(Last Updated On: January 18, 2021)

One exciting thing about being a little black girl is that they get to wear different hairstyles every week. As a little girl growing up in Nigeria in the 90s and early 2000s, I used to go to the hairdresser every week to get a new hairstyle because girls at my school were given a new hairstyle they had to wear each week. This is also no surprise why I get the most visitors to the website every weekend because parents are looking for a new hairstyle for their kids to wear the following week. 

How do I find a hairstylist that does kids’ hair in my area?

To find the best hairstylist for your child’s hair, I recommend searching for a hairstylist in your city on Instagram or ask other parents for referrals. Then you can try them out to see who is the best hairstylist for your kids.

How do I maintain my daughters’ hair while in beads?

To reduce discomfort while your child sleeps at night, be sure she goes to bed in a satin bonnet so that her hair is kept in place while she’s asleep. To moisturize her hair during the week, simply spray her hair with one of these leave-in conditioner sprays or use your own DIY leave-in spritz. 

When she showers, please make sure she wears a shower cap. To keep her scalp moisturized, use an anti-itch scalp oil that will keep her roots fresh and supple.

Are the beads dangerous and can my child choke on them?

Without a doubt, these beads can be hazardous to kids, this is why you have to ensure that they are secured tightly to your child’s hair so that they don’t come off easily, especially when she’s asleep. 

Are the beads heavy? Will they add too much weight to my child’s hair?

These beads are actually lightweight and almost don’t weigh much. This means that you can add as many beads as you like to your child’s hair and she won’t notice the added weight. It may be loud sometimes though, so maybe pack her hair together to reduce noise. 

How long can these hairstyles last?

I have included an estimated length of days or weeks each hairstyle should last for. Please note that you can take your child’s hair down anytime you want, which means that you can take them out before or after the estimated time. 

You will also notice that I underestimated the length of time each hairstyle should last for. This is mainly because children’s hair gets frizzy much sooner than adults’ hair because they don’t pay the same level of attention to their looks as adults do. Also, kids grow fast, which means that you won’t always have the opportunity to do cute kids’ hairstyles on your kids. Very soon, your child will turn 13 and will not be interested in doing childish hairstyles anymore. So it’s best to take advantage of the time you have right now, by playing around with as many kid-friendly hairstyles as you can and while you can.

Also, if these beads start to get too loud and uncomfortable for your child, you can remove them and just leave the hairstyle with no beads. You can also remove some of the beads so that she has fewer beads in her hair.

For hairstyles that can last up to a month, you can change up the beads to a different color or different types of beads, so it looks like she has a new hairstyle on, even though it’s the same hairstyle all along.

How can I add beads to my child’s hair?

Most hair beads packs often come with a tool that will allow you to easily add beads to your child’s hair. For a quick tutorial, please check out this post by DiscoveringNatural to see how she installed beads oin her daughter’s hair.

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1) Purple Cornrows with Clear Beads 

These cornrows are so stylish for a little girl in elementary school or junior high. You can of course change the color of the hair extensions to your daughter’s favorite color if she doesn’t like purple. 

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to one month

What you’ll need: These purple kanekalon hair and clear beads.

IG: @iamminklittle

little girl cornrows with beads

2) Little Girl Cornrows with White Beads

When braiding kids’ hair, please don’t braid too tight, as it can damage their scalp and stunt hair growth. Remember that your child is still developing physiologically, so you don’t want to disturb this natural growth, all in the name of a hairstyle.

For this hairstyle, you will need a few packs of these kanekalon hair packs and white beads

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to six weeks.

IG: @ilovemybraids_

little black girl braids with beads

3) Butterfly Cornrows With Beads

This is an easy hairstyle to do. It’s ideal for kids who can’t sit long to get their hair done or kids whose hair gets messy too quickly, due to their active lifestyle.

You will only need two packs of kanekalon hair and some colorful heart-shaped beads

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to ten days.

IG: Amber_Belovely

little black girl cornrows with beads

4) Kids Natural Hair Braids with With Beads

If your daughter has long hair, you can just plait her natural hair and accessorize it with these pink and purple beads. 

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to three weeks.

box braids with real hair with beads

5) Emoji Beads Cornrows 

The arrangement of these beads takes an exceptional level of creativity and patience. You can choose an emoji character of your choice if you want something more unique.

All you need are a few packs of hair extensions and some beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to three weeks.

cute kids cornrows with emoji beads

6) Simple Cornrows With Beads on Mixed Black Twins 

This hairstyle is appropriate for all ages, which means that your older kids in their teen years can also do this hairstyle.

What you’ll need: A few packs of hair extensions and some beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to three weeks.

IG: @jkmcclure

mixed kids cornrows with beads

7) Too Cute Beaded Cornrows

This is a hairstyle and beads arrangement that will get a lot of compliments and even help contribute to your daughters’ confidence, based on all the positive attention she will get. 

What you’ll need: A few packs of hair extensions and some beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to two weeks.

little black girl cornrows with beads

8) Colored Wooden Beads on Kids Cornrows 

These wooden beads don’t make as much noise as plastic beads, which is a great choice for a child who doesn’t like to attract too much attention.

What you’ll need: One pack of hair extensions and some colored wooden beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to two weeks.

little girl braided hairstyle with wooden beads

9) Top Knot Cornrows with Golden Plastic Beads 

If your child can’t sit long for this hairstyle, you can part bigger chunks of hair, so that you can finish this hairstyle much sooner.

What you’ll need: A few packs of hair extensions and some beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to three weeks.

little black girl cornrows with extensions

10) Lemonade Braids with Clear Beads on Pre-School Kids 

This is such a cute hairstyle for a little girl. If you’re into sibling matching, you can do this hairstyle on your daughters, even if they’re in different age groups. 

What you’ll need: A few packs of hair extensions and some clear beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to three weeks.

hairstyles for black girls braids

11) Threaded Patewo with Curve (Nigerian name for this hairstyle) With Clear Beads 

This is another hairstyle that is appropriate for any age, which means that you and your daughters can wear the same hairstyle if you’re into matching. 

What you’ll need: A few packs of hair extensions and some beads, as well as some colorful threads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to six weeks.

Patewo with curve nigerian kids hairstyle

12) Double Rear Patewo with a Shuku at the Front 

This childhood hairstyle is ideal for special events such as weddings and birthday parties. What’s great about this hairstyle is that your daughter can wear her hairstyle for a few more days beyond the event.

What you’ll need: A few packs of hair extensions and some beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to two weeks.

black hairstyles with beads for little girl

13) Fashionable Lemonade Braids on Little Black Girls

For this hairstyle, you will notice that the hairstylist didn’t braid this little girl’s edges. She just used an edge control gel to lay her edges down, so that they continue to grow and the child’s hair growth cycle isn’t negatively affected by the hairstyle.

What you’ll need: A few packs of hair extensions and some beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to two weeks.

little girl braids with beads short hair

14) Spidey Web Cornrows With Patriotic Colors Beads 

This hairstyle is only appropriate for kids who enjoy getting their hair done due to the complexity of the hairstyle. You can however keep the parting and designs simple if you’re not in the mood for such complexity.

What you’ll need: A few packs of hair extensions and some beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to three weeks.

IG: @kendrashairshow

pretty little black girl braids

15) “I Rock” Self-Confident Hairstyle for a Black Girl 

Changing up your daughter’s hairstyle goes beyond aesthetics, it’s mainly a sign of pride to demonstrate self-confidence and self-love. Your child doesn’t need a stranger to tell her she rocks, because she already knows that!

What you’ll need: A few packs of hair extensions and some beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to three weeks.

little black girl braids half up half down

16) Purple Love Double Ponytail Cornrows 

This is another classic childhood hairstyle that I’ve done as a child. For more length, you can add some hair extensions and accessorize them with plastic beads and jumbo ribbons

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to ten days.

IG: @danni_styles

little black girl braids into a ponytail

17) Fulani Cornrows with Twisted Ends 

This hairstyle is similar to the one above. For a lighter weight hairstyle, you can use a kinky hair extension for the twists at the ends, so that the hairstyle looks more natural and your daughter doesn’t have to deal with excess weight.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to two weeks.

IG: @danni_styles

black kids braids hairstyles pictures

18) Mohawk Updo in Two Strand Twists with Rainbow Beads 

This is a perfect example where you can add hair extensions to your daughter’s hair without adding too much weight. Marley hair extensions are so lightweight that your child won’t even notice they’re there.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to five days.

braids for black girls

19) Kids Cornrows with Two-Strand Twists At The Back

If your child’s hair is long enough, you can work with what you have without adding hair extensions, like what you see here. 

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to ten days.

IG: @twistncoils

hairstyles with beads for little girl

20) Kids Double Shuku Stitch Cornrows with Ocean Beads 

This is another child-appropriate hairstyle that can be beaded without adding hair extensions. You can also tell that this hairstyle looks neat and beautiful without pulling on the child’s scalp. So if you have a hairstylist that pulls too tightly on your child’s scalp because they believe this is the only way to make the hairstyle look good, I suggest looking for another hairstylist with softer hands. 

IG: @hairfetishllc

What you’ll need: A few packs of hair extensions and some beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to one week.

braids with beads for kids

21) Tribal Cornrows on a Little Black Girl 

This royal hairstyle is beautiful for little black girls of all ages, if your child doesn’t like to get her hair done, this hairstyle will make her fall in love with hair days!

What you’ll need: A few packs of hair extensions and some glitter gold beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to four weeks.

kids hairstyles with beads

22) Accessorized Lemonade Braids on a Black Girl in Elementary School

To reduce itchiness when your child has hair extensions on, please be sure to soak the hair extension in apple cider vinegar, wash it with shampoo, and dry it out before installing. 

What you’ll need: A few packs of hair extensions, some beads, and gold threads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to one month. 

hairstyles for black girls braids with beads

23) Box Braids on Kids Without Hair Extensions on Kids 

Box braids can be done on a child’s hair without the use of hair extensions. A creative way to add some weight and excitement to this hairstyle is to add some beads like this hairstyle below. 

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to two weeks.

kids braided hairstyles with beads

24) Mini Plaits with Sunshine Barrettes 

For a quicker installation, you can substitute beads with clip-on barrettes that are easy to put in and take out, such as this hairstyle.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to one week.

little black girl braided hairstyles

25. Two-Step Cornrows with Citrus Colored Beads

This is a hairstyle that I did as a little child, except I didn’t use hair extensions or beads. If I had a choice, I would have picked this hairstyle! It’s so beautiful and age-appropriate and can be a staple hairstyle for your kids.

What you’ll need: A few packs of hair extensions and some beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to three weeks. 

IG: @novemberlov3

easy braids for little black girl with weave

26. Double Shuku with White Beads for Little Black Princesses

This is a beautiful hairstyle for a pretty Black girl. The white beads also makes it an ideal hairstyle for a flower girl or birthday girl.

What you’ll need: A few packs of hair extensions and some white beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to three weeks.

little black girl braids updo with white beads

27. Double Cornrow Ponytails with Jumbo Two-Strand Twists 

Beaded cornrows are cute on little kids and older kids. For a mature look, you can add some hair extensions to the hairstyle for more volume. 

What you’ll need: A few packs of hair extensions and some beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to four weeks.

pretty little black girl braids

28. Asymmetric Patewo with Plastic Gold Beads

This is a hairstyle that I will confidently wear as an adult. It looks beautiful and glamorous that it can be worn to any occasion. These gold beads turn a simple hairstyle to glamorous and elegant in an instant! 

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to three weeks.

natural hairstyles for kids with short hair

29. Threaded Stitch Cornrows on School Kids

Hair gel was used to hold this hairstyle together while it was cornrowed, though it’s not needed for this hair texture. This is a quick and easy hairstyle to do for a little girl who has an active lifestyle and needs a change of hairstyle very often. 

What you need: A few packs of hair extensions and some beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to ten days.

hairstyles for black girls with short hair

30. Heart Shaped Valentines Cornrows for Little Girls

This hairstyle isn’t only for Valentine’s day because it can also be worn to weddings and other special occasions. 

What you’ll need: Heart-shaped hair ties and some beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to two weeks.

IG: @novemberlov3

little black girl natural hairstyles with short hair

31. Stitch Shuku Cornrows Hairstyles With Pink Beads

The beautiful thing about this hairstyle is that you can switch up the ribbons to match your daughter’s outfit. These ribbon packs on Amazon are affordable and will allow your daughter to stay stylish on a budget. 

What you’ll need: A few packs of hair extensions and some beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to three weeks.

hairstyles for girls with natural hair

32. Lemonade Braids With White Beads on Mixed Kids 

You will notice that lemonade braids are popular in this post, and that is because this hairstyle looks beautiful on kids, as they do on adults. You can accessorize the hairstyle in whatever way you wish such as adding single color beads like this hairstyle.

What you’ll need: A few packs of hair extensions and some white beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to two weeks.

lemonade braids with white beads

33. Double Ponytail Cornrows with Clear Beads

This is a cute hairstyle that can be accessorized to match your daughter’s outfit. Secure each ponytail with a colored ribbon of your choice, and she’s ready for the day!

What you’ll need: A few packs of hair extensions and some beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to four weeks.

little black girls hairstyles for school

34. Double Fulani Top Knot on Toddlers

If your daughter has a shorter hair length, you can add some hair extensions for more length. 

What you’ll need: some beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to ten days.

black kids braided hairstyles with beads

35. Silver Beaded Cornrows with White Thread

This hairstyle can be accessorized by adding braid cuff rings, cowries, and other appropriate hair accessories. 

What you’ll need: A few packs of hair extensions and some beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to three weeks.

back to school hairstyles for black girls

36. Triple Ponytails with Single Braids

Little girls with long hair can keep their hair stretched with this hairstyle. The simplicity of this hairstyle makes it so easy to do while she’s asleep or watching TV. 

What you’ll need: A few packs of hair extensions and some beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to five days.

black kids braided ponytail hairstyles with beads

37. Patewo With Curve with Clear Colored Beads

Little African kids are not strangers to cornrows because they can wear their hairstyles for days or weeks at a time, without needing to go through the discomfort of changing up a style. Also, this is another hairstyle that is neat and intricate without pulling on the child’s scalp.

What you’ll need: A few packs of hair extensions and some beads.

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to three weeks.

IG: @Kidz_n_Kurlz

little black girls hairstyles for schoo

38. Triple Shuku with Barrettes and Beads

This triple shuku can be switched up after a few days by wrapping the ends around each other to form buns, or you can twist the ends for an added level of creativity. 

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to three weeks.

IG: @novemberlov3

nigerian kids shuku hairstyle

39. Two-Strand Twists Rubberband Hairstyle with Unicorn Colored Beads

For kids who can’t stand cornrows, this rubberband hairstyle is a great substitute. It’s also an easy hairstyle for parents who aren’t comfortable with cornrows because all you have to do is to section large sections of hair and secure them with rubber bands

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to ten days.   

black kids rubber band hairstyle with beads

40. Multi-Step Cornrows on Black Kids in Grade School

This hairstyle will probably take about an hour to do if your child can sit through it. It’s easy and straightforward to do because she doesn’t have to move around so much like some other hairstyles I recommended in this post. Simply add some plastic beads of your choice to accessorize. 

How long this hairstyle can last for: Up to two weeks.

kids braided hairstyles with beads

There you have it, forty different ways to accessorize your little girl’s hairstyle with beads. I’d like to know which hairstyle you will be trying next. If you’d like to share your hairstyle, please tag me on Instagram @coilsandglory.