The Editors
Updated on September 18, 2021

Are you a mom of a sweet little thing, aged 0 to 24 months? Then you don’t need us telling you it’s not easy to come up with baby girl hairstyles on a daily basis. You want something that’s both new and fun to try out, as well as quick and easy to put together. Here we are, coming to your aid, with 20 lovable pictures of exciting young styles. They’re perfect for spurring your styling creativity and, we hope, for bringing out the best in your young princess!

Baby Girl Hairstyles

Your baby is growing fast during the first year and you sure want to take lots of pictures of her every month. The toddler hairstyles below will make your cutie even cuter!

1. Flower Headband

As far as baby hairstyles go, this one’s an ultra-simple classic, which works for the youngest of the young. All you need is a wide-tooth comb and a soft fabric headband. Create a sort of side parting and add a textile band, ideally made from hypoallergenic materials. Flower embellishments are not mandatory, but definitely recommended.

2. Side-Swept Bangs with French Braid

Got a baby girl with medium-length hair and a fringe? Here’s a creative way to keep those bangs off her face. Sweep the soft locks to one side, then create a side-braid, by pulling in strands from the parting. At the end, fasten it with a hair-colored band and you’re all done.

3. Perfect High Ponytail for Black Baby Girls

Super-curly hair has a mind of its own and can also make your beautiful angel sulk and cry on hot days. It will keep a baby warm, that’s for sure! To make playtime more fun, sweep those curls up and tie the hair as high as it will go. A big, funky bow will top it all off like a cherry on an ice cream Sundae.

4. Ribbon Headband for Curly Hair

Got a snazzy affair coming up? There aren’t that many hairstyles for babies that would make the cut—especially not for kids who haven’t even turned 1 year-old yet! If your little one has short, naturally curly hair, work with a headband and some kid-friendly pomade to achieve this mixed look. The band will push most of the hair off her face, while the slicked-up bangs will stay in place all day.

5. Pigtails, Braids and Buns

Here’s one for active days: start by creating a central part. Divide each side into two sections and make a French braid in the top part. Finish off each side with a normal braid, then tie both into ponytails. To keep your little girl cool, twist each tail into a loose bun.

6. High Dutch Braids

This one is for moms who like to braid. And there’s no need to worry about learning a new technique: Dutch braids aren’t that much different from French braids. In fact, they’re just the same, but you’re pulling each strand under the others. Start right at the hairline and work your way down, braiding closely to the scalp. Finish each side with a normal braid and secure it with a band.

7. Pretty Flat Twists with Braided Band

Cornrows have a long standing as one of the more sophisticated baby girl hairstyles, and that’s because they require a bit of work. You can substitute them with flat twists that are a bit easier to complete. Separate a big section of the hair at the top of the head. Divide it into your desired number of braids. Create the left-most French braid, but stop at the point where you want the braided band to begin. Complete the other cornrows/flat twists. The band is braided from a chunk of hair above the ear. Once you’ve finished it fix it across your cornrows/flat twists. Leave the rest of the hair loose.

8. Short Side-Parted Hairstyle With Bow Pin

Can it get any simpler? Side-part your baby’s hair, then make sure it stays off her face by securing it with a fun clip. Both mom and little girl are guaranteed to stay happy for the rest of the day!

9. Headband and Braid for Fine Hair

Finer hair is more difficult to style into a French braid, but a simple braid can definitely work. First, divide the hair into three horizontal sections. Secure the first two with elastic bands, then braid the remainder of the hair. Fasten the braid, put on the band, make a big bow, then go out and play!

10. First Braided Updo with a Twist

Very young baby hairstyles can’t possibly include braids and updos, right? Wrong. If your tiny tot has got medium-length hair, you can definitely work it into a small twisted braid. Pin it low, right above the nape, with a pretty ribbon, then expect praise for your mommy skills!

11. Cool Braids and Ponytails for Fine Hair

Need more proof that you can achieve complex looks with soft baby hair? Separate a large section of the hair at the front and create four ponytails. Braid all or some of them. Then, midway down the length of the hair, gather them all into a simple ponytail. All done!

12. Quick & Perfect Bow Ponytails

Some days, there’s no time for braiding or buns. All you need is an easy style fix for daycare or a playdate. This one works by dividing the hair into four sections. Tie the uppermost ones into ponytails, or even braid them. Then, bring the hair on both sides into two larger ponytails, fastened with big, fluffy bows. Cute, isn’t it?

13. Multi-Ponytail With A Bow

Pigtails are among the most popular hairstyles for babies, and they’re pretty effortless, too. For this one, create a deep, twisted parting. Tie the smaller section into a pigtail, then divide the larger one into 3-4 horizontal sections. Create a multi-ponytail, topped off at the end with an oversized bow.

14. Wide Bow Headband for Short Hair

Busy mom? The more complex styles can wait until your baby is 1 year old, really. For now, keep her hair soft with a good baby bath product, short and practical. Meanwhile, feel free to experiment with big, goofy headbands tied into floppy bows—just like this one!

15. Flat Twist And Two Knots

Got a perfect little angel with short hair? Part her hair on one side and create a high knot with the smaller section. Working from the hairline, create a diagonal French braid or a flat twist, until you reach the level of the first knot. Then, tie it all up into the second, symmetrical chignon.

16. Four Strand Braided Fringe for Medium Hair

Little ones with short bobs can also enjoy braided baby girl hairstyles. Create a side parting, then work with 4 or more strands, beginning at the frontal hairline. Braid in a diagonal line and stop right before reaching the crown. And don’t forget that pretty bow at the end!

17. Top Braid with Bow and Ponytail

Blessed with thick hair? Divide your baby girl’s mane into three vertical sections. Create a French braid, right from the hairline and work your way down, until you reach mid-length. Bring in the other two sections and pull it all together into a ponytail. What to embellish it with, you ask? A lovely ribbon, of course!

18. Multiple Braids

If you’re feeling creative, you can always weave several cornrow braids into a “complex” style. Create a section at the hairline, with a horizontal parting and braid it. Then, divide the rest of the hair into as many segments as you want braids. Twist, turn, and, at the end, feel free to fasten all the loose ends into one bun or side ponytail.

19. Crazy Twist Braid Weave with Buns

Never thought baby hairstyles could look this complex? The style above is actually easy to achieve, once you break it down into separate steps. There are three sections right at the top, with the hair twisted into twist braids. Then, three more at the bottom, twisted just the same way. The central segment of the hair has been parted down the middle. The bottom braids ‘feed’ into the left bun, while the top ones do the same for the one on the right-hand side. Easy and pretty, isn’t it?

20. Center Parting with Bows for Mixed Hair

Most African American baby girls boast lovely natural curls. How to style them? Here’s a suggestion: create a central parting into the bangs and pin each side with a clip. Allow the rest of the hair to maintain its waves and kinks, for a super simple and so sweet look!

We hope you’ll find plenty of inspiration in our gallery of cute and creative baby girl hairstyles. We’ve strived to include each type of length and texture, but if we’ve left anything out, do let us know! And don’t forget to send us your own pictures, or to write with suggestions in the comments section. How do you style your little one’s hair?

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