Cute African American Children Hairstyles from ponytails to braids. These are just a few ideas of African American hairstyles for children. You can style your little girl’s hair with bright bows and headbands with braids and textured hair. A big tip to styling an African American little girl’s hair, do not put a perm in her hair before she has reached preteen age. Embrace the beauty of your child’s natural hair texture. Black hair is beautiful, thick, tightly coiled and all.