Back-to-school shopping is super fun, but you know what else I love? Back-to-school hairstyles for girls that I use on my daughter’s hair almost every day.
If you have a little girl, then make back to school even more exciting by giving her a chance to show off a fun new hairstyle! Most of these only look complicated, by the way. Trust me, these are some of the easier DIY back-to-school projects!
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1. Try this Tie Up the Bow bun for a quick and cute back-to-school hairstyle.
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This is a deceptively simple and seriously cute back-to-school hairstyle.
- Pull hair into a loop at the crown then separate it into two equal parts.
- Make sure to leave a tail out when you first make the loop because you’re going to use it to separate the bun.
- Leave a little at the end to curl for a curly “ribbon tail,” or pull and tuck it in with bobby pins for a more finished look.
2. Shake up your back-to-school hairstyle with the High Looped ponytail.
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- Pull all of the hair into a high ponytail, then secure a second elastic about two inches down.
- Gently pull the hair through so it puffs just a bit between the two elastics.
- Repeat for the length of the ponytail, leaving at least an inch or two at the bottom.
I can seriously complete this back-to-school hairstyle in under 5 minutes!
3. The Double Braid ponytail is a simple and fun hairstyle for girls.
- via Fynes Designs
- Braid two small sections of hair from the front and secure.
- Tie the braid in a knot before pulling it all back into a ponytail.
4. Switch up your back-to-school hairstyle with the Criss-Cross ponytails.
- via Fynes Designs
- Part hair evenly into two sections.
- Section off the crown of the hair into two smaller chunks.
- Tie them each into a small pigtail.
- Separate the bottom half into two clean sections.
- Criss-Cross the top pigtails, picking up a large bottom section with each one.
- Tie each doubled up section into two separate ponytails.
5. Stand out with looped pigtails as a back-to-school hairstyle.
You need a comb with a stick end for this one and you have to work each side independently.
- Start by parting all of the hair into a very clean, straight part, front to back.
- Put one side tightly into an elastic to keep it from creeping into the other side.
- On the loose side, start at the front of the hair and separate a horizontal section about an inch and a half back.
- Put that into a tight elastic.
- Work your way towards the crown and separate another section, another inch and a half back.
- Place that section under your first section and secure them both together tightly to the head with another elastic.
- Continuing working your way towards the nape of the neck, like a french braid, overlapping each previous section on top of the new one underneath, until you run out of hair.
- Then move over to the other side and repeat, being sure to line your sections up with the other side.
Want a really cute back-to-school hairstyle? Make the hair elastics different colors so your kiddo can wear a rainbow!
6. Change up your back-to-school hairstyles with this wrapped ponytail.
- Make a ponytail but leave a strand underneath the ponytail free.
- Use the loose hair to wrap around the ponytail elastic.
- Pin it underneath with a bobby-pin or tuck it into the ponytail elastic.
You could even take this cute back-to-school hairstyle up a notch and braid the hair that you wrap around!
7. Twice the cuteness with the Double Buns hairstyle for girls.
- Part hair down the middle, dividing it into two sections.
- Put each section into a high ponytail on top of the head.
- Twist each ponytail and wrap it around itself.
- Tuck the ends underneath each bun and pin.
This is such a cute back-to-school hairstyle! And it’s crazy simple, too!
8. The Double French Braid pony offers a twist on a classic hairstyle for girls.
This is one of those back-to-school hairstyles that work well with short or long hair. And it’s even cuter if it’s a bit messy, in my opinion!
- Divide the hair into two sections.
- Secure one side in elastic so it doesn’t creep into the other.
- French braid the other side, angling the braid toward the nape of the neck.
- Tie it off with a clear elastic, then do the other side.
- Tie them together with a larger elastic or a cute bow.
9. Send your girl off with the Crown Braid back-to-school hairstyle.
- French braid hair starting behind the ear and braiding closely around the entire head.
- Pin the braid’s tied end under existing braided pieces.
- Pull the braid slightly to create a fuller-looking crown.
10. The Braided Pullback is a simple and cute back-to-school hairstyle.
- Make a small braid starting at either temple.
- Secure each braid about halfway with a clear hair elastic. (You can use a larger elastic to hold the two braids together.)
- Hide it with a cute bow!
11. Reshape your back-to-school hairstyle with asymmetric ponytails.
- Diagonally part hair into two equal-sized sections from the front top corner to the opposite side nape.
- Tie the section that will be on the bottom with an elastic to create a ponytail.
- Cross the top section over the center of the head to hide the part and tie with elastic.
This modern asymmetrical look on a classic style works for any age — moms included.
12. The Flip-and-Twist ponytail is a quick and clever hairstyle for girls.
- Make a loose ponytail.
- Create a gap above the elastic holding the ponytail.
- Flip the end of the ponytail through it.
13. Try the beautiful, yet simple Triple Braided Buns as one of your back-to-school hairstyles.
- Part hair into three sections.
- Make three braids from the nape of the neck.
- Twist and pin each into a bun. Easy peasy!
14. Create the Sock Bun back-to-school hairstyle in minutes with a cutup sock.
- Pull a ponytail through a sock with its toe-end cut-off.
- Tuck and roll the ends of hair with the sock toward the head.
- Once you get to the head, spread the hair out to cover up any sock that’s still visible and pin loose ends.
Add a bow or leave it loose — either way, it’s going to be super cute!
15. Dress up your back-to-school hairstyle with a ribbon twist.
This style works great on medium and long length hair.
- Make a high ponytail and secure with elastic tightly to the crown.
- Divide the high ponytail into two even sections and twist all the way down.
- Secure with a clear elastic.
- Tie a long ribbon securely over the top elastic, then work the ribbon over and under one side of the twist, making sure to pull the ribbon through each time.
- When you get to the bottom, tie the ribbon around the clear elastic.
- Tie a bow around the top in a matching ribbon and you have a great DIY for back-to-school.
16. For long hairstyles for girls try the Braid Wrapped Bubble ponytail.
This is similar to the high looped ponytail, but it’s a little more work.
- Make two braids, one on each side of the head, and tie with elastic bands.
- Create a ponytail with the remaining hair and tie off with an elastic band.
- Wrap each around the side of the head and around and under the base of the ponytail.
- Secure both braids with bobby pins.
- Tie an elastic band around the ponytail (about every two inches).
- Pull some of the hair in between bands for a fuller look.
Having trouble? Follow these instructions to achieve this look.
17. Top off your back-to-school hairstyle with the Twisted Front (and a bow!).
- Part a front section of hair to the side.
- Twist the hair and angle it to the back of the head.
- Secure it with bobby pins, or bow.
If the hair is long enough you can take the twisted hair and any remaining hair and make a ponytail.
TIP: By twisting the hair back and adding a little hair as you go, it makes the style more secure while keeping hair off the face throughout the day.
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