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Adorable Little Girl Haircuts You Need to Try

Do you have a little girl that’s needing a haircut pretty soon? If so, you’re probably scouring the web for some inspiration to give to the hairdresser or yourself! Before you rush off to another website, keep reading. We’ve done all the research for you and put together a list of the most adorable little girl haircuts that you need to try. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your scissors and comb and let’s get going!

What Are Good Haircuts for Little Girls?

When it comes to finding the perfect little girl haircut, it all comes down to the hair type of the child. The best hairstyles for little girls are accessible for their mothers to manage, don’t get in the way of their day to day life, and don’t require fixing throughout the day. Keep reading for our list of little girl haircuts that are as adorable as they are realistic!

What Are the Most Adorable Little Girl Haircuts?

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When you take a look at the list below, keep in mind that not every haircut will work or look great on every little girl. Everyone is different and what you find adorable, others may not. Just focus on styles that don’t create too much work for you and that make your little one happy.

Layers and Texture

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One of the best little girl haircuts is a layered or textured style. Anything that features layering or texturing takes long hair, that’s all one layer and gives it much-needed movement and shape. What’s ideal about a layered or textured haircut is its ability to grow out and look great at various lengths. This style is a perfect choice if your little princess’s hair grows faster than average.

Straight Bangs

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Does your child have thick hair and a lot of it? If so, one of the best little girl haircuts you can give them is anything that incorporates a straight bang. Bangs are great, especially for thick hair, because it can give volume to the hair and frame the face in an adorable way. The best part about straight across bangs is that you can always brush them off to the side or pin them back on really hot days!

Natural Boho

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A lot of little girl haircuts are relatively short in length to keep things manageable and tangle-free. However, long flowing hair is beautiful on little girls and the trend to keep it long is becoming more and more mainstream. A natural boho look is a great choice especially if your little girl has curly or wavy hair. Just make sure you brush it each day to keep it looking relatively neat and avoid it looking messy.

Sleek Bobs

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Does your little princess have stick straight hair? If so, one of the best haircuts we can suggest is a sleek bob. Bobs are great for little girls with naturally straight or moderately wavy hair because little styling is necessary. The only caveat with bobs is that you’ll need to take your daughter in every couple of weeks if you want the shape to remain sharp and styled.

Deep Side Part

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A style that is often overlooked for little girls haircuts is the deep side part. What’s unique about the deep side part haircut is the fact it can be done to almost any length of hair. 

In fact, some parents opt for giving their children a deep side part style when their hair is just growing past their ears because of how well it can transition. A deep side part is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a style that grows out beautifully and does not need as many trips to the salon for a trim.

How Do You Choose the Right Haircut Style?

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When you’re looking for the best little girl haircuts to choose from, it can be overwhelming with the sheer number of options to choose from. If you need a little help to make your decision, keep reading. Below we’ve put together a list of three things to keep in mind that will help make your decision easier!

Be Realistic

One of the things you have to do in order to pick the right hairstyle for your little girl is to be realistic. While an adorable curly pony may be your number one choice, if your daughter doesn’t already have curly hair, you’re setting yourself up for failure. Start with your little one’s hair type and go from there. At the end of the day, you want to make things as easy as possible for yourself which brings us to our next point…

Make Things Easy

Something we can’t stress enough is to pick a style that’s easy to work with and manage. Many parents think that opting for a short hairstyle means less work; the opposite couldn’t be more true. Sometimes the shorter styles take the most styling to look good all day long. While a hairstyle might look adorable in a photo if it takes too much time in the morning to do you’re likely going to regret your decision.

Think about Growth

It may be obvious to you to think about hair growth, but you would be surprised how many parents opt for shaped bobs with heavy bangs. Any hairstyle that features sharp angles or cuts needs to be reshaped every two weeks if not more. Your child’s hair is going to grow, and it’s going to grow at a rate that’s different from yours, so pay attention to styles that can grow out, especially if you don’t want to make frequent trips to the salon.

Let Them Choose

If your little girl is old enough to have an opinion, you can always ask them for their input. You may be surprised to learn that’d like to cut it all off or keep it long. Just remember to keep their expectations realistic and appropriate to avoid any drama or tears.

What Not to Do

Believe it or not, there are just some things you shouldn’t do when it comes to picking the little girl haircuts. If you want to avoid some severe mishaps, keep reading. The answers to avoiding drama and tears are below:

Don’t Go Drastic

If your child is afraid of getting a haircut, one of the best ways to avoid drama is by choosing something that isn’t too drastic. Sometimes cutting off too much at once can be too jarring for a child especially if they’re already apprehensive about the entire experience. If you want to stop the tears before they even happen, do your best to gauge how your child is feeling and go from there.

Don’t Fully Follow Input

Although we did suggest that you ask your little girl what they would like for a style, it doesn’t mean that you have to follow their input fully. For example, if your little princess wants a lightning bolt shaved into the side of her head, you may want to sway her away from decisions that schools may have a problem with. Additionally, depending on how young your little girl is, they may not fully understand the fact that once the hair is removed, it can’t grow back tomorrow.

Trust us when we say we’ve seen many a meltdown in a salon chair from both children and adults when they realize they didn’t want to go as short as they initially thought. If you suspect a style may shock your daughter, in a negative way, try cutting off a little at a time and gauging their reaction. After all, you can always come back another day and cut more off if they really want to.

How Can I Make Haircuts Less Stressful?

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If your little girl is afraid of haircuts, one of the best ways to show them everything is going to be all right is to either cut your hair or use one of their stuffed animals or dolls. Taking your daughter with you to one of your salon appointments is a great way for her to see you getting your haircut and being just fine. Another common trick is to use one of her dolls, stuffed animals, or any toy with hair or fur.

Pretending you’re taking the toy to the salon and snipping off a bit of hair or fur is a perfect way to showcase all will be well. Just make sure you don’t ask the stylist to cut the toy’s hair or fur at the salon itself. Most synthetic doll hair and fur can wreck the delicate blades of professional haircutting scissors.


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Now that we’ve explored some of the most adorable little girl haircuts, you can begin to make your decision. Just remember to keep your child’s hair texture and type in mind when making your selection. As long as you select a haircut that isn’t overly complicated or time consuming to style each day you’ll make the right choice. It’s all about what makes your little one comfortable and how easy it is for you to maintain.