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.

  1. Pull hair into a loop at the crown then separate it into two equal parts.
  2. Make sure to leave a tail out when you first make the loop because you’re going to use it to separate the bun.
  3. 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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  1. Pull all of the hair into a high ponytail, then secure a second elastic about two inches down.
  2. Gently pull the hair through so it puffs just a bit between the two elastics.
  3. 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.

  1. Braid two small sections of hair from the front and secure.
  2. 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.

  1. Part hair evenly into two sections.
  2. Section off the crown of the hair into two smaller chunks.
  3. Tie them each into a small pigtail.
  4. Separate the bottom half into two clean sections.
  5. Criss-Cross the top pigtails, picking up a large bottom section with each one.
  6. 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.

  1. Start by parting all of the hair into a very clean, straight part, front to back.
  2. Put one side tightly into an elastic to keep it from creeping into the other side.
  3. On the loose side, start at the front of the hair and separate a horizontal section about an inch and a half back.
  4. Put that into a tight elastic.
  5. Work your way towards the crown and separate another section, another inch and a half back.
  6. Place that section under your first section and secure them both together tightly to the head with another elastic.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!


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6. Change up your back-to-school hairstyles with this wrapped ponytail.

  1. Make a ponytail but leave a strand underneath the ponytail free.
  2. Use the loose hair to wrap around the ponytail elastic.
  3. 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.

  1. Part hair down the middle, dividing it into two sections.
  2. Put each section into a high ponytail on top of the head.
  3. Twist each ponytail and wrap it around itself.
  4. 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!

  1. Divide the hair into two sections.
  2. Secure one side in elastic so it doesn’t creep into the other.
  3. French braid the other side, angling the braid toward the nape of the neck.
  4. Tie it off with a clear elastic, then do the other side.
  5. Tie them together with a larger elastic or a cute bow.


9. Send your girl off with the Crown Braid back-to-school hairstyle.

  1. French braid hair starting behind the ear and braiding closely around the entire head.
  2. Pin the braid’s tied end under existing braided pieces.
  3. Pull the braid slightly to create a fuller-looking crown.


10. The Braided Pullback is a simple and cute back-to-school hairstyle.

  1. Make a small braid starting at either temple.
  2. Secure each braid about halfway with a clear hair elastic. (You can use a larger elastic to hold the two braids together.)
  3. Hide it with a cute bow!


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11. Reshape your back-to-school hairstyle with asymmetric ponytails.

  1. Diagonally part hair into two equal-sized sections from the front top corner to the opposite side nape.
  2. Tie the section that will be on the bottom with an elastic to create a ponytail.
  3. 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.

  1. Make a loose ponytail.
  2. Create a gap above the elastic holding the ponytail.
  3. 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.

  1. Part hair into three sections.
  2. Make three braids from the nape of the neck.
  3. Twist and pin each into a bun. Easy peasy!


14. Create the Sock Bun back-to-school hairstyle in minutes with a cutup sock.

  1. Pull a ponytail through a sock with its toe-end cut-off.
  2. Tuck and roll the ends of hair with the sock toward the head.
  3. 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.

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This style works great on medium and long length hair.

  1. Make a high ponytail and secure with elastic tightly to the crown.
  2. Divide the high ponytail into two even sections and twist all the way down.
  3. Secure with a clear elastic.
  4. 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.
  5. When you get to the bottom, tie the ribbon around the clear elastic.
  6. Tie a bow around the top in a matching ribbon and you have a great DIY for back-to-school.


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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.

  1. Make two braids, one on each side of the head, and tie with elastic bands.
  2. Create a ponytail with the remaining hair and tie off with an elastic band.
  3. Wrap each around the side of the head and around and under the base of the ponytail.
  4. Secure both braids with bobby pins.
  5. Tie an elastic band around the ponytail (about every two inches).
  6. 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!).

  1. Part a front section of hair to the side.
  2. Twist the hair and angle it to the back of the head.
  3. 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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