24 Cute Hairstyles for School Teenage Girls Are Wearing This Year

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

While it’s fun to collect your supplies and find new clothes for the new school year, it’s even more exciting to freshen up your look with a new hairstyle for school. Make a statement with your hair when you step back on campus this season. If you’re looking for some ideas, you’re in the right place!

Rocking your hair doesn’t have to take hours in the morning before heading to your high school or middle school. Choosing one of these easy 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! Here are the most popular school hairstyles teenage girls are getting right now!

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Easy French Braid Hairstyle
Instagram @lostinbraids

#1: Easy French Braid

Interlocked hair spiced up with brown roots and blonde ends. Be free to rule school without any hold backs.

#2: Dramatic A-Line Bob

Sassy hair with a dramatic A-line cut? Oh, yes! I love the A-line look because I feel like it can suit almost anyone of any age and be stunningly adorable. I recommend creating a beach wave with whatever iron works best for you. Best to use a straightener because the curls and waves last much longer. As soon as the curls cool, I run my fingers through and then add some pomade and hairspray for the finished look. This look is for kids and teens that love a cute and sassy look without taking forever to achieve. It’s also a mature and sophisticated look for women of an older age.

#3: Quick Top Knot

A quick top not can be worn very elegantly and also very fun and carefree. A top knot is a statement piece and it gives you confidence when you wear your hair styled this way. By pulling your hair back and away from your face you can look younger. This style is really perfect for going back to school, to prom, weddings, and any special occasion. It also looks great whether your hair is straight, wavy, or very curly.

#4: Simple Dutch Braid

Take your braiding game to the next level by doing this super easy style! Loose waves at the ends flavors the side braid patterns, creating striking girl hairstyles for school.

Simple Low Ponytail
Instagram @hairbychaya

#5: Simple Low Ponytail

Uncomplicated but with a hint of deluxe! Tying your hair low doesn’t seem so boring, thanks to an elaborate braid leading to frizzed up ends. A low braided ponytail is very easy to copy for teen going back to school.

#6: Fun Double French Braids

Keep it real while being fancy with braids! Helpful for retaining moisture in your locks especially when exposed to outside heat and drying.

#7: Effortless Shag

This effortless shag is popular for many reasons, but one of the main ones is versatility. Short enough to pass as a bob while still maintaining enough length to style for any events you may want to attend!

Tousled & Touchable
Instagram @coledoeshair

#8: Tousled & Touchable

This tousled and touchable hair is a perfect length and won’t take you long to style. This beachy, summery, effervescent look you won’t have to spend hours on. Style with some waves and go!

Blunt Bob
Instagram @lauradoesmyhair

#9: Blunt Bob

Check out this blunt bob! Depending on your face shape, you can opt for layers no shorter than nose length. It will add length and height to a round face or a simple, blunt bob to soften a longer face.

#10: Iconic Shag

This iconic shag is a very popular look! Little girls are loving short hair with layers. You will fall in love with the shaggy look and how easy it is to style.

#11: Feminine Collarbone Cut

Are you someone who has a ton of hair and a hard time styling your hair? A slightly disconnected undercut may be the way to go for you. Keep the bottom section shorter (or even shaved). It allows the remaining density of the hair to lay nicely on top. And it gives you much more controlled styling.

Textured Beach Wave
Instagram @kendallxfire

#12: Textured Beach Wave

Have you ever wondered how your stylist gives out the perfect textured beach wave? This example of wavy hair is great for a night out and can be done on yourself by adding curls throughout your hair. Use a 1 1/4-inch iron and brush them out with a paddle brush. Finish with a texture powder or spray for extra fun and hold.

Textured Lob
Instagram @hair_by_levi

#13: Textured Lob

Wondering if you can wear a long bob or a textured lob cut? This is a great example of how this haircut can work on everyone. Because all bodies are proportioned a little differently, consult with your stylist. Find a custom length that will look best on you!

#14: Dimensional Balayage

This dimensional balayage is a great way to add some pops to your medium-brown hair. I would suggest making a mood board of all your favorite photos of highlights. Bring them with you to your next hair appointment. This way you can discuss a few options with your stylist that would work best for you!

Ombre Waves
Instagram @hair_by_morgan

#15: Ombre Waves

Ombre waves are low-maintenance. They are a great option for any teens looking to play with color for the first time. Preferred maintenance on this style only involves a 10-12 week tone and trim. But, make sure you are using a Wet Brush at home for tangle maintenance and care.

Sunkissed Waves
Instagram @studiocgsalon

#16: Sun-kissed Waves

The best part about these trendy, sun-kissed waves is that they are always in style. Plus, they do not require as much maintenance as your traditional highlight. I recommend this to anyone looking to try a lightening service for the first time.

#17: Balayage Babe

If you want a balayage, then this look is for you! Medium-length hair, shorter hair, and fine hair would benefit from the balayage look. It gives you dimension and will appear to look fuller. Style with waves for an even more dimensional look.

#18: Natural Dimension

A subtle balayage in the front of your hair is the perfect way to show off some natural dimension. All without feeling too light and bright. Make sure you pre-book a toner appointment 10-12 weeks from your initial appointment. It will keep your color feeling soft and effortless.

Warm Balayage
Instagram @md.hair.yyc

#19: Warm Balayage

Are you browsing some back-to-school hairstyles for teens? A warm balayage shown on this pretty head of hair is a great place to start when you are new to highlights as a teen. Make sure to brush your hair from roots to ends with a leave-in conditioner daily. It helps to preserve your long, healthy hair.

#20: Texturized Layers

Texturized layers are a simple way to add dimension to long straight hair. Ask your stylist to point-cut your locks and add some texture with dry cutting at your service’s end. This will prevent your hair from appearing too blunt and give it a more natural feel.

Waterfall Curls
Instagram @curllovemiriam

#21: Waterfall Curls

Are you a teenager with waterfall curls working on weighing them down? Then I’ve got some simple, helpful tips for you! I myself have a natural texture and/or curly hair. Creating a cute hairstyle all starts with the products you are using. Invest in some Bumble and Bumble curl anti-humidity gel oil. Rub a quarter size amount into your locks and gather your hair into a ponytail. Release and separate into smaller tiny twists. Diffuse the curls between hot/cold air. And there you have it, one step closer to creating cute hairstyles for curly hair.

#22: Blunt Precision Bob

Get ready for lots of compliments in a blunt precision bob. School girls, consider cutting your long hair, and you’ll be ready in two minutes with a shorter cut. A precision bob works well on fine or thick hair textures and is easy to style with a quick blowout. If you’re the type that has to have bangs, they would be an awesome addition to this style.

Mermaid Shag
Instagram @callyjosalon

#23: Mermaid Shag

A mermaid shag is perfect for the teen girl who wants to take some weight out of her thick hair for a more edgy, beachy feel. A style like this will allow you to keep a medium to long length. Add shorter layers for shape and dimension. Add a highlight to your service for an extra beachy feel!

Classic Graduated Bob
Instagram @wwesleyjohn

#24: Classic Graduated Bob

Dare to rock a classic graduated bob. If you are a teen girl who is down for something out of the ordinary, consider a blunt bang on a sleek bob. The strong lines of the shape will make your features pop and the girls will be envious. The graduation in the nape with a touch of layers throughout will give your hair cool lines. You’ll want to blowout with a large round brush to achieve an edgy shape.


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