How to style a little girl's hair

How to style a little girl’s hair? |step by step guide|

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A little girl is a bit like a living doll that you can play at dressing and styling. Have fun trying out different cute hairstyles, for every day or special occasion. You can try “hairstyle girl simple and easy for school”. You are on the right page if you want to learn little girl hairstyles.

Prepare your hair

Gather the necessary utensils

Before styling your little girl’s hair, it would be sufficient to gather the necessary accessories and utensils, so that they are on hand.

For example, you might need a hairbrush, comb, styling spray, hairspray, barrettes, rubber bands, clips, bows, headbands, ribbons, and other accessories.

You might also need a hair straightener, hair curlers, or hairdryer.

Have her sit in front of you

Little girls don’t always like to have their hair done and when they wriggle impatiently, it can be tricky to style them properly.

  • For this, it would be better to have her sit in front of you, on a high stool or a cushion on the floor (if you are also sitting). Give her something to look at while you style her hair, like a book, cartoon, or Nintendo.
  • Hopefully, she gets so wrapped up in this distraction that she’ll just sit still and forget to complain when you pull her hair!

Untangle her hair

Before you start doing anything with her hair, you will need to brush it thoroughly to remove any tangles and smooth it out as much as possible.

  • The girl’s hair will be much easier to comb and you will avoid forming bumps.
  • The best way to detangle hair is to spray on a detangling spray and work from the bottom up – from tips to roots. This will limit the pain and avoid damaging the hair.

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Leave your hair down

Emboss, curl, or straighten her hair

Even if you don’t do elaborate braids or other complicated hairstyles, it’s still best to put some effort into making sure your little girl looks great. You can achieve this easily and quickly using tools such as a hair straightener, hair curlers, or an embossing iron.

  • Straightening: If your little girl’s hair is curly, wavy, or frizzy, straightening it with iron can transform it entirely (for a special occasion). Besides, it is often advisable to straighten the hair before embarking on certain hairstyles and braids, as straight hair is much easier to work with. Remember to spray liberally with a heat protectant before you start and work in small strands. You can find more detailed instructions on an article dealing specifically with straightening hair.
  • Curl: little girls are so pretty with beautiful curls! You can choose tight curls, soft waves, or a simple movement at the end of the lengths. First, learn how to use a curling iron correctly. If you prefer not to use heat, you can try crinkling her hair with curling mousse or using fabric curlers.
  • Embossing: The third option would be to crimp your hair. The result will be more interesting than perfectly straight hair and more fun than simple curls. You can buy an embossing iron on the Internet or in a beauty store inexpensively. The process itself is very easy: you simply pinch the iron around a section of hair and hold for 10-20 seconds before releasing. If you don’t want to use heat, you can achieve a similar effect by finely braiding her hair while it’s still wet: make 8-12 braids in total, then undo them after the hair is dry.

Twist strands from front to back

How to style a little girl's hair

Twisting the strands framing your daughter’s face backward and securing them with a cute barrette or alligator clip is an easy and cute way to bring a little bit of sophistication to your little one’s hair.

  • For this hairstyle, draw a parting in the middle or slightly on the side, according to your preferences. Then take a small section of hair on one side and twist it towards the back of her head. Secure the wick with a barrette and do the same on the other side of the girl’s face. You have finished!
  • You could also try twisting two strands on either side of her face. You could then twist these two strands towards the back of the head, then twist them on top of each other in the opposite direction. The effect obtained will be very successful.
  • Instead of twisting the locks up, you could make simple braids on either side of her face, pull them back, and secure them with barrettes.

To get curls, try Bantu knots

bantu knonts hair style for little girls

Bantu knots are a fun way to curl your little girl’s hair. The curls obtained will be looser and more natural than if you used a curling iron or curlers.

  • Start with damp hair. Divide the girl’s hair into neat, even-sized sections. The number of sections will depend on the thickness of the little girl’s hair and the width of the curls you want to achieve: the smaller the sections, the tighter the curls will be.
  • Apply a generous amount of styling gel, mousse, or pomade in each section of hair. Then start curling each section from the roots to the ends, then curl the hair even more, which should then begin to curl on itself.
  • Continue to wrap the hair on itself and secure it to the little girl’s head with bobby pins. The hair should then form a small knot or cone shape.
  • Repeat this process until all sections of hair form a Bantu knot. If you work neat enough, Bantu knots can even be worn like this! If you want curls, leave the knots until the hair is completely dry (you have to let the hair dry naturally, you cannot use a blow dryer).
  • Once the hair is dry, remove the bobby pins and gently untie the knots. Apply a small amount of light styling product or moisturizing spray with your fingers and run your fingers through the curls, until you achieve the desired style. Do not use a hairbrush or the girl’s hair will be frizzy and not curly  [1].

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Raising her hair

Make a classic ponytail

Make a classic ponytail

To style your little girl easily and quickly, give her a classic ponytail. Ponytails can be a bit boring though, so here are a few ways to spice them up.

  • Cover the hair elastic: cover the elastic by taking a section of hair from under the ponytail and wrapping it around it. Then secure with a few bobby pins.
  • Make a banana: Before pulling up the girl’s hair into a ponytail, part a section of hair above her forehead (where her bangs would be). Pull up her hair into a smooth ponytail, leaving this section free. Pull this section of hair up and start backcombing it, so you get lots of volumes. Then twist the end of this big wick and secure it on the girl’s head with bobby pins. She is now wearing a pretty banana!
  • Add Accessories: Instead of complicating the ponytail itself, you could just add a few accessories, like ribbons, bows or flowers, fake or fresh. You could make adorable hair knots yourself for a fraction of the store price, with just a small ribbon and hot glue.

Make her a ballerina bun

A ballerina bun is an elegant hairstyle that will look great for parties and other events and which can also help to free the hair from the girl’s face when she is dancing, skateboarding, or any other sport.

  • To make a ballerina bun, start by curling all of the hair underneath. You can do this very quickly by curling large strands and focusing on the ends. Then gather the hair into a high ponytail and secure it with a rubber band.
  • Use a comb to backcomb the hair and give it volume. Wrap the backcombed hair on itself and then around the base of the ponytail, to form a bun on the top of the head. Using bobby pins, secure the bun on the little one’s head. Spray the bun with hairspray to tame flyaways  [2].
  • Alternatively, you could use a donut, an accessory specifically designed to be placed under the hair and form a perfect bun, which you can pick up at a beauty store. Simply slip the ponytail down the center of the donut, spread the hair over the object, and secure it with a rubber band. Tuck in the tips and secure everything with bobby pins. Spray hairspray to tame flyaways.

Make quilts

Quilts are the typical hairstyle of little girls. They are very easy to make and can be worn by toddlers with short hair as well as by girls with very long hair.

  • Draw a parting in the middle and thus divide the hair into two equal sections. Then decide on the look you want to achieve with these duvets.
  • You will need to decide on the placement of the quilts first: do you want quilts high, on the top of the head, or low duvets, letting the hair fall over the little girl’s shoulders? Do you want them on the back of his head (then they won’t be visible from the front) or on the sides (or they will be visible)?
  • Next, you will need to think about what style you want to achieve. Do you want to braid the quilts, make them fishtails, leave them loose or curl them? You can also dress up the quilts by adding a few ribbons or bows.

Make a “pin curl crown”

pin curl crown little girl hair style

This pretty hairstyle is great for special occasions. It will be perfect for a little flower girl!

  • Brush the hair and draw a side parting, on the side of your choice. Make a second line from ear to ear. Gather a large section of hair near one of the ears and tie them into a low ponytail with a small elastic. Do the same on the other side.
  • Divide the remaining hair into several low ponytails, all around the head. The exact number of ponytails will depend on the thickness of the little girl’s hair. In general, you will do between 4 and 8 ponytails.
  • Starting on one side of her head, take the first ponytail, and spray it with water or hairspray so that it is smooth and easy to work with. Wrap the hair twice around your first two fingers, making sure the tips come out to the back.
  • Remove your fingers from the center and secure the loop thus created flat on the head of the girl, using bobby pins, directly above the next ponytail. You have just created a “pin curl”.
  • Repeat with all the ponytails, all around the head. Don’t worry if the bobby pins are very noticeable, you will cover most of them later.
  • When you get to the last loop, secure it back toward the previous loop rather than forward. You may need to readjust the spacing slightly so that this loop can take its place.
  • Once all the “pin curls” are in place, spray each one with a hairspray. Then take flower pins or knots and place them in the center of each loop. The result will be more elegant, so you can cover some of the bobby pins. You could even use fresh flowers  [3]!

Make zigzag quilts

This hairstyle is a fun alternative to classic quilts. This fun style will also help pull the hair out of the girl’s face!

  • Divide the hair into six sections on the back of her head: two on the top, two in the middle, and two at the bottom. Use colored rubber bands to gather the top two sections into quilts.
  • Cross the quilts over each other and join the hair of the quilts to the hair of the two middle sections. Make two more quilts with the hair thus gathered, again using color elastics.
  • Cross the middle quilts over each other, then join the hair to the two lower sections. Make two final quilts, which you will secure with hair ties.
  • Use a comb to outline the sections as neatly and as straight as possible. The more symmetrical and uniform these sections are, the more successful the final look will be [4].

Make a bun in the shape of a knot

An adorable knot bun, inspired by Lady Gaga, will be perfect for a special day or for playing dress-up.

  • Start by gathering the little girl’s hair into a high ponytail. When you wrap the elastic around the ponytail one last time, do not put it through the entire elastic. Pass the hair about halfway up, forming a loop of hair above the ponytail. The ends of the hair should stick out below.
  • Using your fingers, divide the hair curl into two even parts. These two parts will form the loops of the knot.
  • Take the free hair coming out under the curls and spray it with water or hairspray so that it is very smooth. Pull them up, between the two hair loops, to form the center of the knot.
  • Divide the central part in half. Take one half and wrap it around one side of the knot. Secure this strand with bobby pins when you reach the back of the knot. Tuck the loose strands into the center of the loop, then secure the bottom of the loop with a bobby pin.
  • Do the same with the other half of the hair, on the other side of the knot. With your fingers, ruffle the two loops of the knot, so that they are quite voluminous. Use hairspray to tame flyaways and help the knot hold its shape  [5].

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Make different styles of braids

Make an African braid

Once you have mastered the technique, the African braid is a classic hairstyle that is very easy to achieve. It will be ideal for school days because it is very cute and also helps to keep the little girl’s hair neat throughout the day.

  • Take a section of hair from the top of the girl’s head, in the center, and just above the forehead. Divide it into three equal strands, as you would any other braid.
  • Hold two strands in your right hand and the third in your left hand. Cross the strand of your left hand in the center of the other two, then cross the outer strand of your right hand in the center of the other two strands, just as you would any braid.
  • Continue to braid your hair like this, but before crossing each section, add a new section of hair, taken from the same side of your head.
  • The smaller the strands, the more intricate the African braid will be. Continue to incorporate new strands until all of your hair is integrated into the braid, then finish with a normal braid, which you will secure with an elastic.
  • Variants: draw a line in the middle, then braid the hair on each side, to obtain African braids, on each side of the little girl’s head.

Make a sideways fishtail braid

The “fishtail” braid is easier to master than the African braid, but the result will be just as intricate and very pretty.

  • Gather the little girl’s hair on one side of her head and tie it into a low ponytail using a small elastic. Divide the hair into two parts.
  • Take a thin section of hair, on the outside of the left section. Bring this section back in front of the left section and pass it under the right section and then let this section blend with the right hair.
  • Then take a thin section of hair on the outside of the right section. Pass this section in front of the right section, then under the left section, and let this section blend with the left hair.
  • Continue like this for as long as possible. Once you reach the thinner end of your hair, you will need to continue with a normal braid.
  • You can choose to work with strands as thin or as wide as you want. Using thin wicks will take more time, but the effect will be more successful. Try to work with sections of hair of the same size, so that the braid is neat.
  • Secure the braid with a small elastic. You can wear the braid this way or gently cut the elastic holding the hair at the top of the braid, for a looser hairstyle.
  • Variation: Once you have mastered the fishtail braid technique, you can try an African- fishtail braid. You will start with an African braid, which will end in a fishtail braid, once all of the hair has been incorporated into the braid.

Make a Rapunzel ponytail

This super simple hairstyle will look adorable on little girls with extra-long hair and they’ll look like pretty princesses!

  • Pull the girl’s hair up into a tight, high ponytail on the back of her head. Divide the hair into two parts. Braid one of the two halves and secure this braid with a small elastic.
  • Wrap the other half of the hair on itself, then wrap the braid around the coiled hair. Secure this hairstyle with a small elastic  [4].
  • Variation: tie a knot at the top of the ponytail, to increase the “princess” effect!

Make braided flowers

For this very cute hairstyle, you will need to wrap a braid on itself, to achieve a flower shape. The braided flower will be a nice alternative to hair knots and plastic flowers.

  • Pull the hair into a tight, high ponytail at the back or side of the little girl’s head. Part a section of hair from the top of the ponytail and braid it to the end, before securing it with a small elastic.
  • Start wrapping the braid around itself, making sure to keep it flat so the pattern is visible. After each turn, discreetly secure the braid with a bobby pin.
  • When you get to the end of the wick, twist it around itself and tuck it under the finished flower, before securing it with a bobby pin.
  • Variation: leave the hair loose and make three braided flowers, aligned on the back of her head or gathered above one of the girl’s ears  [4].

Make a braided headband

You can try this very cute style on little girls with long hair. The effect will look like a braided headband on top of her head.

  • Draw a parting in the middle, then draw a second parting, from ear to ear, so that the hair is divided into four parts.
  • Take a section of hair behind the girl’s right ear. Braid it into a single braid all the way, then secure it with a small elastic.
  • Bring the braid over the top of the little girl’s head and secure it with a few bobby pins behind her left ear (or slightly higher, if necessary). Make sure the headband is secure so that it does not slip and stays in place.
  • Take a stand on the right side of the head and twist it on itself inward. Pull this strand back, to cover the starting point of the braid. Temporarily secure this strand with a hair clip.
  • Do the same on the other side of the head, to cover the end of the braid and the pins. Remove the clamp and secure the two wicks with a small elastic. Cover the elastic with a pretty hair knot or flower clip.
  • Variation: You could also make a double braided headband by adding a second braid, starting from the left side of the little girl’s head, and bringing this braid to the right  [6].

Advice From

  • Curly hair is always very cute. For added security, use overnight curlers instead of a curling iron.
  • Spray-on conditioner or run your brush under running water before styling the little girl. This will make it easier to remove knots.
  • Always use hair ties covered with fabric. The rubber bands will get stuck in the little girl’s hair.

We hope you liked these easy hairstyles for girls especially flower girl hairstyles and braided rose hairstyles.

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