Looking for the perfect way to keep your child’s hair out of her face and eyes this summer, but aren’t exactly a pro at kids’ hairstyles? You can keep your favorite girl fashionable and cool (and sweaty hair-free) this season with these easy kid hairstyles that take minimal skill and hardly any special products. She’ll love the way she looks (and you will, too!), and all her friends will be begging for the same ’do.
Ready to be the most popular parent on the block? Check out these five amazing kid hairstyles for 10-year-old girls that are oh-so-easy and breezy.
Everyone wants to get their long hair off the back of their neck once the summer heat settles in, but if your daughter is tired of the same ol’ buns and ponytails, try this knotted bun with micro braids. It looks impressive and even a bit fancy, but it’s really so easy that anyone could do it, no practice required.
You’ll only need to make two tiny braids on either side of your daughter’s head, then use the rest of her hair to make a ponytail, then bun, and then secure the braids into the bun using the same elastic band.
Here are the full details.
Crown braids are whimsical and fun, no matter your age. If your daughter specifically has trouble keeping her hair off of her sweaty forehead in the sun, this is the look for her. It uses a Dutch braid (which is pretty similar to a typical three-strand braid, so it’s easy for even beginners to pick up) and wraps the braid around the entire crown of the head, before ending in a normal braid down the back. While this tutorial recommends a bit of styling paste and hairspray, it’s not necessary if you’d prefer to keep those products off your daughter’s head for the time being.
For a new take on the traditional beloved ponytail, try a pull-through ponytail. This hairstyle is very easy to pull together, even the first time around (at least on someone else), so give it a try on your daughter and see how she likes it. The style will allow longer hair to flow freely, while keeping it out of the face and off the back of the neck. It also adds volume to the top and works especially well with thick hair that’s difficult to wrangle. Plus, this hairstyle works well with both casual and more formal outfits, so it’s good for a family day at the beach or grandma’s brunch this Sunday.
Bubble ponytails are easy, casual and totally ready for summer fun. All you’ll need to create this style is a handful of hair elastics and a little bit of patience — but not too much, because this look comes together in just a few seconds. You may decide you like this look so much on your daughter that you give it a try yourself. You’ll certainly love the breeze-y look and feel that it gives you on the hottest summer days.
You can find a full guide to this style, here, along with step-by-step instructions and photos of how each step should look.
Don’t want to bother with braiding or sectioning off hair or any of that stuff? Go with every mom’s favorite busy day hairstyle — a top knot. Creating a top knot look atop your daughter’s head is easy, even if you’re dealing with a toddler.
With the help of a sock, hair elastic and maybe a bow to cute things up a bit, you can recreate the look in this tutorial. You’ll end up with an adorable, easy up ’do that’ll stay in place whatever play comes your child’s way. You can even start this hairdo when your child’s hair is wet, and let it dry in place.
Keeping your daughter feeling and looking cute gets harder and harder the older she gets, but with these easy and fun hair ideas, she’ll look great this summer, no matter the weather. Each of these hairstyles is sure to get those long locks out of the way and hold them tightly in place, while still ensuring your daughter looks cute as can be.
And who knows? You may just love them so much that you start wearing them yourself.
For more mom and daughter style tips, check out our article on mommy-daughter outfits that are sure to wow, no matching dresses required.
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