Hairstyles for Baby Girls

Updated July 20, 2017

While some babies are born with a head full of hair, others are nearly bald or have just a few wisps. But as your baby girl grows, her hair will grow along with her, creating a need to style her hair. Part of the joy of having a girl is trying different hairstyles for her, as well as adding accessories such as bows, ribbons and headbands.

Short Haircut

If your baby girl has a lot of hair, consider cutting it -- or having it cut -- into a bob style. This includes cutting the fringe straight across and then cutting the remainder of the hair to be the same length, usually at the chin or a bit longer. As with adults, this haircut works well just washed and dried, but on special days you might add a little styling gel to separate the strands or tuck the hair behind her ears.


Some baby girls' hair grows in different lengths at different areas of the head until it evens out. If this is your girl's plight, gather the hair where it is fullest and secure it with a baby-size ponytail holder. If she has several areas of fuller hair, create a few ponytails. Add colourful barrettes to the ponytails for colour and fun.


As opposed to a ponytail, which is usually on the back or top of the head, pigtails are two ponytails evenly placed on either side of the baby's head. The best method for pigtails is to part the baby's hair down the centre, creating two sections of hair. Leave her fringe separate unless they are long enough to reach into the ponytails. Gather each pigtail and secure as with ponytail, and add accessories as desired.


Some babies don't grow a meaningful head of hair until they reach toddler age. But that doesn't mean they can't have their own style. Headbands and hats are the answer for styling a head with no hair since all the attention will go to the accessory and away from the hair itself. Look for baby-friendly fabrics with parts that cannot be removed to eliminate choking concerns.

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Christy Scannell has been writing professionally since 1985 with work in many publications, including the "San Diego Union-Tribune," "Outreach" magazine and "Marriage Partnership" magazine. She has also written a three-novel series, “Secrets from Lulu’s Café,” for Simon & Schuster. Christy has a Master of Arts in communication from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication from Anderson University.