We have found the BEST girls hairstyles online.  Not only are these hair ideas cute (OK, totally adorable) but they are doable. Easy tutorials of styles of all kinds: braids, ponytails, long hair, short hair, long hair, twists and more.

It is why we are calling them Lazy Hairstyle Ideas for Girls.

Lazy Hairstyles for Girls - 17 Easy Hair Style Girls

Somedays you need a quick style for your kids.  And we like the kid hair ideas that are nearly indestructible, because we have all created something amazing only to see it loosen and fall apart in minutes.

If you have a toddler, check out our toddler hair ideas!  

From braids that stay put the first time, to interesting ways to upscale a ponytail, we’ve got you covered! 

Cute Hairstyles for Girls That We Love!

1. The Braided Bun

This 5 minute addition to a pony tail is a great way to upscale a simple look into a fun bun.

How to Make a Braided Bun from ponytail

Start with a ponytail leaving a section of hair out along the top and one side.  Then, begin a french braid at the start of the hair on the top of the head.  See the easy pictured steps to create the braided bun.

Lazy Hairstyles for Girls

2. Upside Down Ponytails

Make pony tails, then separate the middle, and pull the tail up from the middle over the band for an upside down look – check out more information on our cute little girls hairstyle ideas.

3. Twisted Waterfall Braid

Once you get the hang of this style, it is quick to throw together! Photo Credit via Girly Do Hairstyles, (the link to this post no longer exists, but this tutorial by Cute Girls Hairstyles is very helpful). 

4. Toddler Top Knot

The higher the better with this 3 min princess style from Kojodesigns.

5. Twisted Ballerina Bun

This low bun is a simple wrap bun and then pulled gently and tucked inside.

6. Zig Zag Updo

SO fun, and so easy. Just cross sections of hair across your girl’s head and secure in place.

Character Kids Hairstyles for Girls

7. Cinderella Bun

Your daughter can achieve Disney Princess hair status with this fun idea:

Cinderella Girls Hair Style - Get Away Today
Photo credit: Get Away Today

Start with a high pony tail and a sock bun on top of the pony tail.  Then wrap the hair around the sock bun and pin it in place with bobby pins.  See the step by step picture tutorial at Get Away Today!

Oh, and if you have a Princess at your house, there are 4 other Disney Princess inspired hair ideas there as well:

  • Do your hair like Princess Anna from Frozen
  • I need to try this way to make my hair look like Princess Elsa from Frozen
  • Check out how you can have Minnie Mouse hair
  • This Belle from Beauty and the Beast hairstyle would work well for women too!

8. Mouse Ear Top Knots

This works really well even with a bob haircut or a shorter style.  Bunch hair into little “buns” on each side of your kiddos head from  A Cup of Jo.

Easy Kid Hair styles

9. Loose Dutch Braid

Make the loose dutch braid tight, and add flowers. Your daughter will love it!

Loose Dutch braid with flowers - Princess Piggies

This style has saved us until we could get a stylist to rescue our daughter after she cut her own hair. See the pictured steps over on Princess Piggies.

10. The Bow Bun

This simple girls hairstyle is one of the cutest and easiest.  It is a favorite among both kids and the adults that need to assist them!  Get all the instructions for the bow bun at Small Fry .

11. Fishtail Braid Pinback Hairstyle

Just make a mini braid and pin that section up from your child’s face for a hassle-free look. This might actually the the easiest (laziest) idea we have listed.  See how to create it on Princess Hairstyles.

Ponytail Girl Hairstyles

Getting kids hair out of their face, play and schoolwork can easily be accomplished with these adorable kiddies hairstyles that are centered around a pony tail…or two!

12. Dutch Accent Ponytail

The best mix of braids and ponytails.

All the fun of a braid with less flyaways, and the ease of a pony. See the full instructions over on Cute Girls Hairstyles.

V wrap ponytail hairstyle for girls from Babes in Hairland blog
Love the simplicity of this V Wrap Ponytail!

13. V-Wrapped Ponytail

 This nifty hair trick for girls will dress up any pony in mere seconds.

I love how slick it looks and it would look lovely on a woman as well as a girl.  Check out how to create this easy ponytail with step by step directions via Babes in Hairland.

Lazy Hairstyles for Girls

14. Bubble Ponytail

This is such a good idea for getting hair out of your daughter’s face for sports or just because it is adorable.

Mohawk Ponytail for girls

Follow these steps to create the bubble ponytail effect.

15. Rolled Pony Mohawk

Check out the simple pictured directions for creating this adorable updo from Untrained Hair Mom.

Pretty girls hairstyles that are easy to do at home

16. Sectioned Ponytails for a Braided Look

Looking for something even faster than a braid but with all of the “do it once and leave” it qualities that a braid has?

Sectioned Ponytails for Braided Look Step by Step directions

Try a sectioned pony tail.

17. Mohawk Fishtail Pony

This is a bit more time consuming, but great if your kids have lots of flyaways.

Mohawk-Fishtail-Ponytail - Pretty Hair is Fun

Even though it is a little more complicated, I love how Pretty Hair is Fun makes it pretty simple!

18. Looped Back Ponytail

This super easy hairstyle that works great for little girls is a simple ponytail on each side at crown level that is looped back on itself and secured with the same hair tie.


19. Braided Single Pony Loop Back with Accessories

I love this loop back ponytail style shown with a single pony tail of braids and emphasized with colorful hair accessories. Don’t forget the sunglasses!


20. Front Braid Ponytail

These ponytails pull the hair away from the face with an easy double french braid in the front using just the hair parted at the ears on each side. Add a fun ponytail holder like this pink flower!


Lazy Day Cute Girl Hairstyles

Sometimes you just need a hairdo that is super quick, but awesome. You have had those hair days! My favorite thing to do when you want to have a lazy but cute hairstyle is to choose a favorite hair accessory.

21. Headband

A wide band fabric headband is the easiest thing to add to any hairstyle you might already have in place…or to hide and area that didn’t turn out as expected! You can wear them like a headband under the hair in back or around the head over the hair too.


22. Awesome Accessories

And if you need to be extra awesome, a unicorn headband is your best bet. You can grab one of our favorite ones here.


5 Minute Braided Kids Hairstyles

If you need something super quick that you can braid easily, here are a few videos that could be helpful:

  1. I love these 3 super quick braided hairstyles for girls.
  2. Check out this double braided bun that looks so cute!
  3. If you are looking for some easy beginner braids, these are the best! 

girl hairstyles supplies

There are about a million hair supplies and accessories out there for girls, but here are a few we recommend (this article contains affiliate links):

kid hairstyles for girls faq

How do you plait a child’s hair?

While plaiting or braiding might seem complicated, it is actually easy after a little practice by following these simple steps:
1. Brush or comb hair out removing any knots or snarls.
2. Divide hair into three equal sections (it is most helpful if they are all of a similar length as well).
3. Fold one of the outside segments over the middle segment then the other outside segment over the middle.
4. Continue folding outside over middle until you have the desired length and then secure with a covered rubber band, pony tail holder or hair clip.
5. You can change the look of the plait by varying the tension held at each fold.

What are some cute school hairstyles?

I love this list for easy school hairstyles that can be accomplished in minutes or less. One of the easiest ways to keep your hair out of your face at school is with a simple looped back ponytail (idea #18 on our list).

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