42 Cutest Hairstyles for Little Girls for Every Occasion

Cute little girl hairstyles

Tired of the same boring hairstyles for your little girl? Amp up the creativity and be inspired by some of these cute, hip and absolute best little girl hairstyles. Customize these ideas to make them your own and make your daughter the cutes looking kid in school. Enjoy these inspiring pictures!

Finding the right haircut for your little girls and their personalities can be very important. Parents know how their kids are and if a more chic haircut or a sporty one would be more fitting. Most little girls can pull of short pixie haircuts and they are easy to style for school. Some girls prefer a little longer length and medium layers and bob haircuts are idea options. Bobs are always trendy and for younger girls blunt bobs might be a better match. For older girls, adding layers and razor cutting can add that updated touch. For girls wanting to keep longer locks, again layers help keep dullness away and there are tons of braiding options. The key is to find a haircut your daughters will love to wear all day long and for any places they go from school to an event with their friends.

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#1: Sweet Bow Bun

This cute bun hairstyle will surely take the boredom away from your simple locks! It may appear complicated but it only takes one elastic, a few minutes of your time, and creativity to recreate this amazing style.

Double Braided Top for Young Girls
Instagram @nbratzbraids

#2: Double Braided Top

A double-braided top crown is perfect for girls with long hair. Not only will it keep their lengths out of their face, it will also keep tangles at bay. When trying this style at home, remember to invest in a good hair gel. This will make the braiding process easier and sleeker.

Dramatic Asymmetrical Bob Cut for Young Girls
Instagram @sitstillkids

#3: Dramatic Asymmetrical Bob Cut

#4: Cutest Side Braids

#5: Chic Long Bob with a Middle Part

One of the easiest cuts for your daughter’s hair is the chic long Bob with a middle part. This sharp and sweet hairstyle is easy to manage at home and still long enough to pull back into a pony or braids.

Super Cute Bob with Side-Swept Fringe for Little Girls
Instagram @gavrilaroxy

#6: Super Cute Bob with Side-Swept Fringe

Be the cool girl in school with a super cute bob with side-swept fringe. If you’re looking for something that can be easily maintained, consider a bob. The length is perfect for easy everyday styling. The medium length paired with blunt ends give the illusion of thicker hair. And that creates a more voluminous-looking style.

#7: Creative Heart Side-Braid

Cute Short Twist Braids for Little Black Girls
Instagram @hairbyclipperz

#8: Cute Short Twist Braids

Cute Senegalese Twists for Black Hair
Instagram @_nami_styles_

#9: Cute Senegalese Twists for Black Hair

It’s better to start them young by teaching them how to protect their natural hair in the most fashionable way there is! These super manageable locks keep the hair intact while giving versatility in styling.

Adorable High Ponytail for Little Girls
Instagram @made.by.babs

#10: Adorable High Ponytail

This is definitely an easy high ponytail hairstyle for little girls with shoulder-length hair! Just simply brush up all of her soft straight hair and secure it with your girl’s fave ribbon or elastic, and she’s good to go!

Low Bun Hairstyle for Little Ladies
Instagram @made.by.babs

#11: Low Bun Hairstyle

This look is quick, elegant, and classy. I love how it turned out. The cutest thing about it is the lace braid. I love how it stands out. I think it would suit every little girl. It’s quick to do and you could style it up to go to a wedding or style it down and wear it for school.

Back to School Braided Ponytail
Instagram @made.by.babs

#12: Back to School Braided Ponytail

This is a 3-strand pull-through braid finished off with a little infinity braid and ponytail. I think my favorite part of this braided ponytail hairstyle is that because it uses so many elastics, it will stay in all day for sure, making it the perfect style for any active girl with long hair! I use little to no products for styling my hair (if I do, I only use a little hair gel mixed with water). And I use a rattail comb to keep all the sections of the braid smooth and neat, before adding the elastics.

Fabulous Fishtail Braid for Long Hair
Instagram @made.by.babs

#13: Fabulous Fishtail Braid for Long Hair

This is a French fishtail braid. I like the way it looks here with natural highlights. It takes quite a long time to do because of the small stitches, but it is all worth it! It holds very well and looks very intricate. I first made quite a tight braid and then worked up and down the braid to loosen the sides carefully, which created this loose and natural look.

This look works best for long hair and looks especially good with uneven hair color. The difficulty in doing a French fishtail is keeping it tight while braiding. Spray a bit of water or use your favorite hair gel or a bit of wax to keep it from falling apart while braiding. If the hair is layered, it’s best to make it intentionally messy, because the ends stick out of the braid easily. If you have thin hair, a diagonal version of this braid would look better from the front.

Heart Braid Hairstyles
Instagram @made.by.babs

#14: Heart Braid

This is a cute twist on your average hairstyle for long hair! Your little girl will surely look adorable with this super creative style any day of the year!

Cute Burgundy Box Braids for Little Girls
Instagram @voazin_atelier

#15: Cute Burgundy Box Braids

Look stylish and cute with burgundy box braids. You can use box braids as a protective hairstyle that looks amazing while protecting your beautiful locks. You can add some fun colors if you want to spice up your locks and be the coolest girl in school.

French Cornrows for Little Girls
Instagram @hairbyclipperz

#16: French Cornrows

If you’re a braid lover, try French cornrows. Cornrows are a protective hairstyle that can be worn in tons of ways. Easy braid hairstyles can keep your child’s hair healthy and neat. Cornrows are comfortable and practical for kids. Wash and detangle beforehand. This way her hair can be prepared for a long-lasting style that will create healthier ends.

#17: Manageable Long Layers

These manageable long layers are perfect for young girls. Not only will she feel confident, but styling will be made much easier for you. Adding a face-framing fringe will also ensure her hair is out of her face during school and playtime.

Medium Face-Framing Layers for Little Girls
Instagram @shavkat.1.1

#18: Medium Face-Framing Layers

Medium face-framing layers are a stellar choice for young kids with long locks. Not only will the gradual blend of length around the face flatter your child, but it will also make day-to-day styling easier for you at home!

#19: Long-Lasting Short Box Braids

Try a fun and functional style with long-lasting short box braids. Braids are easy and effortless and can be styled in many different ways. You can use different accessories and personalize your style. Be prepared to wash, detangle and blow dry hair before creating the perfect braids for your child.

Cute Braided Hairstyle
Instagram @braided_babes

#20: Cute Braided Hairstyle

A cute braided hairstyle is an easy way to change up your look. Braids get the hair off of the face and styling out of the way for a few days. Try sleeping on a silk or satin pillowcase for less friction which can help the braids last as long as possible.

Medium to Long Hair with Choppy Bangs for Little Girls
Instagram @salsalhair

#21: Medium to Long Hair with Choppy Bangs

Medium to long hair looks stunning with the addition of choppy bangs. Young girls will find that fringe can often make day-to-day styling easier. Plus, a healthy cut will take off a few inches and make hair easier to detangle.

3 Strand Braid Waterfall
Instagram @hairby_alondra

#22: 3 Strand Braid Waterfall

Create a princess hairstyle for your little darling using elegantly braided waves. It lets her let those soft locks down while getting her strands off her face.

#23: Cute Bantu Knots for African American Girls

Teach your girl this early on how to embrace her natural black hair with these super adorable bantu knot twists! It surely doesn’t require much time and effort to recreate one of my favorite hairstyles for little girls!

Special Occasion Half Updo
Instagram @2heads2braid

#24: Special Occasion Half Updo

Add an exquisite touch to your little girl’s waves by bringing some of those locks up into a gorgeous ‘do! This look is so ideal for formal occasions and even for a normal school day if you’re feeling inspired.

#25: Box Braids for Little Black Girls

How awesome does this protective style look on this charming little gal? It takes the hair off the face and eyes and make your child look really fashionable!

Easy for Short Hair
Instagram @agravesbeauty

#26: Easy for Short Hair

This is a pretty little three-strand pull-through braid that goes cutely on everyday outfits. It only takes an easy 5 minutes to recreate this very charming short hairstyle for little girls.

Layered Cut for Thin Hair
Instagram @hairbyjunie

#27: Layered Cut for Thin Hair

Fun and beachy waves on this cool season are the easiest way to go for natural blondes! It takes off the length for ease but also keeps some for a stylish haircut for little girls.

#28: Simple Idea for Curly Hair

Q&A with style creator, Andrea Durham
in Adelaide, South Australia

How would you describe this look?

Mila loves wearing bows in her hair, and I find this fun and easy style a perfect way to show off some of her pretties. I also love that it keeps her hair off her face so she’s free to do all her favorite things, like drawing. It’s also a quick and messy throw together look which suits her spirited personality!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Mila has been very luckily blessed with naturally curly hair. But to stop the fuzz and to try and give the curls more definition, I used a shampoo and conditioner designed for dry/curly hair that gives great nourishment. I also find that running some Moroccan oil through her hair when it’s damp helps to define her curls. I prefer to allow her hair to dry naturally, but when the time isn’t on our side, we have found using a diffuser on our hairdryer is the best way to ensure no frizz!

When creating the buns, I try not to be too meticulous about it as I find the messiness adds to the charm. A snagless tie and a bobby pin to secure is all that is required, and of course, a pretty bow to finish the look. Ready to take on whatever the day brings!

Lace Braid
Instagram @jules4_pj

#29: Lace Braid

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


How would you describe this look?

This look is a criss-cross lace braid, half-up hairstyle, with added bows for accent. This style can be easily recreated on shoulder-length to long hair. This style took me 30 minutes to complete, once I added the curls to the half-up ponytail. I think this style is perfect for all ages. The best part is how eye-catching it is with the criss-cross effect.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would suggest allowing plenty of time to create the style. This style is very precise and if you hurry through, it will look sloppy.

I always use a spray bottle with water, a rat tail comb and Herbal Essences Set Me Up Spray Gel, to control flyaways. This style looks good on thick or thin hair. This style can be made to look more formal with the added curls or bow to match a holiday dress, for example. Or, it could be more casual as just a headband braid, by ending the braid near the ear.

You can also secure the braid at the nape of the neck, under the length of the hair, to give it a more mature look.

#30: Hassle Free Braid For Toddlers

Q&A with style creator, Crystal Everett
Hair Artist in Burnet, TX


How would you describe this look?

This look is a classic with a twist, it’s the typical French braid just amped up. There are so many ways you can use this hairstyle. You can keep it tight for a cute sporty look or you can make it loose with some curls for a soft feminine touch. You can use it on all different hair types and all different clients, young and old.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The best advice is to use the pancake technique, meaning when you’re done or as you are braiding, pull the braids out a bit so it looks more full and thick. This just brings the braid to a whole other level.

Medium Length Bob For Wavy Hair
Instagram @tydyhair

#31: Medium Length Bob For Wavy Hair

Q&A with style creator, Tyler Dymond
Barber / Senior Stylist @ Evelyn Grace Salon in Port Perry, ON


How would you describe this look?

This short hair is a long one-length bob. I didn’t layer it, however, I did texturize to have it be a little more cooperative for her day to day styling. As for the style, she has very straight hair, so for achieving the wave, I used a 1″ flat iron on 380 degrees with vertical sections then waved the hair with a flat iron curling technique. The cutest thing about this medium length bob is the effortlessness of it, whether it’s smooth, wavy, or completely curly, it’s always a very flattering hairstyle.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The most important thing to consider is face shape. With the hair at the length it is, the shape of the face will become much more apparent and for it to become flattering the stylist will need to establish the guest’s face shape and tailor the length as well as the length and balance of the layers.

The ideal shape we want the haircut to create for our guest’s face is oval. Hair texture, as well as density, will play a large factor in the design process of the haircut. With very dense textures, for example, a one-length version of this haircut with no layers will create a version too thick with a tricky perimeter to work with. Products will play a big role in management as well as a visual appearance in the hairstyle.

Asking your hairdresser for their advice on at home hair care regime is always best because they can give an individualized program for optimal hair health and appearance. The last thing also in consideration is if the guest would still like to be able to put their hair up fully. A general rule of thumb is the collarbone and under is safe, but always good to double check.

#32: Long Layered Hair

This is a long layered cut. The long layers add volume and hair becomes more flexible when styling it. This makes it easier to hold curls or blend more smoothly when straightened with a flat iron.

It’s a good idea to always use a leave-in conditioner when you have an extra-long length. This will keep the hair hydrated and also prevent the hair from breaking.

#33: Stacked Bob Haircut

Q&A with style creator, Jessica Garnica
Hairdresser @ TONI&GUY The Galleria in Houston, TX


How would you describe this look?

This look is a stacked bob. My favorite thing about it is that it’s super easy to style and creates lots of volume. For clients with fine hair, it gives the illusion of thicker hair. It is a trendy kids hairstyles for all ages! If you are looking for haircuts for little girls, bobs are always an option for cuteness and ease of styling.

Any advice for someone considering it?

To blow dry, I recommend using the Catwalk Bodifying Spray or Catwalk Salt Spray at the crown area to give additional volume. This look is good for most hair types, but requires some styling to get the best out of it! If your hair is curly and coarse, it will require more time to smooth out. I like to use the S Factor Molding Wax to give the hair flexible hold, shine, texture, and definition.

Clients with oblong, oval, diamond, and heart shaped faces will look best with this cut because the length accentuates high cheekbones. A client with a round/short face may appear to have bigger cheeks!

#34: Little Love

Q&A with style creator, Melanie Brown
Hairstylist @ Salon on the Ave in Provo, UT


How would you describe this look?

This is a perfect style for anyone wanting to add a little “love” into their style. My favorite thing about this is how subtle, soft, and simple it is.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I found curled hair worked well for us to make this style last through recesses and Valentine’s parties, but straight would also be beautiful.

Take a section of hair from each side and secure with an elastic. Then take another section of hair from each side and weave it under the previously secured pieces and under the new section, making a heart. Secure with another elastic and fan out the heart as needed for shape.

Unicorn Ombre hairstyle
Instagram @amberstylist26

#35: Unicorn Ombre Hairstyle

Q&A with style creator, Amber Glasgow
Vivid Color Specialist / Hairstylist @ Instyle Studio in Lafayette, IN


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a unicorn ombre color. My favorite thing about this look is the transition from the purple to the pink. Plus, as the color fades it will still look awesome!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a high maintenance look, so if you do not want to keep up with your color every four to five weeks, I would stick to coloring just the underneath of the hair.

There great shampoos now that have color in them (like Viral Shampoo) so when the color starts to fade, you can freshen it up at home.

Manageable Bob hairstyle
Instagram @jilly_may

#36: Manageable Angled Bob

Q&A with style creator, Jill Plunkett
Senior Hairstylist @ First Impressions in Fort Wayne, IN


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a classic bob with a slight angle in the front to keep it stylish and trendy for a girl her age. The thing I love about this look is how easy it is for her to style. Bob haircuts are great for little girls because they are cute and easy to style.

Any advice for someone considering it?

We cut off about 12 inches because she has super thick hair and she had a hard time even getting shampoo out of it. A cut like this is great for a girl her age because she can blow dry and go, or air dry if she has straight or wavy hair.

We took out most of her bulk through the interior with the razor so it lays beautifully without being too thick for the length. This is a great look for someone with thick, straight, or wavy hair. A great cut will style itself and most young girls are in need of a style they won’t have to fuss with. Clients are often scared of the razor because they think it will look harsh and choppy. If done properly, it gives a really beautiful, soft, light, and airy look with tons of movement.

I used Aveda’s Style Prep Smoother before blow drying for a heat protection and to keep the hair smooth while blow drying. Her hair is pretty straight, so I didn’t have to use a flat iron. I finished by using Aveda’s Light Elements Smoothing Fluid for a shiny, polished finish.

#37: Mid-Length to Long Layered Cut with a Soft Wavy Curl

This look is a mid-length to long layered haircut with a soft wavy curl. The best thing about it is how beautifully it showcases her adorable little face! Literally one of the best kids hairstyles right now.

#38: Waterfall Braid Pigtails

Q&A with style creator, Melanie Brown
Hairstylist @ Salon on the Ave in Provo, UT


How would you describe this look?

These are waterfall braid pigtails. My girls (I have three!) love pigtails and I get so bored with them, so this was my way of making them more interesting. Kid win, Mom win!

Any advice for someone considering it?

To create this style, I sectioned the waterfall rectangle and clipped it out of the way. I then parted the remaining hair into pigtails and secured them with a clear elastic. I went back to the rectangle I sectioned off and French braided it, leaving a section out on each side to give it that waterfall braid look. I never leave the entire third section of the braid out, just a piece so that it stays in better.

I find braided hairstyles are easier with damp hair and a little hairspray (I love Biolage Finishing Spritz). I finished the look by smoothing the pieces left out from the waterfall braid with a little water and hairspray and secured each with another clear elastic.

Evening Pony Style hairstyle
Instagram @hairbyhenchy

#39: Evening Pony Style

Q&A with style creator, Henchy Indig
Hairstylist & Colorist @ Capelli Hair Salon in Brooklyn, NY


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this as an evening pony style. My favorite part is the subtle braid that gives it an extra “something”.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I used shine cream to define the curls while creating the style, and finished it off with a strong hairspray to keep it in place.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look can be for any type of client. I can be used for going out or just jazzing up an everyday look.

#40: Cute Bob With Bangs

This is a classic bob with bangs. It’s perfect for little girls because it’s so versatile. You can add a nice clip, make two ponytails, or just wear it down and it will be stylish and easy to manage no matter what. Adding bangs to this cut makes it even cuter.

The only product to use when dealing with little girls is a good leave-in conditioner. Try Enjoy Conditioning Spray to untangle her hair and make it shiny and manageable.

These types of haircuts are for girls with fine hair. It makes the hair look fuller and voluminous, plus it’s a classic. You can’t go wrong with this style!

#41: Zig-Zag Dutch Braid

Q&A with style creator, Irene Erasmus
Owner / Stylist @ Fairytale Braids in Gauteng, South Africa


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

The style consists of a single zig-zag Dutch braid that is slightly structured to give a thicker, fuller look on the head. I love the uniqueness of the style and how it complements the model from the front and back simultaneously with a braid visible on the top then flowing down the back of the neck and ending in a beautiful long braid over the shoulder.

The style can be amended to end in a ponytail from the neck down which can be curled or braided in a different braiding technique. My favorite thing is the versatility of the style and that it can be done as a tight braid for the young at heart or active person which will last the whole day (or two or three). It can also be done as a thick romantic style for any occasion.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

A good bottle of hairspray and a few elastic bands will do the trick. I find that braiding on squeaky clean hair works best for me.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

In my salon I work mostly with girls ages three and up, but I have found that braided hairstyles, in general, are becoming more popular. I hope it stays that way! Braided styles are for everyone. There are plenty of braided hairstyles for girls.

#42: French Braid Updo

Q&A with style creator, Rachelle Edrozo
Special Event & Wedding Hair Stylist @ Alante Hair Design in El Cajon, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as the perfect updo for anyone, especially if you want your hair to stay in place all day. A French braid in the bang area helps keep the hair out of their face.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I used Diamond Oil by Redken and Enjoy Leave-In conditioner. I use them as a cocktail to brush out my client’s hair if there are any tangles. I love to use the Diamond Oil to help eliminate frizz or flyways.

Last, I used bobby pins on the cute messy bun and Hard Head Hairspray to keep it in place. The messy bun is great for kids.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

On a hot summer day, this quick little bun updo always wins! If you have blonde hair, it definitely looks the best with lots of highlights. Even if you like to have bangs, this look can be recreated by leaving the bangs out and French braiding directly behind the bangs.




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