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Stand Out: 10 Really Cool and Different Hairstyles for School

Summer is almost over and it’s time to gear up for ‘back to school’ season. Now is the perfect time to decide on a great new look to debut! Changing your color or updating your cut is a neat way to make a statement and set the tone for the year ahead. Sometimes, it’s as easy as styling your hair in a fresh new way! Whether your style is retro vixen, rock ‘n roll rebel, surfer chick or trendy fashionista; here are ten awesome hairstyles for school to make it to the head of the class.

Fall Fashionista

Get an A+ with tousled swirls of copper, gold and lime green strands. This smart cookie is ready to ace the fall semester.

Blonde with Green and Gold Highlights Hairstyle For School

Blonde with Green and Gold Highlights Hairstyle For School - View 2

How To Style:

1. Dry hair using a blow dryer and a round brush.

2. Using a large barrel curling iron, wind large horizontal and vertical sections of hair away from the face from the mid-length downward.

3. Curl the fringe area up and away from face for an effortless side-swept fringe.

4. Spray hair with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy Hair Resort Beach Texturizer for long-lasting texture and hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shape and the style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Try a low side bun by gathering length and pinning with a few bobby pins.

Geek Chic

This mod-rocker look is fresh and fiery with bold copper-red shading. Be ahead of the curve.

Red Pixie Cut with Long Side Pieces

Red Pixie Cut with Long Side Pieces - View 2

How To Style:

1. Dry hair using a blow dryer and a paddle brush.

2. Use a flat iron to smooth hair while adding a bit of volume in the crown lengths.

3. Keep the fringe area soft and piecey by using a bit of light-hold wax.

4. Spray hair with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Davine’s Defining Wonder Wax for light hold and to create piecey texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes and the style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Accent this look with a cute headband, bow or flower for a feminine touch.

Retro Review

Make history lessons fun by adapting some classic, vintage-inspired hairdos. Go on, be a smarty-pants!

Retro Inspired Brunette Updo For School

Brunette Retro Updo Hairstyle For School

How To Style:

1. Dry hair using a blow dryer and a paddle brush.

2. Backcomb the crown area and back sections. Take medium-sized sections and wrap into pin curls and pin them using bobby pins.

3. Take the side section and create a finger wave inspired accent.

4. Finish the look with a simple side-swept fringe.

5. Spray hair with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Davine’s Defining Wonder Wax for light hold and to create piecey texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for diamond or heart shaped faces and the style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Add a cute pompadour by backcombing the fringe area and pinning hair back and away from the face.

Punky Pop Quiz

Top marks are guaranteed with this gold-accented modern crop. It’s so easy to style, you’ll have plenty of time to study for exams.

Funky Short Dark Hairstyles For School

Funky Short Hairstyles For School - View 2

How To Style:

1. Dry hair using a blow dryer and a paddle brush.

2. Use a flat iron to control, add volume and smooth the crown and fringe length.

3. Style upward using a bit of backcombing for added volume.

4. Style the fringe smooth for a dramatic face-framing finish.

5. Spray hair with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Nourishing Sheen Spray to restore hair’s natural moisture balance.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for diamond or heart shaped faces and the style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Style the fringe area up and away from face for a mohawk-inspired look.

Literary Lady

Get swept away with this romantic updo while studying up on English Lit. Take charge as the heroine of your daydream adventures.

Swept Up Auburn School Style

How To Style:

1. Dry hair using a blow dryer and a round brush.

2. Backcomb the base along the top, crown and back areas.

3. Take small to medium-sized sections and loosely twist and curl into place, securing with bobby pins.

4. Pull side sections tightly away from face and secure with a bobby pin.

5. Spray hair with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy BODY.BUILDER Volumizing Mousse for flexible fullness and hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for diamond, heart or round shaped faces and the style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Soften this style by pulling a few ends out for a casual, messy look.

Braided Beauty

This sweet style is perfect for fall or spring formal, yet casual enough for everyday wear.

Side Braid Brunette School Hairstyle

Classic Brunette School Hairstyle with Side Braid

How To Style:

1. Dry hair using a blow dryer and a round brush.

2. Backcomb base along the top, crown and back areas.

3. Take top, crown and side sections and style into a loose french braid from ear-to-ear. To create a french braid, start with with a regular braid then divide into three equal sections. As you cross each section over, add hair from the hairline or the interior crown section. Continue the cross-over motion as you work your way down along the length of the hair. Secure the end with a hair tie or snag-free rubber band.

4. Gather the remaining hair and style into a loose side ponytail.

5. Backcomb the pony, then take small sections and loosely twist and pin them into a side bun.

6. Spray hair with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy SESSION.SPRAY for flexible hold with anti-humidity protection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, diamond or heart shaped faces and the style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

You can easily change up this look with a fishtail braid or by intertwining a few hair twists.

Advanced Placement Ombré

Upgrade two-toned locks with flashes of peek-a-boo brilliance. Deliver your Valedictorian speech in style.

Brunette Hairstyle with Layers and Highlights

How To Style:

1. Dry hair using a blow dryer and a round brush.

2. Using a large barrel curling iron, take large vertical sections and curl hair away from face.

3. Add smaller accent curls along the fringe and face frame area.

4. Loosely separate curls using your fingers.

5. Spray hair with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy MOTION.LOTION to enhance curl and control frizz.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes and the style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

For a sleek finish, use a flat iron all over to smooth your hair straight.

Smart & Sleek

This sassy cut glows with warm, violet-infused tones. A polished finish earns a high shine achievement.

Sleek Long Auburn Style For School with Layers

How To Style:

1. Dry hair using a blow dryer and a paddle brush.

2. Use a flat iron to smooth hair in downward strokes to minimize volume.

3. Apply a lightweight hair serum to ends.

4. Spray hair with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy DAMAGE.MANGER instant heat-shielding spray for instant protection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes and the style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Add some beachy waves for a different version of this look.

Homecoming Queen

Lovely golden locks take center stage with pretty, floral-inspired curls. Your sparkly tiara is waiting.

Long Tousled Blonde Hairstyle For School with Side Ponytail

Long Tousled Blonde Hairstyle For School with Side Ponytail - Side View

How To Style:

1. Dry hair using a blow dryer and a round brush.

2. Using a small barrel curling iron, take small horizontal sections and wind hair around the iron.

3. Allow hair to cool, then spray hair with a light hold hairspray.

4. To style, gather the top crown section into a side pony. Gather ends into a small bun, give it a twist, then secure into place with a bobby pin or snag-free rubber band. Take remaining hair and create a second side pony just below the first. Secure with a snag-free rubber band. Pull small sections of hair out for a soft finish and loosely separate curls with fingers for a piecey finish.

5. Spray hair with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Oribe Apres Beach for touchable waves with beautiful shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes and the style works best on medium to fine hair.

Tip:

Gather hair into a sophisticated chignon for a more classic version of this look.

Miss Popular

Playful swirls of champagne and golden-hued strands merge to create this on-trend braided style.

Pale Blonde Long Braided Style

How To Style:

1. Dry hair using a blow dryer and a round brush.

2. Using a small barrel curling iron, take small horizontal sections and curl in alternating directions.

3. Allow hair to cool, then spray hair with a light hold hairspray.

4. To style, backcomb the top section lightly, then separate curls and loosely secure the section with bobby pins. Lightly brush each side section and sweep them back up and away from face. Create a small bun and secure with bobby pins. Gather the remaining hair and create a loosely styled three-strand braid. Secure with a snag-free rubber band.

5. Spray hair with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy FRESH.HAIR for extra body and texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes and the style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Add some colorful clip-in extensions for extra flair.

Let’s recap today’s hair lessons: Chemistry teaches us about permanent and temporary changes are possible through color or thermal styling. A balanced haircut is reliant on the sound principles of Geometry. Health class teaches us to nourish our bodies for great hair, skin and nails. Experimenting with vintage hairstyles is a quick crash course in History. The art of styling hair is creatively applied engineering at it’s best. And the most important lesson of all is to feel good about yourself, no matter what, even on those ‘bad hair’ days.