19 Cute & Easy Hairstyles for Girls with Curly Hair

Little girls with curly hair

Little girls with curly hair are the cutest! Sometimes it can be overwhelming to keep up with all those natural curls. Here are some easy hairstyles that can help your Curly Sue pull off her spiral tresses. Hopefully, these simple styles inspired you to try something new with you or your little girl’s curly hair. You don’t have to spend hours of styling time to create a fun and fresh look that’s easy and manageable. Enjoy!

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Curly Cut with Bangs

This curly cut with bangs brings out the most adorable asset for your little girl. It sure fits her long, blonde locks that flatter her fair skin tone. The straight fringe creates a contrast, letting her volumized hairstyle be emphasized.

Bouncy Curls

A little miss deserves a cut and style that will show off her bouncy curls with confidence! Help her embrace her natural textured hair as you keep it healthy and full of life. Subtle layers and bangs will give her locks a shape, paired with a shoulder-grazing length.

Sweet Curled Hairstyle

Here are the happy curls for the happy young ladies! A medium-length chop matches her wavy, black tresses and will boost her natural beauty.

4C Curls

Picture of fun and natural curls for girls with curly hair
Instagram @hairbylassa

Hair moisturizer and pudding make your child’s curls look so fun and natural. The shoulder-grazing chop adds shape to her style, finishing a more striking result.

Natural Curl Cut

Picture of a natural curly cut for girls with curly hair
Instagram @aubstyles

Give her a captivating natural curl cut that sits right on the shoulders. Your little angle will be jolly to wear a chop that grants her brown kinky hair shape and texture. It’s easy to pull off and will complement her purest and sweetest smile.

Long Layered Deva Curl

Picture of fresh and bouncy deva cut for girls with curly hair
Instagram @ashleeatvain

Q&A with style creator, Ashlee
Stylist @ VAIN in Seattle, WA

How would you describe this look?

I would describe this as a soft long layered Deva Curl cut. It has just enough face-framing to keep her hair from being heavy around the face and it’s long enough to wear for multiple styles including braids, without any layers falling out.

I love this look because it is a great wash and go style!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a great haircut for girls with curly hair to make it easy for the parent and child. Curly cuts and products are going to make styling a breeze. I tell all my clients to leave a decent amount of sulfate-free, paraben-free and silicone-free conditioner in the hair, scrunch in the product on soaking wet curls. Scrunch with a t-shirt and air dry!

This is an easy styling method to teach your kids to make the wash day go a little easier.

Deva curl recently came out with a “pre poo” called “Wash Day Wonder”, to make detangling before washing easier too!

Dry Curly Cut

Curl by Curl Cut hairstyle
Instagram @jennessacouture

Q&A with style creator, Jennessa Couture
Certified Curl Specialist / Owner @ Bounce Hair Boutique in Windsor, ON


How would you describe this look?

I describe this as a classic, dry, curl by curl cut that was designed with her natural texture in mind to create a waterfall effect on the hair. We left the layers long to give options for styling it up or in protective patterns.

I love that it can celebrate the natural texture while making curly hair manageable and enjoyable.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is perfect for anyone looking to celebrate natural texture and enhance their curls.

The most important thing for this look is products and hydration. Look for sulfate and silicone-free cleansers and conditioners which allow water to penetrate the cuticle layer and truly hydrate the hair. Anyone with any type of curls can really make peace with their hair with the right products and application techniques.

Make sure you only detangle and style while wet, using the natural benefit of water to hydrate the hair and keep it frizz-free.

Curly Lob

Q&A with style creator, Kristal Kaiser
Hairstylist @ Salon Skanda in Sandy Springs, GA


How would you describe this look?

I would describe her look as a curly lob. My favorite thing about this look is how much joy it brought her to see the potential of her curl.

By removing the excess weight and adding in some necessary layering, her hair transformed before our eyes and she was so excited.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you have curly hair and are considering this look, I’d say go for it, but find someone that knows how to work with curly hair! I highly recommend finding a Deva certified salon. You can go to their website, type in your zip code, and it will tell you where the closest one is located.

The Deva Curl products are made for wavy to curly hair and I am completely obsessed! When I say Deva Curl changed my life, I am not exaggerating. I straightened my hair every day for 25 years until I received my first No-Poo transformation service and Deva Cut. The No-Poo service is the perfect intro to the line. A Deva certified stylist will take you step by step through your styling routine, all along creating a custom kit to fit your curly girl needs.

The Deva Cut is done dry so we can see exactly where your curls fall and see the shape we’re building as we go. If you’re in the Atlanta area, come check us out at Salon Skanda. We’re a team-based, Deva certified salon, and we LOVE curls!

Shoulder-Length Beach Wave Curls

Customized Curls hairstyle
Instagram @curlmaestro

Q&A with style creator, Rebecca Haehnle
Stylist / Curl Specialist / Co-creator @ Parlour Hair Salon in Washington, DC


How would you describe this look?

I love creating looks for curly hair. The first thing I do is figure out what type of maintenance a client is willing to do from day to day.

I like this cut because it allowed my client to be able to wear a fun, modern, and cute topknot, or wear it down for a softer feel. I love to create cuts that allow my clients to go from look to look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

You should start by having a good cut customized for your specific curl pattern, then select the product that works best with your curls. Curly hair tends to be on the dry side, so don’t forget to hydrate those curls! Always use the recommended amount of product to set the curls in place.

Use a leave-in conditioner to hydrate your curls, then layer in a medium hold gel or mousse to add the control and hold needed for a long-lasting look. Either air dry for a more natural look or use a diffuser to add body and volume. I love to use an anti-humidity or a light working spray to finish. It provides an extra layer of protection to fight frizz and fuzz.

No matter how old you are, a great stylist and a customized cut will always make you feel like a million bucks.

African American Tight Curls

Q&A with style creator, Christina Gethers
Licensed Cosmetology Professional @ ShawnKrys Inc in Philadelphia, PA


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a wash and go. Now, it’s not as simple as washing your hair and air drying because if this hair dries without the right products, there will most likely be a lot of frizz! To achieve these beautiful curls, I started by removing her dead ends while strategically creating a shape that would complement her face. I used my own curly cutting technique to create this shape.

My favorite thing about this style is that it is fitting for someone with an active lifestyle, is very low maintenance, and seems to look better and better as it gets older. I find that many of my clients embrace and look forward to that “lived-in” look a few days after they leave the salon.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Pay attention to the amount of heat you use on your hair. Heat damage ruins the natural curl pattern. I encourage clients who want to wear their hair curly to consider making it a lifestyle because excessive heat can compromise your curl pattern.

This style is very durable for people who want to work out and not worry about sweating. It’s very low maintenance and is great for people who have an “on the go” lifestyle.

I recommend making an appointment with a licensed hairstylist who specializes in curly hair of all textures. I specialize in curly hair and we use the Ouidad product line at our salon. I love this product line because they have different products for every curl type. Ouidad understands that all curls have different/specific needs. When consulting with new clients, I prescribe the products I’ll use for them. Most of the time they receive a curly cut/shape as well.

I always send my clients home with the knowledge of what products were used and I educate them on how to maintain their curls in-between visits. For someone with a similar hair type to the client in the picture, I would say that maintaining moisture is the best thing you can do. Dry, brittle hair can lead to breakage, and who wants that?!

Textured Curly Bob

Q&A with style creator, Valerie Lester
Hairstylist / Salon Owner @ Color Salon & Spa in Morrisville, NC


How would you describe this look?

This client was looking for a change! She had long hair that had been growing for years and suffered from split ends and very tangled tresses. This cut was a fresh start. We did the traditional Deva Cut (a specialized dry cutting technique) to give her curls a new life.

My favorite thing about this long curly bob is how much it complements her face and makes her smile!

Any advice for someone considering it?

The Deva Curl cut and three-step styling technique is a total game-changer for anyone with texture in their hair. Curly hair needs moisture and particular consideration to different curl patterns to ensure a balanced cut. To get this look, you will need both.

The length of the bob will always depend on facial features and face shape and is tailored to each client. This styling process takes a little more time upfront but will last for days, therefore saving time down the road.

We used Deva Curl No Poo cleanser, One Conditioner, B-Leavin Curl Booster, and Light Defining Gel. This left her curls hydrated, defined and soft.

Sweet Perm

Sweet hairstyle
Instagram @dbs_salon

Q&A with style creator, Sandra Moreno
Deva Curl Advanced Stylist / Redken Certified Hair Colorist @ Designs by Sandra in Sunnyvale, CA


How would you describe this look?

This little girl has “S” wavy curls and loves to braid it. She needs to be able to put it up for dance and loves it long. In order to help her with her lifestyle, I kept her hair one length in the back and layered the front so that when she wears it down it won’t be so heavy. I cut her hair dry on her natural curls.

My favorite thing to do when creating a cut for someone is customizing it to fit their needs. I love that this cut is so versatile for her and that it was created by air drying. Easy styling!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This client was styled with Deva Curl LowPoo Delight, Delight One Condition (as a leave-in conditioner) and Deva Curl Arc Angel. When I work with curly hair, I want you to know how to use the products and which ones best suit your lifestyle and curl type.

I recommended that she take all three products in the shower and do her styling at the end of her shower with her head tilted forward so the products don’t get on her skin. We want you to capture your curls at their finest moment, sopping wet and coated with conditioner!

If you have natural waves or curls, I definitely recommend finding a hairdresser who understands curly hair and one who embraces the air dry method so that your hair will work with your styling routine for the life of your haircut.

Deva Cut for Thick Curly Hair

Deva Miracle hairstyle
Instagram @hairbymikaylah

Q&A with style creator, Mikayla Hazelton
Certified DevaCurl Stylist / Master Colorist @ Shan Hair in Brookline, MA


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

Here at Shan Hair, we would describe this haircut as a “Deva Miracle”. A lot of our new clients have never had a Deva-inspired cut (dry haircut). This haircut is a game changer for curly girls.

One of my favorite things about this haircut is how happy it made her feel. This brave little girl came in with very long hair. We cut off about six inches, which is a lot for curly hair. It was so uplifting seeing someone at her age loving and embracing her natural hair.

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

I recommend using the DevaCurl line of products because of their natural ingredients and overall health for curls. For her, I used the DevaCurl zero lather conditioning cleanser, No-Poo, followed by the One Condition original conditioner to detangle.

To style her hair, I used the Ultra Defining Gel and B’Leave-In curl plumper on very wet hair. After she was fully dry, I gave the hair a shake and a light scrunch. Her curls were soft, shiny, bouncy and defined!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this cut for any type of curly or wavy hair. This haircut is tailored to each individual person and will work with all curl types and face shapes.

Long Tight Curls

Tight Curls hairstyle
Instagram @deenavec

Q&A with style creator, Deena Marie Vecchio
Blonde Specialist / DevaCurl Stylist @ Curl Hair and Wellness in Bryn Mawr, PA


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

This is the perfect look for anyone with dry, frizzy, texturized hair! If your hair reacts to humidity, the Deva Cut is right for you.

My favorite thing about this look is that it can work for a person with the slightest wave, all the way to the person with the tightest curl!

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

Hydration hydration hydration! Curls love moisture, so the more hydrated the hair the better the outcome. For this particular curl pattern, I went right for the Deva Curl Decadence line. This line has the most hydration for the tightest curls. We used the Deva No-Poo Decadence cleanser followed by the One Condition Decadence leave-in conditioner.

For styling, we used the Deva Super Cream right on top of that leave-in conditioner. The key is to apply the product to soaking wet hair so you are not left feeling sticky or crunchy.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for any client with a tight curl pattern. It’s perfect for young girls to air dry and go, or for the busy mom to send off her kids and start the day.

Men can Deva too! This cut/styling method can be used by anyone whose hair reacts to humidity.

Edgy Short Curly Hair with Undercut

Cute Headband
Instagram @_ariahope

A cute headband can always boost the gorgeousness of a curly haired girl! This mid-length cut is perfect for her dark brown locks, and that’s the most adorable thing you can ever see. Let her have this hairstyle, so you’ll see the sweetest smile she can give you.

Short Curly Bob

Short Curly Bob
Instagram @curllovemimi

What else could be more adorable than this short curly bob for a little stunner? The length may be too short, but it leaves the strands long enough to let her flaunt her natural texture. To match it with a copper red tone will flatter her fair skin complexion.

Long Curly Hair

Long Curly Hair
Instagram @b_doan

Blessed with curly hair? Well, nothing better than a little princess appreciating her innate curls! Her defined and tight natural coils make a lovely hairstyle with fuller and bouncy edges. She’ll love flaunting a long curly mane that looks great on a light brown shade.

Kinky Curly Hair with Bangs

Bouncy Bangs
Instagram @hairbytoriahlachell

A fresh shoulder-length chop with bouncy bangs to flourish her curly hair! Pretty girls who have round face shape can rock a lovely cut and style like these. You and your kid will never go wrong as you let her show off her natural curls in this look.

Layers for Thin Curly Hair

Braided Pigtails
Instagram @littleredbraids

This isn’t her usual chic hairstyle. These are five-strand braided pigtails that look very pretty on your girl! It’s another lovely style for her to flaunt when she has thick and light golden brown hair.