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Cute Hairstyles For Little Girls

Updated on August 5, 2013

Simple and Easy Hairstyles

I love trying new braids, ponytails and updos on my two little girls, especially now that they have a little more hair. Cute hairstyles for little girls don't have to be complicated or require a lot of styling products and tools.

The styles I have featured take a minute or less because these two little ladies are always on the go and have much more important things to do than to sit still and have their hair styled!

These are hairstyles that any mom can do.

I've also included a few links to pageant hair tutorials.

Photos by Gina Birdsong

Hairstyles For Little Girls with little hair
Hairstyles For Little Girls with little hair

My Bald Little Girls

I was so excited to find out I was going to be the mother of two little girls. I couldn't wait to put their hair in cute little pig tails with ribbons and bows. My little girls weren't born completely bald but the little hair they did have fell out before they were six months old. It fell out from the front to the back and grew back in from the back to the front so they have been sporting mullets for the past year.

Our girls have finally grown enough hair for me to be a little creative. I am so excited to be able to share these cute little girl hairstyles!

Small Rubber Bands

I use small rubber bands almost everyday. I like them because they don't slip out and they are available in a variety of colors.

3000 pcs Baby Girl Rubber Hair Band - Assortment of Colors
3000 pcs Baby Girl Rubber Hair Band - Assortment of Colors

I use small elastic rubber bands in my daughters' hair. They come in a variety of colors, do not slip out and remove easily without pulling out hair.

 

A Simple Idea For Picture Day - Add Volume

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Here is a beautiful, simple high bun hairstyle for picture day.As you can see my daughter has very thin hair so I will be using a sock to add volume to this hairstyle.I recommend using a sock that matches your little girl's hair color. My daughter loves pink so this is the sock she chose. Roll the sock from toe to ankle than tuck the opening over the toes.Split the hair on the top like you were going to make a ponytail on top of the head.Tuck the sock under the hairSecure with a rubber band or bobby pins. I always use rubber bands. My girls' do not have enough hair to cover the sock but we will fix that.Take the remaining loose over the top of the sock bun and secure with a rubber band. I like to use rubber bands because they hold the hairstyle secure and still allow my girls to run wild without getting poked by bobby pins.Bobby pins may be a bettHere top view of the easy hairstyle with side swept bangs.Place a giant bow or flower under the bun to finish off the hairstyle.Are you looking for a new hair style? This hairdo is super cute on big girls to!
Here is a beautiful, simple high bun hairstyle for picture day.
Here is a beautiful, simple high bun hairstyle for picture day.
As you can see my daughter has very thin hair so I will be using a sock to add volume to this hairstyle.
As you can see my daughter has very thin hair so I will be using a sock to add volume to this hairstyle.
I recommend using a sock that matches your little girl's hair color. My daughter loves pink so this is the sock she chose. Roll the sock from toe to ankle than tuck the opening over the toes.
I recommend using a sock that matches your little girl's hair color. My daughter loves pink so this is the sock she chose. Roll the sock from toe to ankle than tuck the opening over the toes.
Split the hair on the top like you were going to make a ponytail on top of the head.
Split the hair on the top like you were going to make a ponytail on top of the head.
Tuck the sock under the hair
Tuck the sock under the hair
Secure with a rubber band or bobby pins. I always use rubber bands. My girls' do not have enough hair to cover the sock but we will fix that.
Secure with a rubber band or bobby pins. I always use rubber bands. My girls' do not have enough hair to cover the sock but we will fix that.
Take the remaining loose over the top of the sock bun and secure with a rubber band. I like to use rubber bands because they hold the hairstyle secure and still allow my girls to run wild without getting poked by bobby pins.Bobby pins may be a bett
Take the remaining loose over the top of the sock bun and secure with a rubber band. I like to use rubber bands because they hold the hairstyle secure and still allow my girls to run wild without getting poked by bobby pins. Bobby pins may be a bett
Here top view of the easy hairstyle with side swept bangs.
Here top view of the easy hairstyle with side swept bangs.
Place a giant bow or flower under the bun to finish off the hairstyle.
Place a giant bow or flower under the bun to finish off the hairstyle.
Are you looking for a new hair style? This hairdo is super cute on big girls to!
Are you looking for a new hair style? This hairdo is super cute on big girls to!

Braids

Braided Hairstyle For Girls
Braided Hairstyle For Girls

I am still learning to French braid my daughters' hair. It takes a lot of practice and patience. These are cute and easy braids that only takes a few minutes and looks very cute. Simply make two braids, cross them and secure with bobby pins or barrettes. My girls still have very short hair but this hairstyle would look really cute if you poofed out the hair on the ends.

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Corn Rows

Here is my attempt at cornrows. My daughter was wiggling a little too much for me to roll the strands of hair but it still came out really cute. I added a little barrette to each little pigtail. She looked like a little lion when I was finished.

Perfect For Valentine's Day - Cute Hairstyle With Little Rubberbands

Valentine's Hairstyle For Little Girl
Valentine's Hairstyle For Little Girl

Side Pony Tail

The side pony tail is a favorite in our house. I didn't realize there was a problem with the classic ponytail until my daughters were old enough to start complaining about it. My girls are just ending the potty training stage. Placing a ponytail in the center of the back of their heads just isn't practical. It irritates them when I lay them down to change diapers. They also take naps in the middle of the day and sometimes prefer I leave their hair alone. The side ponytail allows them to sleep more comfortably without taking out the hairstyle.

French Braided Side Ponytail

Cute Variation Of The Pony Tail - Perfect Little Girls Hairstyle For Sports Events

This is the perfect little girl's hairstyle if your child plays a sport that requires a helmet or other type of headgear. The pony tails keep the hair nice and it also lie flat enough on the head to slip on a helmet.

This is also a unique hairstyle for a special event such as a holiday party or wedding. You can up the "wow" factor of this hairstyle by simply adding a cute bow or barrette to each ponytail before gathering the hair for the next rubber band

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Pig tail - Great for Toddlers

My little girls had really short hair for a very long time. This pig tail hairstyle was one of the first hairstyles they were able to wear. You can see in the picture that I wet her hair a little bit to make the part a little neater. I use a comb with a pointy handle to make the part.

Accessories

Don't underestimate the cuteness of simple pigtails. This hairstyle is so easy and versatile, add a couple of cute hair bows and you have a hairstyle for any occasion.

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Pigtails With Small Rubberbands

Hairstyle with small rubberbands
Hairstyle with small rubberbands

How To Remove The Small Rubberbands

I have had several e-mails asking how to remove the small rubber bands with out pulling out hair. We have really been experimenting with the best solution for this problem. Initially, the girls had really short thin hair so the rubber bands would easily slide right out.

The rubber bands getting tangled and pulling hair has only recently become a problem. Here are the two best solutions we came up with.

1. Olive Oil works well and is a great conditioner. simply coat your fingers and rub a little bit of oil around the rubber band and it should slide right out.

2. Unfortunately, the small rubber bands we use usually are not salvageable. They are only good for a one time use so I have been using a small seam ripper to cut the rubber band. This obviously won't work if you plan to save the rubber bands but I love this solution. It's fast, easy.

I would love to hear some new tips. Feel free to leave a comment in the guestbook if you have a better solution. The comments usually takes about a day to appear in the guestbook.

Pageant Hairstyles For Girls

Fun and Funky Cute Hairstyle For Little Girls

My daughter was wearing a bright colorful outfit today and she needed a hip, funky hairdo to match.

I wasn't sure what to do with her hair so I decided to make her a cute faux hawk with small rubber bands.

I started at the top and gathered the hair into a small ponytail. I did not pull the hair out completely when I wrapped the rubber band the last time. I did this four times creating a faux hawk of small loops. I finished it off with different colored barrettes. This hairstyle was fun, funky, fast and easy.

little girls sock bun
little girls sock bun

How To Do A Sock Bun on Toddlers

The sock bun is an easy up do for little girls with very short hair.Cut the toes off a sock and roll into a donut. Pull ponytail through the center of the donut and wrap hair around the sock. Secure bun with rubber band or bobby pins. Click on tutorial below to see pictures and step by step instructions.

Messy Bun

Messy Buns

Messy Bun Hairsyle for Litlle Girls
Messy Bun Hairsyle for Litlle Girls

My little girls' hair is still a little too short for messy buns instead; I make little fans out of pigtails. Make to little pigtails on top of the head but don't pull the hair all the way out when you wrap the rubber band for the last time than simply fan out the little bun.

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Hairstyles For Preschool
Hairstyles For Preschool

This is a really easy hairdo but it does take a little time if you want to do all of your little girl's hair. I simply started on the left side and connected the little pigtails. I would have loved to do her entire head but she would only sit still long enough for one row.

Upside Down French Braid

Have Fun

Remember to have fun styling your little girl's hair. I choose not to use styling products or hair tools on my girls.They are still a little too young and I am sure they will be using hairspray and lipstick before I know it. None of the hairstyles you see on this website are perfect, they are simply cute and practical hairstyles that we use every day.

Some little girls prefer hairstyles that look more like mommy. They want something sleek, fashionable and stylish. These are a few of our day to day hairstyles but you can see a variety of cute styles haircuts on my website Cute Haircuts for Girls . It includes haircuts for girls with short medium and long hair. I've also recently added a few virtual makeover websites so you can upload you and your daughter's photos. Try on a few new hairstyles, cut and colors.

Try on a super short haircut or see your little girl with amazing long flowing hair. Don't forget to save your photos and share them with a friend.

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What is Your Favorite Little Girl Hairstyle

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      delahoyasgirl 

      4 years ago

      The easiest way that I've found to remove tiny rubber bands from hair is to CAREFULLY use a small fingernail clipper. Clip the band without nipping the hair. EASY EASY EASY! Not to mention painless!

    • KathyMcGraw2 profile image

      Kathy McGraw 

      5 years ago from California

      I never could get my daughter to stay still long enough to do much with her hair. A quick braid, or pig tails was about it.

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      andrewdar 

      5 years ago

      Really cute hairstyles!

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      ComfortsOfHome 

      5 years ago

      Your little girls are adorable, and you're quite the creative hair stylist! Looks like a lot of fun. :)

    • Mamabyrd profile imageAUTHOR

      Mamabyrd 

      5 years ago

      @seosmm: Thank you

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      seosmm 

      5 years ago

      So cute :)

    • Mamabyrd profile imageAUTHOR

      Mamabyrd 

      5 years ago

      @JoshK47: You are welcome thank you for visiting.

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      Mamabyrd 

      5 years ago

      @Teapixie LM: You are welcome I am sure I will always going to want to do my little girls' hair too. They grow up too fast don't they!

    • Mamabyrd profile imageAUTHOR

      Mamabyrd 

      5 years ago

      @ElizabethJeanAl: Me to I think pigtails and ponytails were our first hairdos.

    • Mamabyrd profile imageAUTHOR

      Mamabyrd 

      5 years ago

      @CoeGurl: Thank you They are easy hairstyles that we use everyday

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      CoeGurl 

      5 years ago from USA

      These hairstyles for little girls are so very cute!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Cute!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 

      5 years ago

      I like the pony tails and ribbons.

    • Teapixie LM profile image

      Tea Pixie 

      5 years ago

      I don't have a favourite! I really loved doing my daughter's hair when she was little and now I have ideas for doing her hair when she's "big". This is a great article - thanks for showing the photos and including styling info.

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      JoshK47 

      5 years ago

      Adorable selections! Thanks so much for sharing!

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      Lynda Makara 

      5 years ago from California

      Awww! Too cute for words!

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      LynetteBell 

      5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      So cute!

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      Melissa Miotke 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      I wish my daughter would let me do cute things with her hair. She hates it being brushed and she doesn't want anything in it and will just remove it if I try...

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      Mamabyrd 

      5 years ago

      @LadyFlashman: Thank you so much!

    • Mamabyrd profile imageAUTHOR

      Mamabyrd 

      5 years ago

      @Stazjia: Thank you! I think pig tails were one of the first hairstyles we tried

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      Mamabyrd 

      5 years ago

      @jinggaberseri: Thank you Yes I like the pony tail too but I the girls are starting to prefer braids.

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      Mamabyrd 

      5 years ago

      @anonymous: I really wish I had a trick for getting the little rubber bands out. I have tried getting the girlâs hair wet but it actually makes it harder to get them out. I try not to put the rubber bands too tight. Unfortunately, the little elastic rubber bands I use usually break.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      How do you get the little elastic bands out?

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      jinggaberseri 

      5 years ago

      unique hair styles. i like The Pony Tail Hairstyle

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      Carol Fisher 

      5 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      What totally cute girls. I think my favourite style is pig tails - that's what I did with my two girls' hair when they were pre-schoolers.

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      LadyFlashman 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Such cute kids! And adorable hair styles too!

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