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5 Simple & Cute Hairstyles Perfect for Toddler Girls

by Sesame Lane Admin on 19/08/2019 12:15:14 PM
Kids can be funny little things, can’t they? They’re all completely unique, and while some will run screaming from even the sight of a hairbrush, others love nothing more than sporting the perfect ‘do.
So what happens when your little girl turns around and asks for a cute hairstyle… and you have absolutely no idea where to begin? First, don’t panic! If you find the world of hairstyling a complete minefield, the best thing you can do is book a hair appointment and let the experts show you how it’s done. But if you’re feeling brave and you’re willing to give it a try, we’ve found 5 simple and cute hairstyles that we think any parent could achieve (yes, even you!). Here are some styles to try out:
1. Pig Tails
Why It’s Great: Pigtails are one of the easiest ways to keep hair out of the face. If your toddler is at a stage where their hair is starting to grow but there’s not much you can really do with it yet, then tying it up into two simple sections is an ideal way to stop it flying into the face and annoying your little one. 
How to do it: It couldn’t be easier! Brush your child’s hair and part it straight down the middle. Take one section and tie it up (for short hair, it’s easier to tie it on the top or side of the head, but if it’s longer you could tie it further towards the back), and repeat for the other. You can even jazz it up with accessories. 


2. Top Buns
Why It’s Great: We all know the benefits of being barefoot and playing in the dirt, but the problem with the messy play is that hair can easily become caked in mud and more tangled than an old shoelace! Top buns not only keep the hair out of the face but also neat… kids can even sleep in this style as it’s so comfy. 
How to do it: Again, this style is super simple. While you could attempt a couple of ballerina buns, we recommend starting just as you would for pigtails. However, when tying the hair up, don’t pull it all the way through the tie; instead, on the last twist, leave part of the hair un-pulled to create a bun effect. 

3. Butterfly Clips
Why It’s Great: This style is so easy to do, yet it makes little girls feel special and fancy. It also doesn’t need much hair at all, so if your child’s hair is slow to grow, she can still pull this off. Butterfly clips (the mini ones that are as small as a fingertip) are so affordable and can be picked up practically anywhere. 
How to do it: Start with loose hair, and gently brush it all up and over towards the back of the head (a bit like you’d do to you own when coming out the shower). Create a small section of hair using your fingers and simply pop a butterfly clip over the top of it. Repeat until you have a butterfly bridge from ear to ear. 

 4. Pony Tail Plait
Why It’s Great: The ponytail plait is pretty unique, bringing two popular styles together as one. Yet it’s also very, very quick to achieve. If your little girl is starting school next year (is it really that time already?), it’s a good idea to get to grips with some really quick styles you can whip up after breakfast. 
How to do it: Again, this one is so simple. All you need to do is grab a small section of hair right at the back of the head, and make a quick plait all the way to the bottom. Then, as you go to tie your child’s hair back in a ponytail, make sure to bring the plait in with it, so that the plait falls down the middle. 

5. A Simple Bow
Why It’s Great: They don’t come any simpler than this! We love this style because it works on any length hair (it even works if your child doesn’t have any hair growth yet!), it keeps hair out of the face, and it takes literally no time to achieve. Best of all, you can have a different bow for every day of the week! 
How to do it: Do we really need to explain? Just pop the bow on et voila! The great thing about bows is that you actually create a lot of different looks just by selecting a different type of accessory. Choose something understated for every day, and something with a bit more ‘wow’ for special occasions. 

Hair Styling… Not as Tricky as it Seems!
We’ve all seen children toddling around with the most incredible, intricate hairstyles and wondered ‘how on earth did you do that?’, but the truth is that it really doesn’t take a lot of skill to give your little girl a cute hairstyle. Even if you’re a complete newbie to the world of hairstyling, these 5 simple styles can all be achieved with very little experience, and they’re good styles to start practising with. 
Sarah Pelham is the Beauty & Wellness Expert for, an online platform for instant bookings for hair, nails, beauty & massage appointments. For nearly four years Sarah has worked closely with hundreds of salon owners within the beauty and wellness industries. She has her finger on the pulse of new trends in this growing market.