Picking a school hairstyle is as easy as ABC with our inspo guide.
After a night of revision, thinking about what hairstyle you should wear to school may be far from your mind. But with our selection of quick and easy school hairstyles, you’ll never be short of inspiration.
Due to uniform policies, school hairstyles can be restrictive but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. So whether you’re starting a new school term or need to get out of your style rut, there’s never been a better time to revamp your look with a cute hairstyle.
Effortless Messy Bun
Accessorised Long Hair
Sleek Top Knot
A quick and easy top knot is a seriously underrated way to keep your hair off your face. So, we reckon you’ll love this sleek one!
Editor’s tip: Set this lovely look with the VO5 Tame & Shine Spray, which will help keep frizz at bay and boost shine.
Neat Dutch Braids
Need a hairstyle that’ll outlast the school day and extracurricular activities? You’re looking at it! Learn how to get the look with our tutorial, here.
Sweet Side Braid
If you struggle with braiding or have shorter hair, try weaving a simple side braid.
The Blow Dry
Why go to the salon when you create this smart blow-dry hairstyle at home?
Long Braid Hairstyle
Classic High Ponytail
You can’t go wrong with this cute high ponytail hairstyle — it only takes about 5 minutes to put together.
Cute Crown Braid
Whether they’re starring in the school assembly, receiving an award or having their picture taken, this sweet crown braid is sure to make them look the part.
Fancy French Braid
Make learning French extra fun for your little one with this budge-proof French braid.
Pretty Half Up With Clip
A half-up half-down is one of the easiest ways to style your hair for school and takes no time at all.
Cool Fishtail Braid
This fishtail braid is easier to create than it looks, we promise. Just watch our quick fishtail plait tutorial to get this eye-catching school hairstyle.
Sleek Sock Bun
School is already stressful enough without having to worry about your hair, too. Keep strands in check with this slicked-back sock bun and it’ll last right through until the final bell goes.
Editor’s tip: Pop the TONI&GUY Flyaway Taming Wand in your school bag to tame flyaways and smooth down unruly strands while on the go.
Need a hairstyle for school that can easily be done but still look ultra-polished? This classy ponytail is destined for you.
Curly Half-up Ponytail
Get the best of both worlds with this cute half-up, half-down ponytail. Give your look a ‘90s touch by leaving two pieces of hair out at the front.
Pancaked Braided Pigtails
Messy Side Ponytail
Are you devoted to your ponytail? Well, the good news is you don’t have to stray too far away with this side ponytail.
Retro Pixie With Headband
Glossy Double Dutch Braids
Dutch braids are super easy to create and can be worn on anyone with shoulder-length hair or longer.
Give your school hairstyle a little edge with mini braids.
Dreamy Half-Up With A Ribbon
Simple Side-Parting With A Low Pony
If you’re tired of your middle parting and want to try something different, simply switch to a side parting. It really is the easiest way to update your style and it looks great with a low ponytail.
Wavy Braided Low Ponytail
This clever hairstyle combines our love for braided styles with a super simple ponytail.
No school week is complete without wearing your hair in pigtails at least once. For a more on-trend look, we love this half-up, half-down option. Credit: @lorenxgray
Statement Buns And Bows
Make your hair your best accessory with this bun and bow combo.
Beautiful Bows And Clips
Girly Statement Bows
Easy Long Braids
Long hair can be time consuming to style but with this quick and easy single braid you can be the best tressed in the classroom in under a minute. Credit: @okevaaa
Half-up braids are some of our favourite heatless hairstyles and there are so many different looks you can try.
Editor’s tip: Refresh your roots and add grip before braiding with the Love Beauty And Planet Volume & Bounty Dry Shampoo.
Charming Milkmaid Braid
Leave some face-framing strands out of this milkmaid braid for a casual-smart look or add some flowers or hair pins for a formal school night.
One of the reasons that we love headbands so much is that they can instantly upgrade any hairstyle.
’90s Clipped Back Bob
Perfect Ballet Bun
Ballerina buns are designed to stay put so if they can handle pirouettes, science class will be a breeze.
Slicked Back Ponytail
Keep things smooth and simple with this slicked back ponytail.
Give your ponytail some voluminous flare with a hair quiff. This bumped up style is great for creating the illusion of height.
Easy Half-up Bun
This charming half-up bun is well-suited for all hair lengths and types.
Braid And Ponytail