Whether your child has short, shoulder-length, or long hair, one thing is for certain: you need quick and easy 5-minute school hairstyles for kids to help simplify your morning routine! If you’re constantly running late like we are, we’ve curated tons of cute hairstyles for girls of all ages that take mere minutes to recreate. Choose from braided hairstyles, half up half down looks, upgraded ponytails, and more!
10 Hair Essentials to Invest In
While searching for this collection of 5-minute school hairstyles for kids, I wanted to make sure they didn’t require a ton of products and accessories. Many of these looks require nothing more than a brush and hair elastic, but there are a few other essentials I recommend investing in so you can experiment with many different styles instead of sticking to one or two. You probably already have most of the items in your bathroom cupboard, but if not, we’ve included links to each of them on Amazon so you can easily order them from the comfort of your own home!
Rat tail comb with a pick on the end
Topsy hair tool
18 5-Minute School Hairstyles for Kids
3 5-Minute Back to School Hairstyles | Tessi Wood
These 5-minute school hairstyles for kids are perfect for the first day of school and picture day. They are oh so cute, and really easy to recreate. All you need is a comb with a pick on the end, clear elastics, and a decorative bow.
Double Twist Rope Braid Ponytail | Pretty Hair is Fun – Girls Hairstyle Tutorials
Rope braids are all the rage these days, and for good reason. They resemble a French braid, but they are MUCH easier to do, making them one of my favorite 5-minute school hairstyles for kids! You can wrap a piece of hair around the final ponytail for older kids like she does in the tutorials, or use a bow for younger kids to add a bit of style.
Brooklyn’s EASY Ribbon Fishtail Braid | Cute Girls Hairstyles
I have to admit, fishtail braids used to really initiate me – so much so that I wrote an entire post on fishtail braids to help me learn all the basics. As it turns out, this look is pretty easy to recreate, and this ribbon fishtail braid can be pulled off in less than 5 minutes. I’m serious! Check out the tutorial and give it a try. It’s perfect for all age groups – even adults!
5 Easy School Hairstyles | SweetHearts Hair
If you want to add a little creativity and style to your little one’s look without spending hours brushing, combing, and styling, this collection of 5-minute school hairstyles for kids will not disappoint! You’ll need clear elastics, ponytail holders, a topsy hair tool, and hair bows to recreate these styles.
Four Strand Waterfall Braid | Pretty Hair is Fun – Girls Hairstyle Tutorials
I love the simplicity of this look. It adds a bit of style while keeping your child’s hair out of her eyes, and it looks especially pretty on wavy or curly hair. Give it a try!
Beginner French Braid | Cute Girls Hairstyles
A collection of 5-minute school hairstyles for kids wouldn’t be complete without a French braid tutorial, would it? This is a great, step-by-step video for beginners, and once you get the hang of the technique, you’ll be able to French braid your child’s hair in no time.
3 5-Minute Back to School Mask Friendly Hairstyles | Tessi Wood
If you’re on the hunt for mask-friendly hairstyles for little girls that will keep their hair out of their faces and away from their ears while still adding a bit of style, these looks are perfect! All you’ll need is a comb with a pick on the end and clear elastics.
Twist Crown Braid | Tessi Wood
If you love the half up, half down look, this twisted crown braid is a great one. It’s a bit easier than your typical French braid, and perfect for picture day and school performances!
The Half Starburst Braid | SweetHearts Hair
This hairstyle may take more than 5 minutes the first time you do it, but I promise it’s worth it. The finished look is so cool, and once you get the hang of the technique, this half starburst braid will be at the top of your list of 5-minute hairstyles for kids!
Princess Anna´s Hairstyle from Frozen 2 | KrisiArt
If your little one is a Frozen fanatic and has long hair, this is such a fun hairstyle to try, and all you need is a couple of bobby pins to secure your braids in place!
I hope these 5-minute school hairstyles for kids help simplify your mornings while still adding a little excitement and personality to your little one’s look!