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Easy Braided Hairstyles For Girls

Updated on September 13, 2014

Braided Hairstyles For Girls

My daughters finally have enough hair for some cute and easy braided hairstyles. We have recently started moving on from pigtails and started experimenting with different styles of braids. I have included some pictures of French and rope braids. Braids are neat any easy hairstyles for toddlers and school age girls.

The first picture of the cute little girl's braided hairstyle is a rope braid. I started on the left side of her head with two strands of hair than continued gathering hair similar to a French braid, working my way around to the other side of her head. I secured the end of the braid with a cute yellow barrette.

Photos By Gina Birdsong

How To Do a Rope Braid

Here is a tutorial for the rope braided hairstyle in my intro photo. It can be done with very short thin hair. You can see a picture of my daughter with her hair down at . Cute Hairstyles For Little Girls I really like fench and rope braids on my daughters because it makes it look like they have so much more hair than they really do.

Loose Side French Braid
Loose Side French Braid

Loose French Braid for Short Hair

Trendy Sidebraid

This is an easy and fun little girls hairstyle. It is a loose side french braid with the hair strands being braided from the outside to the inside. Side braids are one of the hottest trends in fashion. Take a look at any celebrity magazine and you will see many of the young stars sporting side braids. It is a simple hairdo that looks effortless and classic.

Heart Braided Hairstyle For Valentines Day

Heart Braided Hairsyle For Little Girl
Heart Braided Hairsyle For Little Girl

You can create a beautiful masterpiece with a little time, patience, skill and of course a little girl with a head full of hair. I am proud to feature a picture of my friend's daughter.

She created this braided hairstyle one evening while styling her daughter's hairs. It is perfect for a school dance, a day out with mom and of course, Valentine's Day.

Photo used with permission from owner.

Easy Braided Hairstyle For Little Girls - Practical and Easy

The girls' hair is still too short for a single French braid down the center. It is the perfect length for two French braids. These braids are with the strands being braided from the inside to the outside. This hairstyle holds up nicely when the girls are running and playing. I use a little water on the brush when I am braiding their hair it helps catch the little fly away pieces of hair and makes the braids look neater.

French Braided Hairsyle For Girls - Photo of French Braids

French Braid Hairstyles
French Braid Hairstyles

This is another French Braided Hairstyle for little girls. This is with the strands of hair braided from the outside to the inside. The only other way I can think to describe it is to compare it to twirling jump ropes in double dutch. The concept of twirling the ropes from the outside in or inside out is similar to French braiding hair. The braiding tutorial will be very helpful if you have never French braided hair.

Photo of Braids On Little Girl - Cute French Braids For Little Girls

Little Girl Braids
Little Girl Braids

Braiding Hairstyle For Little Girls

Here is an easy French braided Hairstyle for little girls. I wanted the braids to look more like a crown instead of two straight french braids down the back of her head. I started each braid closer to the frame of her face instead of where I normally start the braids.

I only gathered hair from the outside while I was braiding. I really liked the way this hairstyle turned out. It was an easy change that made such a cute difference. I finished off the hairstyle with a clear rubber band. This hairstyle would also look really cute with a pretty ribbon weaved through it.

French Braid Tutorial

Twisted Hairstyle For Girls - French Rope Braids

Twisted Girls Hairstyle
Twisted Girls Hairstyle

This hairstyle is similar to a French Braid but I only used two strands of hair instead of three.

Upside Down French Braid

Upside Down French Braid
Upside Down French Braid

An upside down French braid is our newest hairstyle. I love it. I really wish it would have come out a little better but my girls thought it was torture to hold their head upside down. This cute hairstyle is perfect for school pictures or a trip to the park.

Hold head upside down and comb all of the hair down. French braid from the bottom up making a ponytail high on the head. The girl in the photo finished off her hairstyle with a few messy curls.

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Picture of French Braided Side Ponytail

French Braided Side Ponytail
French Braided Side Ponytail

I simply French braided the hair across the head into a side ponytail. You could also leave the end unbraided and curl it.

How to Prevent Fuzzy Braids and Cornrows

I absolutely love braided hairstyles but I am definitely a novice. I love learning new techniques and hairstyles. Chocolate Hair/Vanilla Care is one of my favorite hairstyling blogs. Rory Hadley blogs to help families of adopted children learn how to properly care for their children's hair. Check out her amazing hair gallery. I promise you won't be disappointed.

Learning to Braid Straight Hair

My daughter's aren't too happy with my recent braiding obsession. They were okay with the simple french braids but I love the endless possibilities when it comes to braiding hair. I have learned that it takes a lot more than watching Youtube videos and browsing hair blogs. It takes practice and patience. I love the way tight micro braids look on little girls but it will take a few more braiding sessions before I can really feel comfortable with my braiding technique.

Don't get discouraged if your braids are loose or your hair parts are a little crooked. Keep practicing.

I braid my girl's hair anytime they will sit down long enough for me to grab a comb and some rubber bands.

French Braid with a Zig Zag Part
French Braid with a Zig Zag Part

French Braid With a Zig Zag Part

Do you already know how to French braid? Are you looking for new and fun ways to style your little girl's hair? Try parting the hair in different patterns and shapes. You will be amazed how this simple trick can help you create unique and fun new braided hairstyles.

Photo used with permission from owner. Do not copy!

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The Art of Braiding

Braiding truly is an art form. It is a technique that can be learned and mastered. Once you learn the basic English and French Braids the possibilities are endless. I continue to practice and try new hairstyles.I can't wait to share some updated photos with you soon.

What is Your Favorite Little Girl's Hairstyle

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    • Jennifer Mugrage profile image

      Jennifer Mugrage 

      2 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

      ... OK, I just looked at your other Hub, and I now realize that your little girl is actually two little girls of the same age. They are adorable.

    • Jennifer Mugrage profile image

      Jennifer Mugrage 

      2 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

      AAAA your little girl is SO CUTE! And that's just from the back!

      I can't believe you have so many photos of the same little girl with different braids. I am very surprised she sat still for them all.

      Did you know that with the crown braids, you can join the two braids at the bottom by braiding them together? Simply take the six pieces and combine them into three, then go on as one braid.

    • Mamabyrd profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago

      Thank you George! I sure will!

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      3 years ago

      What a beautiful moemnt with your daughter. I also have a twelve your old daughter. And after having married off my oldest daughter just a few weeks ago, I realize all to well how fast time flies. Treasure every moemnt! Have a beautiful week my friend.

    • katiecolette profile image


      5 years ago

      My hair braiding skills could definitely use some improvement :) Great hairstyle ideas for little girls!

    • Jogalog profile image


      5 years ago

      I love the Valentines one. I'll have to come back here when my daughter has more hair!

    • Camp April profile image

      Camp April 

      5 years ago

      This is fantastic. I love all the tutorials you give us. Thanks

    • PinkstonePictures profile image


      5 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      Nice ideas

    • takkhisa profile image


      5 years ago

      Really cute hair styles! :)

    • lesliesinclair profile image


      5 years ago

      Such charming girly braids here.

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      5 years ago

      My favorite hairstyle. My grandma is best hairstylist for me.

    • Roxtin profile image


      5 years ago

      aww cute!

    • LornsA178 profile image


      5 years ago

      These are cute braids for little girls. The heart shaped one is my fav.

    • Mamabyrd profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @sukkran trichy: You are very welcome.

    • Mamabyrd profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: The heart shape braid was created by a good friend of mine. She is very talented.

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      sukkran trichy 

      5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      i love that french braided side ponytail. thanks for your great hairstyle suggestions.

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      5 years ago

      When it comes to braids, I love the heart shaped one. So cute!

    • Mamabyrd profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @Louidam1 LM: Thank you! I need a little more practice and the girl's need a little more hair but I can't wait to post new pictures soon.

    • Louidam1 LM profile image

      Lou Martin 

      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      These braid hairstyles are very cool! I like to put braid hairstyles in my daughter's hair too!

    • Mamabyrd profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @Gayle Dowell: I am sure I will too! Thank you for visiting

    • Mamabyrd profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @selah74: You are welcome your going to have so much fun!

    • selah74 profile image


      6 years ago

      My wife says I will need to learn these tricks for our little girl... she'll have enough hair soon. Thanks for the lens.

    • Gayle Dowell profile image

      Gayle Dowell 

      6 years ago from Kansas

      With two girls, this kept me busy fixing their hair every day. Now that they are teens and can do their own, I miss it.

    • Mamabyrd profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @Craftymarie: Thank you I think it is one of my favorite braids. It looks complicated but it is really easy.

    • Mamabyrd profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @Teapixie LM: awww thank you I have to admit I usually give them a snack or let them watch a good cartoon if the hairstyle is going to take more than a minute.

    • Craftymarie profile image


      6 years ago

      These are really cute braids - love the French rope one. I need to practice this now my little girl's hair is getting longer.

    • Mamabyrd profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @LaraineRoses: Thank you so much. My mother always braided my hair when I was a little girl. I do my best not to take too much time or they won't let me braid their hair the next time.

    • Mamabyrd profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @KeriCarter: Thank you I have been practicing

    • KeriCarter profile image


      6 years ago

      How cute! Love the sideways braid!

    • LaraineRoses profile image

      Laraine Sims 

      6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      So cute but I remember the torture it was to have my hair french braided. I never could master it to try on my daughter. I think it was because I remembered hating the process so much. I had very long, thick hair. I must admit that it looked cute and was neater than loose hair. kudos! You are truly an artist! Angel blessings!

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      Tea Pixie 

      6 years ago

      I love how patient these little girls are when they get their hair done. It's such a wonderful way to see mom's and kids bonding.


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