40 Braids For Little Girls

Take hints from the stunning hairstyle ideas and make your angle locks look edgy and stylish.

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When you are a mom to a little girl, it is 50% angelic smiles and 50% little monster antics. But you can’t deny that the best part of your day is when you comb your princess’ hair, telling her stories as you brush out the tangles and weave cute braids for your little girl. Yes, styling braids for little girls and the glee they feel when they look at them— oh, it is a magical experience. That is a memory that will stick with you forever. So to keep it going, we have curated a list of adorable braids to try out on your angel’s tresses. Scroll down to check them all out!

Fun Fact
Braids date back to 3500 BC Egypt. Making braids was a way for people to gather and socialize with others, as it takes time to make braids

40 Cutest Braids For Kids

1. French Waterfall Braid

 French Waterfall Braid

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This French waterfall braid will make your little one look like a princess. It is an easy braid, allowing your princess to enjoy her long hair with a pretty braid. It’s a perfect hairstyle for weddings, birthdays, and similar events where your princess can flaunt her lovely hair.

What You Need

  •  Hair elastic
  • Hair brush

How To Style

  1. Brush the tangles out of your kid’s hair and part it on one side.
  2. On the side with the most hair, separate three sections from the front of the head.
  3. Start weaving a braid from the front to the sides and the back of the head. Loop the side sections over the middle one to create a three-strand braid.
  4.  Secure the end with hair elastic and bobby pins.

2. Fishtail Braided Bun

Fishtail Braided Bun

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This is a perfect style for your kid if she wants to sport an elegant look for a pageant or any other event. It keeps the hair out of her face and allows her to enjoy the day to the fullest.

What You Need

  • Hair elastic
  • Hairpins
  • Hairbrush
  • Light-hold hairspray

How To Style

  1. Brush out the tangles and part the hair on one side.
  2. Gather the hair from the front on one side and split it into two parts.
  3. Take a small section of hair close to the left temple and pass it over the  left hair section.
  4. Tuck it under the right hair section.
  5. Repeat the same process on the right side until you reach the middle back of the head.
  6. Repeat the same braiding process on the other side.
  7. Gather the two braid ends at the back to form a bun.
  8. Secure with hairpins.
  9.  Spritz some hairspray to secure the fishtail braided bun.

3. Twin Dutch Braids

Twin Dutch Braids

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You never go wrong with the classics. This hairstyle gives a bolder look and helps tame your cutie’s unruly mane. Make her the talk of her class by styling her hair in this trendy hairstyle.

What You Need

  • Hair Brush
  • Hair elastic
  • Spray water bottle

How To Style

  1. Spray some water and brush out all the tangles.
  2. Part your little one’s hair right down the middle till the nape.
  3. Secure one side of the hair to keep it out of the way.
  4. Gather another side of the hair and divide it into three parts.
  5. Take the right part of the hair and bring it under the middle part.
  6. Now, bring the left part under the middle part.
  7. Keep repeating the process and use a hair elastic to secure the braid at the ends.
  8. Repeat the same steps on the other side and secure the braid.

4. Upside Down Twin Dutch Bun

Upside Down Twin Dutch Bun

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Want your little one to sport a cute, unique hairstyle? Look no further, these twin buns are as unique as one can get. This look is easy to perfect, making it easier for the mommies to breathe in the morning before school.

What You Need

  • Hair elastics
  • Rattail comb
  • Hairpins

How To Style

  1. Brush out all the tangles from your angel’s hair.
  2. Part the hair right down the middle, from her forehead to her nape.
  3. Use the rattail comb to part horizontally, from ear to ear.
  4. Tie away the upper and lower sections of one side separately.
  5. On the other side, keep the separated upper section clipped away for later.
  6. Gather a part of the hair below (on one side) and separate it into three parts.
  7. Cross the left part of the hair under the middle part and then cross the right part under the middle.
  8. Repeat the process while adding a new section of hair from the middle to the left and the right parts.
  9. Tie off the braid once it reaches the upper section and tie it off with an elastic.
  10. Gather the upper section and the braid together in a ponytail. Remove the elastic securing the braid after you secure the ponytail.
  11. Leaving a little section of hair out from the ponytail, twist it in a bun and secure it with hair pins.
  12. Wrap the section of hair you left out of the ponytail around the bun and secure it with pins.
  13. Repeat the same process on the other side.

5. Side-Braided Low Bun

Side-Braided Low Bun

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Pair this style with a pretty dress at a wedding, making your princess stand out from the crowd. It’s easy and can be accessorized in any way, making it a playful and colorful experience for your little one.

What You Need

  • Hair elastic
  • Hairpins
  • Hairbrush
  • Hairspray

How To Style

  1. Brush out the tangles from your cutie’s hair and part on one side.
  2. Gather the hair from the bigger section on the front and divide it into three parts.
  3. Start braiding by pulling the right part over the middle, followed by the left while adding sections from both sides.
  4. Continue the process until you reach the nape.
  5. Secure it with elastic and hairpins.
  6. Gather the rest of the hair together with the ones already secured with elastic in the same area and tie it off with another elastic.
  7. Split the pony into sections and spray some hairspray on each section.
  8. Take each section of the hair, twist and roll it, and secure it around the ponytail with hairpins.
  9. Continue this process until each section is pinned and the ponytail gathers into a bun.
  10. Tease out the sections by lightly pulling on the strand for a messier look.
  11. Spritz some more hairspray to secure the braid and the bun.

6. Braided Space Buns With Bangs

Braided Space Buns With Bangs

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Is it hard for you to style your angel’s hair styled in bangs? Don’t worry; we got you covered. Space buns are back in fashion. This playful hairstyle requires little to no effort and matches the playfulness of your little one.

What You Need

  • Hair brush
  • Hair elastic

How To Style

  1. Brush out any tangles in your little one’s hair.
  2. Gather the hair and part it in two in the middle. Leave out the bangs.
  3. Gather one side of the hair and secure it in a high pony with an elastic.
  4. Braid the hair secured in the ponytail and tie it off with an elastic.
  5. Twist the braid around the ponytail base and secure it with a hair elastic.
  6. Repeat the same process on the other side.
  7. Brush out the bangs in the front, and voila!

7. French Braided Pigtails

French Braided Pigtails

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This braid is common but it never goes out of style. This is the perfect style for your little one if she has curly hair, and it requires a little taming to keep it out of her face.

What You Need

  • Hairbrush
  • Hair elastic
  • Spray water bottle

How To Style

  1. Gently brush out your cutie’s curls. Spray some water if it is harder to manage.
  2. Part her hair right down the middle, from her forehead to the nape.
  3. Tie away one part of her hair to keep it out of the way.
  4. Take a section from the top of her head and divide it into 3 parts.
  5. Bring the right part over the middle.
  6. Then bring the left part over the middle.
  7. Repeat the process and keep on adding extra sections from the sides onto the left and the right parts as you keep braiding.
  8. Leave out some hair at the bottom of the braid and secure it with an elastic.
  9. Repeat the same steps on the other side to finish off the look.

8. Twin Bubble Braids

Twin Bubble Braids

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Bubble braids are playful and funky. Your little one is bound to love the pop of color from the elastics on her hair to achieve this look.

What You Need

  • Colorful elastics
  • Hairbrush
  • Lightweight styling cream
  • Lightweight hairspray

How To Style

  1. Brush your hair and apply the styling cream to tame the frizz.
  2. Part your little one’s hair down the middle, from the front to the nape.
  3. Put both the parts in a slicked-back, high ponytail and secure with a colorful elastic.
  4. Start placing elastics a few inches down from the first one on both sides till the ends.
  5. Gently tease and pull at each section to loosen the hair between the elastics and create bubbles.
  6. Spritz some lightweight hairspray to tame any flyaways and secure the bubbles.

9. Twisted Box Braids

Twisted Box Braids

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A tricky braid to master, especially on the head of a little one who at times may have trouble managing her voluminous, curly hair. Don’t worry, mommies. We got you.

What You Need

  • Hair elastic
  • Leave-in conditioner

How To Style

  1. Make sure your child’s scalp and hair are clean and moisturized.
  2. Apply some leave-in conditioner before gently detangling.
  3. Divide the hair into four equal parts, two on the crown and two on the back.
  4. Clip away the other three parts and work on one part.
  5. Divide that section into multiple smaller sections.
  6. Divide the smaller section into two and twist those sections before wrapping them around each other.  Secure the end with a hair elastic.
  7. Repeat the same process on all hair sections.
  8. Gather the twisted braids in the front and back sections of one side and tie them into a side ponytail.
  9. After all the hair is sectioned off and braided, dip them in warm water to lock the braids in.

10. Pull-Through Braid

 Pull-Through Braid

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A chic and trendy braid will make your angel the talk of her class! This braid is easy to do and requires minimum effort on the mom’s part. Just keep a lot of hair elastic handy, and you’re set.

What You Need

  • Hair elastics
  • Hairbrush
  • Lightweight hairspray

How To Style

  1. Gently brush out her hair.
  2. Create a ponytail on top of her head with the front part of her hair.
  3. Keep it out of your way by using a clip to keep it forward.
  4. Make a second ponytail below the first one and secure it with a hair elastic.
  5. Unclip the first ponytail and divide it into two equal parts.
  6. Pull the second ponytail through the first divided section towards the face and secure it with the clip.
  7. Make the third ponytail below the second one and include the hair from the first ponytail.
  8. Let down the second ponytail and divide it into two.
  9. Pull the third ponytail through the two divided parts of the second ponytail and secure it with a clip at the front.
  10. Repeat this process until you reach the end and secure it tightly with an elastic.
  11. Gently pull to loosen the braids and spritz some lightweight hairspray to maintain the style. 

11. Half-Down Braids

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This elegant hairstyle is bound to be a mom’s favorite! This braid is easy to style and might be a common one, but it still remains a favorite amongst little girls who want to style their hair like a princess.

What You Need

  • Hair elastic
  • Hairbrush

How To Style:

  1. Gently brush her hair to remove tangles.
  2. Lightly part her hair on one side.
  3. Gather the front hair on one side and gently braid it by dividing the hair in three parts.
  4. Bring the right part over the middle, followed by the left one. and braid it backward.
  5. Secure it with an elastic.
  6. Repeat the same process on the other side while braiding her hair back.
  7. Remove the elastic on the previous braid and gather both and tie them together with an elastic. Accessoriz with a ribbon on top.
  8. Gently brush the hair at the back and leave it open.

12. Side Braid

Side Braid

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A perfect braid for the spring! This single side braid is your child’s best friend to enjoy her long length while flaunting a side braid. Accessorize this braid with flowers, ribbons, clips, or stick-ons to give it a pop of color.

What You Need

  •  Hairbrush
  •  Hair elastic

How To Style

  1. Gently brush your angel’s hair and part it on the right side.
  2. On the left side of the partition, gather hair from the front of the head and divide it into three sections.
  3. Bring the right section over the middle, followed by the left section.
  4. Repeat this step to braid her hair.
  5. Secure the braid with an elastic, and voila! Your little angel is ready to enjoy her time outside, her hair flowing in the wind.

13. Dutch Braided Crown

Dutch Braided Crown

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If you want your little one to stand out like a queen with an elegant and sophisticated hairstyle, then this polished hairdo is the one for you!

What You Need

  • Paddle Brush
  • Rattail Comb
  •  Hair pins
  • Medium-hold hairspray

How To Style

  1. Gently brush the hair to remove any tangles and create a deep part on the right side.
  2. Pick up a small section of the hair from the left side of the parting and separate it into three sections for the braid.
  3. Start the braid by crossing the right section under the middle section.
  4. Then bring the left section under the middle section.
  5. Again cross the right section under the middle one and add hair while crossing it under the middle section.
  6. Keep adding hair as you braid it and repeat the process and secure the end with a hair elastic.
  7. Repeat the same process on the other side.
  8. Lay the braids across the top of the head and tuck them behind the ears with hairpins.
  9. Lightly pull on the edges of the braid to make it appear wider and full.
  10. Lastly, use hairspray and smoothen any stray hairs.

11. Corn Row Braids

Corn Row Braids

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It’s no secret that kids have boundless energy and love to get rough on the playground, but when that results in your child’s thick hair being helplessly tangled it’s time to switch up the hair game! Here’s a convenient hairstyle to tame that unruly hair.

What You Need

  •  Leave-in Conditioner
  • Edge control
  • Hair elastic
  • Styling oil or butter
  • Rat-tail Comb

How To Style

  1. Use a leave-in conditioner to detangle the hair, and apply styling oil or butter to lock in the moisture.
  2. Divide the hair into rows from front to back. Add a bit of edge control before braiding to tame flyaways.
  3. Part the first row into three strands, and start braiding close to the scalp.
  4. As you braid, add small sections of hair from the row into the braid stitch.
  5. Continue braiding till you reach the ends and secure it with a hair elastic.
  6. Repeat the process on other rows.

15. French Wrap-Around Braid

French Wrap-Around Braid

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You’ll never want for a more fancy hairstyle than a classic French wrap-around braid that gathers all the hair and keeps it out of your cutie’s face! Make your angel stand out with this simple but chic hairdo.

What You Need

  • Hair elastic
  • Hairbrush

How To Style

  1. Brush out the tangles from your cutie’s hair and part on one side.
  2. Gather a little portion of hair from the front of the side with the most hair and divide it into three sections.
  3. Start braiding by bringing the part on the right over the middle section followed by bringing the left over the middle.
  4. While you braid, keep adding additional sections from below the right and the left parts.
  5. Keep braiding around the head until you reach the back of the other ear and braid all the hair together on that side.
  6. Secure the braid with a hair elastic to finish off the look.

16. Mohawk Dutch Braid

Mohawk Dutch Braid

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If your little angel is actually a bit more of a daredevil then this confident and intense mohawk Dutch braid may be your cup of tea.

What You Need

  • Paddle brush
  • Hair elastics
  • Light-hold hairspray

How To Style

  1. Brush the hair straight to the back.
  2. Pick up a section of the hair from the middle of the crown and forehead, and pick up two strands directly behind the front one.
  3. Start braiding the top section. Cross the right section under the middle one and do the same with the left section. Repeat it one more time.
  4. Start adding more hair to the braid by combining them with the corresponding side of the sections.
  5. Continue braiding till you reach the end of your scalp.
  6. Now carry on until you reach the braid’s ends and fasten it with a hair elastic.
  7. Spritz some light-hold hairspray to make sure everything stays in place.

17. Double High Braided Ponytails

Double High Braided Ponytails

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The best way to show off your little sunshine is with classic ponytails, only with a little twist!

What You Need

  • Hair elastics
  • Comb

How To Style

  1. Make a straight parting right through the middle of the head.
  2. Pull both sections in a neat ponytail on both sides and secure them with a hair elastic.
  3. Braid them into a regular 3-strand style and secure the ends with hair elastics.

18. Heart Braid

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Want a cute hairstyle for your sweetheart? Braid her pretty hair into a heart pattern. It’s chic, adorable, and easy to style.

What You Need

  • Hairbrush
  • Hair elastic

How to Style

  1. Brush out her hair and part it right at the center until you reach the middle of your head.
  2. At the end of the center part on top of her head, gather some hair from the left side and divide it into three parts.
  3. Start braiding by bringing the right part over the middle, followed by the left part.
  4. As you continue to braid, keep adding more hair from the front and side to the left part.
  5. Braid the hair in the pattern of a heart. Once you reach the end of the pattern, secure the hair with an elastic.
  6. Follow the same steps to braid the other half of the heart while adding sections to the right part.
  7. Remove the elastic from the previous braid and use it to secure both braids together to form a heart braid.

19. Double Waterfall Braids

Double Waterfall Braids

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No matter what hairstyle is in fashion, waterfall braids never fail to stun. It is a perfect hairstyle if your little one has long hair and is not afraid to experiment with different braids.

What You Need

  • Hairbrush
  • Hair elastic

How To Style

  1. Brush the tangles out of your kid’s hair and brush it all back.
  2. From one side at the front, gather three big hair sections from the  hairline.
  3. Take the section at the back and cross it over the middle.
  4. Cross the front section over the middle strand.
  5. Again, take the section at the back with a little bit of hair from the section at the back.
  6. Now, leave the front section. Don’t cross it over to the braid again.
  7. Take a section of hair just behind the front section and cross it over to the middle.
  8. Take the back section with a little bit of the extra section from the side and cross it over to the middle.
  9. Again, leave the front section and take the section just behind it to cross over to the middle.
  10. Repeat these steps until you are three inches above the nape. Now, braid the remaining hair till the end without adding any more strands.
  11. Now, gather three smaller sections from just below the previous one at the front of her head.
  12. Continue the same process of braiding without leaving any strand out like the one before.
  13. Add the sectionthat you left from the previous braid in a criss-cross manner by braiding the lower section first, followed by the upper section.
  14. Keep braiding to include all the strands in the braid.
  15. Keep braiding till you reach the end and secure it with an elastic.
  16. Lightly brush out the remaining hair to sort through any tangles.

20. Softball Braid Ponytail

Softball Braid Ponytail

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Managing frizzy, messy hair is a difficult task, especially when your little one is athletically inclined. All mommies should know this is an easy-to-do hairstyle to keep daily tantrums at bay.

What You Need

  • Hairbrush
  • Hair elastic

How To Style

  1. Brush out all tangles and part her hair in the middle.
  2. On one side of her hair, divide it again in the middle and leave out the hair near her ear.
  3. While you gather that section of hair, horizontally part her hair 4-5 inches above her nape.
  4. Start working on one front section.
  5. Divide the hair into 3 parts. Start braiding by bringing the right part under the middle section, followed by the left.
  6. While you braid, keep adding new sections of hair from that partitioned section.
  7. Keep adding new sections until you reach the horizontal partition and then simply braid without adding any new sections.
  8. Use an elastic to secure the braid as you reach the ends.
  9. Repeat the same process on the other side.
  10. Now use a hairbrush to lightly brush back all the hair left out of the braid at the back.
  11. Secure it in a ponytail along with the braids.

21. Twisted Braid Ponytail

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When it comes to hairstyles for school, you can never go wrong with a simple ponytail. Add a bit of delicate prettiness to this practical style by twisting an accent braid around it to fancy things up a bit.

What You Need
  • Hair brush
  • Hair elastics
How To Style
  1. Brush out all the knots and tangles from your princess’ hair and tie it in a high ponytail.
  2. Pick up a 3-inch section of hair from the braid and simply braid it right till the end.
  3. Secure the end of the braid with a hair elastic.
  4. Twist the braid around her ponytail 3 or 4 times.
  5. Remove the hair elastic from the end of the braid.
  6. Tie the end of the braid and the ponytail together with a hair elastic to finish off the look.

22. Half Up Crown Braid

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Braiding your daughter’s hair does not mean just tying up her hair in a tight and severe style. You can experiment with the positioning of the braid to create new looks. Here’s a half up-half down braided style that she will look absolutely angelic in!

What You Need
  • Hair brush
  • Texturizing spray
  • Bobby pins
What You Need
  1. Brush out all the knots and tangles from your little one’s hair.
  2. Spritz on some texturizing spray.
  3. Part her hair on one side.
  4. From the side of the parting with more hair, pick up 3 one inch sections of hair.
  5. Start French braiding these 3 sections towards the back of her head by adding more hair into the braid from the top side of her head (above the braid) with each subsequent stitch of the braid.
  6. Continue the French braid around the circumference of her head.
  7. Once the braid has reached near the forehead on the opposite side, secure it in place with the help of bobby pins.
  8. Loosen the braid to give it more volume and finish off the look.

23. Crown Of Braids

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Of course, you know that you daughter is a little princess. Now, show the same to the world by dressing her up in a crown. Making her wear an actual gold crown could be a little much though. So, take a subtler route and go for these gorgeous crown of braids for kids instead.

What You Need
  • Texturizing spray
  • Hair elastics
How To Style
  1. Part your kid’s hair down the middle.
  2. Create a horizontal parting from right behind her ears to separate the front hair from the back.
  3. Tie 2 ponytails on either side with this front hair.
  4. On the right ponytail, create a gap in the hair above the hair elastic with your fingers.
  5. Flip ponytail cup and into this gap to topsy tail it.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 on the right ponytail.
  7. Simply braid both your ponytails right till the end and secure the ends with hair elastics.
  8. With your braids, tie a single knot at the back of your head as you would with shoelaces.
  9. Flip the end of the right braid over the left braid and secure it with bobby pins on the opposite side.
  10. Repeat the previous step with the left braid to finish off the look.

24. Knotted Braids

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French braid, Dutch braid, fishtail braid…we’ve all heard of these common types of braids. So here’s a new braided style that will take your breath away! These knotted braids look unique and are super functional as they don’t loosen or unravel through the day! Perfect for a long day at school.

What You Need
  • Texturizing spray
  • Hair elastics
How To Style
  1. Spritz on some texturizing spray all over your little one’s hair.
  2. Part hair down the middle and vertically divide her hair into 2 sections.
  3. Right from the front of the left section, pick up a 2 inch section of hair and split it into 2 sections.
  4. Tie a single knot with the 2 sections as you would with shoelaces, pulling it tight until it is resting against her scalp.
  5. Add a 1 inch sections of hair to the tails of the knot and keep repeating step 4 until the knotted braid has reached the nape of her neck.
  6. Secure the knotted braid with a hair elastic.
  7. Repeat steps 3 to 6 to finish off the look.

25. Inverted Hearts Braided Ponytail

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Bust out that full pack of hair elastics because here’s a hairstyle that you’ll definitely want to try on your little cutie. This pull-through braid style is super easy to do and looks oh-so-cute with its inverted hearts effect.

What You Need
  • Hair brush
  • Hair elastics
  • Hair bow
How To Style
  1. Brush out all the knots and tangles from your little girl’s hair and tie it into a high ponytail.
  2. Horizontally divide your ponytail into 2 sections so that you end up with one top and one bottom section.
  3. Split the top section into 2 parts.
  4. Flip both parts of the top section under the bottom section and tie them back together with a hair elastic.
  5. Now your bottom section has become your top section.
  6. Keep repeating steps 3 to 5 until you have reached the end of your braided ponytail.
  7. Tug apart your braid to loosen it up and add more dimension to it.
  8. Pin your bow at the base of your ponytail to finish off the look.

26. Ribboned Up Milkmaid Braids

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Is your little lady super into athletics? Does doing her hair before any sports meet put you in a state of frenzy? Well, here’s a hairstyle you will definitely love then. These milkmaid braids will make her look adorable and keep her hair out of her face.

What You Need
  • Ribbons (1/2 inch wide)
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Part your little one’s hair on one side.
  2. Cut two ribbons, both being twice the length of her hair.
  3. Vertically divide her hair into 2 sections, one on either side of her face.
  4. Tie the left section of her hair into a low side ponytail with the help of the ribbon.
  5. Combine the two ends of the ribbons with her hair and divide her ponytail into 3 strands.
  6. Simply braid the ponytail right till the ends and secure with a hair elastic.
  7. Repeat steps 4 to 6 on the right side.
  8. Place your left braid across the top of your head and pin it near your right ear.
  9. Repeat the previous step with your right braid.
  10. Take a short ribbon, place it around both your braids on the left side of your head and tie a bow around them.
  11. Repeat the same on the right side to finish off the look.

27. Braided Buns

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Oh how you wish your little girl would stay little forever! Well, these braided buns are just the thing you need to make her look like the innocent angel that she is. They will keep her hair neatly out of her face and have a childlike innocence of their own.

What You Need
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair bows
How To Style
  1. Part your princess’ hair down the middle and vertically divide her hair into 2 sections.
  2. Tie a ponytail on each side with all the hair in the 2 sections.
  3. Divide your left ponytail into 2 sections.
  4. Twist and intertwine the 2 sections with each other right till the end and secure with a hair elastic.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 on your right ponytail.
  6. Roll the ponytails into buns and secure them to her head with some bobby pins to finish off the look.

28. Side Triple Flower Braids

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Is there anything more exciting your cutie being chosen to be the flower girl at a wedding? I think not! Here’s a gorgeous flower braids for kids that will go beautifully with her fancy little dress.

What You Need
  • Texturizing spray
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
  • Light hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Part your little girl’s hair down the middle.
  2. Pick up a 2 inch section of hair from above her ear (on whichever side you prefer) and divide it into 3 strands.
  3. Simply braid this section right till the end and secure the end with a hair elastic.
  4. Pancake just one side of this braid.
  5. Starting from the end, roll the braid into a flower up to the roots and secure it to her head with some bobby pins.
  6. Repeat steps 2 to 5 on two more sections of hair picked up from right next to the first flower braid.
  7. Spritz on some light hold hairspray to finish off the look.

29. Fishtail Accented Ponytail

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It’s amazing how many great hairstyles you can come up with by just playing around with your daughter’s hair! This cool hairstyle involves an interesting placement of a fishtail accent over your little one’s ponytail. Perfect for a day of school and activities during the warmer seasons.

What You Need
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. From the center of her forehead, pick up a 4 inch section of hair and tie it up with a hair elastic.
  2. Divide this ponytail into 2 sections.
  3. Fishtail braid these 2 sections by alternately picking up a thin section of hair from the outer side of one section and adding it to the inner side of the other section.
  4. Secure the end of the fishtail braid with a hair elastic.
  5. Leaving the fishtail braid aside, tie all her hair into a mid-level ponytail.
  6. Pick up a thin section of hair from her ponytail and wrap it around the base of her ponytail to hide the hair elastic from view.
  7. Place the fishtail braid on top of her ponytail and pin it at the base of her ponytail to finish off the look.

30. Viking Braids

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Halloween can be a stressful time for mommies, what with all the costume planning and shopping for candy for trick-o-treating. So here’s hairstyle idea that would go perfectly with a warrior princess outfit! These messy Viking braids look cute and edgy, at the same time.

What You Need
  • Hair crimper
  • Rat tail comb
  • Sectioning clips
  • Texturizing spray
  • Hair gel
  • Hair brush
  • Light hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Crimp your little one’s hair with the help of a hair crimper.
  2. With a rat tail comb, create two vertical partitions in her hair to divide it into 3 equal sections. Clip up two of them.
  3. From the left section, from right near the forehead, pick up a small chunk of hair and divide it into 3 equal sections.
  4. Spritz on texturizing spray all over her hair to give it some hold.
  5. Rub some hair gel between your fingers to smoothen down flyaways and set the braids in place.
  6. Dutch braid these 3 sections of hair by flipping the side section under the middle section and adding more hair into the braid (only add hair from the section of hair you are working with) with each subsequent stitch of the braid.
  7. Once your Dutch braid has gone past your ear, simply leave it loose.
  8. Repeat steps 3 to 7 on the other 2 sections of hair.
  9. Run a hair brush through the loose hair at the bottom.
  10. Spray on some hairspray to prevent the braids from unraveling through the day.

31. Bow French Braid

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A single French braid is a classic style that you can never go wrong with. However, it can be quite a boring style for your little one. Jazz it up for her by accessorizing it with a cutesy bow to complete her fairy princess look.

What You Need
  • Hair brush
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair elastic
  • Hair bow
How To Style
  1. Brush back all your princess’ hair.
  2. Pick up a 2 inch section of hair from the center of her forehead and divide it into 3 sections.
  3. French braid these 3 sections by adding more hair into the braid with each subsequent stitch of the braid with the help of a rat tail comb.
  4. Once you have run out of hair to add, simply braid right till the end and secure with a hair elastic.
  5. Pin the hair bow at the back of her head to finish off the look.

32. Nautical Dutch Braid

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Imagine this – your little girl in a cute sailor outfit. Ahhh, how sweet is that?! Now, add this hairstyle to the mix and you’ve got the most adorable nautical look on your hands. All you need is a Dutch braid and a hair bow to achieve this look.

What You Need
  • Hair elastic
  • Hair bow
How To Style
  1. Part your little lady’s hair down the middle.
  2. From about 2 inches in, section away her hair all along her hairline at the front.
  3. Pick up a 2 inch section of hair at the front and divide it into 3 sections.
  4. Dutch braid these 3 sections by flipping the side sections under the middle section and adding more hair into the braid with each stitch.
  5. Once your Dutch braid has reached the back of your head, simply braid it the rest of the way down.
  6. Comb back the sectioned away hair and tie all of your hair (braid included) into a low ponytail.
  7. Attach your hair bow to the base of your ponytail to finish off the look.

33. Infinity Fishtail Braid

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Thought you’d seen all the kinds of braids you could’ve seen in this lifetime? Well, think again. The infinity braid is kind of the hottest trending braid right now. And for a good reason – it looks so cool! It’s the perfect braid for your daughter if she’s super into sports.

What You Need
  • Spray water bottle
  • Hair elastic
How To Style
  1. Wet your little girl’s hair by spraying water all over it.
  2. Comb back all her hair.
  3. Pick up all the hair on top of her head, from between her temples.
  4. Divide that hair into two equal sections.
  5. Now, pick up a thin section of her from the front on the left side.
  6. Flip this thin section under the left section and over the right section. Do not let go of this thin section.
  7. Pick up another thin section of hair from the right side and combine it with the first thin section.
  8. Now, flip these combined thin sections under the right section and over the left section.
  9. Keep repeating steps 5 to 8 until your infinity braid has reached the nape of your neck.
  10. Then, redivide your hair into just 2 sections.
  11. Fishtail braid these two sections by alternately picking up a thin section of hair from the outer side of one section and adding it to the inner side of the other section.
  12. Once your fishtail has reached the end of your hair, secure it with a hair elastic.
  13. Tug and loosen the braid to add more dimension to it and finish off the look.
Stylecraze Says
If you want your braid to last for 2-3 days, weave it tightly. Sleep on a satin pillow, wrap your braid in a silk scarf and take proper care to minimize friction and damage.

34. Fluffy Fishtail Braid

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Now, here’s a fresh look at the classic braided ponytail style that your little one will absolutely adore. The fluffy top half of the fishtail gives it some great texture without being too over the top. This is one of the best braid hairstyles for kids that will look super cute with a pair of jeans and t-shirt.

What You Need
  • Fine toothed comb
  • Teasing brush
  • Hair elastics
  • Small hair bow
How To Style
  1. Back comb all your little girl’s hair and tie it into a high ponytail.
  2. Tease the top half of the ponytail.
  3. Smoothen down the front section of your teased ponytail to give it a neater look.
  4. From about a third of the way down its length, divide your ponytail into 2 sections.
  5. Fishtail braid these two sections by alternately picking up a thin section of hair from the outside of one section and adding it to the inside of the other section.
  6. Fishtail braid till the end of her ponytail and secure it with a hair elastic.
  7. Attach a small hair bow at the end of her braided ponytail to finish off the look.

35. Dorothy Braids

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Who doesn’t love The Wizard Of Oz? Dorothy with her checkered blue dress, red shoes, and pigtail braids is the epitome of cuteness. These Dorothy inspired braids for girls are perfect for a day at school or even a playdate.

What You Need
  • Hair elastics
  • Red ribbons
How To Style
  1. Part your little girl’s hair down the middle and vertically divide her hair into 2 sections.
  2. From the left section, from right near the parting, pick up a small section of hair and start twisting it.
  3. As you are twisting it, keep adding more hair to it from along the hairline.
  4. Keep twisting the hair until you have gone past your ear.
  5. Now, divide all your leftover section hair into 3 equal parts and simply braid it right till the end.
  6. Secure the end with a hair elastic.
  7. Repeat steps 2 to 6 on the right section of your hair.
  8. Tug apart and loosen the braids to finish off the look.

36. Bubble Braid

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I’m sure you have days when you sleep through the alarm and then rush to get your kid ready for school. Doing an intricate braid at that point sounds absolutely ridiculous. This bubble braided style can be done in the 5 minutes you have left before her school bus arrives!

What You Need
  • Fine toothed comb
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Comb back all of your little lady’s hair.
  2. Pick up half of her hair and tie it into a ponytail.
  3. Take a thin section of hair from the ponytail and wrap and pin it around its base to hide it from view.
  4. Take half of the loose hair at the bottom, combine it with the half ponytail, and secure it with a hair elastic.
  5. Bubble your half ponytail by pulling it up and loose from between the hair elastics.
  6. Repeat step 3.
  7. Now take all of your hair and tie it into a low ponytail.
  8. Repeat steps 5 and 6.
  9. Divide your ponytail into 2 sections.
  10. Fishtail braid it by alternately picking up a thin section of hair from the outer side of one section and adding it to the inner side of the other section.
  11. Fishtail braid till the end and secure with a hair elastic.
  12. Wrap and pin a thin section of hair around the hair elastic to conceal it and finish off the look.

37. French Micro Braids

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Why go for just one or two braids when you can go for so many?! Here’s a winter style that your daughter can rock when she’s out playing with her friends. These micro braids will keep her hair all neatly tied up while still looking oh-so-chic.

What You Need
  • Texturizing spray
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair elastics
How To Style
  1. Spray texturizing spray all over your little girl’s hair.
  2. Part her hair down the middle with the help of a rat tail comb.
  3. Continue the parting down till the nape of her neck to divide her hair vertically into 2 sections.
  4. Pick up a 3 inch section of hair right from the front of the left section and split it into 3 sections.
  5. French braid these 3 sections by adding more hair into the braid with each subsequent stitch of the braid.
  6. Once the French braid has reached the nape of her neck, secure it with a hair elastic.
  7. Pick up a 2 inch section of hair from the tail of her braid, simply braid it right till the end and secure it with a hair elastic.
  8. Keep repeating the previous step until all the hair in the tail of her braid has been braided.
  9. Repeat steps 4 to 8 on the right section of her hair to finish off the look.

38. Accented Dutch Braid Ponytail

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Thinking of hairstyles for your daughter during the holiday season can be such a drag when you have a million other things to plan. So let me take this one thing off your hands by recommending this gorgeous hairstyle for her. This intricate side Dutch braid goes down into a messy accented ponytail to create a perfect holiday look.

What You Need
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins
  • Sea salt spray
  • Bejeweled hair accessories
How To Style
  1. Part your little one’s hair down one side.
  2. From the side of the parting with more hair, pick up a 3 inch section of hair from right next to the braid and split it into 3 sections.
  3. Dutch braid these 3 sections by flipping the side sections under the middle section and adding more hair into the braid with each stitch of braid.
  4. Once the Dutch braid has reached the nape of her neck, secure it with a hair elastic.
  5. Pick up a thin section of hair from the ponytail wrap and pin it around the hair elastic to hide it from view.
  6. Pick up a small chunk of hair from the ponytail and split it into 2 sections.
  7. Fishtail these 2 sections by alternately picking up a few strands from the outer side of one section and adding it to the inner side of the other section.
  8. Fishtail braid right till the end and secure with a hair elastic.
  9. Spray some sea salt spray all over the ponytail to give it some texture.
  10. Pancake your Dutch braid and fishtail to add some messy texture to them.
  11. Accessorize your Dutch braid with some bejeweled accessories to finish off the look.

39. Simple Dutch Braid Ponytail

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Does your little princess have a big presentation coming up at school? Ooooh…or is it her middle school graduation? Whatever it may be, coming up with slightly mature and professional styles for a little girl can be a real pain. This simple Dutch braided low ponytail is exactly the style you need to get you out of this fix!

What You Need
  • Hair brush
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Brush back all of your little one’s hair.
  2. With a rat tail comb, create two vertical partitions, starting from the temples till the nape of her neck to section off the hair at the center of her head.
  3. From the very front of this center section, pick up a 3 inch section of hair and split it into 3 parts.
  4. Dutch braid these 3 parts by flipping the side strands under the middle strand and adding more hair into the braid (pick up hair only from the center section) with each braiding stitch.
  5. Once the Dutch braid has reached the nape of her neck, secure all her hair in a ponytail with a hair elastic.
  6. Pancake the Dutch braid to make it look wider.
  7. Pick up a thin section of hair from the ponytail and wrap and pin it around its base to hide the hair elastic from view.

40. Mixed Braid

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Can’t decide which braid to do on your daughter? How about you mix it up and do a bunch of them! This super simple braid makes good use of French twists, 3 strand braid, and fishtail braid to create a super sweet and relaxed hair look.

What You Need

Hair elastic

How To Style
  1. Part your little lady’s hair down the middle.
  2. Pick up a 2 inch section of hair from the front on the left side and split it in two.
  3. French twist these 2 sections by intertwining them with each other and adding more hair into the braid with each twist.
  4. Once the twisted braid has reached the back of her head, secure it with a hair elastic.
  5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 on the right side.
  6. Remove the hair elastics from the French twists and split all her hair into 3 sections.
  7. Simply braid these 3 sections till about halfway down.
  8. Then re-split the hair into just 2 sections.
  9. Fishtail braid these 2 sections by alternately picking up a few strands from the outer side of one section and adding it to the inner side of the other section.
  10. Once the fishtail braid has reached the end of her hair, secure it with a hair elastic.
  11. Loosen and pancake the braid to finish off the look.

Super Cute And Easy Braided Hairstyles For Young Girls

Braids are a simple, no-fuss hairstyle that comes in a wide range of variations and even enables you to embellish your child’s hair in a variety of ways. We have put together a list of easy braided hairstyles for girls that you can choose from. Take a look at the infographic below.

super cute and easy braided hairstyles for young girls [infographic]

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

The experience of styling your kid’s hair can be very memorable. It is not just about spending time with them, but you also want them to love the way they look. Braids are versatile and easy to experiment with, and they give you more time to spend with your little one.

Another benefit of braids is the texture they can create for a quick change. “After wearing braids, notice the incredible body and texture you get when you take them out,” says Nick Arrojo, celebrity stylist. “Use this body and texture to create fun and playful shapes and styles on those days after braids.”

The 40 braids for kids mentioned above come with tutorials, so you can easily try them out on your kid. Beginning with a twisted braid and ending with a mixed braid, these weaved hairstyles are sure to make your girl look pretty. And if they participate in after-school activities, it will keep their hair out of their face. As you keep practicing these braids on your kid’s hair, you will become a pro and can experiment with them by adding your own twist on these styles.

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