It happens every year: summer comes to an end, and it’s time to head back to school and hit the books! Take the sting out of the ending of your sweet summer with some trendy back-to-school hairdos that’ll make every day interesting!
A timeless, sophisticated hairstyle that’s simple to do and creates a pulled-together look with any outfit. These waves can work wonders for both longer and shorter hair!
Separate hair into sections and curl each section of hair, securing the tighter curls with hair spray. Use at least a 1.5” curling iron or barrel curling iron. After hair has set, comb out curls with a fine-tooth comb to create lose, even waves. Use hair spray to secure. You may want to use volumizing spray prior to drying hair and heat-protective spray prior to curling.
Throw some braids in your hair for extra pizzazz or a soft boho look. You can add simple braids, or more elaborate french or fishtail braids throughout your hair and bangs.
Part hair on the side, gather the front top portion of hair and separate into 3 sections. Start braiding by alternating crossing of the sections over one another along the front of your scalp working across the top of your face making your way to the side of the head. Tie a hair tie at the end of the braid, secure placement in your hair with bobby pins and spray hair to secure braid.
Headscarves and bandanas are no longer just for Rosie the Riveter, they’re in style for everyone, along with rolled-back updos and voluminous tresses.
Pull hair back into a ponytail, put headband or bandana across top of head. Pull hair out of ponytail, tease hair to give it a fuller look.
Pull hair back into a ponytail, leaving an even section loose on each side of the head above each ear. Pull loose end straight out to the side. Roll hair around index and middle finger to create side rolls. Secure at the top and bottom with bobby pins and spray with hairspray. Tie ribbon or bandana around ponytail, or pull it out of ponytail and curl it with wave curls.
Work wonders on hair that’s free flowing, tied up in a high ponytail or hastily textured by giving it a wet-look finish. Since your hair never truly appears “dry,” you’ll continue to make a statement throughout the day!
Use a generous amount of gel in hair and comb through to give it a wet and separated appearance. Style hair down flat, or in a ponytail. The gel will dry looking like your hair is still “damp” to the touch. Choose a gel of high performance.
A vital lazy-girl hairstyle because they’re easy, require little styling time and keep your hair in place without looking stiff and stitched. For a little added zing, pull them to the side or tease the crown of your hair for added volume.
Pull hair back to the base of the head in a hasty, messy manner. Secure with a hair band. Can be pulled to the side as well. Wrap a single strand of hair around the hair band securing with a bobby pin under the ponytail. Or create a clean, sleek look by combing hair tightly back with a fine-tooth comb and gather hair at the base of the head, securing with a hair band.
Sweep your bangs to either side of your face for a cute, instant and easy look! Nothing pulls together a perfect bang cut like adding a little swoop to the mix; it showcases your face and really emphasizes your eyes. For shorter haircuts, compliment your style with short bangs, a trendy option!
Part your bangs on one side of your head and allow them to naturally swoop in front of your forehead. If they need a little extra encouragement, use a straightener to coax them to gently go the direction you desire.
Crimping is making a surprising revival; the mini hair waves are back and better than ever! Go to town with your crimping iron by styling either your entire head, or just sections of hair. This method of styling also adds tremendous volume!
Using a crimping iron, clamp down on sections of hair one by one to create a sawtooth pattern down the length of hair. Try crimping pieces of hair intertwined within braids or a piece in a messy low ponytail to create intriguing texture. If you don’t own a crimping iron, then braid small sections of your hair while wet. Take your hair out of the braid when it’s dry to create a natural crimp effect that causes less damage to your hair!