18 Cutest Braid Hairstyles for Kids

Cutest braid hairstyles for kids

Braid hairstyles for kids are designed to keep hair away from the face and make it look neat all day while being stylish at the same time. Here’s one cool idea to turn an everyday task to a fun mother-daughter time!

Famous young personalities Skai Jackson, Storm Reid, JoJo Siwa, and McKenna Grace inspire their fans from the red carpet with their heads crowned with fresh braid styles that instantly complete their looks.

From Dutch to French braids, straight to natural hair, bobs to long locks – all it takes are creativity and effort to come up with a beautiful style for little girls that will last for the whole day. Play with volume, try different patterns, and experiment with various types of braids, and for sure, your little angel will feel like a princess with her exquisite crowning glory!

California-based braids expert and IG influencer Patricia Kaylani serve as an inspiration for moms everywhere for her extra stylish braided hairstyles. She incorporates colored ribbons, bows, hair ties, extensions, and even glitters into her cute creations, making each braided hairstyle unique!

Practice makes perfect – and pretty! Hop into the fun and check out these popular ideas of braid hairstyles for kids!

Mohawk Braids

mohawk hairstyles with braids for kids
Instagram @hairbyah_

Pseudo mohawk for the kids brought to you by your trusty braids hairstyle! In this one, loose ends meet in the middle to make the mohawk and also look like a ponytail.

Cornrow Braids

cornrow braids hairstyle for kids
Instagram @hairbytiffanymartin

An adorable little kid like this did not have to drip this hard! Introduce your kids to the culture with top-notch cornrows that are meant to protect her hair while keeping a fantastic braid hairstyle.

Short Box Braids

short box braid hairstyle for kids
Instagram @avalonscreations

Get attached to this look showered with pretty accessories and intricate details and textures. This short box braid hairstyle is perfect for active little kids.

Crochet Braids

crochet braids hairstyles for kids
Instagram @novemberlov3

A captivating, culture-rich braided hairstyle that oozes quirkiness from roots to tips. The crochet braids help your kid sport that long, voluminous, and textured hair.

Quick Braids

quick braided hairstyles for kids
Instagram @ymbook

Quick and easy does not mean shabby and messy-looking. Rock these smart double braided design that interestingly looks resembles that of an undercut for kids!

An Easy Braid

easy braided hairstyle for kids
Instagram @megansprettyhairstyles

A very easy braid that the kids will surely love- and can do! Braid close to the scalp, grabbing strands as you go along the ends and finish it up with a cutey bow or flower.

Natural Hair Braids

natural braided hairstyle for kids
Instagram @kierraking_

Deciding to go natural may be the smartest thing you’d do! Flaunt those braids as it is and get all the attention for those sophisticated patterns.

Thick Box Braids

thick box braids for kids
Instagram @walita_beauty_marks

A funky style for the funky you! Get high on those thick box braids and accessorize to your heart’s content! Chunkier braids mean a fuller, bigger look.

Braided Ponytail

braided ponytail hairstyle for kids
Instagram @hairtodream

A simple ponytail can be glam by adding this three-row braid! Kids will surely love this sleek style as the braided pattern becomes the centerpiece of your hair.

Braided Updo for Kids

braided updo hairstyles for kids
Instagram @studiohilde

Shower our princess with love by giving her the best hairstyle that she can get! What style is more elegant than having a tight braided arranged in a high bun updo. The partitions create a design as well, completing the whole look of royalty.

For Long Hair

braids for kids with long hair
Instagram @beautiesbydreya

Your little girls will surely get excited to try out this wonderful style. Especially helpful for their age when they engage in a lot of activities, keeping her long hair in braids would do the trick of keeping everything neat and looking beautiful at any time of the day.

Kids Weave Braids

weave braid hairstyle for kids
Instagram @lacexneedles

Q&A with style creator, Jessica Carter
Hair Stylist @ Lace & Needles in Charlotte, NC

How would you describe this look?

This look is a high ponytail braided look, and my favorite thing about it is that it’s easy to maintain, and you can put it in a bun as well.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Use a light oil in between the braids to keep the hair moisturized and put a headwrap on every night and a light sheen spray in the morning. Anyone can wear this hairstyle.

Braids for Black Girls

Q&A with style creator, Gifty Naana Quaye
Hair Stylist @ Hair by Gifty in Accra, GH


How would you describe this look?

It’s a nice braid idea which is got from Minnie (Mickey Mouse Family), which I know a lot of children love.

Any advice for someone considering it?

It’s always good to use the best product and hair when braiding. Both ladies and children can slay in this style.

French Braid

French braid hairstyles for kids
Instagram @jules4_pj

Q&A with style creator, Julie Bennett
Hair Braider @ Hair by Julie in Portland, OR


How would you describe this look?

This is a simple yet fun look that was inspired by an Instagram friend @trencitajohnson. It is simply two French braids down the center and crossed over a high ponytail, dropping down into two regular three-strand braids. The weight of the braids holds them in place. I think it has a cool, edgy look that looks great on all ages. This can be worn for sports, school, or even to a concert!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style works best on hair that is past the shoulder blades just so the braids have some length and hang well. If there is any wave in the hair, it might be easier to style if you straighten it first. As always, I recommend the Herbal Essences Set Me Up Spray Gel to tame the fly-aways. This is a quick style that will probably only takes 15-20 minutes max. Give it a try!

Braids with a Twist

twist braids hairstyles for kids
Instagram @agravesbeauty

Q&A with style creator, Amanda Andis
Hair Stylist @ Hair by Amanda in Indianapolis, IN


How would you describe this look?

My favorite thing about this style is how beautiful yet simple it is! This style can easily be achieved for medium-length to long hair. The longer your hair, the more dramatic the rope twists will look.

This pigtailed rope twist style can be achieved best on damp hair using a cream/mousse/gel to help keep flyaways down as you style. Part the hair down the middle, starting at the top of the head down to the nape of the neck and secure with your favorite elastics/ties into two pigtails. Split a single pigtail into two sections and then twist both of those sections (separately) to the right. If you’d like, you can add a workable wax/pomade into each twisted section to give extra hold. As you start to see the twisted sections take form, you will then wrap the right over the left and continue to twist and repeat until you reach the end. Again, secure the ends together with your favorite elastics/ties. Move to the other pigtail and repeat! Finish with your favorite hairspray if needed!

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would recommend this style for all ages! It’s a great style if you want to keep your hair out of your face and neck on hot days.

It’s perfect for a casual everyday look where you could loosen up the twists to give it more texture for a boho type of style or keep it nice and tight for those sporty outdoor activities such as soccer, hiking, golf, horseback riding, etc. It would even be a great style to wear under a hat during the winter for activities such as skiing/snowboarding, ice skating, sledding, or even ice hockey!

Colorful Braided Pigtails

colorful braided pigtails for kids
Instagram @braidedkatie 

Q&A with style creator, Lara
Braiding Stylist @ Braids by Lara in New York, NY


How would you describe this look?

These double Dutch braids are done with 5-strand ribbon braids. Three of the strands are hair; two are ribbon.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style works best in long hair that’s damp or with some hair product to control fly-aways. Also, using two colors of ribbon makes it easier to keep the strands in order. The ribbons should start in the 3rd and 4th positions in the five-strand braid.

Braids for White Kids

Q&A with style creator, Cory Cam
Hair Stylist @ Tousled and Tangled in Massachusetts, US


How would you describe this look?

This is my favorite kind of braid. The pull-through braid it’s called. I love how voluminous and long this braid looks! It reminds me of a mermaid style.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look can be achieved with medium length or long length hair. There’s a lot of elastics with this style. The thickness of the hair will determine how much volume you can get with each pull through.

Braids and Beads

Q&A with style creator, Deanna Vallecillo
Licensed Cosmetologist @ Girls and Curlz in Marietta, GA


How would you describe this look?

This braid style was a complete freestyle. I started with one braid and just kept going. Then, I decided to put a heart because what little girl doesn’t love hearts? The heart is probably my favorite thing about this style, as well as the colorful beads!

Any advice for someone considering it?

You can achieve this braid style with any hair texture. This braid style can last up to two or three weeks, depending on if you are putting your scarf on every night! This braid style is suitable for any little girl, especially girls who love hearts and ponytails!