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    21 Quick Kid Hairstyles For Extremely Busy Parents

    Who wouldn't want cupcake pigtails?

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    1. Ribbon Braid Sock Bun

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    Level of Difficulty: Easy

    Skills Required: Braiding

    Get the step-by-step to this classic bun with a twist here, or watch the video.

    2. Laced Fishtail Tieback

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    Level of Difficulty: Hard

    Skills Required: Braiding

    Check out this demo for the laced fishtail tieback. It works well for short and long hair.

    3. Elsa-Inspired Faux Braid

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    Level of Difficulty: Easy

    Skills Required: None

    You can never go wrong with Elsa. Follow the steps here, and check out more of this cutie on her mom's blog.

    4. Side Cornrows With Two Strand Twists

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    Level of Difficulty: Easy (if you know how to cornrow)

    Skills Required: Cornrow braiding, Twisting

    This protective style has staying power, so you can be free from styling for at least a week. Check out this detailed post to get the look.

    5. Bantu Knot-Out

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    Level of Difficulty: Easy

    Skills Required: Bantu knotting

    Get the products and steps for this bantu knot-out here. It's a great heat-free way to get curls.

    6. Mohawk

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    Level of Difficulty: Easy

    Skills Required: Buzzing

    Follow this blog's steps if your kid has edge.

    7. Bangs and Bow

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    Level of Difficulty: Easy

    Skills Required: None

    Keep it simple with a bang and big bow!

    8. Cupcake Pigtails

    Level of Difficulty: Easy

    Skills Required: None

    This style is perfect for your little one's birthday. See how easy it is here.

    9. Twist'n'Bun

    Level of Difficulty: Hard

    Skills Required: Flat twisting

    *Tutorial demonstrates alternative if you can't flat twist.

    The Twist'n'Bun can be worn multiple ways. See what you'll need to get the look here, and then watch the demo.

    10. Minnie Mouse Buns

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    Level of Difficulty: Easy

    Skills Required: None

    Here's how to create this Disney-inspired hairdo.

    11. Afro

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    Level of Difficulty: Easy

    Skills Required: None

    Watch this mom's wash-and-go Afro tutorial on YouTube.

    12. Braidless Braids

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    Level of Difficulty: Easy

    Skills Required: None

    Get this style without having to braid the hair down. Video here.

    13. Bun-Hawk

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    Level of Difficulty: Easy

    Skills Required: None

    This bun-hawk is unbelievably simple and quick. Watch the tutorial here.

    14. Crown Twist Braid

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    Level of Difficulty: Hard

    Skills Required: Braiding

    This regal updo only takes about five minutes. See it from start to finish here.

    15. Short Hair Bob

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    Level of Difficulty: Easy

    Skills Required: Cutting

    Before cutting your kid's hair into a bob, check out this expert's tips.

    16. Half Updo

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    Level of Difficulty: Easy

    Skills Required: None

    Pretty and simple, this style is great for special occasions. See how the stylist got the look here.

    17. Feather Waterfall & Ladder Braid Combo

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    Level of Difficulty: Hard

    Skills Required: Braiding

    This two-in-one style is absolutely beautiful. Check out the video.

    18. Puffy Pompadour with Side Dutch Braids

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    Level of Difficulty: Easy

    Skills Required: Braiding

    This easy 'do can be seen from beiginning to end here.

    19. Finger Coils

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    Level of Difficulty: Easy

    Skills Required: None

    These coils last three days, possibly longer depending on your kid's hair texture. Get the how-to here.

    20. Colorful Hair

    Level of Difficulty: Easy

    Skills Required: none

    There are temporary color options if your kid is desperate to go green. Try dyeing with Kool-Aid or hair chalk.

    21. Flat Twists Into Fro

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    Level of Difficulty: Easy

    Skills Required: Flat twisting

    This natural takes very little time. Get the deets here.