28 Cutest Curly Hairstyles for Girls – Little Girls, Toddlers & Kids

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Cindy Marcus
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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 to help your Curly Sue pull off her spiral tresses. Hopefully, these simple styles inspired you to try something new with your 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.

Here are the best curly hairstyles for girls with curly hair!

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#1: Curly Black Bob with 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 shape her locks, paired with a shoulder-grazing length.

The Cutest Curls for Little Girls with short curly hair
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#2: The Cutest Curls

Check out these adorable curls. This style is great for anyone looking for an easy style to detangle at home and works for most curl types. Get a short, pixie curly cut. It should be short enough to keep her hair out of her eyes. Wash and wear it with a leave-in conditioner. Combing it in the mornings makes it more manageable.

Layers for Thin Curly Haired Girls
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#3: Layers for Thin Curly Hair

A hairstyle with layers for girls with thin curly hair, this masterpiece is sure to boost the movement in the kid’s locks. Part her tresses on the side for extra volume, then keep them mid-length for a fuller edge. A blonde balayage is a great idea, too! Naturally, curly hair will show off the highlights even better.

Long Layered Deva Curl for Little Girls
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#4: Long Layered Deva Curl

This is a soft long layered Deva curl cut. It has just enough face-framing to keep her hair from being heavy around her 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!

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 and scrunch the product on soaking-wet curls. Scrunch with a t-shirt and air dry! Deva curl recently came out with a “pre-poo” called “Wash Day Wonder” to make detangling before washing easier too!

Natural curl cut girls with curly hair
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#5: Natural Curl Cut

Give her a captivating natural curl cut that sits right at the shoulders. Your little angel will happily 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.

Bouncy Curls with a Middle Part for Little Girls
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#6: Bouncy Curls with a Middle Part

One of the most requested cuts for girls with curly hair is bouncy curls with a middle part. Parents who struggle with keeping their children’s coils shiny and healthy will find that this cut greatly helps with detangling and removing some excess weight that can often drag curls down.

Natural Curls with a Center Part for Little Girls
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#7: Natural Curls with a Center Part

Not all hairstyles are created equal, and I’ve found that natural curls with a center part can be especially flattering. Before you plan to style her tresses, help define the curl pattern using products specifically designed for curly hair. To achieve such cute hairstyles for girls, create two sections from the forehead to the nape of her neck. Next, use a wide-tooth comb to untangle each section before applying the product evenly throughout both sides.

The Cutest Curly Short Bob for Little Girls
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#8: The Cutest Curly Short Bob

The cutest short bob is one of the best haircuts for little girls with curly hair. This is an excellent hair style for girls with tighter kinks. If you opt for this crop, don’t forget to keep her curls moisturized regularly for ultimate manageability and hair health.

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#9: Medium-Length Natural Kinks

Let your medium-length natural kinks shine! Girls with curly hair should keep a steady deep conditioning routine to achieve luscious coils. Be sure to use many moisturizing products, in and out of the shower, to keep curls quenched.

Perfect Ringlets for Curly-Haired Little Girls
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#10: Perfect Ringlets

Embrace your perfect ringlets! If you have curls, don’t be afraid to let them shine. Investing in the right products for your hair type will help make each curl and coil bounce back to life, looking healthier than ever. If picking the right products is hard, talk to your stylist or check out your local curly hair specialist.

curly hair braided low for homecoming
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#11: Curly Hair Braided Low for Homecoming

Get that curly hair braided low for the homecoming! The neat braided finish from the top down to the nape area makes a stunning, romantic effect. Beach waves are the best option if your tresses are too straight and need extra movement. To make the style long-lasting, use hair spray when finishing it off.

Cute Pixie Cut for girls with curly hair
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#12: Cute Pixie Cut

A cute pixie cut is a great style choice for biracial girls. This crop plays well with natural hair and can be a huge time saver. For some young women, longer lengths can be challenging when they require much treatment and care. Opting for a pixie can reduce styling time and make caring for your texture more manageable.

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#13: 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 growing for years and suffered from split ends and tangled tresses. This cut was a fresh start. We did the traditional Deva Cut (a specialized dry-cut 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 bob’s length 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, saving time.

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.

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#14: Popular 4C Curls

Bring life back to your child’s curly hair! Nurture her black 4c curls with a moisturizer for a hydrated, healthier-looking result. Give her a shoulder-grazing cut to keep her natural curly hair versatile to more styles.

Q&A with style creator, Jessica Stellato
Hair Stylist @ For The Love of Curls Salon in Cliffside Park, NJ


How would you describe this?
These 4c curls are very thick curly coils.

The shape is an inverted cut that was cut while wet. Supercurlies shouldn’t get their hair cut while wet to allow room for shrinkage.

Ask your stylist to baby the length so you can control the shape as your curly hair grows.
What’s your best advice?
If you’re intimidated by this curly cut, do it in winter or fall, so weather and humidity aren’t factors. Don’t be afraid to use curl hair products, and lots of them!

Voluminous Curl by Curl Cut hairstyle
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#15: Voluminous Dry Curly Cut

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 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 curls can make peace with their hair with the right products and application techniques.

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

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#16: 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.

She was so excited by removing the excess weight and adding something her hair transformed before our eyes necessary layer.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you have curly hair and are considering this look, go for it, but find someone who knows how to work with it! 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.

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 daily 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 to step by step through your styling routine, creating a custom kit to fit your curly girl’s 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.

Customized Curls hairstyle
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#17: Shoulder-Length Beach Wave Curls

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. First, I figure out what type of maintenance a client is willing to do daily.

I like this cut because it allows my client to wear a fun, modern, 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?

It would be best if you started 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 dry, so remember 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.

Cute Headband
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#18: Fancy Short Curly Hair

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.

messy perm for girls with curls
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#19: Messy Sweet Perm

That sweet perm is looking adorable! Styling this armpit-length curly hair for girls will be much fun and exciting. Whether you like it up, down, or half-down—the result will be stunning. With such little girls’ curly hairstyles, the young miss will repeatedly love her natural brown tresses.

Tight Curls hairstyle
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#20: Long Tight Curls

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 dry, frizzy, texturized hair! The Deva Cut is right for you if your hair reacts to humidity.

My favorite thing about this look is that it can work for a girl with curly hair or even the slightest wave.

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. I went right for the Deva Curl Decadence line for this particular curl pattern. This line has the most hydration for the tightest curls. We used the Deva No-Poo Decadence cleanser and the One Condition Decadence leave-in conditioner.

We used the Deva Super Cream right on top of that leave-in conditioner for styling. The key to great curly hair styles for girls is applying the product to soaking wet hair to avoid 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.

Long Curly Hair
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#21: Long Curly Hair

Long hairstyles for curly hair girls give a little princess vibe. 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 in a light brown shade.

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#22: Kinky Half Up Curly Hair with Bangs

Curly hairstyles for girls are super cute, with neck-length kinky curly hair with bangs. Bringing half of the gal’s brown locks up creates a nice style with a nice shape. Little girls’ hairstyles will benefit from a mist of hairspray to boost their texture and for extra hold.

short curly bob for black girls
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#23: Short Curly Bob for Black Girls

A short curly bob for black girls has a length that’s easy to manage. It makes one of those cute curly hairstyles that young ladies will be excited about. When preppin’, a control gel can keep the kinky hair looking bouncy. It also adds definition, shine, and moisture without weighing it down.

curly cut with bangs for girls
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#24: Curly Cut with Bangs

A curly cut with bangs never looks awesome on a little girl. It’s a volumized hairstyle with a straight fringe that emphasizes the curls more. She’ll love her locks even more when the curls are defined. A spritz of hairspray is great for curly hairstyles for kids, enhancing the texture, taming the frizz, and adding shine.

sweet curled hairstyle for girls
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#25: Sweet Curled Hairstyle

This sweet curled hairstyle offers happy curls for happy young girls! It’s a medium-length hairstyle with a side part to lift the roots instantly. These curly girl hairstyles will boost her natural beauty and her tresses’ texture.

african american tight curls for girls
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#26: African American Tight Curls

These African-American tight curls are something to adore! It’s cute and requires low maintenance for a girl with a natural curl pattern. To achieve these beautiful curls, ask for a dry curly cutting technique to see the shape better. Have your curly hair looking healthy by making sure they’re moisturized.

deva cut for girls with thick curly hair
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#27: Deva Cut for Thick Curly Hair

A deva cut for thick curly hair is to make the texture look its best. This haircut is a game-changer for curly girls, indeed. It’s a deva-inspired cut in which the curly hair is chopped when dry to see the shape better. This cut is for women with curly or wavy hair. If customized, it should work on all curl types and face shapes.

Q&A with style creator, Alaska Mitchell
Curly Hair Specialist @ Beauty By Alaska in Stockton, CA


How would you describe this?

This deva cut for thick curly hair was cut dry to keep its natural form. It also features long layers throughout the thick curly hair. Use DevaCurls Original No Poo and One Condition to wash your hair.

What’s your best advice?

To style your hair, do so in the bowl while it’s still soaking wet. Try locking in as much moisture as possible. Use DevaCurls Styling Cream for moisture retention and shine. Then use DevaCurls Ultra Defining Gel to hold those beautiful curls in place.

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#28: Edgy Curly Undercut

Your curly-haired girl may want something cool, too. So, give her an edgy curly undercut, and let her natural texture do some magic. She’ll love a control gel when styling; it gives the black kinks definition, shine, and moisture.