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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!

Wave Curls

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.

Halo

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Whether you wear a braid across your forehead or at the nape of your neck, creating a halo is a classic and beautiful expression. 

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.

Fishtail

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.

Take a thin portion of your hair from each side of your face. Loosely criss-cross them over your hair at the base of your neck, forming an “X.” Then, take another thin portion from right below the previous section, criss-crossing them right below the previous portion. Continue with thin pieces on both sides of your head until you’ve created a braid that’s the length you desire. Secure the braid with a hair tie.

Messy Bun

Wear your hair in a messy bun on top of your head, at the back of your head, or the base of your head. Wherever it’s most comfortable is the best. A messy bun is a fast and easy hairstyle that can pull your hair away from your face to create a sophisticated style.

Pull your hair into a ponytail. Then either pull only a portion of it through the ponytail holder and wrap the loose end around the bubble, or just twist your ponytail around the holder creating a bun. Secure with bobby pins or a hair tie.

Low Ponytails

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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.

Space Bun

Space buns are truly the most trendy hairstyle right now. You can wear these braided, messy, sleek, half-up/half-down, at the top of a french braid, you name it! Decide on a style suitable for your personality and hair style, then let the double buns shine.

Part your hair into two ponytail sections at the top of your head, very loosely braiding them or just simply wrapping them into a Princess Leia look.

Half-Up/Half-Down

This classic look has so much variety, so spice things up this school year with a different approach to a simple hair style.

Part your hair at or above your ears. Secure the top half with a hair tie and then style into a bun, braid or leave as a ponytail.

Pigtails

Pigtails are another classic back-to-school look, with a ton of variety and diversity. Wear a french braid or dutch braid that extends the length of your hair or end the at the base of your neck. Style your loose hair in a waves, straight or a bun. Or, you can start your pigtails at the base of your neck with tight or relaxed braids.

Part hair down the middle, then braid each side evenly. Spray with hairspray to secure.

Bubble Braid or Pony

The bubble braid or ponytail is another major trend for heading back-to-school. The braid takes a lot of extra effort and practice, so make sure you take the time to prepare yourself for your back-to-school morning.

For a bubble ponytail, tease the hair of your ponytail for volume and thickness. Using elastic bands, make a “bubble” by creating sections and pulling hair slightly out of each chunk. Spritz your hair with some hairspray to ensure it stays in place throughout the day.

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