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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

Level of Difficulty: EasySkills Required: BraidingGet the step-by-step to this classic bun with a twist here, or watch the video.
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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

Level of Difficulty: HardSkills Required: BraidingCheck out this demo for the laced fishtail tieback. It works well for short and long hair.
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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

Level of Difficulty: EasySkills Required: NoneYou can never go wrong with Elsa. Follow the steps here, and check out more of this cutie on her mom's blog.
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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.

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4. Side Cornrows With Two Strand Twists

Level of Difficulty: Easy (if you know how to cornrow)Skills Required: Cornrow braiding, TwistingThis 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.
beadsbraidsbeyond.blogspot.com

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

Level of Difficulty: EasySkills Required: Bantu knottingGet the products and steps for this bantu knot-out here. It's a great heat-free way to get curls.
beadsbraidsbeyond.blogspot.com

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

Level of Difficulty: EasySkills Required: BuzzingFollow this blog's steps if your kid has edge.
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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

Level of Difficulty: EasySkills Required: NoneKeep it simple with a bang and big bow!
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Level of Difficulty: Easy

Skills Required: None

Keep it simple with a bang and big bow!

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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

Level of Difficulty: EasySkills Required: NoneHere's how to create this Disney-inspired hairdo.
cutegirlshairstyles.com

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Skills Required: None

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

11. Afro

Level of Difficulty: EasySkills Required: NoneWatch this mom's wash-and-go Afro tutorial on YouTube.
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Level of Difficulty: Easy

Skills Required: None

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

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12. Braidless Braids

Level of Difficulty: EasySkills Required: NoneGet this style without having to braid the hair down. Video here.
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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

Level of Difficulty: EasySkills Required: NoneThis bun-hawk is unbelievably simple and quick. Watch the tutorial here.
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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

Level of Difficulty: HardSkills Required: BraidingThis regal updo only takes about five minutes. See it from start to finish here.
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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

Level of Difficulty: EasySkills Required: CuttingBefore cutting your kid's hair into a bob, check out this expert's tips.
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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.

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16. Half Updo

Level of Difficulty: EasySkills Required: NonePretty and simple, this style is great for special occasions. See how the stylist got the look here.
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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

Level of Difficulty: HardSkills Required: BraidingThis two-in-one style is absolutely beautiful. Check out the video.
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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

Level of Difficulty: EasySkills Required: BraidingThis easy 'do can be seen from beiginning to end here.
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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

Level of Difficulty: EasySkills Required: NoneThese coils last three days, possibly longer depending on your kid's hair texture. Get the how-to here.
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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

Level of Difficulty: EasySkills Required: Flat twistingThis natural takes very little time. Get the deets here.
beadsbraidsbeyond.blogspot.com

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Skills Required: Flat twisting

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

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