Middle school and high school are important milestones in any teenager’s life. They should not have to worry about their hair on top of all the other things that’s going on in their social and academic life.
This is why this article will be providing many hairstyle ideas that are appropriate for pre-teens and teenagers. Some of these hairstyles are easy to do, that your teenage daughter can replicate the hairstyle herself, which gives you time to style her little sister’s hair and/or focus on other things you have going on.
What are some easy hairstyles for Black teenage girls?
A ponytail, bun or afro puff are some of the easiest hairstyles for teenage girls to do. But they can get bored easily, so to spice things up, they can show off their creativity by adding some braids, twists, or beads to their hair.
Speaking of braids, there are many types of braids that are easy for teenage girls to do. Back in the day, some of us would get made fun of for our cultural hairstyles, but it’s great to see the newer generations embracing their natural hair and cultural hairstyles.
Buns are also easy hairstyles to do as long as they don’t make them too tight or leave them in for too long.
It’s vital to remember to switch out your teenager’s hairstyles so that her scalp can get some break once in a while.
What are some of the best back-to-school hairstyles?
The back-to-school hairstyle is the most important style in a teenager’s life, after the prom hairstyle. I’m sure we all remember getting our hair straightened, relaxed, braided, or even dyed. Now, we’re passing on the tradition to the new generation.
However, we should let them choose their own style. They deserve the chance to express themselves and not have styles forced onto them that they might not want. There are many great options below that would be perfect for a back-to-school style.
Share it with your teenager and let them choose the style that speaks to them the most. There are all kinds of styles below, like braids, wigs, puffs, wash-and-go, etc.
What are some styles for teenage girls with natural hair?
There are so many natural hairstyles below that a teenager will love. Whether it’s a puff or afro puff, twist-outs, braids-outs, or even a simple wash-and-go, they have so many options to choose from.
It’s beautiful and inspiring that young girls are already in love with their hair when it took so many adults a long time to get to that place. More and more, I’m noticing that teenagers prefer to let their hair do its own thing.
They don’t have to rock a weave, or braids if they don’t want to. There’s nothing wrong with these styles either, but sometimes you just want to put your hair back and call it a day.
How Can My Teenage Daughter Maintain her Natural Hair?
While her hair is in a protective style, all she needs to do is to make sure that her hair stays moisturized and clean. To do this, she just needs to apply a good leave-in conditioner and protect her hair with a satin bonnet when she goes to bed at night.
When it comes time to take down the protective hairstyle, she will need to take her time and be gentle, so that she doesn´t end up with breakage. A good detangling conditioner will help soften her hair, so that it’s not painful when she has to comb through her hair.
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Beautiful Hairstyles for Teenage Black Girls
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1. Twisted Updo with Braids
2. Heart Braids and Ponytail
Heart braids on their own are so much fun, but ponytails can add much more personality, especially when paired with beautiful beads.
3. Twisted Bun with Braids
While it’s fun to have thick hair to do this style, some of us just don’t have it, but that’s okay! That is why you can use a bun if your child’s hair isn’t long enough.
4. Braided Bantu Knots
Can you think of a more perfect picture-day style? This simple hairstyle is quick and easy to do. Accessorize it to your teenager’s taste, and she’s ready to be a Nubian princess.
5. Straight Back and Sideways Cornrows
Let the style last a while, but you can change the style and color of the beads once in a while to make it new.
6. Braids into Twists Hairstyle
Having a hard time choosing between twists and braids? There’s no need because we can do anything with our hair! Add a cute headpiece like this one for a special occasion, and she can take this style from casual to formal.
7. Space Bun Braids into Twists
We can even add cute space buns to a braid and twist hybrid style. If your child has shorter or finer hair, you can add some Marley hair to the ends of her hair so that it looks thicker and longer.
8. Cornrows with Stretched Hair and Space Buns
Doing a twist out on stretched hair makes it look so much thicker and voluminous. Try it out sometime. She might be too young to have her hair dyed, so you can use a temporary hair color wax instead.
9. Braided and Twisted Puffy Ponytails
If you’re looking for a junior prom style that makes you look and feel like complete royalty, look no further! This hairstyle can be styled in a way that suits your daughter’s hair texture. For a formal look, add some braid rings.
10. Short Afro with Side Part
If your teen has finally done ‘the big chop’ show them ways they can style their hair just like this.
11. Space Buns and Braided Front
Combining multiple different styles to create one amazing new style! This is a quick hairstyle she can do herself in the mornings when getting ready for school. Plastic hair beads are all that’s needed to accessorize this style.
12. Mini Space Buns with Colored Hair
Have all the fun with the mini buns! If she’s still too young to dye her hair, she can use a temporary hair color wax to get the look she wants.
13. Stretched Natural Hair
Natural hair can be stretched with heat, or with methods like twist-outs or banding. She can wear this hairstyle in-between hair days. To keep it stretched for a few days, she can twist her hair up at night.
14. High Puff with Front Twists
A simple style like this is perfect for a nice summer day or when they have a dance recital.
15. Double Afro Puffs
A simple, yet cute hairstyle for the teenager who just needs a quick do. If your teenager’s hair isn’t this along and full, she can add afro-puff drawstrings.
16. Afro Puffs with Bangs
Adding bangs to afro puffs just adds a little sweetness to the style. To look more like her age and not like a child, she can elevate the look like light makeup and lashes.
17. Twist Out Puff
You can have the best of both worlds with slick edges and a natural puff. It’s a quick style to do during the week.
18. Low Puff with Front Flat Twists
Add a cute part and some flat twists, so it’s not just an everyday puff.
19. Low Bun
Yes, it is a simple bun, but you can always add some colorful bobby pins to spice it up.
20. 4c Afro with a Side Part
There’s nothing better than your natural afro. Add a character to it with a deep side part.
21. Half-up Half-Down Afro Puffs
A very fresh take on the simple half-up half-down style.
22. Wash and Go Blonde Curls
There’s nothing better than letting your curls flourish in their natural state.
23. Burgundy Rod Sets on a Teenager
For a defined look, set your hair in some tiny perm rod sets and let them out to have this beautiful look.
24. Double Puff Half-Up Half-Down
You won’t be spending an hour getting ready if you style your hair this way. It takes no time at all!
25. Slicked Back Puff
There’s nothing wrong with slicking back your hair and throwing it into a puff. Just don’t forget to wear a scarf at night.
26. Curly Slicked Back Puff
The trick to getting the perfect puff is to use a shoelace; that way you can control how tight or loose it is.
27. Headwrap and Slicked Back Edges
Some days you just don’t want to style your hair at all. Headwraps are perfect for those bad hair days.
28. Pineapple Puff and Scarf
This is one way you can style a headscarf and also protects your hair. This style is great for days when your twist-outs start to get old and frizzy.
29. Bouncy Two-Strand Twists
Not every style has to be long and flowing. Short styles are very much in style.
30. Braided Updo
Your prom crown will fit perfectly on top of this style, don’t worry.
31. Fulani Braids with Beads
Fulani Braids are culturally beautiful, and adding some beads to the ends is always a stylish idea.
32. Twisted Crown with Mini Braids
This is a style that looks complex, but is very simple to complete and would be such a beautiful prom style. Feel free to add any beads of your choice.
33. Flat Twists Up-Do
This is a perfect style for a teenager who is an athlete or just has a busy schedule to keep up with. This hairstyle can last for a week or two, depending on how well she takes care of it. For more flat twists hairstyles ideas, please see this post.
34. Red and Black Curved Braids
Play around with your cornrows, and include different hair colors that suits your personality.
35. Braided Double Buns
Braided buns are the best style for those weeks when you just don’t feel like styling your hair daily.
36. Straight Back Large and Mini Cornrows
Multi-sized braids protect your hair, but also give people something to stare at as you walk down the hall. You won’t need a lot of hair packs for this style.
37. Jumbo and Mini Straight Back Cornrows
Dramatic size differences in cornrows are just perfect for anyone! They’re also easy to take down!
38. Elegant Twisted Updo
Which prom dress can you see yourself wearing with this gorgeous updo style? For volume, add some kinky hair to the end of the hair.
39. Elegant Cornrows
This is a beautiful hairstyle for a teenager with a busy schedule because it can last up to two months if she takes care of it very well! All she needs is just a few packs of braiding hair extensions.
40. Kneelength Braided Ponytail
Beyonce made the simple lemonade braids popular, but who says you can’t put a twist on it? Use a colorful braiding hair of your choice, and you will get daily compliments!
41. Wavy Lemonade Cornrows on Teenagers
Words can’t even describe how creative these curvy parts are. It shows how you can make a simple hairstyle look unique through creativity.
42. Lemonade Braids with Colored Hair
Want a popular hairstyle but still want to be able to stand out? Simply add colorful hair to some of your cornrows for a contrasting look.
43. Straight Backs with Colored Hair
Ask the stylist to braid some color into your teens’ hair so they can express their creativity.
44. Stitch Braids with Zig Zag Parts
Stitch braids are a new and improved version of simple cornrows, and they look so much cooler with some creativity.
45. All-Back Stitch Braids with a Star
46. Simple Curvy Stitch Braids
What is better than swirly braids that end in cute double buns? Nothing!
47. Straight Backs with Large Zig Zag Part
Stitch braids are a lot easier to pair with a large zig-zag part. If you want a simple look without looking too basic, you can use vibrant coloured hair such as this red.
48. Large Straight Backs with Mini Connecting Cornrows
We’ve seen so many braid styles, but the mini connecting braids take the cake.
49. Heart Braids Cornrows
Some braids just deserve to have hearts in them to let people know how much you’re in love with your hair.
50. Cornrow Ponytail
Your star athlete deserves a style that won’t get in their way when they’re taking that winning shot.
51. Mini Box Braids with Colored Hair and Curls
Teenagers love expressing themselves in any way they can, sometimes it includes adding funky colors to their hairstyles.
52. Mid Back Length Goddess Locs
This is a perfect protective style for a teen to style in various ways, like ponytails or buns. For more faux locs hairstyles, please see this post.
53. Thigh Length Bohemian Locs
Goddess Locs are such an underrated style that we should do more often as a community. Make them as long as you’re comfortable with.
54. Shoulder Length Faux Locs
Just like most hairstyles, you can switch things up with the color and length you go for. In this case, you can combine contrasting colours such as red and blonde into one hairstyle.
55. Rainbow Colored Box Braids
Let your teen express themselves and get creative with just a hint of a rainbow.
56. Jumbo Senegalese Twists
Senegalese twists last a while and are a perfect style for a fashionista teenager.
57. Triangle Part Box Braids With Curly Yellow Ends
Just be a little ray of sunshine with yellow curls at the end of your braids. You won’t have a hard time lighting up any room you step into.
58. Jumbo Box Braids
The best thing about box braids this large is that it cuts off some of the time that box braids usually takes.
59. Crochet Jumbo Twists
Twists that are soft and large still look good and are such a laid-back style for a laid-back teenager. These crochet twists are easy to install and take down.
60. Jumbo Twists
Jumbo braids are not really your thing? How about jumbo twists?
61. Brown and Blonde Passion Twists
This style can be easily done with crochet passion twists.
62. Blonde Mini Box Braids
Blonde is such a popular color with teenagers and they kill it every time. You will need color 27 braiding hair to replicate this hairstyle.
63. Extra Long Wavy Wig
A good quality wig doesn’t come cheap but it’s worth the money for the perfect hairstyle. You can go for a shorter length if that’s what suits your teen best.
64. Honey Blonde Body Wave Wig
Older teens in their senior year might feel ready to start wearing human hair extensions. To ease them into it, you can start with wigs, which are easy to put on and take off.
65. Straight Light Brown Wig or Weave
A lace front wig with a gorgeous color is the perfect hairstyle for a teenager in her senior year. She can .
There are many hairstyles your teenager can choose from, regardless of her hair length or texture. All she needs is an open mind and some creativity. She can choose a traditional hairstyle such as braids and add her own creativity to it, with the colour and length she chooses.
There are so many hairstyles to choose from that will fit her age, without looking like her little sister or too old for her age.