Prepping that back-to-school style isn’t just about the threads. A new haircut or hairstyle can be a great way to start the school year off on the right foot. From classic cuts to trendy styles, we’ve rounded up our favorite kids’ hairstyles and haircuts for kids to inspire your tykes (and you!) to update their tresses.

Kids’ Haircuts


ys15 via Pixaby

If you've got a kid who can pull off bangs, go for it! You can trim them up in between cuts, and she'll stand out in a crowd. Be sure to snag a proper pair of scissors that are designed for trimming hair. 

Buzz Cut

Quite possibly the easiest haircut of all time, if you don't want to worry about styling anyone's hairdo before hurrying out the door, the buzz cut is your answer. Do you have the right trimmer


Curly Bob

Eye for Ebony

For curly haired-kiddos, this is a perfect length. It'll still have plenty of volume, and it won't be too hard to maintain. Be sure to use plenty of detangler or a leave-in conditioner when dealing with sensitive little heads. 


Imelda via Flickr

With shaved sides and long hair in the middle, a mohawk is a great way to make a statement on the first day. But, be warned, you'll need to be ready to style it every day, so this style is best for product-savvy parents. 


Amanda Urabe

This cut gives straight hair definition and is a great get-up-and-go do.


Amanda Kitano

Add a little flair to shoulder-length hair with some defining layers. This one might take a daily blow-out to maintain the style, so be sure you have a good hairdryer on hand. 

Side Bangs


Not all boy haircuts have to be short. Side bangs and layers make this longer look manageable. A little bit of gel to keep it contained, and he's ready to go! 

Side Shaved

Kelly Brook Chang

Rock this trendy look that’s both awesome and makes it easy to get hair done in the morning rush.

Ivy League Fade

djedj via pixaby

This classic look never goes out of style. The best part is it’s easy to maintain, and it looks great on all ages.

A-Line Bob

Claudia's Hair Story via Instagram

Frame her face with an A-line bob that leaves a little length so you can still rock a pony with adorable hair accessories when you need to mix it up.

Curly Fade

dthebarber13 via Instagram

Tame those curly tresses with a neat fade. The kids will score cuteness points for matching back-to-school hairdos like this duo. Don't forget the curl treatment before styling! 

Kids’ Hairstyles

Side Ponytail


With Stranger Things being a huge hit out this summer, it's no wonder everything '80s is totally "in." In that vein, give the classic ponytail a makeover by switching to a side version! Be sure to stock up on plenty of scrunchies to complete the look. 

Natural Braids

Matthew Henry from Burst

Keep natural hair protected, out of the way and totally adorable with multiple braids and colorful bands.


Bryant Horowitz

With length on top and a little bit of product, you can easily rock a hawk without fully committing to the cut.

Fishtail Braid

Abella's Braids via Instagram

This simple braid gives you the unique look of a fishtail without the all the work. Check out easy-to-follow tutorials here.

Streak of Color

Claudia's Hair Story via Instagram

If your mini fashionista desperately wants her hair to match her outfit, why not meet halfway with just a streak or two. This hair chalk set comes with 10 different colors! 


Abella's Braids via Instagram

Hair accessories never go out of style, especially headbands that can be worn alone or with ponytails. We love all the different options you can find

Pineapple Updo


Keep natural or curly hair up and out of the way with this fast and easy style. Just add moisturizer and pull it up with a scrunchie.

Panda Buns

Shahrzad Warkentin

This cute up-do is a great way to keep long hair out of the way. Simply make two high ponytails then twist them and wrap them into buns. Secure in place with hairbands or bobby pins.


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