Styles of Hair for 7-Year-Old Girls

Updated February 21, 2017

Short- to medium-length styles are the most practical option when choosing a hairstyle for a young girl. Girls at age 7 still need help from their moms when it comes to styling and keeping their hair clean, so it's not wise to select a long or complicated style that will be hard to maintain.


Braids are an option that can be styled in a variety of ways, and look fun on young girls. Create pigtails by parting the hair down the middle, all the way down the back of the head, and make a braid on each side. Tie the bottom of each braid with a colourful hair tie or barrette. Other options include one braid down the back or a French braid. You can also start braiding over one ear and bring the braid over the top of the head and secure over the other ear to create a "braided headband." Braided hairstyles on young girls will keep hair up and out of their faces during swimming or outdoor playtime.


Ponytails are another hairstyle option for young girls that keeps hair out of their faces. Pull all hair back tightly and create one ponytail on the back of their head or two ponytails, one on each side. Use a colourful scrunchie or ponytail holder to secure. Position ponytails higher or lower on the head to modify the look.


A bob is a classic hairstyle that is simple to maintain on young girls and works with a variety of hair types, whether straight, wavy or curly. Bobs can be cut in a variety of lengths from the chin to the shoulder and can be complemented by blunt-cut fringe.

Hair Accessories

Use headbands or other hair accessories, such as ornate clips or barrettes, to create easy hairstyles. For dress-up occasions, such as church or a party, pull all the hair back and into a bun and secure with a jewelled clip to create an elegant look. Another option for a casual but dressy look is to use a headband, leaving the hair down, after using a curling iron to create loose curls. Small, sparkly barrettes can be used with a variety of hairstyles to keep the hair out of the eyes and off the face.

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Based in Lake Mary, Fla., Charity Tober writes mainly on finance, career, interior decorating, parenting and weddings. Tober has also self-published two children's picture books. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from the University of Florida.