Updating this post with MORE Very Easy Hair Styles for Girls!
For more “little kid” hairstyles, scroll down to the original 3 styles in the post.
1. Hair Tie Faux French Braid
If you can’t do a french braid (and most moms can’t, so don’t worry) try this style. From the front and even from the back, this holds the hair back in the same way as a french braid. BUT there’s no braiding required. Grab a few hair ties. Start with pulling just the top up, like as if you were doing “half up half down”. Then add a little more hair and another hair tie. Keep going until all of the hair is pulled back.
2. Criss Cross Braids
Ok… this is our new favorite and SO much easier than it looks. I promise… You’ll need 8 little hair ties to make this easy and wet or damp hair makes it even easier.
- Start with making two pig tails with just the hair at the top of their head.
- Braid those two little pigtails
- Keep the two braids OUT and put all of the rest of their hair into two big pigtails
- Take the two little pig tails, make an X and tie them into the big pigtails
3. Fun Style for Short Hair
This is just like the Faux French Braid above but for short hair. I used big hair ties for the photo so you can easily see how to do it but for shorter hair, you might want smaller hair ties for this style. This is a great way to pull shorter hair away from their face for sports (this is our soccer hair style!) or add bows and make a “fancy” style for a short bob hair cut.
Last….super traditional and our most worn hairstyle: simply clip a bow on the side and run out the door!
All of the bows shown the these new hairstyles are from Wunderkin my new favorite spot to order bows. I wish I discovered when they were babies because I also love the headbands. This is not my go-to for bows for my girls and also for gifts. I just ordered a bunch of their summer styles to take with us on vacation. Even my 8 year old thinks Wunderkin bows are “so cool”.
I’ve always turned to Pinterest for hairstyles for myself when I need an idea for a wedding or event. Once my girls started asking for “cool hairstyles” I looked on Pinterest for them and often found that the hairstyles required much longer and thicker hair than my little girls had. I tried to get creative and think of easy, yet “cool” hairstyles for little girls or girls with thinner, shorter hair. Here are a few favorites we’ve come up with lately:
3 Easy Hairstyles for Little Girls
1. 2 Braids into Pig Tails
2. Three Little Side Braids
3. 2 Piggies to 1
This is an easy one and great if they want a pony tail and their hair doesn’t stay in it well.
Pin these styles for later!