Short hairstyles are great for girls of all ages. A properly styled short cut looks feminine while making grooming and upkeep easy for parents and daughters alike. Is your little girl reluctant to make the switch from long to short hair? Discuss the option of donating her hair to a charity such as Locks of Love, in West Palm Beach, Florida, to make this temporary sacrifice a little easier.
A pixie cut is a cute look for straight hair---especially for brunettes. This style is short enough for the most active tomboy. Longer wisps of hair over the ears and at the nape of the neck can differentiate this girl-type hairstyle from a boy's cut.
The pixie style can be towelled off and allowed to air-dry for a playful, tousled look. Avoid using this cut for very wavy or curly hair since it may end up looking messy.
A shoulder length or chin-length bob works well for straight or curly hair. If your daughter prefers a "girly" look, this is the best short haircut for achieving that effect. This style is long enough to be accessorised easily with a headband, barrettes or ribbons. It can also be tied back in a ponytail for sports and other activities. Bangs add a nice touch but will need to be trimmed frequently.
A wedge cut might seem too grown up for a girl, but it is actually a good style for wavy and curly hair. This hairstyle has more structure than a pixie cut. It also takes some of the volume out of the back to reduce tangling.
A short, curly wedge should not be blow-dried. Instead, it should be gently patted with a towel to remove excess moisture. Then, a styling product such as frizz-reducing spray should be applied to keep the curls bouncy and shiny.
The classic ponytail requires hair that is long enough to be pulled to the back of the head. However, mini-tails can be added to hair of any length and texture. Your daughter can use these as hairstyle accents and to show off her favourite accessories.
Twisting kinky hair or crimping straight hair gives mini ponytails a fancy look. Avoid pulling hair tightly back from the forehead. Too much tension can cause breakage and hair loss.
Regular braids (pigtails) work best in hair that has not been cut in layers. They will have fewer little tufts of cut ends sticking out along the length of the braid. French braids and cornrows allow even girls with very short hair to enjoy a braided hairstyle.
Straight, fine hair doesn't hold a braid very well. Use some gel to add texture and keep strands from slipping loose. When the hair is taken down later, it will have a distinctive wave that many little girls covet.
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