Cornrows for little girls are a super-functional hairstyle; designed to keep afro hair tamed and looking neat, but they can also be extremely cute and pretty, or funky and trendy. Whatever your little girl’s personality you’re sure to find a cornrow hairstyle that will suit her.
Amazing Little Girl Cornrow Hairstyles
Our experts have curated a list of cornrow hairstyles for little girls to explore this season.
1. Diagonal Rows into Buns
This cornrow style is very sweet and compliments little girl’s personalities very well, the 2 buns on top of the head look so cute! They’re also extremely practical keeping hair tied back and out of the way. The diagonal braids add interest to the front of the style.
2. Bunches of Braids
“Bunches” or “pigtails” are a super cute and popular hairstyle, and having your little girls cornrow hair is absolutely no reason for her to miss out! Bunches of braids look so sweet and so interesting too.
3. Twist Braids into Side Ponytail
Little girl cornrows utilise a variety of braid styles and a popular choice is twist or rope braids. The braids are chunkier and more textured and can include coloured threads to add interest like in these pictures. A side ponytail keeps everything neatly gathered and off the face.
4. Cute Pigtails
Cornrow hairstyles for little girls with beads in patterns to a focal point; this style uses 2 focal points, one at the top of the head, and one lower down either centrally or to the side.
There are a variety of reasons to consider this style if your little girl has especially thick hair and you would struggle to tie all her braids into a ponytail then this could be one for you.
Similarly, if your little girl has 2 crowns in her hair, meaning that hair naturally grows in different directions then it may be easier to work with this than against it.
5. Spiralling Upwards into A Bun
This spiral hairstyle is so adorable, cornrow braids that are focussed towards the top of the head and then spiralled into a bun look so neat, and sleek and well styled. It is also super practical for keeping hair out of the face and off the neck, ideal for staying cool sports or in hot weather.
6. Half Up Half Down
If you need the practicality of having hair pulled back off the face, but your little girl is adamant she wants to show off the length of her braids or her beads then this half up, half down style may be the perfect compromise.
7. Multiple Central Buns
This style braids towards the centre of the head, almost like a reverse parting! In the place of a central parting, the hair is gathered neatly into a series of buns extending down the centre of the head. Another good style for keeping hair neat and out of the way.
8. Ponytail Braids
What’s not to love about this hairstyle? Many cornrow hairstyles for little girls imitate non-braided hairstyles like this one, simply gathering braided hair into a ponytail, makes it very versatile and easy to style.
9. Loose Cornrows and A Bun
Poker straight lines juxtaposed with a beautiful spiralling bun, this hairstyle utilises different shapes and styles to add interest to the look.
10. Cornrow Butterflies
Cornrows for little girls are already a real wow, but these have an extra special something! It takes a very talented hairstylist but using cornrows to create patterns and pictures is a real art form and little girls would go gaga for a cornrow butterfly.
11. Central Braid and Straight Lines
Using a central braid down the middle of the head, where a parting would fall is a fabulous way to create a central focus point, and from this straight-lined braids can be placed all around the head. This style is simple, but the added central braid spices it up just enough.
12. Side Pony and Beaded Ends
Gathering to the side gives the hair stylist a point to braid towards, and provides an easy place to tie hair up, keeping it off the face. Beaded ends are a great way of injecting colour, fun and personality to cornrow braided hair and most little girls love selecting their bead shapes, colours and patterns.
13. Central Braid and Half Pony
Again utilising the centrally placed braid as a focal point and braiding round towards a half ponytail, this little girl cornrow styles allows some of the length of the hair to be shown whilst also keeping things neat and practical.
14. Half Cornrows
Cornrows for little girls don’t necessarily have to incorporate the entire head of hair. Braiding just half of the hair to keep it tamed is definitely an option and can look really cute.
This style is particularly effective as it uses the front half of the hair for the cornrow braids, which keeps hair away from the face and out of the eyes, whilst allowing some hair to be loose (though styled) at the back of the head.
15. One Side Back
This style is great for keeping hair back, whilst also using some to frame the face; doing so in a very controlled way. Here, braids are formed so as not to fall forwards and get in your little girl’s way whilst still showing it off. The one side being braided backwards gives a very cool, asymmetric finish.
16. Colour Pops and Box Braids
Little girls love pops of colour and anything that twinkles or sparkles. Adding colour with hair sprays or chalks (no dyes or harsh chemicals for little ones!) and lots of sparkly embellishments is a great way to add individual flair to cornrow hairstyles for little girls. It is up to you and your little one how experimental you get with this!
17. Neat Lines and Half Buns
This little girl cornrows has super neat lines and is so aesthetically pleasing if you like clean lines and order! The two half buns add a sweet nature to the style whilst having the longer lengths at the back may appease your little girls desire to wear her hair down.
18. Heart Shaped Braids
Little girls are notorious for loving all things pretty and that includes hearts! These cornrows have been braided into heart shapes which still keeps them functional but will certainly win the approval of your little girl and her playmates.
19. Hearts to One Side
This style also uses the heart motif which is bound to be a winner with little girls everywhere. However, the braids are angled more towards one side of the head which really shows off the heart motif by making it the point of focus on one side of the head. This is a sweet way to incorporate a bit of your little one’s personality into a really neat, functional style.
20. Heart on Top
Sticking firmly with the heart-shaped theme, this beautiful style is a real show stopper when it comes to cornrow hairstyles for little girls. The intricate crisscrossing of braids as well as a heart shape on top of the head, still keeping hair neat and out of the way for school, sports and everything else your little one needs to do whilst showcasing a bit of her personality.
21. Beaded Bangs
Whilst the function of many cornrows for little girls is to keep hair away from the face, this style seems to reverse that trend, and instead aims to bring the hair forward to create braided bangs. Finishing with beads and coloured elastic adds extra interest and wow to the look and is a chance to show off favourite or important colours.
Little girl cornrow hairstyles require nimble fingers and intricate weaving techniques but if you can achieve them, or pay a stylist to! then they are a very practical, wearable and adaptable style choice. With so many different styles to choose from and an array of possible embellishments, it’s pretty easy to find one to suit your little girl.