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Need Some Hairstyles for School? Here Are 30!

It’s hard to believe that summer is nearly over and soon school will be back in session! While it’s fun to collect your supplies and find new clothes, it’s even more exciting to freshen up your look with a new style.

Make a statement with your hair when you head back on campus this year! Here are 30 super fun hairstyles for school to get you started.

1. Platinum Princess

This adorable lob is the perfect back to school haircut! This thick and full hairstyle is cut a few inches past the chin and is colored with an edgy violet hue. Even if you choose to go with a safer, more natural color choice, this haircut is so on trend right now and will be a true head-turner on campus.

How to Style:

  1. Create a deep side part and comb bangs forward and to the side. Create the part and arrange the hair while it’s wet so it can dry in the direction you want.
  2. Blow dry hair to smooth it out or allow it to air dry on its own.
  3. When hair is 100% dry, go in with a medium barrel curling iron and add some curl to your strands.
  4. Use the same curling iron to smooth out your bangs and flip them up and away from the face.
  5. Spray your entire head of hair with a light hold hairspray, then use your fingers to lightly break up the curls and turn them into loose waves.

Recommended Products:

Superfine Hairspray by Oribe is absolutely fabulous! It works on all hair types and will become your new favorite product as soon as you use it.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This adorable mid-length hairstyle helps flatter all face shapes. Medium thickness with straight to wavy textures are ideal for this cut, though girls with thicker or curlier hair that are willing to spend a little extra effort can rock it too.

Tip:

Invest in a good curling iron to get the results you are looking for. Ceramic barrels with temperature control are key factors to look for in choosing a good hot tool.

2. Two Toned Rebel

Mid-length hairstyles are all the rage right now! This super hot, shoulder-grazing hairstyle is brought up on the wild scale with an unconventional color. The dark brown roots contrast with the raw blonde ends awesomely. Don’t forget to add long, thick bangs for another touch of drama.

Mid Length Hairstyle with Long Bangs

How to Style:

  1. Part hair deeply to one side to really create a swooping bang.
  2. Dry hair as smooth and sleek as possible.
  3. Follow up with a flat iron to really smooth strands out and detail your look.

Recommended Products:

Prive Shine Serum will work well on wet and dry strands to add incredible shine to your tresses.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round and square shaped faces are ideal for this look. Straight to slightly wavy texture on clients with thin to medium thickness of hair will be able to pull off this look with ease.

Tip:

Gently use a dry shampoo on day two to keep your look going.

3. Fresh Faced Beauty

This sweet, pulled back hairstyle is great for those hot, back to school days. A thick braid with lots of volume is a  super pretty hairstyle for girls with long hair.

Sweet Hairstyle with Long Braid

Style by Jamie Ryfkogel, Makeup by Dawn Naumczyk, 40 One Salon and Spa, Jamesburg, NJ

Sweet Hairstyle with Long Braid Back

Style by Jamie Ryfkogel, Makeup by Dawn Naumczyk, 40 One Salon and Spa, Jamesburg, NJ

How to Style:

  1. Prep hair with a light hold hair cream so strands will lay smooth and not fly away as you braid.
  2. Tease hair with a comb at the crown area to create volume before you begin braiding.
  3. Pull hair back loosely and start to create a French braid in the back of your head.
  4. Braid hair all the way down and secure with an elastic band.
  5. Gently pull the braid with your fingers to loosen it and make it appear thicker.
  6. Leave a few inches of hair out at the bottom so you can curl it with an iron to finish off the look. This last detail really elevates the entire hairstyle to another level!

Recommended Products:

Hydrating Styling Cream by Moroccan Oil. Rub a little bit on your hands and then pull through hair strands for a nice sleek look. Works great before braiding.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes and hair types can pull off this look, you just need really long hair.

Tip:

Add a fun glittery headband for a more formal detail!

4. Peekaboo

Stun your fellow classmates by showing up for school with this bold and colorful hairstyle. Soft, shaggy layers are cut and then curled to flip and fan out.

Bold Hairstyle with Shaggy Layers and Highlights

Style by Shontelise Crutch, Fabstylez Hair & Braid Studio, Columbia, SC

How to Style:

  1. Create a side part and use a flat iron on your bangs to flip them out to the side.
  2. Use a large barrel curling iron to create loose waves on the rest of your tresses.
  3. Spritz your strands with a texture spray or a light hairspray to set your look.

Recommended Products:

Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo will add lots of texture to your look. Hold the spray can about 12 inches away from your strands when using.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Square, heart or round shaped faces would work best with this voluminous style. Naturally thick hair with a straighter texture is best.

Tip:

Make sure you are up for frequent color appointments as bright colors usually fade very quickly. A great alternative is putting in clip-in hair extensions for the same effect.

5. Soft Sophistication

The super simple hairstyle is a perfect choice for studious ladies who want to keep their hair up and out of their face. It works well with all hair lengths, too!

Simple Soft Hairstyle for School

Style by MIchelle Konrardy, William Wesley Grand Salon and Spa, Davenport, IA

How to Style:

  1. Style hair straight, wavy, or curly – however you choose.
  2. Part hair down the middle or slightly to the side.
  3. Grab a section on one side of the part, braid it, and secure it back with bobby pins.

Recommended Products:

Pearl Mist Hairspray (light hold) by Framesi is the perfect finishing touch to keep your look lasting all day.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

The beauty of this hairstyle is that it an work with any face shape or hair type. It even looks great with bangs!

Tip:

Once you have mastered this hairstyle, take it to the next level by adding two braids on each side for some extra pizzazz.

6. Ruffled Pixie

Short pixie cuts are still on trend. Rock one into the school year by keeping it fringy in the front with lots of texture throughout. Keep the perimeter of the haircut soft to keep the look feminine.

Mini Ruffled Pixie Cut Hairstyle For School

Style by Cindy Freeze, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

Mini Ruffled Pixie Hairstyles For School - Back View

Style by Cindy Freeze, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

How To Style:

  1. The beauty of short hairstyles is they’re a snap to style! Simply blow dry hair forward with your fingers and rough it up with some pomade to define your layers.

Recommended Products:

Healthy Sexy Hair has an amazing Soy Paste that helps mold hair with a flexible hold. Hair gets defined but stays soft and touchable.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart shaped faces look best with pixie haircuts. Medium thickness with straight to wavy hair is ideal.

Tip:

Spice up your look with a cute sparkly barrette or headband. Short haircuts are not as versatile, so accessories can help change up your look from day to day.

7. Sugar and Spice

Long layers, dramatically side-swept bangs, chocolate and ginger colored strands…all of these elements combine to give you a fabulous fall look!

A long and layered hairstyle for school

How To Style:

  1. After blow drying your hair (make sure to protect it with a heat spray!), use your flat iron to smooth strands and add shine.
  2. Add a light mist of hairspray to keep things in place but still allow for movement.

Recommended Products:

Try Pureology’s Pure Volume Thickening Mist for more body and shine while also protecting your new color.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, round, long, heart and square shaped faces can wear this style. Hair that is medium to thick in density with not too much natural texture will work best, unless you’re ready to commit a lot of time and product to your style.

Tip:

To make the flat ironing process smoother, spend a couple of extra minutes blow drying with a flat paddle brush from the roots to ends instead of just blowing your hair all around. It’s better for your hair and lets you keep more natural volume!

8. Fresh Fishtail

The fishtail trend is going strong. Take a classic braid to whole new level by learning how to fishtail braid. This style is great for girls with long hair of any type or texture. Curling your hair first will help keep some wave and texture on top.

Wavy Fish Tail Braid For School

Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

Fish Tail Braid and Waves For School - Side View

Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How To Style:

  1. Start with curled hair or straight hair depending on what look you want.
  2. Gather your hair to one side of your neck and start braiding!
  3. Finish off with a clear elastic hair band.

Recommended Products:

Goody brand is a tried and true brand that has a huge selection of small clear elastics. Clear is great or black is nice to have on hand too.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All hair types and face shapes can rock a fishtail, just make sure your hair is long enough.

Tip:

Clear hair elastics are great to have on hand and work great with any hair color. Bulky elastic bands don’t look as cute for finishing off braids, so buy a whole pack of clear elastics to be prepared.

9. Fashion Forward

Perhaps it’s shorter than you may have wanted to go, but it’s a completely hot trend right now! The shorter “pixie” type cut that frames your face is super trendy and lets the real YOU shine! This one is done in a great wheaty blonde color and the pieces around the face soften the look out.

A cute short pixie hairstyle for school

How To Style:

  1. Use a large round brush to blow dry the top layers out smooth.
  2. Flat iron to get the shorter pieces tamed once hair is dry. This shouldn’t take a whole lot of product OR time!

Recommended Products:

For smoothing, use got2b Smooth Operator Smoothing Lustre Lotion. Great for dry hair!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, round, square or long shaped faces can wear this style and depending on where the face framing pieces fall, hearts can rock it too. Fine to thick densities work well depending on the type of product you use and the same goes for natural texture.

Tip:

Keep your style an extra day by using a dry shampoo.

10. Micro Braid Headband

Not so keen on French braids or just don’t know how? Try this basic braid that is simply wrapped over the top of the head and secured to work as a headband. It’s totally quick, easy, helps keep hair out of your face AND adds a bit of braided flair! This little styling touch can be added to straight hair or curled hair as seen below.

Red Wavy Micro Braid - Long School Hairstyle

Style by Michelle Plummer, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

Red Wavy Micro Braid - Long School Hairstyle - View 2

Style by Michelle Plummer, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

How To Style:

  1. Grab a 1” by 1” square section of hair on one side of your head.
  2. Braid the section and then wrap it over the top of your head and secure with a bobby pin.

Recommended Products:

You don’t really need any hair products for a simple braid. However, if you really want to go the easy route, go shopping for pre-made braided headbands that match your hair color.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes and hair types can sport this fun braided style. Your hair just needs to be long enough to have the braid reach the other side of your head.

Tip:

Tie a skinny ribbon to the base of your section before braiding to add some color and girly-ness to the look.

11. Too Hot to Handle

This fire-engine red, super hot shag cut is perfect for back to school! The rich red with subtle low-lighting in the back is a fabulous fall color while the shaggy layers are flirty and edgy. Side swept bangs keep it from looking too harsh.

A super cute shag hairstyle for school

How To Style:

  1. Blow dry hair from roots to ends, using fingers if your hair is naturally straight, or a paddle brush if you need help smoothing.
  2. Use your flat iron to touch up any pieces that need it once hair is completely dry.
  3. Use pomade instead of hairspray to finish the look to help the pieces stand out better.

Recommended Products:

Give Blow Mane Tame Soft Pomade a try for styling and definition.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, long, round, square and heart face shapes can wear this style. For really shaggy cuts, you’ll want a decent amount of density to your hair.

Tip:

Maintain the quality of your color by not exposing your hair to too much sunlight or harsh chemicals. Use color-friendly shampoos, conditioners and styling products.

12. Sweet Shoulders

Try a flippy haircut that hits right above the shoulders for your back-to-school hairstyle. This haircut has medium to long layers with super long side bangs that help keep the cut light and whimsical. This length is very flattering and still allows you to pull it back for sports or working out if needed.

Medium Blonde Bob with a Flip

Style by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

Medium Blonde Bob with a Flip - Side View

Style by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

How To Style:

  1. Use a large round brush with your blow dryer to smooth and roll the ends under or out while you dry.
  2. Concentrate on getting most of the moisture out first, then focus on flipping the ends in the direction you want when your hair is almost dry.

Recommended Products:

Use a nice light foam to give your blow dry shape but won’t weigh it down. I love BodyFul Foam from Redken or Prive has a great product called Shining Weightless Amplifier. Both are great for all hair types. Apply the prouduct from root to tip to get volume where you want it and a nice flip at the ends.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All faces shapes will be flattered with this soft face-framing haircut. Hair that is more naturally straight would be best whether it’s thick or thin.

Tip:

When adding highlights, it’s always a great idea to have lighter pieces around your face. It brightens you up and also looks more natural and sun-kissed.

13. Short and Chic

Sassy chocolate and caramel locks are fun – especially when they are cut just at eye level in front, tapered around the ears and short in the back. It’s low maintenance, but doesn’t give off the vibe that you just don’t care.

A cute and short hairstyle for back to school

How To Style:

  1. Short = easy! Blow dry and add product to define the style.
  2. Use a flat iron if you have to, but on a lower setting so you don’t burn your hair.

Recommended Products:

Try out Redken’s Water Wax Defining Pomade. A small amount will help give you some definition as well as flexible control and amazing shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, heart and more subtle variations of a square or round shaped face can wear this style. Pretty much any hair type can wear it , too! If you’re thinning too much, you’ll want to be careful how the interior layers are cut so they don’t expose too much scalp.

Tip:

Switch up your highlights every time you go in for a cut/color. It will give the whole look a different feel and you won’t end up feeling bored.

14. Not-Quite-Twilight

It’s dark and mysterious, but with some red lowlights and a warm undertone, this deep rich color looks alive and healthy. The freshly trimmed ends keep the cut from looking straggly and sad.

A very cute medium length hairstyle perfect for school

How To Style:

  1. Blow your hair out using a large round brush for more volume or a paddle brush for more smoothness. Make sure to use a heat protection spray as well as a styling product for smoothness and control before drying.
  2. If you use any hairspray at all, keep it light.

Recommended Products:

Try Blow’s Straight To The Point Straightening Emulsion for a sleek, fabulous luster and all-out shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Long, round, heart, oval shaped faces can wear this style. The way a square shaped face wears the bangs and the layering around the face will make or break this cut for them. Medium, naturally not-too-textured hair works the very best, but those of us with curl know how to work it out!

Tip:

For extra volume and a little more curl, toss hair into rollers as soon as you’re done blowing it out. Let them sit for a while and cool completely off.

15. Sweet Tease

Sweeping some hair up and back while still showing off your long gorgeous waves is a great way to style your hair. Sweet romantic waves fall past the shoulders and are topped off with a cute teased crown that is pinned simply and elegantly. Keep a few bangs left out to keep the top looking soft and casual. Perfect for school!

Teased Blonde Waves

Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

Teased Blonde Waves - Side View

Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How To Style:

  1. Work your natural waves or go in with a 1 ¼ or 1 ½ inch curling iron to add some loose curls.
  2. Use your fingers to break the curls a bit to make them appear more natural.
  3. For the top section, start at the back of the crown and tease the roots.
  4. Move towards the front and keep teasing the roots.
  5. Smooth your hair back and secure with a couple of bobby pins at the back crown.

Recommended Products:

Protect your hair from the curling iron’s heat with a product like Pantene’s Fine Hair Style Spray, Heat Protection and Shine. Even if you have thicker hair, this light mist is just the right amount of protection your hair will need.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes and hair thicknesses can sport this super chic hairstyle. Straight, wavy or slightly curly hair can achieve this look.

Tip:

If you don’t want to leave your bangs down, spray them into the teased area or pin them back to the side.

16. NBD (No Big Deal!)

Effortless style with a little effort, this long blonde curly style is perfect for heading back to the classroom. The darker roots with lighter ends is a trendy coloring process and having the natural darker roots means less time in the salon for you!

A long and blonde wavy hairstyle for school

How To Style:

  1. Wash hair the night before and let it air dry overnight (don’t forget to mist it with a heat protection spray!).
  2. In the morning, wrap strands around a clampless curling iron, away from your face.
  3. Spray the finished curls with hairspray and you’re done!

Recommended Products:

TIGI’s Bed Head Maxxed-Out Massive Hold Hairspray promises massive hold and super shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, long, and some round, square, heart shaped faces can wear this style. Most hair types should be able to achieve a similar style, regardless of density or natural texture. If your hair is super fine, keep the length a little shorter or add extensions. If your hair is naturally really curly, it will take more prep work.

Tip:

Instead of investing a ton of money into bonded extensions, buy the good quality human hair extensions that come on clips. Take them to your stylist and ask to have them blended to your hair layers, then just toss them in when you decide to wear your hair down. You can use them lots of times, so it’s a much less expensive but still fabulous option!

17. Cheerleader Chic

Take a hint from this fun, color-inspiring style. Red hues that lighten up around the face and ends into copper blonde flecks make this color glow. Otherwise, this haircut is pretty simple with subtle layering and long wisps of bangs around the eyes.

Simple Highlighted Brunette Style

Style by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

How To Style:

  1. Grab your blow dryer and a large round brush to remove moisture and smooth out your hair as it dries. Really roll the ends under to create that nice, flipped under style.
  2. Once dry, go over any areas with a flat iron if needed.

Recommended Products:

Pureology has a great Super Smooth Cream that helps fight frizz and adds moisture to your hair while you blow it dry. The entire Pureology line is fantastic for color treated hair, so consider investing in good products when you get your hair colored.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes can wear this haircut, but girls with pale skin tones should stay away from this warmer haircolor. Wavy to straight hair can be styled into this look with ease.

Tip:

If you have a long oval shaped face, opt for some side bangs with a little more thickness to help balance it out.

18. Prima Donna

Soft sweet curls are a no-brainer. Toss in a deep side part and it’s an updated classic.

A long hairstyle with soft curls

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair with a round or paddle brush for smooth volume.
  2. Use a smaller barrel (¾” should work) to create curls throughout your mid-end lengths. Finish style with a quick spritz of medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Aveda Pure Abundance Volumizing Hairspray is a great option to pump up your curls and still keep them natural looking curls.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style can work with oval, some round, square, long and some heart face shapes. Medium to thick density hair is best, but those with fine hair can work it too.

Tip:

To make this look extra trendy, add a French braid to your side part along the hairline.

19. Curly Bob

This super girly hairstyle still has a sassy feel because of the cute shorter length. Tons of volume make this curly bob a fabulous stand out hairstyle.

Curly Bob Cute Short Style

Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

Curly Bob Cute Short Style - Side View

Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How To Style:

  1. Grab your 1” curling iron and use it on your strands all over your head.
  2. Flip your head upside down and spray with a strong hairspray.
  3. Flip your head right side up again and smooth out your curls gently.

Recommended Products:

A great strong hold hairspray that even the celebrities use is L’Oreal’s Elnett Strong Hold Hairspray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round faces look great with bangs off of their face and lots of volume. If you have super thick hair with straight to wavy texture, you will want to try out this style.

Tip:

When you go back to school, don’t forget to work your accessories! A headband or a scarf would look fabulous with this hairstyle.

20. Teacher’s Pet

The hair with the healthiest look wins every time. If you’ve got a fantastic color naturally, lucky you! If not, try out this cinnamon brown. Too perfect for fall!

A long haircut with long bangs

How To Style:

  1. After blow drying hair, use your flat iron to smooth it all out. Keep bangs swept off to the side to keep your face looking open instead of hidden.
  2. Use a light hold hairspray or light pomade to make those fly-aways behave.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum smooths and conditions hair while sealing the strands, and it smells amazing!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, square, round, heart and some long shaped faces can easily wear this style. Hair that is fine to thick density but naturally smooth will work best.

Tip:

Get your hair trimmed every six weeks or so to keep your style looking fresh. Trashed ends are a complete fail.

21. Braided Bangs

This cute and easy trick can be done on any hair type or length. It’s great to get bangs up and out of your face, too. Whether you wear your hair straight or curly, this is the perfect style to keep your hair out of your face for study hall while still looking absolutely adorable!

Long Blonde Style with Front Braid

Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

Long Blonde Style with Front Braid - View 2

Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

How To Style:

  1. Style your hair as usual – curly if you want it curled or straight if you want it straight.
  2. Section out a front headband shaped piece of hair, start French braiding at one end and then finish off at the opposite ear.
  3. Secure with bobby pins.

Recommended Products:

You don’t absolutely need to, but sometimes it’s nice to spritz your braid with a little hold to keep any flyaways from forming. Try Super Clean Light Hold Finishing Spray by Paul Mitchell for a hairspray that won’t weigh you down.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes, hair thicknesses and textures can wear this adorable braid – that’s what makes it so fabulous!

Tip:

After braiding and securing, pull the rest of your hair up into a ponytail for a totally different look. Having your hair all up is great for school sports and the braid keeps you looking fashion forward.

22. Not Your Average Valedictorian

Long, shiny, healthy black hair looks amazing when styled with curls. Personalize your style with a shorter side swept bang or even rounded to frame out your eyes.

A long and curled hairstyle

How To Style:

  1. After hair has dried, use a small to medium barrel curling iron to create curls in the mid-shaft through the ends of your hair.
  2. Pin bangs back and off to one side or tuck them behind your ear.
  3. Curls are locked in when you mist with a little hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Davines Defining Invisible Hairspray will give you a little extra volume along with texture. It helps hold but is still touchable. Perfect!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, subtle round or square, heart and some long shaped faces can wear this look. Hair that is medium to thick density with at least some natural texture will work best.

Tip:

To get your shine back, use a clarifying shampoo to strip out product build-up, hard water mineral deposits and any other junk that’s weighing it down and making it look lifeless. A clarifying wash once a week should be all you need to keep your hair looking shiny and fabulous.

23. Chocolate Curls

You’re sure to turn heads in the hallway with this gorgeously colored and styled look. A deep side part cascades down into beautiful curls a few inches past the shoulders. Subtle to no layering at all keeps the lengths thick and full.

Long Wavy Brunette Style

Style by Sara Williams, Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, OH

How To Style:

  1. Part your hair deep to one side and then plug in your curling iron. I would recommend a 1 and ¼ inch sized barrel for this particular style.
  2. Section your hair up if you need to, then start grabbing and curling pieces of hair.
  3. Spray with a light hold hairspray when you are finished.

Recommended Products:

Try Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray from the Wella Professionals line to protect your hair from heat damage.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes will be flattered with this beautiful hairstyle.

Tip:

These curls would look amazing in pigtails or a ponytail, too.

24. Voted Most Likely…

If you’ve got amazingly thick, long, luxurious hair, show it off! Curly or straight, take good care of it and you’ll definitely stand out in any crowd.

Long and curly haircut

How To Style:

  1. Once hair is dry, use a 1” barrel curling iron to create ringlets all around your head.
  2. After the curls have cooled, use your fingers to separate and blend them together.
  3. Use a fine mist of extra strength hairspray to really hold those curls.

Recommended Products:

Try out Round Trip Liquid Curl Definer from Paul Mitchell. It’s technically for natural curls or waves, but the benefit of reduced drying time along with the conditioning and protection makes this curl product perfect for this style!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, round, square, long or heart shaped faces can wear this style.  Hair that is medium to thick density works best with a little natural texture.

Tip:

For hair that’s just too stubborn to dry in a reasonable amount of time, use a hair shammy to whisk away excess moisture and cut down on drying time.

25. Soft Curls

This sweet style would look great in class or as well as for a night out with friends. Adding soft whimsical curls helps change up your normal straight hairstyle and makes you look more girly. Keeping the curls more towards the ends of your strands keeps the style more subtle and sophisticated instead of wild curls from roots to ends.

Style by Deborah Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Soft Auburn Curls - Back View

Style by Deborah Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Start with clean dry hair and part your hair deep to one side with your fingers or a comb.
  2. Section up the top half of your hair so you can manage it easier.
  3. Turn on your curling iron that has a 1” sized barrel or slightly larger and start curling the dropped down section.
  4. After you finish curling your bottom section, drop down the top and continue to curl. Remember to curl the last couple inches of hair only so you keep that smooth texture on top.
  5. Flip the bottom ends of the bangs back and away from the face with your iron to create a cute, swept back look.

Recommended Products:

You don’t want to make the curls look sticky or stiff, so opt for a light spray to protect your curls instead of a hairspray. I love Flash Brilliance by Prive to add shine and softness.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Square face shapes always look great when you soften up those angles with some sweet waves and curls. All other face shapes can wear this style, too. If your hair is thin to medium thickness with straight to wavy texture, you can definitely achieve this hairstyle.

Tip:

Instead of using a curling iron, sleep with small buns in your hair to set. Wake up and enjoy some soft curls that will last all day!

26. Edgy Shag

This medium length hairstyle falls right at the shoulders and has tons of pizzazz! The ends are cut with a razor to give the whole hairstyle a shaggy and edgy feel. Bangs and layers have tons of texture that help frame the face.

edgy-shag-medium-style

Style by Lachane, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How to Style:

  1. Blow dry hair out with a paddle brush to get strands as smooth and straight as possible.
  2. Go in with a flat iron to really polish off the look.
  3. Bevel the iron towards the face for a rounded finish.

Recommended Products:

Redken Glass is a heat protecting serum that’s great to use on medium to thick hair types. Rub some in the palms of your hands and then run through hair before and after styling with heat.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes would look great with this face framing hairstyle. Medium to thicker amounts of hair that can be flat ironed with ease are ideal for this look.

Tip:

Use a dry shampoo on day two of your look. It will help you keep your style longer.

27. Sweet Innocence

This soft blonde hairstyle is cut just past the shoulders with some light layering at the bottom of the haircut. Hair is parted to the side with a few curls thrown in for interest and texture.

sweet-innocence

Style by Flonnie Westbrook

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Style by Flonnie Westbrook

How to Style:

  1. Start with clean, dry hair and part strands to the side.
  2. Use a 1” curling iron to pop in some ringlets randomly. Simply grab some pieces and curl.
  3. Use a flat iron to smooth out the bangs and polish off the overall look.

Recommended Products:

Global Keratin Light Hold Hairspray. This light hold hairspray adds manageable hold and instant shine, while taming frizz and flyaways and creating a flexible hold for curls, waves and straight hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Square or round shaped faces would look great with this look. Straight to wavy hair that is thin or thick can pull off this hairstyle.

Tip:

Run your fingers through your hair after curling for a more soft and wavy texture.

28. Midnight Elegance

This hairstyle falls past the shoulders and looks great with soft curls. A side part and jet black hair take this look to the next level.

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Style by Leah Veneri, The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How to Style: 

  1. Part clean, dry hair to the side and detangle with a brush or comb.
  2. Use a one and a half inch sized curling iron to add waves to the ends of the hair strands.
  3. Flat iron the bangs to the side so they’re nice and sleek.

Recommended Products:

Garnier Fructis Anti-Frizz Serum soaks deep into frizzy, dry hair to smooth each strand. Try the whole Sleek and Shine line from Garnier to really get healthy and shiny hair with a mirror-like finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Square shaped faces are always complemented with softer textures. Thicker hair that is naturally straight or wavy is great.

Tip:

Don’t overdo coloring your hair black. If you color over it again and again your hair will start to look opaque and lose its natural translucent quality. Touch up your roots only when needed and don’t pull the color all the way through to the tips.

29. Blonde Beauty

This sandy blonde color is fabulous and so is this super cute hairstyle. Hair is cut right at the shoulders with zero layers for the exception of the ones cut around the face. The layers fall right at the chin and bevel down gradually. Full blunt bangs help add drama to this super chic look.

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Style by Emily Volk, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How to Style:

  1. Blow dry your hair with a paddle brush to get strands as smooth and sleek as possible.
  2. Blow dry your bangs forward with a round brush.
  3. If needed, go in with a flat iron to really smooth out and polish off your hair.

Recommended Products:

Use a heat protecting agent on your hair strands before blow drying or using hot irons. Try Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum. Helps smooth hair fast with reduced dry time, too. Sweet!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Long oval faces look great with full bangs. Thin to thick hair of fine to medium textures is ideal. The straighter your hair is naturally the better.

Tip:

If you have thin or fine hair minimal layering is best. The less layers you have cut into your hair, the fuller it will look and feel.

30. Curl Crazed

These natural curls look awesome! The texture really pops next to the ironed out bangs. A deep side part and healthy strands make this hairstyle stand out from the back to school crowd.

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Style by Rachel Ricciardi, The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How to Style:

  1. Apply your favorite curl enhancing products to damp hair.
  2. Use a wide toothed comb to detangle.
  3. Scrunch up hair with your hands to enhance the curl pattern.
  4. Attach a diffusing nozzle to your blow dryer and dry your hair.
  5. When hair is completely dry go in with a flat iron to smooth out the bangs.

Recommended Products:

Moroccan Oil Intense Curl Cream is amazing for curly haired girls! Mix it with their Oil Treatment to ensure healthy strands that will be frizz free.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round and heart shaped faces are flattered nicely by this hairstyle. Natural curls should definitely embrace this style.

Tip:

 Once your curls are styled and dry avoid touching them throughout the day. Touching them can cause frizz and tangles.

Rocking your hair doesn’t have to take hours in the morning before school. Choosing one of these young and fresh hairstyles is the key to looking your best when you head back to school this year. With the right haircut or simply the right quick styling, you’re sure to have a great year!