Tuesday, October 3, 2017

10 Adorable Hairstyles for Little Girls

10 Adorable Hairstyles for Little Girls

One of the fun things about having little girls is being able to style their hair! Although both of my girls love to wear their long hair down, it isn't always practical for soccer, dance, or a long day at school. Wearing a ponytail each day gets boring, so we have a few favorite hairstyles that we alternate through each month! 


Sharing 30+ styles at once can be overwhelming for both me and the reader, so I'm going to break it down into ten at a time! A few of our favorites involve french braiding, so if you haven't mastered that skill yet, I highly recommend learning. My sister taught me how to french braid, but I have several friends who learned by watching YouTube videos. Once you get the hang of it, it's really easy!

Before I begin, I'm going to share a few things that we have in our arsenal of styling supplies that we use frequently. (I'm not going to mention exactly HOW many bows and headbands we own. Let me just say that with two girls, it quickly got out of hand!)

  • Wet Brush (Throw all your brushes away and buy this one. BEST BRUSH EVER.)
  • Hair Detangler Spray (Also works to smooth flyaway strands. This one smells amazing!)
  • Hairspray
  • Clear rubber bands
  • Rubber bands that match hair color
  • Hair ties
  • Sets of bows
  • Headbands 
  • Bobby Pins
  • Fine tooth comb for parting hair
Now that I've shared a few of our favorites, I'm going to show you the ten hairstyles Lily requests the most! With a little bit of practice, even the braided styles can be done in just a few minutes. We don't have time for anything too complicated before we run out the door!

10 ADORABLE HAIRSTYLES FOR LITTLE GIRLS


Double Top Knots

10 Adorable Hairstyles for Little Girls

This style is super easy to do! 
  1. Part hair in the middle, create two pigtails, and secure with non-slip hair elastics.
  2. Loosely wind each pigtail into a messy bun and secure each bun with another hair elastic.
  3. Accessorize with bows or a cute headband!
10 Adorable Hairstyles for Little Girls

{headband - H&M}

French-Braided Side Ponytail

10 Adorable Hairstyles for Little Girls

Here's where french braiding skills come in handy, but you could also just make a regular braid with the strand of hair behind one ear and secure it into a side ponytail. When I french braid, I prefer to do an inside out french braid, which just means I weave the strands of hair UNDER instead of over while braiding. It makes the braid stand out more!
  1. Brush hair so it's smooth.
  2. Grab one chunk of hair behind one ear, and begin french braiding along the hairline until you reach just below the other ear. 
  3. Join the rest of the hair with the braid and secure hair in a side ponytail below the opposite ear of where your started braiding.
  4. Accessorize the braid with a big bow!
10 Adorable Hairstyles for Little Girls

{Hair Bow - The Hair Bow Company}

Pinned Back Bangs

10 Adorable Hairstyles for Little Girls

Technically, my girls don't have bangs, but you get the picture. Pull back the front of the hair where the bangs would be!
  1. Grab the thin piece of hair that would be bangs, and brush it straight back. 
  2. Pin with bobby pins or secure loosely with a rubber band.
  3. Put in a bow to cover up the pins or hair tie.
10 Adorable Hairstyles for Little Girls

Bubble Braid

10 Adorable Hairstyles for Little Girls

This is a hairstyle I used to do myself when I was a teenager, so I think it's funny that it's back in style again!
  1. Brush back the front section of the hair, and secure with a hair elastic.
  2. Grab a small piece of hair on either side of that ponytail and join those strands with the ponytail. Secure it 1-2 inches down from the first ponytail.
  3. Repeat that step until you reach the bottom of the head and secure with an elastic.
  4. Gently pull apart each section a little bit to make the hair "bubble" out!
10 Adorable Hairstyles for Little Girls

Bow-Adorned Pigtails

10 Adorable Hairstyles for Little Girls

This classic hairstyle is still one of Lily's favorites! She loves to accessorize it her pigtails with big bows that match her outfit!

Khaleesi Braids

khaleesi braids

Anybody who watches Game of Thrones knows exactly what I'm talking about! This hairstyle is a simplified version, but it's super cute!
  1. Part hair in the middle.
  2. Begin french braiding (I chose the inside out french braid) the right section from the front, only weaving in very thin sections of hair along the way. Stop the braid at the middle of the head and secure with an elastic. 
  3. Repeat on the left side.
  4. Join the braids together, secure with an elastic, then remove the additional elastics from the original braids.
  5. Accessorize with a metallic headband. 
10 Adorable Hairstyles for Little Girls

10 Adorable Hairstyles for Little Girls

Side-swept Bangs

10 Adorable Hairstyles for Little Girls

This is a quick hairstyle for rushed mornings! It literally can be done in seconds!
  1. Brush the front section of the hair to one side.
  2. Pin with bobby pins or secure loosely with a hair tie.
  3. Add a big bow!
10 Adorable Hairstyles for Little Girls

Heidi Braids

10 Adorable Hairstyles for Little Girls

This hairstyle got a bit messy while Lily was at school, but it's really cute! Moral of the story? Take a picture BEFORE she leaves for the day!  This style is very much like Khaleesi Braids, but you braid to the bottom of the head, and then coil the two braids together into a low bun.
  1. Part hair in the middle.
  2. Beginning on one side, make a french braid (or inside out french braid) to the bottom of the head, and secure with an elastic.
  3. Repeat on the other side. 
  4. Join the braids together in the middle, and secure with another elastic.
  5. Coil the braided ponytail into a low bun, secure, and clip a bow into the middle of the bun!
10 Adorable Hairstyles for Little Girls

10 Adorable Hairstyles for Little Girls

Messy Top Knot

10 Adorable Hairstyles for Little Girls

This is another cute hairstyle that can be done quickly! I love it because Lily plays hard, and the style just gets cuter the messier it gets!
  1. Brush hair into a high ponytail, allowing wisps to fall out along the way, and secure with a non-slip hair elastic.
  2. Loosely coil the ponytail around the base and secure with another non-slip hair elastic.
  3. Tug on the bun a bit to loosen.
  4. Accessorize with a bow!

Inside Out French Braid

Inside Out French Braid

I'm going to be honest. I rarely french braid the traditional way! I prefer the inside out version because it stands out so much more!
  1. Start at the very top of the hair to begin the french braid. 
  2. Instead of weaving the strands of hair OVER the braid, weave them UNDER. This makes the braid stand out instead of lying flat against the head.
  3. Continue to the bottom and add a bow for good measure!
Inside Out French Braid

Those are the ten most requested hairstyles in my home! Some may look complicated, but if you know how to french braid, they are so easy to do. Stay tuned for 10 MORE adorable hairstyles for little girls!

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10 Adorable Hairstyles for Little Girls

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8 comments:

  1. When you have a cutie like Lilly any hairstyle is super cute. :)

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  2. I really need to take notes because poor Olivia never gets any of these cool hairstyles!!

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  3. LOVE these ideas for my Emily. That inside out braid is SO cool. I really need to step my hair game with her up. Her curls just make it so darn hard.

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  4. If I ever wished Gabbie didn't have curly hair it would be now! It is much harder to style curly hair, though she does ok at it herself.

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  5. Great job on this! Love all of them! And you have such a good model too!

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  6. Very cute! Mine love braids so I'm working on it! LOL

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  7. They are all so beautiful! Oh how I wish I had a little girl's hair to do!

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  8. What cute styles! I'm out of practice since I don't have a little girl, but every once in a while, I'll try one on myself. I'm a huge fan of the messy top knot--mostly because it's easy to do and hard to mess up!

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