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13 Charming Kid Hairstyles for Winter

Keep your kids chic this winter with these 13 charming kid hairstyles! From long to short and straight to curly, you’ll be able to keep things fresh by playing with texture and switching up their looks all season long.

  • Corkscrew Cutie

    Natural texture takes center stage in this simple style that is cut for volume in the sides.

    corkscrew-cutie-tight-curls-wild-and-cute-look

    How to Style:

    1. Wash hair then wring excess moisture from hair with a towel.
    2. Work moisturizing cream through hair from roots to ends.
    3. Allow hair to air dry or gently air dry with a diffuser.
    4. Finish with oil sheen spray and a medium hold hair spray for extra control if necessary.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Moroccan Oil Intense Curl Cream. It’s a leave-in conditioner that defines, moisturizes, nourishes and fights frizz without leaving a sticky residue.

    Best Face Shapes:

    oval, long, heart

  • Matte Texture

    This finger-length textured crop is great for kids with a little bit of natural texture.

    Matte Texture Boys Short Length Cut

    How to Style:

    1. Wash hair and wring excess moisture from hair with a towel.
    2. Use a blow dryer to dry hair completely, tousling with fingers to enhance natural texture.
    3. Work matte texture paste through hair to define ends.

    Recommended Products:

    Ultramatte by American Crew is a medium hold fixative with a matte finish that is perfect for finishing this style!

    Best Face Shapes:

    Any face shape!

  • Can’t Stop the Curl

    Allowing natural texture to shine through is the key to this style. Natural curls are cut with slightly long layering to keep the look lean.

    Can't Stop The Curls Natural Texture

    How to Style:

    1. Shampoo and condition hair.
    2. Wring excess moisture from hair with a microfiber towel.
    3. Work a medium hold curl cream through hair for definition and control.
    4. Allow hair to air dry or diffuse using a cool heat setting.

    Recommended Products:

    Be Curly Curl Enhancer contains a wheat protein blend that expands when hair is wet, then retracts when hair is dry to lock in curls or waves.

    Best Face Shapes:

    round, oval, heart, square

  • Itty Bitty Braids

    Two adorable braids keep hair in check for all those girls on the go!

    Itty Bitty Braids Cute Short Look with Hair Accessories

    How to Style:

    1. Part dry hair to one side.
    2. Using the part as the section guide, create two pigtails at the back of the head and secure with elastics.
    3. Braid each pigtail then secure the end with elastic.
    4. Finish with a cute accessory on the side with the larger section of hair.

    Recommended Products:

    Find some adorable accessories at www.claires.com!

    Best Face Shapes:

    Any face shape looks adorable with this hairstyle.

  • Fantastic Fauxhawk

    Always a great style staple, this awesome hairstyle is both edgy and a little more grown up.

    Fantastic Fauxhawk Boys Short Spikey Style

    How to Style:

    1. Work high hold styling gel throughout hair.
    2. Use fingers to direct hair forward and up toward the middle.

    Recommended Products:

    B for Men Power Play firm finish gel contains antioxidants and conditioning agents, protecting hair while providing control and shine without flaking.

    Best Face Shapes:

    oval, square, heart

  • Side Swept Smile

    This adorable chin length bob frames the face with a side-swept fringe and a bit of layering around the face.

    Side Swept Smile

    How to Style:

    1. Wring excess moisture from hair with a towel.
    2. Working in horizontal sections from the bottom to the top, use a medium-sized round brush to add volume and bend to the ends of hair.
    3. FInish with light hold hair spray for a bit of control.

    Recommended Products:

    Sebastian Shaper hair spray gives light, airy hold to any style.

    Best Face Shapes:

    long, heart, round

  • Pretty in Pigtails

    Playtime is fun in pigtails that keep the hair out of her face while adding tons of volume.

    Pretty in Pigtails Cute Look with Hair Accessories

    How to Style:

    1. Create a zig zag part down the middle from hairline to neck.
    2. Secure hair with elastics in two pigtails on the top of the head.
    3. Curl each pigtail with a 3/4-inch barrel curling iron.

    Recommended Products:

    Protect hair from hot tool heat when curling by first spraying with Paul Mitchell Hot Off the Press thermal protection spray.

    Best Face Shapes:

    Any face shape!

  • Long and Flowing

    These beautiful blonde flowing locks are styled smooth for a classic, grown up feel.

    Long and Flowing Girls Wispy Look

    How to Style:

    1. Wring excess moisture from hair with a towel.
    2. Use a large paddle brush to smooth hair as you blow dry.
    3. Use a 1-1/2 inch barrel curling iron to add large curls to the ends of hair and bend the bangs under and to the side.
    4. Finish with a flexible hold hair spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Try OSiS Elastic hair spray, a buildable hold style spray that will not flake.

    Best Face Shapes:

    Any face shape would look great with this hairstyle, though those with long faces may opt for a slightly shorter length to balance their face shape.

  • Integrated Braid

    Chunky braids situated just behind the ears create this cute and simple style that is great for keeping layered cuts in check when they’re active!

    Integrated Braids Cute Look for a Girl

    How to Style:

    1. Part damp or dry hair over one eye.
    2. Create a simple braid on each side by splitting the section into three parts, then braiding straight through to the ends.
    3. Secure each braid with an elastic, then top with a colored cloth or other decorative elastic.
    4. Finish with medium hold hairspray for extra control.

    Recommended Products:

    Paul Mitchell Fast Drying Sculpting Spray is a great flexible hold hairspray that can be layered for variable control.

    Best Face Shapes:

    Any face shape!

  • Prim and Proper

    Smooth, soft curls and tons of shine give this hairstyle the perfect polish for any holiday gathering!

    Prim and Proper Cute Flowing Curls

    How to Style:

    1. Part dry hair to one side, using either eye as a guide.
    2. Use a 1 or 1-1/4 inch barrel curling iron to add soft curls through the mid-lengths and ends.
    3. Finish with a shine-infusing hairspray for hold and a perfect polish!

    Recommended Products:

    Bedhead Masterpiece Hairspray adds massive shine and is humidity resistant.

    Best Face Shapes:

    Round, oval, square, heart

  • Carefree Kid

    Super simple styling makes this in-between hairstyle perfect for kids who are growing out a really short cut!

    Carefree Kid Wispy Cut with Bangs

    How to Style:

    1. Comb damp hair forward.
    2. Blow dry hair, directing it forward with fingertips as you dry.
    3. Use a texture spray to add separation.

    Recommended Products:

    Paul Mitchell Spray Wax creates bendable texture with a satin finish.

    Best Face Shapes:

    heart, oval, long

  • Flower Child

    Sweet and innocent waves pair beautifully with a headband accessory for extra flair in this fun, kid-friendly look!

    Flower Child Long Curly Waves with Headband

    How to Style:

    1. Part dry hair down the middle.
    2. Use a cone curling wand to add waves throughout hair.
    3. Finish with medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Protect hair from styling tool heat with KMS California Hot Flex Spray. This multi-purpose product not only protects from heat, but also helps set each wave or curl you create.

    Best Face Shapes:

    square, oval, round, heart

  • Clean and Classic

    This hairstyle is simple to style and wonderful for family gatherings when you need a look that is on the traditional side.

    Clean and Classic Boys Short Swept Fauxhawk

    How to Style:

    1. Shampoo and condition hair.
    2. Blow dry while using fingers to direct hair forward. Lift hair in the front near the hair line as you dry to create lift in that section.
    3. Work a high hold texture paste or wax through hair, lifting the front section up and slightly to one side.

    Recommended Products:

    Use Woody’s Wood Glue Extreme Styling Hair Gel for the perfect balance of control, definition and matte finish.

    Best Face Shapes:

    oval, heart, round, square

    Turn styling time into a fun part of the day by letting your little one learn how to add the product to their hair. They love being helpers and this time you spend sprucing them up can also be a great time to bond. Happy winter styling!