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Updated on December 21, 2022
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2. Short Cuts for Wavy Hair

If your little girl has naturally thick hair that leans on the wavy side of life, try kids short haircuts with angles which feature a slightly longer length on the side. Add in some bangs to soften the style also.

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Not every girl dares to have her long locks chopped off, but actually some girls look much better with short haircuts than with long hair. Check pictures of Coco Rocha and Carey Mulligan, for example. It’s obvious that short haircuts make them brighter and chicer. If you think of a shorter length, but feel uncertain about extremely short haircuts, you may begin from short-to-medium bobs, like those of Vanessa Hudgens, Lily Collins, Sasha Luss, Naomi Watts, etc. (see the pictures below). We have prepared a selection of 50 haircuts and hairstyles for girls of different ages. This time short girl’s hair is in the spotlight.

Short Hairstyles and Haircuts for Girls

Short hair is easy to style, and it’s always associated with an active lifestyle. An opinion that with short hair you’ll have to wear the same hairstyle every day is just a myth. Most short haircuts can be easily transformed from day time casual ‘dos into stylish evening hairstyles. Looking sweet and girly with short hair is not only possible, it’s easy. Let’s see the best ideas for girls of all ages – from 3 year to 13 and 15 year old ones. Every girl has to look great despite the age, if she is a little princess, a teenager or almost an adult!

1. Short and Sweet Pixie

Intricate braids and buns can be fun, but no-nonsense girls will benefit from this cute short style. Short hairstyles for girls can be coifed to the side for a cool fashionable flair. This cut will work equally well both for any on-the-go toddler and for 9 year olds, for example.

2. Short Cuts for Wavy Hair

If your little girl has naturally thick hair that leans on the wavy side of life, try kids short haircuts with angles which feature a slightly longer length on the side. Add in some bangs to soften the style also.

3. A Modern Short Cut

Sleek and straight, girls short hairstyles are sometimes inspired by the emo vibe exemplified by big sister. This style uses blunt edges and subtle layering, so with straight hair it’s very cute and simple to maintain.

4. Vintage Bob Cut

Many of us rocked a short style like this one when we were young, and now it’s popular again with today’s little girls. Both young and teenage girls will look lovely with this layered, “bowl cut” style that leaves locks longer on top and features an undercut beneath.

5. Updo with Twists

You can give the illusion of longer hair while still sporting a short hairstyle for girls – pull it back into an updo with braids or twists and a bun. Add in a flower or a large bow to secure loose strands that try to fall out when shorter hair is worked into a classic long-hair style.

6. Cool and Creative Updo

This style is fun to wear and also fun to create! It actually makes your girl’s locks look longer than they are by using hair elastics and embellishments to bring hair up and fancy.

7. Cropped Feathered Cut for Girls

Girls who love really short hair will enjoy this style that keeps things incredibly simple to maintain. Best of all, stylists have been creating this type of pixie hairstyles for girls with short hair for generations – it never goes out of style.

8. Shorter Twists for African American Girls

Natural hair can get frizzy and unmanageable when it grows too long, which is why it’s great to have a look that doesn’t require long hair. This hairdo still incorporates twists and ponytails little girls love.

9. Punk Hair for New Generation

Left long on one side, this thin hair style features designs on the shorter side of the head. While it’s not for everyone, if your little girl likes to take a walk on the wild side, this style may be a great option when it comes to the choice of eye-catching short haircuts for girls.

10. Easy Side Braid

Cute and simple, simply French braid or twist a small side portion of the hair. Secure with a bow above the ear and you’re done! Best of all, since this hairstyle is so quick, it’s perfect for busy, active toddlers who have no interest in holding still in the name of beautiful hair.

11. Layered Mohawk

Created with carefully layered hair up top, this style can be made even edgier with an eye-catching hue like pastel pink, purple or blue. Short haircuts for little girls like this one will work well for older girls with thick hair, but actually they can be pulled off with any hair type.

12. Messy Short Hairstyle with Braid

You may find this style in a magazine pin up, as it’s very popular for those who want a no-nonsense look that’s still jam-packed with style. While it may seem odd to older generations, contemporary young people are dying their hair grey. This only adds to the uniqueness of today’s style options.

13. Cool Short Hair

At a loss as to how to style your hair? Work it out with a really short cut that includes a design into the side and spikes all over. And if you love it, remember that hairstyles for little girls can work on 18 year olds too!

14. Creative Hair Hues

Short hair can look great wavy or straight in a creatively colored style. Dye hair black and add in bleached tips or an ombre front section. It may not be what you pictured when she was a little baby girl, but now as a young woman, it is sure to look awesome.

15. Short Punk Hairstyle with Deep Side Part

Sleek, straight, choppy and taking advantage of a deep side part, this style is cut into cool layers and angles for a truly unique look. When it comes to short haircuts for girls with thicker hair, this is a pretty great one.

16. Short and Simple Bob

This is a simple and easy cut that is very natural and flattering for all face shapes. Since it’s perfect for any age, a girl can enjoy this hairstyle from preschool through high school graduation without ever growing weary of it.

17. Short Choppy Cut for Thick Hair

Forget the hassle of braids or a bun. Short haircuts for girls should be easy to maintain. Work in some very short bangs for a unique look that is pretty and self-styling. Using layers, this cut works best for thick hair.

18. Color that Counts

Taking a cue from the older set, little girls can sport a short style just as well. If you have a tween girl, she will love the idea of adding in some highlights to make hair really pop. If her hair is curly, this style can be worn both natural and straightened.

19. Beautiful Cuts for Black Hair

Black girl short hairstyles are a vast field for creativity. This hairstyle is ideal for thick hair that doesn’t like to behave. Cut very short on one side, it’s allowed to remain slightly longer on the other side with a shaven diagonal dividing line. Quick to style and lovely to wear, this is popular with African-American girls but also suitable for other ethnicities.

20. Straight Bob with Bangs

Little girl cuts are often inspired by big girl fashion. While you may not want to dye your little one’s hair platinum blonde, you can still take a cue from this sleek, straight bob that includes some fun bangs. The best part of this style is that it’s not super short, allowing for a compromise if your child prefers short hair but you still desire a more feminine look for her.

Short Hairstyles for Girls

21. Cute Short Hairstyle

Kiernan Shipka, a young star of the “Mad Men” series, demonstrates us an excellent and easy hairstyle idea for girls. Such a simple detail as long back-swept bangs draws attention to Kiernan’s expressive facial features and transforms a simple short-to-medium haircut into a stylish hairstyle for a day out.

 Kiernan Shipka short hairstyle

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22. Graphic Bob

Zendaya Coleman said goodbye to her gorgeous long locks, and we saw this step wasn’t in vain. Her graphic bob with cropped horizontal bangs has accurate edges and looks its best on dark hair. The biggest plus of this haircut is that it doesn’t imply complicated styling routines, only simple flat ironing.

Zendaya Coleman bob with bangs for girls

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23. Neat and Sleek Hairstyle

Popular pixie haircuts can look so different, depending on how you style your cropped locks. Shailene Woodley achieves the ideal sleekness and incredible shine with ceramic-plated flat irons. Tucking your perfectly straight strands behind the ears, you come up with a classy evening hairstyle.

Shailene Woodley short hairstyle for girls

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24. Fluffy Short Locks

We are used to seeing Joey King with bangs, but this unhackneyed short hairstyle is a good alternative ‘do. Try backcombing that you wouldn’t cover with sleek locks, as you usually do when you style a bouffant. Let this deliberate mess become the zest of your look.

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25. A Short Layered Hairstyle

Chelsea Kane knows how to be in trend. Her hairstyle for short hair makes a great impression and looks extremely chic. Chelsea’s graded haircut with textured ends is accentuated with pink highlights on the platinum blonde base. It’s a wonderful idea for girls with short hair who don’t mind a pop of color in their locks.

Chelsea Kane short layered hairstyle

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26. Messy Romantic Curls

The below-the-chin length perfectly accentuates Italia’s delicate facial features. Italia Ricci uses highlights and a messy finish to upgrade her simple hairstyle on the base of a graded bob haircut. This ‘do will ideally suit the girls with short curly hair. If your hair is straight, you’ll easily shape random curls with a large-barrel curling iron and get a no less appealing result.

Italia Ricci bob hairstyle

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27. Short Bright Hairstyle

Kylie Jenner is bold enough to go for an extravagant hair color. Thanks to the faded blue ombre she doesn’t have to break her head over what hairstyle to do. Her shoulder-grazing bob looks cool and chic with a simple side part and straightened disconnected ends.

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28. Ingenious Idea for Very Short Hair

With a come back of 70s trends, a tomboy haircut isn’t going to lose its popularity in 2023. But this time Miley doesn’t go for a punk rock style with top locks sticking upwards. She defines the texture of the top tresses instead and styles them diagonally. As a result, we can enjoy a new look, something different from rebellious Miley.

Miley Cyrus short hairstyle

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29. Wavy Short Hairstyle

The short hairstyle of the young actress seems careless and a bit sloppy at first sight. But we know there’s a reason for this sloppiness. Emma’s blonde locks have been quickened with natural-looking waves and styled with a sweep to one side. As a result, she has got nice volume and cute texture. We love!

Emma Roberts short wavy hairstyle for girls

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Short Hairstyles for Little Girls

30. Super Cute Hairstyle

The 7-year old cutie has an angelic face and fair curly hair. A thin braid instead of a headband is a simple and lovely idea of how you can style little girls haircuts. Alyvia Alyn Lind looks like a real young fashionista!

Short Hairstyle For Little Girls

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31. Tender Floral Headband in Soft Child’s Curls

Kids Fashion Week in New York is a chance not only to have a peek at children’s fashion, but get ideas of cute hairstyles for kids as well. Cutie Sasha shows us tender curls and a lovely floral headband. What a sweet combination and an effortless hairstyle idea for your little girl!

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32. Simple Hairstyle with a Clip

If your baby girl’s hair is not thick enough yet, it’s better to keep it short. Cute wispy flicks and a fancy little hair clip will add charm to your kid’s short hairstyle. Wow, that’s a really sweet picture of mom and daughter – we are melting with emotion!

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Short Hairstyles for Black Girls

33. Short Spiky Hairstyle

Will Smith’s daughter Willow, has inherited her dad’s charm and good taste. That’s why she has become a style icon for teenagers. So, if you wonder what to do with your short kinks, consider Willow’s extravagant look. Straighten your curls and try an edgy Fauxhawk.

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34. One More Blooming Look

Stubborn black curls need special care, but if they get enough moisturizing, you won’t have problems with styling. Quvenzhane Wallis, who starred in “Beasts of the Southern Wild” shows off an easy yet stylish hairstyle with lifted up black curls and bright fabric flowers.

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35. A Bouffant Medium Hairstyle

Yara Shahidi is rocking a voluminous bow updo that looks cool on black curly hair. This hairstyle can be casual or evening, depending on what kind of headband you choose.

 Black Hairstyle for 12 Year Olds

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Short Haircuts for Girls

36. A Simple Short Haircut

Julianne Hough keeps up with the times, so it’s not a problem for her to go for a shorter length or to try a new coloristic solution. A short bob flatters practically all girls and suits any outfit. Highlights and a cool hairstyle will add style points to your look.

Julianne Hough short blonde haircut with highlights

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37. Blonde Layered Bob

A layered bob haircut for blonde hair will let you experiment with hairstyles and look invariably chic. Rita Ora decides on the voluminous ‘do and neutral makeup with an accent on eye-brows. Despite the simplicity of this look, it makes a statement and draws attention.

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38. Grunge Short Haircut

We are used to Kelly Osbourne’s unusual hair colors, extravagant haircuts, and mind-blowing hairstyles. Although Kelly is 30, her love for creativity in hairstyles can become a great source of inspiration for teenage girls who strive for self-expression through flamboyant looks.

Kelly Osbourne Mohawk

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39. Short Asymmetric Haircut

Kristen Stewart has finally come back to her natural hair color that looks pretty calm, but her haircuts and hairstyles do not stop surprising us in a good way. This short layered asymmetric haircut looks both edgy and neat, stylish and unpretentious.

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40. Shoulder-Skimming Layered Bob Haircut

Lily Collins looks charming with her shoulder-grazing bob that features textured ends. No bangs and the center part will flatter girls with oval, long and triangular face shapes. We love how Lily’s bob combines with her bright red lips, but it will work excellently with a nude makeup as well.

Lily Collins bob haircut for girls

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41. Naughty Bob

Vanessa Hudgens is another celebrity who is not afraid to cut long hair. Her “Goodbye mermaid” photo from Instagram has gained wide popularity. And her new textured bob with ombre has become the inspiration for many girls worldwide.

Vanessa Hudgens bob with ombre

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42. Simple Short Haircut

Jennifer Lawrence explained her last drastic change of hair length by the need to get rid of the over-processed locks. Well, after all, Jennifer’s haircut flatters her, and it will flatter most girls with fine hair likewise.

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43. Short Choppy Curls

The short haircut of Audrey Tautou has become an essential part of her image. If you have curly hair and think of a short haircut, pay attention to this lovely variant. It will make you stand out from the crowd and reduce to minimum your difficulties with styling of stubborn curls.

Audrey Tautou short haircut for curly hair

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44. Short Elvish Haircut

The mysterious beauty of Canadian top model Coco Rocha has been aptly accentuated by her short haircut. It doesn’t distract attention from Coco’s sculpted face with expressive features, serving it as a great background.

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45. Classy Short Haircut

Another model Sasha Luss isn’t afraid of image changes either. The short chin-length haircut in a dirty blonde hue instead of platinum blonde long locks? Why not? If you want to return to your natural hair color, a short haircut will also help you to get rid of dry ends, damaged by dyes and styling procedures.

Sasha Luss short haircut for girls

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Short Haircuts for Little Girls

46. Super-Sweet Short Haircut

Mothers often worry when their daughters’ hair doesn’t grow as quickly as they wish. Be patient, moms, and follow examples of celebrity mothers! When Honor Marie Warren’s locks were short and thin, Jessica Alba made her cute hairstyles with tiny bangs and cute hair clips.

 Jessica Alba's Daughter

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47. Awesome Bob from Kids Fashion Week

The chic blonde bob with elongated front pieces from the last New York Kids Fashion Week has encouraged many little girls to get a short haircut. It’s going to look equally good on straight and curly hair, causing no problems with maintenance or styling. You can compliment your bob with a fancy headband.

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48. Short Graded Bob

Chic blonde Naomi Watts decides on the shoulder-skimming bob with light layers and elongated bangs. The layering will boost the volume and enhance texture of fine hair. Use a round brush when blow-drying in order to lift your locks at the roots and flip the ends inside.

Naomi Watts lob for girls

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49. Light and Tender Short Layered Haircut

A layered haircut is the best way to convey your locks volume and lightness. Michelle Williams knows these tricks, that’s why she opts for a short layered haircut with long side bangs. Wax or styling crème can be used to define the texture.

Michelle Williams short blonde haircut

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50. Short Haircut with Textured Ends

Carey Mulligan looks awesome with short haircuts. The short bangs and lovely flicks on the sides of her face accentuate the cute heart shape of her face. The textured ends are the spice of this look. So, make sure you define them when styling your short locks.

Carey Mulligan short haircut for girls

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Well, our selection of photos demonstrates that a short haircut can look super cute and girly with the right hairstyle. So, if you want to renew your look and get rid of damaged ends, consider a short haircut as a change of your self-image. Just sort out the images you like and make an appointment with an experienced hairstylist.

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