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25 girl hair styles for toddlers and tweens

This is a post I’ve been working on ALL summer long.  I like to dabble in hair dos…My daughter has had thick long long long hair since she was 3 years old–so It’s like I’ve had my own little barbie doll to play with!  As my girls have gotten older, they have become opinionated…and never really want to get their hair done.

But I made them a compromise…I get to do their hair on Sunday.

So every Sunday I make them sit down and we get all sorts of fancy! I took pictures and here we are….25 super fun hair styles that are perfect for toddlers and tweens!

25 easy hair styles for toddler tweens and kids

 

Remember the length and thickness of hair can make each hair do look completely different! And Youtube is a wealth of knowledge….if you don’t know how to do a twist…or fishtail I would head there!

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baubles hair do This is pretty as just a ponytail…. rubber bands or start from the front and add rubber bands there as well! top view of pretty prom hair ***************
the double whammy This one has hair pulled into rubber bands from the top…. top of hair and the bottom and connects in the middle for a pigtails…or you could make these into fun buns!  backside of hair

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Twists pulled back…one is nice…two is doubly nice. cute girls hair

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upside down braid bun

The person has to face you…and then flip their hair into your lap and put your head so they are staring at the ground. (my kids rest their forehead on my knees.) Then you start at the base and braid!

Add a fun bow !

fourth of july bows

and a variation..(done the same way but twists instead of braid)

************** upside down twist

hair do front and back

*********** criss cross applesauce hair do This one starts out like this… how to make cute hair styles Then working bottom up criss cross them and attach a new rubberband to hold them into place (like lacing your shoes!)  hair do for kids side view the top view:  top view The hairbow: the hairbow hairstyle This one starts with a braid on each side and then a pony tail…..then basically added a bow following this pin (a messy bun that is separated then a piece of hair is used to wrap around the middle. I secured with a few bobby pins! braid on the side the hairbow hair bow

 

fancied up fishtail

fishtail braid close up

The headband. the headband This one was super cute. I did a little french braid from one side of her head to the other…then added a braid on the piece left over and wrapped it around into a bun. braided headband how to do a side braid

******************** triple bun hair do

You basically start by taking a top section of hair and putting a rubber band in and then turning it into a bun.

Then another one.

and another one. You can can bobby pin them together for one big faux hawk look…or keep them seperate for a little Gwen stephani. Gwen-Stefani-funky-double-knotted-braid-bun-hairstyle

Above is my youngest hair…

and below is my oldest..

fun hair do for teen girls Okay. My daughter has LOOONNNG hair. and it’s not only long..but insanely thick. So to do a messy bun means about 2 dozen bobby pins. So I braid the hair before putting it into a bun to keep the pieces somewhat together.

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a variation on the triple threat…the braided triple threat…add some braids on the side before putting into buns.

the braided triple threat

******************* maid Marian hair style

It starts by two french braids on the side…Then you add ribbon through the hair (like lacing a shoe) It’s kind of fun and fancy!

how to make medieval hair

ribbon in hair

******************* the half french braid This one is self explanatory…about half way down…stop grabbing hair and just braid!

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x marks the spot braided hair

top view of cute little girl hair braided hair for tweens

You can either leave the pony tails down…or wrap them around for a bun…It’s crazy how much that changes the whole look! up do for little girl hair

and variation…. crossed braids for hair

split the top into four braids instead of two and cross them.

You can see that I did little french braids at the top instead of just starting with at twist. french braid cross over ****************** big bun hair do This is a fun trick to get a big fat bun (even if you don’t have big fat hair) Pull it back into to pig tails close to each other…. how to do hair styles

Like I said earlier…my daughter has thick hair so we braid to keep it together. But you basically take one ponytail and wrap it around both pig tails. Pin in place. Then wrap the other side around both. By going over the rubber bands It makes it much bigger than a regular bun! easy hairstyles for kids

***************** twists Just some fun twists (chubby checker..twist…get it?) You can pull  back the hair into a fun bun or pony tail or leave it as is! twists in hair

and variation……braids instead of twists! braided hair with side pony

hair braids cute hair do for girls

 

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star hair star hair: I actually have a full tutorial for you HERE on how to create this! firework star hair

******************** rubber band pulled back

Seriously I buy them in bulk (and then use little scissors to cut them out of their hair instead of pulling them!) Just take each side and put rubber bands every little bit (the curly hair is just one piece of hair from the sides. fun hair ideas for young girls

and the one below is adding hair to each rubber band as I go.

rubber bands headband

hairdo for teenage girls

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little fish tail hair style I loved this one. You just do an easy fish braid…and every two inches you add a rubberband. I love it because when I do fishtails By the end they look pretty wonky. This is a great way to keep them pretty looking. how to do a fish tail hair

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braided back

I just pull out the front pieces and braid

how to make a braid

…then add them to a pony tail and braid that. hair styles for young girls

You can even see the braid in the braid…

braided braid

cute girl

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ribbon braid how to

This is super pretty…and totally easy to swap out. You could do a school spirit one…or a halloween one….We even did a patriotic one HERE.
ribbon braid for patriotic hair

Just add ribbon to the top and separate them with the hair and braid as normal!

****************** messy bun trick that is perfect for toddler hair!

This is my favorite way to do a messy bun in my young daughters hair. It only takes one rubber band–no bobby pins–and it’s pretty secure! You are going to put it in like a ponytail…but when you can only put your hair in only pull it half way leaving the hair up front. Then fold the hair backwards and tuck the ends in the rubberband.

how to make a faux messy bun

Then you spread the back piece and front piece out to make it nice and big!   easy messy bun for little girls

***************** splitting hairs

This is a great hair style if you are growing out bangs! Pull them back in the front and then separate into two pony tails.

top view of hair

*************** giant twist in hair

I add little twists in my daughters hair all the time…

but this is your friendly reminder that a big giant twist is super pretty too!!!

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hot cross buns hair I’m going to be honest…I only did this hairstyle because I wanted to name it hot cross buns…. easy hair do

I did 4 rubber band twists up fronts…criss cross the braids and added some buns at the bottom. side view of girls hairstyles

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and because I always feel bad when I leave my son out…

How to do boy hair comb.

and then add some gel.

 

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.