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Girls Hairstyles: Tutorial and Illustrative Videos

Updated on September 16, 2017
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Susan has a love for all things beautiful. She believes hair is a woman's crowning glory. Explore and enjoy these fun and simple tutorials.

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LIttle Girl's Hairstyles
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Hair Styles for Little Girls

"Sugar and Spice and Everything nice, that's what little girls are made of."

Little girls bring so much joy to our lives. I have nine granddaughters and two grandsons.

Our little boys are a bundle of fun and activity. Right from the start the rough and tumble showed itself - so amazingly different from the softness of our girls.

Our little girls love tea parties, dress up, princesses and lots of hugs.

When little girls grow into toddlers the possibilities for hairstyles grows too. So many possibilities open up as her hair grows. We begin by pulling their new hair into pigtails, ponies, and braids; adorned with bows, flowers ribbons and more.

Then comes the time when your little girl's hair is long enough to try new styles. She is your princess and you will want to grace her little head with beauty, interest, and charm. As she gets older possibilities grow as long as her hair does.

As you experiment and try new styles you will see which design best accentuates your own little girls' unique beauty.

When my girls were growing up, I created different looks by pulling it up, braiding it, putting pretty bows in place and experimenting with different styles. Of course, it really helped to have such beautiful models to work with. ;)

My daughters are great at creating unique hairstyles. One of my girls has always loved experimenting with hair and in high school, she wore a different hairdo every day.

She was known for her unique hairstyles. Her girls are now known for their beautiful hair styles created by my daughter. When mommy creates a new 'do' the girls are the talk of their school. Their little friends ask if their Mommy will do their hair too.

It is in honor of my daughters, I am creating this hub - sharing the magic and fun of creating hair styles for little girls.

Hairstyles for Prom
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Hair for Prom

Do you like braids? Braids are not just for everyday hair control. Hair Stylists use braids in very creative ways. As the stylist weaves a hairdo with intricate braids she creates interest and unique designs.

The picture, above, is my beautiful granddaughter. This is her homecoming picture with her sweetheart. Though she is not so little anymore, in age at least, her hair is the perfect example of how braids can be worked into a fancy hairdo. This exquisite hairstyle is enhanced by strategically placing braids throughout this beautiful hairstyle masterpiece.

Dress Up - Babygirl
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Step By Step Guide

I have chosen video's to illustrate my favorite little girls' hairstyles. Each video will be accompanied by written instructions.

I encourage you to watch the video first because the instructions will make perfect sense once you view it.

The next time you want to create one of the styles that are demonstrated on the video, you won't need to watch the video – just follow the directions to spark your memory.

If you try these hairstyles on your little girl, please leave a comment to let me know how it worked out for you.

Okay, Let the Fun BEGIN!

French Braid Big Loopy and Messy!

Loopy French Braid

  • Work with dry hair but spray a bit with water to keep the flyways away.
  • With comb part the hair diagonally across the head. Don't worry about being perfect, it won't really show.
  • Put the largest amount of hair, on the left, in a pony with a band.
  • You will be creating an Inside-out French Braid (watch demonstration.)
  • Braid loosely; If it's too tight it won't work.
  • End result is a messy look.
  • When the braid is complete put a band around it.
  • Start at the bottom of the braid, grab a tiny piece from each bump of the braid and gently pull on it to get that full look.
  • Continue up the braid pulling until it looks pretty.
  • Now gather the hair on the left, comb toward braid and unite it in a tie. (See Demo)
  • Add a Bow or Flower ...
  • That's it!

Whimsical Hairstyle

Waterfall French Braid Triple Non French Braded Hairstyle

  • Spray the hair with water, as you work, to keep the fly-ways ... away.
  • Create three braids in the front, from top to bottom, on each side of the head. (Watch Demo)
  • Section off a little square of hair at the top of the head and pull up and tie it off so that it is out of the way for now.
  • Smooth hair out on the bottom.
  • Take one braid, starting with the top one, on each side and swoop it down to tie together loosely in the back creating a waterfall look.
  • Grab the next two and bring them into the end of the first set of braids. Tie off.
  • Bring the last two down a little further and again join with the other brains. Tie off
  • The next step sounds difficult, but if you watch closely, it is really easy.
  • Take the hair at the top of the head, part the hair in half, begin on one side to section pieces and thread the hair through a design weaver.
  • When complete pull the weaver through the waterfall braids.
  • Repeat the last two steps on the other side of the part.

Completed with a side pony, it becomes a great style for active girls who are not necessarily tuned into keeping their hair prim and proper.

The instructor recommends using a Topsy Tail or a Design Weaver to make your job much easier. I had never heard of either tool. I am posting some Topsy Tails and Design Weavers below for you to check out.

Is this not ADORABLE?

Little Pricess Hairstyle

Braided Headband with Jewels

  • Part hair starting from her ear across her head and to the other ear
  • Put hair in a band for now to keep it out of the way.
  • Begin creating a Dutch Lace Braid using a necklace or string of beads. Clip one end of the beads to the bottom of her hair you have pulled up, in the front, on one side.
  • Split hair in two sections and use the beads as the third section doing a dutch braid.
  • Treat necklace as one of the strands.
  • Keep the beads on the top of the hair so you can see them.
  • Keep braid over the part to hide the part
  • When you get to the bottom of the hairline, separate the beads from the braid and continue down without the beads.
  • Tie off at the bottom.
  • Wrap the braid into a Bun at the side of her head. Wrap it around itself and tuck ends in, securing with clips or bobby pins to hide the ends.
  • Comb through the hair in the back to make smooth.
  • Bring the rest of the necklace to other side and clip the ends together.

Admire your work and your little Princess girl.

French Twist Curley Braid

This French twist hairstyle is a little different than a normal French Twist – The braid sticks up more and ends up looking like a rope.

This hairstyle is very intricate, It includes parting small sections of hair in corn rows with lots of twisting to each piece of hair (in the same direction) before you braid it.

At the end of the video you will see variations of using this technique to create different styles. I think the curly ponytail with the rope braiding is so feminine and precious.

Side Dutch Braid

The only challenge in this hairdo is to get the hair smooth as you pull it over from one side to incorporate into the braid. It's very cute!

  • Slightly wet hair with spray bottle
  • Part hair in front to the side.
  • Take a triangular piece right in the front by the forehead pull to the right side and begin to braid
  • Stay as close to her hairline in the front as possible
  • Continue adding hair from underneath
  • Pull Hair all the way from the other side (smoothing as you go) and add to braid
  • Continue sectioning hair and bringing over to the side to add to braid
  • Braid all the way down and secure with band
  • Tug on the bumps of the braid all the way up to create a looser look.
  • Hairspray and you’re done!

Braid Wrapped Chignon


  • Part hair on the side
  • In the back of the head, on the underside, grab a little chunk of hair, on each side, and braid it. This will be used as the wraps.
  • Pick up a section of hair on the side of the head and down to behind her ear – have your child hold that section
  • Go to the other side and repeat
  • Pull both sides back and join them together loosely; Secure with a band
  • Tease the hair under the band of the pony until it is nice and fluffy (this will add fullness inside chignon.)
  • Go underneath pony, take rest of the hair and secure it with a band a few inches from the bottom.
  • Tuck all hair in where the two side pieces meet in the middle of the head.
  • Secure with bobby pins.
  • Take the two side braids, cross over chignon and bring underneath - tuck under and pin in place - hide ends into each other.
  • Hairspray and you’re done!

Become an Expert at Little Girl Hairstyles

As you watch these video's, do not get discouraged if you don't get it the first time. I had to rewind and watch some of the steps over.

As you practice you will eventually become an expert at little girl hairstyles. Don't be surprised if your little girl's friend's want you to do their hair too.


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      Susan Ream 4 years ago from Michigan

      Why thank you healthmunsta, I love the side dutch plait too. Glad your lil' sis will be viewing the hub too. :) You must have long hair to be trying out these styles .. let me know how they work.

      Thanks for your uplifting comments. Appreciate you!


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      healthmunsta 4 years ago

      Wow! These are so beautiful! My li'l sis is very interested in hairstyles too, and she'll be delighted to see this! I'm really captivated by the beautiful side Dutch plait, so much so that I'm planning to try it today! Hope it works out! Thanks, Susan!

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      Susan Ream 4 years ago from Michigan

      ajene, Why thank you! It is fun to experiment with little girl's hair. My little ones look so beautiful in their creative and feminine 'do's.' Appreciate the visit; I hope the video's are helpful.


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      ajene 4 years ago

      that hairstyles like cute

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      Susan Ream 5 years ago from Michigan

      Why thank you glassvisage .. I'm so glad you will be trying the styles yourself. I've got another hub, in the works, on hairstyles for women. It's fun to write them and my daughters and granddaughters have fun experimenting with the hairstyles too.

      Thanks for the encouragement and for the visit too!



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      glassvisage 5 years ago from Northern California

      Wow, you take girls hairstyling to another level! These are wonderful and I want to try them for myself!

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      Susan Ream 5 years ago from Michigan

      Steph, I am so glad you approve. It was quite a fun hub to write and I learned too. Already experimenting on my granddaughters. :)



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      Susan Ream 5 years ago from Michigan

      Kathy, I am so blessed that you are excited .. it makes my day. :) I will do some research on the wedding hairstyle you are describing for your sweet Becca and get back to you.

      As Always,

      Praying .. HUGS!


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      The Stages Of ME 5 years ago

      Oh me oh my ~ I am so excited ~ My daughter is going to be in a wedding and they want her hair in a braid thick similar to the side dutch in this hub ~ They want it nice and thick like that but rather than going down they want it to go along the back similar to first pic and then leave the rest of the hair down~ If you have some instructions or referral hub with a style I would be so grateful:) Blessing to you this late night :)

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      Stephanie Hicks 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      This is PERFECT! Exactly what I was looking for! Loved all the videos and instructions for these hairstyles for little girls. Rated up across the board. Thank you again for writing on this! Best, Steph