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15 Stinkin’ Cute Black Kid Hairstyles You Can Do At Home

Just like kids fashion, the hair industry is always coming up with age-appropriate yet trendy styles and black kid hairstyles have never been cuter!  Check out some these great styles you can choose for your kid.

1. Butterfly Bun

How fun is this hairstyle? This style features a bun, split in half with a decorative ribbon in the middle. It has just enough funk to keep the audience intrigued.

Fun Butterfly Bun HairstyleFun Butterfly Bun Hairstyle Back View

How to Style:

  1. Smooth hair into ponytail.
  2. Roll left part of ponytail horizontally.  Pin into place.
  3. Roll right part of ponytail horizontally. Pin into place.
  4. Use a colorful piece of ribbon, extension or braid hair and pin into place in the middle of the two buns.
  5. Use finishing spray for firm hold.

Recommended Products:

Use X-Pression Kankelon extension hair for the braid or to make a more dramatic bun.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style best suits oval shape faces and long,  smooth hair.

Tip(s):

Make a u-shape braid and pin the hair in place to make the butterfly’s body for tthis hairstyle.

2. Naturally Me!

If you want a safe and easy-to-do style this classic twist out is a great choice that will last for at least one week.

Black Kids Natural Hairstyle with TwistsKids Natural Hairstyle with Twists Side View

How to Style:

  1. Section out small rectangles throughout the entire head.
  2. Twist the each sectioned piece of hair while hair is partially wet.
  3. Untwist the hair when completely dry. (Time varies depending on density of hair.)
  4. Choose a side and pull back the front and pin into place. Add accessories such as a headband or decorative clip for style.
  5. Use serum to add shine for the finishing touches.

Recommended Products:

Use ORS Lock and Twist Gel for beautiful defined twists.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shapes work well with this style. This styles is best suited for natural short hair.

Tip(s):

To keep the definition of the twists put some argan oil on your finger tips when untwisting.

3. Candied Color Girl

Pre-teen girls will have a blast with this fashion forward do! This style takes the classy bowtie and puts a lot of funk into it.

Black Kid Hairstyle Bowtie Updo with ColorKids Bowtie Updo with Color Back View

How to Style:

  1. Smooth hair into ponytail and wrap into a tiny bun.
  2. Create a clip in ponytail with 3 of your favorite colors.
  3. Wrap color on an end into a roll. Repeat for color on the other end. Wrap middle hair around to mimic bow tie.
  4. Use hairspray for light hold.

Recommended Products:

Use Color highlighths by POP for bold colors.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval face shapes and short to medium length hair are better suited for this style.

Tip(s):

There is special flat irons for weaves that promise not to burn or sizzle or remove color from extensions. It’s called Red by Kiss Weave and Wig Styler. Get yours today!

4. Polly Pocket Ponytail

Clean easy to do style for kids.

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How to Style:

  1. Section out bangs and flat iron for sleek look.
  2. Section out middle and flat twist hair. Leave sides out and slick into ponytail.
  3. Use light holding spray.

Recommended Products:

Use brown weave for the pony tail or a color and texture that best fits.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is recommended for smooth long hair, but works on all face shapes.

Tip(s):

To keep this style to you and your child’s taste you may opt out of using colorful weave or extensions for a more natural look.

5. Summer Time Fun

This style features a sweet, age appropriate cut that is lightly bumped for extra body.

Short Kids Hairstyle with FlowerShort Kids Hairstyle with Flower Back View

How to Style:

  1. Comb bangs forward and flat iron to the side.
  2. Slightly curl the entire head of hair under.
  3. For added detail, smooth one side back and use an accessory to secure.
  4. Use light sheen to seal the look.

Recommended Products:

Use She Butter’s Sheen Spray for a daily moisturizing and shine treatment.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This hairstyle suits all types of faces and works best on smooth,  short hair.

Tip(s):

Although the  Shea Butter Sheen Spray is promoted as an alcohol free product, it does have a bit in it. To keep hair from drying out from the alcohol,  please do not over use this product.

6. Little Lady Love

A classic styles for a classy little girl!

Black Kids Hairstyles with Inside BraidsKids Hairstyle with Inside Braids Back View

How to Style:

  1. Section out a U part in the middle of the head.
  2. Smooth sides and the rest of the hair into a low bun.
  3. Create 3 inside braids in the middle section. Wrap the ends of the hair around bun and pin into place.
  4. Use firm holding sheen.

Recommended Products:

Try using Olive Oil Eco Styler Gel for maximum hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval face shapes are best for this style. Smooth, medium to long length hair works best with this style.

Tip(s):

Since gel is being used for this style, wash hair using Mizani’s Moisturfusion Milk Bath which provides the moisturizing milk of Almond and other silk proteins to help retain moisture.

7. Curly Cutey Sue

This styles proves any young lady can achieve popping curls. Just use  you perm rods!

Curly Kids HairstyleCurly Black Kids Hairstyle Back View

How to Style:

  1. Use the smallest perm rod (color blue). Wrap the hair around the rod starting from the end of the hair to the root.
  2. Once the hair is set  and dried remove the rods.
  3. For added detail, use accessories such as clips and colorful barrettes.
  4. Use sheen for finishing touches.

Recommended Products:

Other great styling tools to create this type of curl are sponge rollers and Curlformers.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style suits any face shape. Short curly hair works best.

Tip(s):

Make sure hair is completely dry before unraveling from rods. If not, the curls will frizz and swell.

8. Twisted Over You

This little lady is sporting a simple half and half look with flat twisted edges.

Black Kids Half Updo HairstyleKids Half Updo Hairstyle Side View

How to Style:

  1. Flat iron hair straight.
  2. Part hair from ear to ear.
  3. Section front portion in two.
  4. Flat twist each side and pin into place.
  5. Use light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

To keep hair shining and luxurious use IX  Essentials Sleek Look Serum.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style fits all face shapes and all hair textures.

Tip(s):

Use a dime size amount of the recommended serum before flat ironing hair.

9. Racy Red

This easy breezy style is fit for any occasion from first day of school to wedding to party.

Easy Kids Hairstyle with Red Highlights Front ViewEasy Kids Hairstyle with Red Highlights

How to Style:

  1. Part hair on desired side.
  2. Flat iron hair using ceramic iron.
  3. Choose a side and braid hair back until you reach the ear and stop. Pin into place.
  4. Use light sheen for finishing touches.

Recommended Products:

Use Softee Marcel Wax for the braid in this style for maximum control.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape and curly to wavy or smooth hair can work with this style..

Tip(s):

Remember a little bit goes a long way when it comes to applying hair wax.

10. Peek-A-Boo Pink

Teen girls love to add fun color. Why not try a little bit of pink?

Peek A Boo Hairstyle with Pink HIghlights

How to Style:

  1. Part hair on preferred side.
  2. Clip in extension an inch away from the part. Cover extension with real hair.
  3. Use light sheen for a beautiful shine.

Recommended Products:

Purchase Rainbow Clip ins off of Ali Express website.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

An oval face shape and medium to long length, smooth hair suits this style.

Tip(s):

For a secure base, tease the base and use firm holding spray before applying clip ins.

11. Sweeping Beauty

This cute updo style can last for a couple days; a definite plus for any kids hairdo!

Cute Black Kids Updo with Curls

How to Style:

  1. Make a center part in the hair.
  2. Curl hair using 1 inch urling wand.
  3. Sweep hair back and clip into place. Pull down a curl on the preferred side.
  4. Use firm holding sheen.

Recommended Products:

Use Carrot Oil which helps repair damaged hair..

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape will suit this style. Medium to short length and smooth hair suits this style.

Tip(s):

Carrot Oil is a nutritive that’s also used for skin.

12. Goddess Twist

Finger waves are making their way back into style.

Black Kid's Updo with Twists and Bow

How to Style:

  1. Two strand flat twist hair into ponytail.
  2. Use curly hair extension for puff. Pin into place.
  3. Use firm holding sheen.

Recommended Products:

For perfect flat two strand twists, use Murray’s Beeswax. This seals and conditions the ends of the twists.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape will suit this style. Medium to short length and curly texture hair suits this style.

Tip(s):

Protective styling is great for thhe ends of hair that break from too much product. Let’s keep in mind these are children hairstyles so using appropriate amounts is very important.

13. Pre-Teen Princess

This is just one of the many styles for your daughter to rock this year. Let’ss see how it’s done.

Black Kid Updo with Bangs

How to Style:

  1. Comb bangs forwards and flat iron. Seep to the side if desired.
  2. Part hair from ear to ear. Flat twist front portion and use small black rubber bands to hold the wists in place.
  3. Curl tthe remainder of the hair into ringlets.
  4. Flat iron hair in the back with a slight curl at the bottom.
  5. Use firm holding sheen.

Recommended Products:

Use Cococare’s Jojoba Oil which is also great for booth hair and skin.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape will suit this style. Short length and smooth hair suits this style.

Tip(s):

For therapuetic conditioning, warm oil and apply. Although our teens are growing up, an adult should be there to guide procedures.

14. Ringlet Rosie

These are fun curls for little girls. Very easy to style.

Hairstyle with Middle Part and CurlsHairstyle with Middle Part and Curl Side View

How to Style:

  1. Part hair down the middle.
  2. Curl hair into ringlets using 2 inch curling iron. Curl the hair away from the face to achieve this look.
  3. Use firm holding sheen.

Recommended Products:

Use Cream of Nature’s Perfect Edges for perfect hold, exotic shine and makes the hair stronger.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape will suit this style. Medium to long length and wavy to smooth  hair suits this style.

Tip(s):

Use aa small toothbrush or smoothing brush for desired look and hold.

15. Purple-Tween

If your daughter is a chip off the old block, she was born with your funky style!

Funky Updo with Purple HighlightsFunky Updo with Purple Highlights Back View

How to Style:

  1. Part hair from ear to ear.
  2. Part front portion into 5 sections. Twist hair slightly and use molding gel to smooth hair into low side ponytail. Repeat for the rest of the sections.(For added color, use purple and pink clip ins.)
  3. Use firm holding sheen.

Recommended Products:

Use Colorful Hair Extensions for Kids.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape will suit this style. Medium to long length and smooth texture hair suits this style.

Tip(s):

Your teen will be excited to see the variety of colors this product line has to offer. Make sure you check out the site!

You always go out of your way to take care of your hair, it’s never too early to care for your daughter or nieces’ hair. Be smart and care for her hair from the start.

And if you’re looking for a new hairstyle for you, Momma…we’ve got a huge section with lots of ideas here.