The start of a new school year is synonymous to a new bag, new notebooks, new uniforms, and a new hairdo. You don’t have to go for a drastic chop, though! We understand how long the wait is to grow out your mane, so we went ahead and compiled a number of cute hairstyles for long hair that will add extra oomph to your features, just in time for the new school year. Take your pick from the chic styles below:
12 cute hairstyles for long hair
Cute hairstyles for long hair – Grown-out lob with long bangs
Grown-out lob with long bangs
This hairstyle is a great choice for girls who are growing out their hair. The long, heavy bangs and face-framing cut make it suitable for girls with square or oval faces. But remember: Just because you’re growing out your hair, doesn’t mean you have to totally stop visiting your hairstylist.
Editor’s tip: Schedule a trim every few months to keep split ends at bay, and promote hair growth by using products with nourishing biotin like Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo.
You can get away with a summery ombre on waist-length locks if your school doesn’t have a strict dress code. The color will also have your classmates thinking you had the best vacation ever!
Long and wavy
Long, loose waves can make you look like you have everything put-together despite the sheer stress schoolwork tend to bring.
Editor’s tip: Since stress also causes hair fall and hair breakage, switch to products like Cream Silk Hairfall Defense Conditioner, which strengthens hair from root to tip.
This choppy style is stylish and would go well with any school outfit. Ask your stylist to add some spice to your mane through subtle red highlights.
Big beachy waves
We all have a part-mermaid schoolmate who jets off to the beach every chance she gets. For girls like her, beachy waves are a natural choice. Caramel-toned highlights give definition to the curls and add a summery flair to your ‘do.
Editor’s tip: To achieve that just-got-off the beach look for your hair, spritz on some TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray for gorgeous beach waves. It defines and separates the hair fibers for natural, tousled movement.
Want bangs, but not ready yet to commit to a full fringe? Wispy bangs can add a dash of pizzazz to your look, without the harshness of a blunt crop. No wonder it’s all the rage these days!
A sleek center part
Don’t underestimate this classic haircut’s versatility: This low-maintenance ‘do can be worn in several ways, but when you don’t want to think about how you look when you’ve got a whole day of classes, meetings, and other activities, keeping it loose and parted in the middle is always a good idea.
Editor’s tip: Master this clean look by swiping on some Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream to tame flyaways and nourish hair at the same time.
For those lucky girls whose schools have no dress codes, coloring your hair in your favorite hue will ensure that you’ll stand out from the rest of the student body. Embrace your individuality and go for a long blunt chop in a candy pink hue!
Loose, silky smooth spirals on bra-length hair will always be a flattering look. This ‘do can easily take you from a full day of classes to a dinner date, and even to a late evening at your favorite bar.
Editor’s tip: Just spritz on TONI&GUY Sky High Volume Dry Shampoo on your roots when your hair’s looking limp or starts to get oily, and you’re good to go.
Wavy and layered
Wavy haired girls raring for a makeover can go for a mid-length chop. This wash-and-wear style is especially flattering on ladies with oval faces, letting you achieve that coveted ‘just got out of bed’ look.
Kulot girls, ditch the flat iron and start embracing your natural curls! Twirl and scrunch your ringlets for more defined curls. Some girls even subject their mane to a chemical perm just to get the looks you’re born with. You’ve got naturally beautiful hair, so flaunt it!
Editor’s tip: Use TRESemme Keratin Smooth Treatment Mask at least once a week to infuse your locks with much-needed moisture and keep frizz at bay.
Dark and choppy
This dark, mid-length ‘do is both timeless and easy to maintain. This simple and effortless beauty is easy on the eyes for any occasion. You can sport this look on your early morning class and even great for a night out with friends.
Next read: Now that you’ve got some ideas for cute hairstyles for long hair, check out this video on how to do a braided side bun to hit the school halls in style.