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Top 10 Preteen Hairstyles of 2016

This year proved to be on trend with sleek, classics hairstyles for the preteens. They kept their looks simple yet fun and youthful. It was hard to pick the best of the best with so many great looks on the pageant stage.

Having perfect pageant hair is crucial and can make or break your day. Don’t forget your hairspray, gel and bobby pins; here are the top 10 preteen hairstyles of 2016.

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Top 10 Preteen Hairstyles of 2016

10. National Miss Amazing Preteen, Rylee Howerton

Rylee chose this sleek ponytail for her competition and this look is perfect for her. The look brings attention to her face and gorgeous features. A ponytail is perfect for any phase of competition and age category.

Need help to achieve this look? (Read: How To Create The Perfect Pageant Ponytail)

National Miss Amazing Preteen, Rylee Howerton
National Miss Amazing Preteen, Rylee Howerton.

9. Princess of America Pre-Teen, M’racle Bryant Morgan

M’racle wore her hair in loose curls that hugged her face. This was a good choice for her because her gown reaches her neck. The side part is a great touch to keep her look fresh and young. Her bangs cover her face without hiding her beauty or covering too much of her face. Bangs are great for that extra flair needed to perk your look up.

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Princess of America Preteen, M'racle Bryant-Morgan
Princess of America Preteen, M’racle Bryant-Morgan.

8. Miss New England American Preteen, Mia Hwang

Mia pulled her hair back and down in this sleek low bun. This is a great classic and conservative style that is perfect for talent, especially. She added jewels in her hair, which catch the light on stage. Accessories like these are very appropriate for preteen and younger contestants.

Miss New England American Preteen, Mia Hwang
Miss New England American Preteen, Mia Hwang.

7. USA National Miss Preteen, Taylor Hughes

Taylor wore a half-up, half-down style that kept her hair from her face. This look frames her face really well. Her choice to wear red studded earrings a good choice to not come across too overbearing while wearing red. This color may sometimes be too strong for younger contestants, but Taylor pulled this off flawlessly.

UNM Preteen, Taylor Hughes
USA National Miss Preteen, Taylor Hughes.

6. USA Ambassador Preteen, Sophie Schaked

The side part is an excellent choice to add extra glam to your look. Sophie pulled this look off with her crown with little effort. The loose curls at the end are stunning and create that true pageant girl look. The side part with her hair pulled back on one side is perfect to show off her earrings and face structure.

USA Ambassador Preteen, Sophie Schaked
USA Ambassador Preteen, Sophie Schaked.

5. ANTSO Preteen National Teenager 2016, Claire Shelton

Red! This color pops on the National Teenager stage and draws the judges eyes to the contestant. Claire’s hair is gorgeous and it is no surprise she made this year’s list. She styled her red hair with a deep blue outfit that complements her well. The loose curls are all the way glam and stage ready. She also opted for a side part. This truly shaped her oval face shape well. (Read: 3 Gorgeous Ways To Style Red Hair)

ANTSO Preteen National Teenager 2016, Claire Shelton
ANTSO Preteen National Teenager 2016, Claire Shelton.

4. Preteen East Coast United States, Macie Bazella

Macie is full of curls with perfect pageant hair! I love how she added a bump in the front. This shows off her youthfulness while demonstrating her fun and easy going personality. Blonde and white are two colors you can never go wrong pairing together, and Macie pulled this look off really well. The loose curls keep her look fresh and voluminous all throughout the competition. (Read: 3 Gorgeous Ways To Style Blonde Hair)

Preteen East Coast United States Macie Bazella
Preteen East Coast United States, Macie Bazella.

3. International Junior Miss Jr. Teen, A’Maiya Allen

A’maiya is no newcomer to The Pageant Planet list this year! The International Junior Miss Jr. Teen pulled her hair back and down for this look in another classic look. The simplicity of A’Maiya’s look is what makes this style appear effortless yet sophisticated. Attention is brought up to her face and her smile is immediately noticed. Don’t forget to have a good amount of bobby pins on hand and hairspray to hold this hair style into place.

International Junior Miss Jr. Teen, A'Maiya Allen
International Junior Miss Jr. Teen, A’Maiya Allen.

2. USA National Miss Jr. Teen, Kelsey Dube

Kelsey chose a unique updo; a great example of showing her personality for all facets of competition. She wrapped her hair into a high bun and left loose strands on each side of her face. This look is great for interview or evening gown when you want the focus on your face and beauty. Paired with the off-the-shoulder, white, two-piece dress and nude shoes, this look creates a classic beauty symbol.

UNM Junior Teen, Kelsey Dube
USA National Miss Jr. Teen, Kelsey Dube.

1. National American Miss Minnesota Preteen, Mikala Peterson

Loose curls with thick, full hair is never a miss on the pageant stage. Mikala wore her hair in a side part and added some extra volume to the top. Her hair falls nicely on her shoulders. This is a great look when you want her hair to catch the wind as you take the stage.

NAM Minnesota PreTeen, Mikala Peterson
National American Miss Minnesota Preteen, Mikala Peterson.

There were definitely some great choices and trends seen in 2016! These girls rocked their pageant hair and kept it age appropriate.

We can help you find a great hairstylist near you to wow the judges for your next pageant. Visit our Pageant Planet Directory to locate prom and pageant hairstylists.

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