyles for little girls work best on long, thick hair, as enough length and texture is needed to work across the head and keep it secure.
2. Braided Pigtails
Fishtail braids are popular with both little and teenage girls. This younger version of the hairstyle involves combing hair very smoothly before working into a nice braid on each side. Add in some satin ribbons or other hair embellishment to finish off the look. New to fish tail braids? It can take a bit of time to get the hang of it, so be sure to make time for a few practice sessions.
3. Fancy Little Girl Hairstyle with Braids
Little girl hairstyles that include decorative braids look adorable! For this style, three braids are formed starting at the hairline and joining together for a mid-height ponytail to the side.
4. Braided Style for Coarse Hair
Lil girl hairdos are not only for those with smooth, straight hair. Little black girls and other ethnicities with coarse, thicker hair can benefit from a cute updo. This style is perfect for warm weather months or a fancy occasion – it can also work with a variety of hair lengths.
5. Basket Weave Hairdo
It looks a lot trickier than it is, and this shoulder-length hairstyle will be a hit with your little girl. Allow yourself plenty of time with toddlers, as the most difficult part will be getting them to hold! Use a rainbow of hair elastics for a colorful, carefree style that will hold all day.
6. Braided Updo with a Side Bun
This intricate-looking little girl hairstyle is achieved by creating six braids out of the underneath hair and then pairing them by twos. Brush the rest of the hair to the side and then pull the braids up from the nape of the neck to the top right corner. Secure remaining hair into a bun and add a fun accessory.
7. Twisted Girly Fun
Perfect for both African American and Caucasian hair types, this style involves thick twists and buns that look great on any child. Add in some ribbon or flowers to doll it up. You’ll need plenty of hair elastics and bobby pins to keep this one in place. A setting spray will ensure the style lasts all day.
8. Messy Buns and Braids
Braiding hair doesn’t have to be mundane – go with something cute and stylish instead. Start with a small French braid on either side of the head and then gather hair into a messy bun on each side. Leave the rest of the hair flowing freely – and if you have time – make it curly, too!