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“Stay still or I’m going to cut it off”. We have all said it while brushing and styling our daughter’s hair, right? If your 8-year-old daughter is like most 8-year-olds, she is too busy and too stubborn to let you give her the picture-perfect hairstyle. You also don’t want to take that raggamuffin to the store, family function, or school looking like she just rolled out of bed. Here are 10 quick and easy hairstyles for girls with long hair. Feel free to be twinsies!

1. Half-Up Top Knot

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Do you have a gorgeous boho chic dress or a streetwear style outfit that needs a complimentary hairstyle to match? The half-up top knot is the perfect choice to pair with your mini-me’s getup. All you need to pull off this hairstyle is one elastic hair tie. Yep. That’s it! You don’t even need to brush out that mop, the more stringy and tangled, the better to match this style. The half-up top knot is one of the easiest hairstyles for girls with long hair. Pull the hair half up and insert an elastic hair tie once, twist tie, and pull hair through almost to the end and twist tie again. Fold the hair on itself and twist the tie tightly around all the hair.

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2. Half-Up Side Braid

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The half-up side braid is simple and angelic. Again, all you need is one elastic hair tie to make this happen. Part your daughter’s hair to the side and begin braiding with her sideways to you. This will help you accomplish a tighter braid so that her hair will stay out of her face for the entire day. Stop braiding at any length you like and tie with an elastic hair tie.

3. Perfect Pony

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The ponytail is an oldie but goodie. Simply dress it up with a bump and tease. You heard that right, a tease. Break out the aerosol hair spray and fine-tooth comb and get to work. Take a small amount of hair on the front of the hairline and leave flopped over her face. Tease the hair on top behind the piece that you set aside and then replace that hair on top of the teased hair, and secure with a small elastic band or crisscrossed bobby pins. Then pull the remaining hair into a high ponytail. A small amount of hair on the underside of the ponytail wrapped around the ponytail hair tie and secured underneath with a couple of bobby pins makes this hairstyle chic and upscale.

4. Upside down Braided Buns

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Braiding upside down can be a little scary at first. After all, half the time you can’t get her to sit still long enough to braid it right side up. The trick is to have her put her forehead on the arm of the couch and let her veg out for a few minutes on the tablet or read a book so she stays still. Once you get each side braided to the top of her head, put in an elastic hair tie. Continue to braid each pigtail to the end and then twist into a tight braided bun on each side. Upside down braided buns is one of the hairstyles for girls with long hair that can withstand a serious game of tag on the playground or a windy car ride with no worries of getting tangled.

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5. Double Dutch Braids

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Double dutch braids are a fun opportunity to incorporate a bow or fancy hair ribbon. Rather than going with the traditional French braid, double dutch braids sit on top of the hair and give the hairstyle a little more height. After completing a dutch braid on each side pull the braids to the middle at the top of the neck and jazz it up with a big bow or ribbon.

6. Chunky Side Braid

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The chunky side braid is one of the quickest hairstyles for girls with long hair. It has the dependability of a french braid with the glamour needed for a special event or photoshoot. This hairstyle goes up in 2 minutes flat, only requires one hair tie, and looks even better if it’s not perfect. It’s a busy mom’s go-to for sure! Part the hair to the side and french braid on the side of their head instead of the back. If your daughter has hair on the thinner side, simply tug on the side of the braid to fluff it up a bit.

7. Pull Through Bubble Braid

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Don’t give it a second thought if you never learned how to braid. Unlike most hairstyles for girls with long hair, the pull-through bubble braid doesn’t require braiding which will make it one of your new favorites. You will need a bunch of tiny clear hair elastic bands. Start by pulling the front part of the hair back into an elastic band and set aside. Next, repeat this step with the next row of hair approximately 1 inch thick. Place an elastic band around this section of hair directly underneath the first bunch of hair. Divide the first bunch of hair into two equal sections and drape around the second bunch of hair. repeat the first step by pulling back approximately one inch of hair underneath the hair tie and secure including the hair you draped around the tie. Secure with a hair tie. Repeat this step over until you have gathered all the hair. Afterward, continue the braid by dividing and wrapping around the ponytail and secure with a clear hair tie until you reach the end.

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8. Curls With a Twist

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Curls with a twist are one of the easiest and sweetest hairstyles for girls with long hair. This look is great for a lighthearted Spring/Summer look. You don’t have to worry about their hair in their eyes and it also keeps their neck cool during the warm weather. Simply part the hair to the side, gather a small amount of hair on the top and start to twist adding a little hair as you work along their hairline. Take two bobby pins and pin the twist criss-cross to hold and then gather all the hair to the side and tie it back with an elastic band. You can remove the bobby pins after the hair tie is tight. Take a small amount of hair from the underside of the ponytail, wrap around the hair tie, and pin the end under the ponytail to hide it. This trick will elevate any ponytail look. 

9. Half-Up Twist

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Not all hairstyles for girls with long hair have to be complicated. You probably remember this hairstyle from your childhood. We thought we were hot stuff knowing how to create this elegant and majestic look. The only thing that was missing was a tiara. Feel free to bring this throwback to any day of the week. Pull the hair half up with a thin hair tie, put your finger through the middle of the hair right above the tie, flip the hair tie inwards toward your finger, and pull hair through. If you’re running short on time just forget the curls and go. 

10. Waterfall

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The waterfall hairstyle is full of trickery. This “do” looks much more intricate than it really is! You can achieve this look by parting the hair to the side, take the remaining hair on the small parted side and divide it into two, twist together, and secure to the same thing on the opposite side. Then part hair down the middle. Pull small pieces of the hair from the top of the part through the twist. Complete this for both sides.


Braids, buns, and twists, oh my! There are so many quick and easy hairstyles for girls with long hair. The key is to not spend much time on it, make sure it is going to survive their active lifestyle, and don’t lose your mind making them look fabulous. With these 10 quick and easy hairstyles for girls with long hair, you are going to look like you have this mom gig handled.

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