Adorable Hairstyle Ideas for Your Flower Girls
If she's old enough to walk and talk, your flower girl most likely takes her role in the wedding pretty seriously. She's been practicing throwing those petals for weeks! And for good reason—before the bride walks down the aisle, all eyes will be on her. She also knows that part of nailing her job is looking her best, which is where an adorable, age-appropriate hairstyle comes in.
How your flower girl ultimately chooses to wear her hair is dependent on a few things, but your preferences should obviously be one of them. Still, don't forget that kids are kids, and getting them to sit still for an elaborate updo that perfectly mimics your own might not be in cards. Plus, you'll want to ensure their hair is arranged in a way that will be comfortable throughout the ceremony and reception. That's why we've rounded up a few easily-achievable, elegant looks that'll suit every flower girls' attention span. And with styles for long, short, curly, natural, and baby-fine locks, there's a look here that's bound to work with your favorite little one's hair.
From braided updos and long, loose curls to effortless half-up half-down styles, there's no shortage of ways to elevate your flower girl's 'do. But we didn't forget the accessories—flower crowns, tiaras, bows, and headbands (like the pearl beauties seen left!) are all ways to transform the simplest styles into something that'll make the crowd say "Awww!" After you flip through this gallery and note your favorites, make sure to revisit it with your flower girl on your lap. It may be your special day, but she's just as excited as you are—how sweet would it be to include her in this part of the wedding planning process?
Braided Twist Side Ponytail
Reinforcing a twisted side ponytail with a braid underneath meant this flower girl could shimmy and shake all night long, with no risk of flyaways.
Curls and Bows
Wrapped Side Ponytail
Wrapping a loose section of hair around the elastic band instantly upgraded this flower girl's ponytail.
This beauty played up her natural curls with a pink wildflower and yellow hydrangea headband.
A curly piece of white andromeda mimicked the wave of this simple pinned-back twist.
Buns and Flower Crowns
The only thing cuter than a flower girl in a classic high bun and flower crown? Two flower girls in high buns and flower crowns.
This little one proved that a simple hairstyle (look at those cute puff buns!) is often the most adorable.
Reverse Braid Side Ponytail
Achieving this reverse French plait was easier than it looks—the stylist simply tucked hair under instead of over while braiding.
Half-Up Half-Down with Braid
Pinned Curls with Tiara
If her curly updo didn't make her feel like a princess, this flower girl's sparkly tiara certainly did.
Crown Braid with Gold Leaves
This thick crown braid and gold leaf combs gave off Grecian goddess vibes on the big day.
Mini Ponytail and French Braid Side Ponytail
Tucked Braid Updo
Perfect for girls with long hair, this updo involved French braiding hair into pigtails and then looping, tucking, and pinning both sections up.
Tucked Twist with Tiny Buds
After rolling up all the hair, this girl's stylist tucked in fresh baby blooms and a budding daffodil.
Curly High Bun with Bow
Braid Updo with Flower Crown
High braided updos and silk flower crowns paired perfectly with these flower girls' vintage-inspired dresses.
Bangs and Blooms
A dramatic floral headband showed off this little one's shiny, thick bangs.
Low Fishtail Braid
This flower girl's contemporary fishtail braid looked just as pretty after three hours of dancing as it did down the aisle. The looser and more undone, the better!
A sock bun (made from an actual sock!) gave this little one's locks some volume and shape.
Side Twists and Loose Bun
These flower girls (a sister team!) were lovely in a sleek, twisted style, at left, and a loose, undone bun, seen right.
Braided Side Bun
Sleek and chic, this chunky wrap-around braid tapered off into a neat side bun.
Braid-Wrapped Ballerina Bun
After wrapping her low bun with two braids, this flower girl's stylist polished off the look with a textured floral clip.
Loose Curls and Crowns
For sisters who look so much alike, matching side buns were a must.
Curled Half-Up Half-Down
Half-up, half-down ringlets—if there was ever a signature flower girl hairstyle, it's this.
Natural Curly Bun
This sweet style involved little more than pinning up the flower girl's pretty curls into a bun and wrapping it with a baby's breath and greens "scrunchie."