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Back to school hair

Updated on September 11, 2013

Great ideas for back to school hair

Wear your hair in a cool different style for school. In this lens I've shared three different back to school hair styles that are quick and easy. Hopefully you will get inspired and try these trendy dos that are perfect on and off school grounds.

The Styles include the fishtail braid, the side bun, and a cute top knot. These are all timeless hair dos that can be personalized to make your own look.

So scroll down for pictures and instructions!

Fishtail braid for back to school

Fish tail braid instructions
Fish tail braid instructions

Back to school hair style #1: Fishtail braid

Fishtail braid instructions

This is the fashionable twist on the timeless classic, the braid! The fishtail braid, also known as the herringbone bone braid, has a sort of messy, complicated-cool feel. Even though it looks complicated, you have no reason to fret! Just below I've included step by step instructions on how to do a fish tail braid.

Step 1: Section your hair into two.

Step 2: Take a small piece of hair from the outside area of the left section of hair. Pull the piece over the top of the left section and under the right section of hair. Summary: The small piece of hair should have moved over the top of the left side of your hair to under the right side.

Step 3: Repeat step 2 but for the right side. Take a small piece of hair from the outside area of the right section of hair, pull it over the right section and then under the left section.

Step 4: Keep doing the above two steps while alternating sides. Remember it is just a simple under and over action all the way to the bottom.

Step 5: Tie your finished fishtail pony with a small elastic band so that it won't unravel.

If you are still confused, check out the video below.

How to do a fishtail braid

A first hand, step by step video on doing the fish tail braid.

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Brown/Blonde Two Tone Fishtail Braid Hair Band | Elasticated Braided Plaited Head Band
Brown/Blonde Two Tone Fishtail Braid Hair Band | Elasticated Braided Plaited Head Band

Want an easy braided halo look. Try this beautiful braid headband.

How to do a side bun
How to do a side bun

Back to school hair style #2: Side bun

Step 1: Blow dry your hair using a round brush to get extra volume. (Optional)

Step 2: Create a wavy texture by using a curling iron or curling wand on the lower part of your hair. You'll want to keep the to straight and curl from below the ears.

Step 3: For a side bun, a relaxed look is best. Tight to the head is a no-no so try teasing the hair just a bit to add some volume at the crown of your head.

Step 4: Twist your hair into a low ponytail so that the back of your hair looks rolled upwards.

Step 5: Once you have twisted the back and have reached your ear place a bobby pin in the hair securing it in place.

Step 6: You can then either wrap the hair into a bun over the pin or twist your hair into small sections of curls to hide the pin.

Step 7: Use hairspray to smooth any fly-aways and keep your hair in place all day!

The perfect top knot
The perfect top knot

Back to school hair style #3: A cute top knot

The bun is a classic, and the top knot is its most fashionable form. It's such an easy hair style to rock and perfect for lazy days or days you're running late. The best looks always have an effortless feel. Below are the step by step instructions on achieving one of the easiest and cutest back to school hair styles of all time.

Step 1: Take all of your hair and pull it into a very high pony tail. Try to place the pony as high on your head as possible.

Step 2: Wrap your loose pony hair around the hair elastic until there are no more loose pieces.

Step 3: Use a bobby pin or clip to secure the knot.

Step 4: (Optional) Use hairspray to smooth fly-aways.

Top knot bun maker

Accessories to help you get the perfect top knot or sock bun.

Other great back to school hair ideas - Hair accessories for back to school

When I'm short on time but want a fresh look I always reach for a hair accessory. Some other trends you might want to try for back to school:

#1 Add a bow. Half up had down hair with a black bow looks really chic and really 'Jane Austen'.

#2 Try a jeweled headband. Hair crowns have been all the rage for a while. Dress them up or down for a unique look.

#3 Clip in bangs. If you're not bold enough to cut your hair, why not try clip on hair bangs?

#4 Try livening a classic and doing an interesting take on the ponytail.

Let me know which hair style is your favorite! - Feel free to share you favorite back to school hairstyles here too.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I love braids!