What are the Best Back to School Hairstyles?
Looking for ways to switch up your everyday looks this fall? Whether you are strutting into class, teaching it, or just driving up in the carpool lane, it’s time to rock some fresh back to school hairstyles. We’re sharing the only study materials you’ll need to uncover the latest, greatest (and easiest!) casual hairstyles to help make the transition back to school a fun one.
Flipping Out for Short Hair
Are you looking for school styles for short hair? A cropped hairstyle looks extra sleek with flipped out ends. This look is also one of the beginner/easy hairstyles for school and a great place to get started if you are new to styling your locks. A straightening iron and a smoothing hair serum are the only supplies you need. Work through one small section of hair at a time. Straighten the hair with the flatiron and angle it out slightly as you reach the ends to create a little flip. To finish, use a dime-size amount of smoothing serum in your palm to tame any flyaways.
Banish Bedheads with Headbands
Not again! If you have a habit of waking up late, you need a simple style that takes minutes but still screams put together. Chunky, beaded headbands are the perfect solution when you are short on time but need to look polished. Simply slip one on, and voila! You are ready to kick open those doors and show off one of the easiest back to school hairstyles!
Dirty Hair Don’t Care
Our next look is one that actually benefits from second-day hair! Low buns are one of the simplest, classiest back to school hairstyles. They require minimal effort but are high on chicness (and also make you appear like you have your life perfectly together). To create one, simply gather your hair at the nape of your neck in a ponytail holder. Wrap the ponytail around itself before securing it with another hair tie. For a sleeker look, use a dime-size amount of smoothing serum or hair gel to tame any flyaways. For more of a tousled look, loosen a few face-framing layers for a casual-meets-trendy style.
Crown Braids for Your Inner Diva
This style might initially look intimidating, but it is actually relatively easy to execute. All you need to know is how to braid! Start by braiding two separate sections from the temples toward the back of your head, overlapping each section. Secure your braids with bobby pins and a bit of hairspray for extra hold. For a more wispy, romantic look, pull at the braids a bit to loosen them.
Catch a Wave
Easy, breezy, beachy waves are a back to school look that never goes out of style. This style is also very versatile because it works for many different types of hair lengths. Lob and shorter hairstyles are very much in fashion, which means this look also files under school hairstyles for short hair. To achieve this look, you only need three items on your school style supply list: heat protectant spray, a curling iron or wand, and a little hairspray to make that style last until the final bell rings. Begin by spritzing your hair with heat protectant spray to prevent any damage. Once your curling iron is hot, wrap a section of hair around the barrel for just a few seconds. Keep in mind that a larger barrel will create bigger waves, and a smaller barrel will make the curls a bit tighter. Continue this process throughout your entire head, and then spritz your hair with a small amount of hairspray to lock in the look. Want to turn things up? Add a set of DIY extensions like Clip It or Band It to transform those waves into overachievers.
Easy Elegance with a Pony
This look is also ridiculously easy and requires minimal effort! Class up any outfit with a high, slicked-back ponytail or instantly bring out your playful side with a bubble ponytail. For more ponytail inspo, check out our ultimate guide to ponytail styles here. For the sleek look, brush back all your hair into a high pony, and secure with an elastic. Add extensions to amp up the volume or straighten your hair for hot teacher vibes. For the bubble ponytail, start with a mid-height pony, and add an additional elastic every few inches. Once complete, pull outward to create a “bubble” effect within each section.
Are you ready to rock a new hairstyle for the back to school season? We won’t judge if it makes you a teacher's pet. Let us know your favorite fall hairstyle below!