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Fun in the Sun: Kid Hairstyles for Summer

Styling our kids’ hair is so much fun, but sometimes we just run out of ideas! There are even times when things get too hectic and we end up not having enough time to do anything at all with it, especially during the busy summer months. Allow us to come to the rescue! Here are 10 different kid hairstyles for summer. They all require different amounts of time to create, so this gives you a style to try regardless of what your crazy summer schedule looks like!

Zig Zag

An easy way to make your little girl’s hairstyle more fun is to part the hair in a cool zig zag pattern.

Easy Childrens Hairstyle with Zig Zag PartKid Hairstyles for Summer -  Zig Zag Part Side View
How to Style:

  1. Using a the tail of a rattail comb, draw a zig zag on the scalp starting from the hairline to the back.
  2. There will be hair on the left and right side of the tail. Part the hair accordingly.

Recommended Products:

Gloss Drops by Paul Mitchell will give the hair a luminous and frizz free finish.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes and all hair types will suit this hairstyle.

Hairband Cutie

A trendy headband and girly curls is always an adorable option!

Cute Childrens Hairstyle with Headband and Curls
How To Style:

  1. Curl sections of hair using a medium barrel iron.
  2. Wrap the headband around the head.
  3. Loosen the hair above the headband a little to give the style some volume.
  4. Set the style with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Super Clean Spray by Paul Mitchell gives hair flexible hold and texture.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

Little Gentleman

This look is keeps little boys looking neat and handsome during the summer season. The best thing about it is that it is really easy to style!

Easy Boys Short Hairstyle
How To Style:

  1. Start with a good short haircut like this one. Have the sides cut short and the top a little longer than the sides.
  2. Apply a flexible hold styling product on hair.
  3. Encourage hair to part using fingers.

Recommended Products:

Clean Cut by Paul Mitchell is a great flexible hold product with a semi-matte finish.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with any hair type will suit this style.

Twisties

This girly summer style features twists that pull the hair back and away from the face.

Medium Hairstyle with Twists Front ViewMedium Hairstyle with Twists

How To Style:

  1. Part the hair in the middle.
  2. Starting at the part, begin to twist hair, incorporating more hair into the twist as you reach behind the ear.
  3. Temporarily secure the twist.
  4. Repeat the same twisting on the other side.
  5. Join and secure both twists together.

Recommended Products:

Foaming Pomade by Paul Mitchell makes twisting easier by keeping strands together in each twisting section.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is high in density and coarse in texture will suit this style.

Beiberish

This medium length hairstyle has soft flexible texture, creating a perfect low maintenance look for summer.

Medium Boys Hairstyle with Soft Texture
How To Style:

  1. Start out with a medium length hairstyle.
  2. Blow dry or air dry the hair towards the face.
  3. Apply a styling product to hair.
  4. Encourage hair to lay slightly to the side.

Recommended Products:

Spray Wax by Paul Mitchell gives build able texture that is perfect for styles like this.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with any hair type can wear this look.

Trendsetter

This asymmetric short style is perfect for the little summer trendsetters out there!

Asymmetric Short Childrens HairstyleAsymmetric Short Childrens Hairstyle Side View
How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to hair.
  2. Blow dry hair straight with a styling brush.
  3. Smooth and polish the hair with a flat iron.
  4. Apply a product for texture.

Recommended Products:

Spray Wax gives hair fun and flexible texture.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density can easily achieve this style.

Natural Beauty

Natural curls on kids are the best! This is an effortlessly beautiful style.

Girls Natural Curls Hairstyle
How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Scrunch hair to encourage curl formation.
  3. Air dry or diffuse the hair.

Recommended Products:

Alterna’s Bamboo Style Super-Natural Curl enhances curls and gives them a crunch-free finish.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with naturally curly hair can wear this look.

Tip:

After scrunching the hair, do not touch it until it is completely dry. Touching the hair too much while it dries causes frizz!

Loopy Pony

This is an adorable way to keep hair away from your little girl’s sweet face. It features both cute loops and curls.

Ponytail with Loops and CurlsPonytail with Loops and Curls Back View
How To Style:

  1. Pull hair back into a high ponytail.
  2. Divide the ponytail into two sections.
  3. From each section, section out a smaller piece and curl it with a small curling iron.
  4. Roll the remaining sections and pin them in place.
  5. Set with finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Finishing Spray is great at holding up styles like this!

Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density can rock this loopy pony.

Long and Free

This carefree style is long and layered, giving it movement, texture and a laid back surfer feel.

Long Layered Hairstyle for Boys
How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to hair.
  2. Air dry or blow dry the hair.

Recommended Products:

Sculpting Foam by Paul Mitchell is a conditioning foam that is great for blow drying and air drying.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

Flower Child

Flowers make anyone and anything even more pretty than they already are!

Short Hairstyle with Flower AccessoryShort Hairstyle with Flower Accessory Back View
How to Style:

  1. Style your hair however you would like.
  2. Pin your flower accessory.

Recommended Products:

Shine Spray adds shine to hair without disrupting the style.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

All face shapes with any hair type can rock a summery flower!

You’ll be parent of the year this summer with all of these fun looks. These kid hairstyles for summer will have your little one looking their best every day this season.