Any of these little girl hairstyles are sure to be a hit at your home. The next time your daughter is ready for a new cut or style, you will want to consider one of these hairstyles for your little princess as they are updated, unique, and fun to wear.
Cutest Hairstyles for Little Girls
Here are 50 adorable little girl hairstyles and haircuts that’ll help you pick the right hairdo for your kid.
1. Cupcake Buns
The embellishments on this style are definitely optional! But the style itself is super cute and makes the most of your little girl’s hair. To create this look simply tie your little girl’s hair into 2 sections and twist it.
As you twist the hair will begin to twist around and back over itself and these buns naturally style themselves, secure with elastics and decorate as desired.
2. Graduated Gather
Instead of piling product into to hold it back why not with the gradations and variations in length by incorporating a series of elastics to gather hair into these undone buns.
These are created simply by folding hair from a ponytail over and tying it in place.
3. Top Knot
If you don’t like the idea of a fringe that needs constant trimming and maintaining, or you’re in the midst of growing a fringe out, then pulling the hair back from the face in this way can be ideal.
A bun or topknot is an easy way to keep everything gathered together.
Bunches or pigtails are an absolutely classic hairstyle for little girls. Simply divide hair into two sections and tie off. You can add all sorts of extras and embellishments.
Hairstyles for little girls like these are ideal for getting ready quickly in the morning.
Favored by mums everywhere, the hair bun is an excellent way to get the hair out of the face and up off of the neck. It’s perfect for hot days, dance classes or sports or simply for getting messy at preschool!
This is easy to tie, can be done in a matter of seconds and dressed up accordingly if needs be.
6. Braided Alice Band
Instead of accessorizing with extras, utilize the hair itself. For example, here a braid flows from one side of the head to the other just like an Alice band would but without adding anything extra to the hair.
Braiding in this way takes some practice but looks absolutely beautiful and is so worth it.
7. Double Braids for Kids
Braids are a beautiful hairstyle for little girls. They’re super functional but also pretty and place the emphasis on the hair itself without being fussy.
Once you’ve mastered the braiding technique these hairstyles can be done pretty quickly.
8. Little Girl With Fishtail Braids
Not one that can be done quickly, but these complex fishtail braids are all about the hair itself. Using the hair to make shapes and patterns keeps the focus on the natural texture and color.
Fishtail braids are achieved using a crossover technique that looks extremely impressive but is actually quite simple once mastered.
9. Dutch Braids for Kids
A Dutch braid is a braid that sits up on top of the hair and places all the emphasis on the hair and the hairstyle.
These braids is achieved by taking 3 sections of hair and moving them in a specific pattern, there are plenty of tutorials and how-to videos available and if you like braided hairdos for little girls then this technique is well worth learning.
10. Double Braids
Here’s a lovely hairstyle you can achieve by mastering the Dutch braiding technique (right-hand photo) and French braiding technique (left-hand photo) Where the Dutch braid sits up on top of the hair, the French braiding style tucks the hair under itself.
11. Space Buns
So-called ‘space buns’ are a really cute look for little girls. Inspired by Princess Leia they can be achieved by twisting and folding hair in and over itself or by using foam bun rings to help shape the hair if needed.
12. Bubble Pigtails
This sweet style is so, so simple but beautiful. It involves using elastics and teasing the hair out into the bauble shapes. This is ideal for those that struggle with braiding techniques, or are pressed for time when getting ready!
13. Bubble Braided Ponytail
This little girl hairstyle takes the bubble technique a little further by using elastics to gather hair from the very top of the head.
Starting with a small section and then adding more hair, tying off with an elastic before adding more, until all of the hair is gathered.
14. Heart-Shaped Braids
Using a braiding technique to add interest to the hair is one way to emphasize its natural beauty. Starting with tiny sections of hair and braiding in a heart shape this takes a good deal of practice and skill but the results really do have the wow factor.
15. Sleek Side-Bun
A sleek side bun is super simple to achieve and can be accessorized or added too if needs be. It is non-fussy, quick to do and very practical for school days.
16. Pull-Through Braids
Another technique for those that struggle with traditional braids pull through braids use elastics and involve pulling the hair through itself.
The results are really impressive, drawing attention to your little girl’s hair color and texture. Thinner hair can be teased to give the impression of volume in this style.
Toddlers’ hair often reaches a stage where it needs to be styled in some way but has many different lengths, is quite thin, and doesn’t necessarily work in traditional styles.
For example, it may all fall out when placed in a ponytail. Tying bits off where you can is ideal for toddlers, the undone nature of this is completely forgiven as it looks so incredibly cute.
18. V-Shaped Braids
Again a bit of a fiddly one to achieve as the beginnings require very precise braiding of very thin sections of hair, but if you can master this one then the benefits certainly outweigh the hard work!
These braids hold the hair firmly back and out of the face without adding anything to the hair. The braid forms a natural barrier keeping the hairstyle neat and the hair is able to hang loosely in the back.
19. Hair Accessories
One of the easiest ways to style little girl’s curly hair is to simply leave it alone, accessories can be added to match outfits or add interest.
If hair needs to be held back from the face then clips or slides or hair bands could be used.
20. Bob with Bangs
One top choice when you are looking for cute haircuts for little girls is a simple bob with bangs.
The bangs can be almost any length, but as long as they are short enough to easily stay out of the face and eyes, then your little girl won’t struggle with keeping her hair looking its best and seeing during play.
21. Curly Bob
Naturally, curly hair looks great when it is cut into a bob, as it has a lot of movement and personality. With this haircut, there doesn’t have to be a lot of work for styling the hair, as it will easily fall on its own and create a natural mass of curly hair that is cute and refreshing.
22. Loose Curls Off the Face
Keeping curls off of the face is important if the hair doesn’t naturally fall like this. Using a wide headband is a wonderful way to style curly hair, no matter how short it is.
This is especially beneficial for toddler girls who may otherwise struggle to keep their hair out of their face and away from their mouth.
23. Long Wavy Hair
One of the most popular little girl haircuts is to leave the hair really long with lots of volume along its length and at the bottom. This long style is great when little girls have really thick hair and will allow her to showcase the length that she has.
24. Curly Bob with Highlights
Curly bob looks great when the ends have a pop of color to add to the fun that they bring. They can be cut to frame the face and will easily add volume to the style. Adding some color is a fun way for kids to celebrate their hair and show off their favorite color.
25. Sleek Long Hair with Long Bangs
Long hair cut into layers has a lot of movement and tends to look great with longer bangs. Keeping these bangs long enough so that they can be pulled back and away from the face, if necessary, helps to update the look and give little girls a few different styling options.
26. Straight Blunt Bangs with Waves
Bangs cut straight across the face can look blunt and severe, but not when they are paired with long and loose waves. The movement of the longer hair offsets the straight look of the bangs and the result is very cute. This is a cute long hairstyle for little girls with bangs.
27. Long and Fine
Fine hair doesn’t have to be short, as long as the ends are trimmed regularly to help encourage healthy growth and to make the hair look a little thicker.
Sweeping the front strands away from the face allows girls to wear this style without having to have bangs cut and helps the length of hair look great.
28. Blonde Bob with Wispy Bangs
Shorter hair that falls right around the face looks especially great with wispy bangs. This is a wonderful little girl haircut with bangs and is perfect to help combat the wispiness that some baby hair can bring to a style. No matter how thick the hair is, this style tends to look great.
29. Stacked in Back
Really thick hair can benefit from having some of the weight removed, as this will make this cut more comfortable.
Stacking the hair a little in the back is a great way to remove excess weight from a girl’s hair and ensure that she won’t be too hot in the summer. This looks great when paired with soft bangs.
30. Grown-Out Pixie for Little Girls
Pixie cuts are really popular, and a slightly longer cut that looks like a grown-out pixie is a fun short hairstyle for any outgoing little girl.
This is easy to style and can be tucked behind the ears or embellished with fun clips if the style is looking a little boring or if the girl wants to coordinate with her outfit.
31. Asymmetrical and Buzzed
Really adventurous girls will love buzzing one side of their hair and leaving the rest long. Make sure to opt for long bangs that are a real statement, as they will fall dramatically across the face and help add to the weight and the length on the other side.
This style is great for outgoing girls who are looking for something a little different.
32. French Braids to a Low Bun
Double French braids that are pulled into a low bun are one of the most popular little girl hairstyles that you can opt for when you need something a little fancier.
This is a great way to control hair and to ensure that the girl looks neat and clean, making it perfect for church, a wedding, or even a party.
33. Intricate Knot Braided Pigtails
Pigtails can enjoy an instant upgrade with this impressive basket weave braid. This braided hairstyle is ideal for little girls who have really thick hair and whose hair is longer, as it will take a lot of length for the best results.
Additionally, leaving the pigtails loose and free creates a great contrast in this style that makes it more visually interesting.
34. Long and Sleek Fishtail Braid
Pulling longer hair back into a low fishtail braid is a classic look that is perfect for any event. This is great for baby girls who have long hair and works equally well on thin and thicker hair.
It’s easy to add embellishment with a pretty clip if desired or to leave it alone for a modern and sleek look.
35. Bouncing Curls
Bouncing curls have a life of their own and don’t generally need much taming to look their best. This little girl bob haircut is incredibly natural and free and it is ideal for a princess who has a bubbling and bright personality.
Because it is so wild, these curls don’t need to be pinned back unless they are in the face and make it hard to see.
36. Twisted Top Knots
Top knots don’t have to be boring, especially when they have twisted around on each other and some hair around the face is left hanging loose and down. Leaving hair down in the back helps to balance the fun design of the top knots and is a great way to make putting hair up in this style even faster and easier.
37. Sweet with Barrettes
Sweet shorter hair can easily fall in the face of a toddler girl, but not when it is contained with little barrettes. These barrettes can be the favorite color of the young girl or can even match her outfit, depending on the occasion.
This is a great short haircut for little girls who have thin hair and haven’t been able to grow it very long yet.
38. Centered Top Pony
A top pony is a fun and fresh take on the traditional ponytail, and centering it on the top of the head makes it even more special. Girls need to have really long hair for this style to easily work and for the ponytail to have movement and motion rather than just sticking straight up from the top of the head.
39. Pigtails with Long Bangs
Regular high pigtails look great on their own but are really special when they are paired with long bangs that are swept to the side. These bangs are a fun way to add a little volume to the little girl hairdo and to prevent the pigtails from being the main focus.
40. French Braided Pigtails with Bangs
Reverse French braids always look great, but they look especially fun and unique when they are done as pigtails.
This is perfect for girls who have thicker hair, as the French braids will really pop off of the head when there is plenty of hair to gather and to use. Shorter bangs can be left alone and don’t have to be pulled back into the braids.
41. Upside Down Braided Buns
High braided buns are a lot of fun, especially when they are a little looser and have volume, but they really look great when the hair is braided up the back of the head to them.
Doing so adds some more interest to the style and is a great way to capture any stray short hairs on the back of the head that may otherwise fall out of the pigtail buns.
42. Wavy Short Hair
Girls who have wavy hair can still enjoy a shorter cut, especially when they opt for one like this that will allow the natural movement of the hair to shine.
This little girl haircut is also a great way to style short hair for fancy events and looks attractive with clips or flowers pinned into the hair.
43. Bubbled Pigtails
Pigtails are a fun style anyway, but adding bumps and bubbles to them by using rubber bands to do so makes this style even more exciting.
The bright colors of the elastics really pop against darker hair, and most girls will love choosing the colors that they are going to wear in their hair, which makes this style even more exciting to plan and wear.
44. Long Braids in a Ponytail
Long braids look great when they are pulled into a top knot and then allowed to hang freely down the side or the back.
Using one braid to wrap around the top knot adds some volume to this hairstyle and helps to ensure that the hair will lift high above the head before it cascades down and around the shoulders.
45. Little Black Girl With Twists with Beads
Really skinny twists are perfectly finished when there are brightly colored beads added not only along their length but also at their ends.
Topping off this style with a bright bow really ties everything together and is a great way to match the hairstyle with beads to any outfit that the little girl is wearing. Since the bow is easy to change, updating this style is simple and fast.
46. Multiple Braids into a Bun
Lots of braids of varying sizes look stunning when they meet at the back of the head and are pulled into a bun.
This is a very impressive updo that is perfect for baby girls who are at a wedding or taking part in a large event at church or at school. Adding a simple bow finishes the look without detracting from its beauty.
47. Front Braided Crown
A braided crown across the front of the head is a wonderful way to gather up and hold short bangs tight and out of the way. The rest of the hair can be left hanging loose around the face and shoulders, allowing the braid to really shine and the full length of the hair to be enjoyed.
48. Afro Pigtail Updos
Full pigtail updos for black little girls that allow the hair to really pop from the head are fun and look great on any girl.
The movement and curl of the hair are emphasized and adds to the fun and excitement of this style. It’s a great way to keep shorter hair under control and out of the way so a little girl can play.
49. Circular French Braid to Bun
For little girls who have long hair, a circular French braid that circles the back of the head and ends up in a braided bun is an impressive look. This style is involved but is a wonderful updo that keeps hair contained and will be a showstopper for any fancy event.
50. Gorgeous Dreads
Long dreads look amazing, especially when they are accented with beads. Gold beads and gold wire wrapping around the dreads show their thickness and adds touches of bright color to the style.
Pulling the hair back from the face and into a half-up, half-down ponytail really showcases the design.
There are a lot of choices for cute haircuts for little girls, and any of these styles and cuts are sure to make your little girl feel and look her best.