Today I’m rounding up 17 fun hairstyles for girls in honor of Back to School season. My mom always stunk at doing hair, but my Granny did amazing French braids, and we lived with her for quite some time when my mom had breast cancer the first time around, so sometimes I got to wear Granny’s pigtail French braids to school. Girls used to sit behind me and stroke those braids because they were so perfect. True story! Eventually my mom took me to a French braiding class. My thick mane and I were there for her to practice on. She came home crazy frustrated, and I walked into the bathroom at age 9, reached behind me, and did with my own hair what I had just watched the teacher doing during the class. She was flabbergasted. But, hey, she was off the hook! I was the official braid technician for the hair of all little women in our home forevermore.
I am going to assume that you are like my mom and canNOT French braid. Because even some of these “quick and easy” hairdos would not have been quick OR easy for my mom. However, I did include basic tutorials for French braiding and Dutch braiding at the bottom. If you master either one of those you will have a whole new world of hairstyles for girls open up to you! And if you can’t braid AT ALL — look it up on YouTube. Even my mom mastered the basic braid. I have faith in you! 😉
On to the cute hairstyles for girls! I wish my daughter’s wispy toddler hair would thicken up! I’m all inspired to try these now! Naturally, her brother got my thick, textured hair. Sheesh. Let’s all hope hers fills in as she ages!
Mouse Ear Topknots from Cup of Jo
Braid in a Braid Hairstyle from Princess Styles
Pretty Side Banded Ponytail from De Su Mama
Triple Braided Pocahontas Braids from Babes in Hairland
Banded and Braided Hairdo from Forgetful Momma
The Bow Bun from Small Fry
Same Side Lace Braid from Cute Girls Hairstyle
Zig Zag Updo from Fabulessly Frugal
Twisted Crown / Ballerina Bun Tutorials from The Blue Closet
Criss Cross Braid Ponytails from Skunkboy
Mini Ponytails from Ma Nouvelle Mode
Hair Wrapped Bubble Ponytail from Babes in Hairland
Pigtails with Twist Braids from Pretty Hair is Fun
Cute Twistback Flip Under Pony from Cute Girl Hairstyles
Fishtail Braid Tutorial from Sorella Salon & Spa
If you master French Braiding there will be a whole new level of cutesy hairdos available to you. PLUS, a simple set of French Braid pigtails like this stays in SO well, even on my toddler!
Beginners French Braiding Video Tutorial from Princess Hairstyles
OR flip your French Braid under (braid the other direction) and you will have a DUTCH braid . . .
Dutch Braid Video Tutorial from Abella’s Braids