Best Spring Hairdos for Little Girls

Well, spring is just around the corner, so get excited and say good riddance to those boots and hats you had to wear all winter long! Nevertheless, keep in mind the fact that your daughter’s hair kept growing during the winter season and that you should probably do something about it.

We thought of a few ideas that could come in handy for those of you who don’t want to spend a lot of money on a hairdresser. These ideas are very easy and, with a little patience, they could become part of your mother-daughter routine. Check them out, see which the best spring hairdos for little girls are!

Thick Bangs

Choose a Cute Bangs for Your Mini-Me!

Don’t be afraid to give your mini me a thick bangs: as long as it’s short enough not to bother her, everything will be fine! Plus, you can cut it yourself at home if you follow just one rule: cut right above the eyebrows and take your time. She might put up a fight, so explain to her what is going on and why she needs to stand still.

If she doesn’t like your idea, don’t force it on her. Teach your daughter to be independent and develop her own personality. A good idea would be to show her a few pictures and let her choose her own style. If you both decide to go with thick bangs, follow our instructions and get ready for a chic spring look!

All Kinds of Braids

Isn’t This Fabulous?

If your little girl has long hair that gets tangled easily, we suggest a few types of braids. You can go for a braided headband, cornrows or any other shape you decide it looks good. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before trying braids: the hairdo has to be loose otherwise it will bother your daughter. Since her hair is way less resistant than yours, you may want to apply a thin layer of hair conditioner before braiding.

Also, use cotton bands to tie the braids and avoid plastic at all costs because it causes electrostatic energy through friction, resulting in damped hair and split ends. We have a few ideas for you, in case you want to give braids a try. Which one is your favorite?

Cute Buns

Oh, the Little Miss!

Prepare yourself for some serious cuteness! Who says buns are just for grownups and that they wouldn’t look good on a little girl? Well, these pictures prove just how fun it is to try buns on your mini-me. There are a few things to keep in mind before attempting this ‘do: don’t just twist her hair and then hold it in place is a rubber band.

Proceed as it follows: create a pony tail and, using a hair twist (you can purchase it online for half a dollar), start rolling down the hair until you obtain a silky and even bun. If you think it’s not too much, accessorize it with bows, ribbons and flowers.

Bob Hair

Chic and Easy Bobs!

You probably don’t have the time to braid your daughter’s hair every morning and get leaving it untangled all the time is just not the way to do it. We think you should try a bob hairdo: it’s not too long or too short and it doesn’t need a lot of maintenance. Plus, it still give you enough length for small braids and accessories, which is great.

To cut a perfect bob, proceed as it follows: comb your daughter’s hair in a low tail, at the back of her head. Secure it in place with an elastic band and then pull down the elastic a few inches, depending on how long you want the bob to be. Then, using a sharp pair of scissors, remove the tail, comb the hair and then trim here and there, wherever you feel it’s necessary. The results will be quite impressive!

Pig Tails with a Twist

Cuteness Overload!

If you like the traditional ones and feel like they could fit your daughter’s personality, go for it! However, we had something else in mind: after you’ve put on the elastic bands on her tails, try attaching each one of them to the other one’s base, creating a braided nest. Make sure the hairdo is not too tight first!

Another thing you can do is bring her two pigtails up front, a few inches above her forehead and hold them in place with another elastic band. Tuck in the remaining hair and try not to use bobby pins, since they tend to hurt your little one’s scalp. Feel free to accessorize with flowers, bows and even tiny butterflies!

Very Curly Hair

Soft and Silky Curls!

And no, you don’t need to use a curling iron! There are a few steps you need to follow though: first, after your little one takes a bath, dry her hair up to 70%. Then, split her hair in 3, 4 or many parts and start twisting it until you obtain a tiny bun. Secure it in place with an elastic band and move to the next one. Let her sleep like this overnight and unwrap the tiny buns in the morning.

She will look like a princess with soft and curly hair, just like in these pictures! Another thing you can do is braid multiple pigtails when the hair is still wet and leave them dry overnight. Remember not to pull the hair or tie it too tight! Other than that, you are good to go!

Headbands and Other Accessories

Stylish Accessories for Her Hair!

If knitting if your favorite free time activity, how about you knit some headbands too? You only need them to be colorful and perfect for your daughter’s head. Not only that headbands will look very stylish, but they will also hold her hair in place. Ever thought about pearls, ribbons, flowers, tiny butterflies to accessorize your daughter’s hair? It’s about time you do!

You can either attach these ornaments to a headband or elastic band or then style the little girl’s hair. Things you should not use:  metal accessories, no matter how fashionable they are, kabuki sticks, bobby pins, hair extensions and ornaments that are too heavy for a tiny head.

Short Hair? Why not?

Short and Sweet It Is!

Believe it or not, pixie hairdos are in trend these years, which means you can choose this for your little girl. However, ironically enough, getting this ‘do will cost you a few bucks unless you are a professional hairdresser. Plus, every time your little one will need a trim, you’ll need to hit the salon again. But if you think this is a low-maintenance and great idea, go for it! Money-wise, it’s best to go for a bob. Plus, you don’t want her to look too much like a boy, do you?

Whatever you think about trying, please ask your daughter’s input first. You wouldn’t like people to style your hair without permission, would you? Have a lovely spring, moms and little girls!

Oana Schneider: Oana Schneider is a published author located in Chicago, Illinois, who currently works for DontPayFull.com as a communication specialist and blog editor. She writes about lifestyle, family budget, has a degree in Communications and advocates for women’s rights. Her future plans include getting a Labrador and losing a few pounds.

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  • My daughter has always had a heavy bang and longer hair. I absolutely love the pictures you chose for each of these ideas so I pinned a few of them. I might have her hair cut into a bob but keep the heavy bang as well. I am not the best when it comes to braids but some of those are really eye catching.

    • Heavy bangs always look cute on younger girls, and even older women can pull off the same look years later in a more mature fashion. It's a common look, but that doesn't mean that it should be avoided for whatever reason. I agree that the pictures used here are fantastic!

  • My daughters love braiding their hair all the time. Thank God they don't have thin, brittle hair like their dad and they take after the strong, lengthy, wavy, supermodel hair of their mom. Some of these braids I've seen before. They usually just go on Youtube and look for tutorials there.

    • There are countless options for braiding, that's for sure. I've seen friends' daughters sporting dozens of different braid patterns over the past few months. It takes a lot of work, and you sometimes need someone else to handle most of the work. i couldn't imagine having to deal with that much hair as an adult or child.

  • Spring is the perfect time to be thinking about getting a new hairstyle, because it is the time for change for many people, meaning that it is absolutely the right time. The best ones that I like from this page are the braids, as I just think that this is something that suits little girls. It looks very cute and innocent, and I know that it was something that I very much liked when I was at school myself. And, although some of them can look quite complicated, there is no need for this to be the case, as they can be easy once you know how to do it!

    • Spring is known as the time for rejuvenation and renewal after all, so it makes sense that kids get their haircut around this time. It's always a good chance for all of us to change our look, including our hair, without having to worry about the limitations that cold weather bring throughout the winter.

  • Growing up me and my sister usually always had long hair. My mom would cut our hair and bangs usually after winter and before school started. I like the short bob look for spring but couldn't pull it off as an adult. I keep my hair pretty long now but stick it in a bun or ponytail sometimes.

    • You definitely have less options when it comes to longer hair compared to short and medium-length hair, but that's not always a bad thing. I find it funny that the short bob stopped working well as an adult because it happens to a lot of women from childhood to adulthood with certain looks!

  • I think it's funny that certain hairdos that work incredibly well for little girls don't translate well into teens and adults. If an older teen or woman wears pigtails every day, then they tend to look out of place. Certain hairdos that make little girls look cute only make older girls and women look right when they're wearing a costume or trying to match a specific theme.