Fun & easy ideas for crazy hair day at school or work

Take a walk on the wild side with these ideas for crazy hair day!  

“Mum, it’s crazy hair day tomorrow!” Oops… With so many school events on the calendar, from the school play to sports day, it’s easy for these things to slip your mind. So, if you’ve left it to the last minute and need to find some easy ideas for crazy hair day for your children, we’ve compiled 5 looks your kids (and their classmates) will love. Just be prepared for them to want to wear their hair like this every day!

And don’t think you can’t try these looks out yourself, too – there’s no age limit on fun! Whether your work is hosting a charity wacky hair day or you’re off to a fancy dress party, express yourself with these out-there styles.

5 ideas for crazy hair day at work or school

Ideas for crazy hair day: Blonde runway model with her hair in tiny random braids, wearing a black sweatshirt and silver skirt
Your 5 year old self is going to love you for this. Credit:

1. Crazy braids

There’s a braid for every occasion – even crazy hair day. The most on-trend, though? Those with ’90s, Gwen Stefani vibes!

So opt for a whole head of little braids and for added fun factor, try incorporating a wrap detail to the base of each braid. Then top the whole thing off with an all-important scrunchie to pull this retro-tasic look together!

Editor’s tip: This style is super easy to do as it’s only made up of lots of little 3-strand braids. However, if you find plaiting difficult or your hair is fine, you may want to prep beforehand with a spritz of the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray.

This adds a gritty texture to your strands, making it easier to braid and giving your style more hold.

Ideas for crazy hair day: Black model on the runway with a super long Rapunzel braid with flowers
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair! Credit:

2. Rapunzel braid

From one bizarre braid to another, live out those princess fairytale dreams for real with this jaw-droppingly long Rapunzel braid.

Get creative by playing around with different coloured clip-in extensions, or take inspiration from this model by weaving floral accessories throughout your braid. Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!

Ideas for crazy hair day: Brunette model with crimped medium length hair
The ’90s called, they want their back. Credit:

3. Crimped hair

How could we talk about ideas for crazy hair day and not include crimped hair? Kinky crimped hair automatically adds a funky, retro texture to the hair and, thanks to stars like Khloe Kardashian, it’s been making a bit of a style comeback lately. Who knew crazy hair day could be so on-trend?!

Ideas for crazy hair day: Runway model with dark brunette wet look slicked back hair
Getting caught in the rain never looked so fab. Credit:

4. Wet look

Now, usually leaving the house with wet hair would be considered a major style faux pas, but on crazy hair day, anything goes.

Don’t worry, though, you don’t have to risk you or your children catching a cold to pull it off. Instead of actually going out with dripping wet tresses fresh from the shower, the high-shine, wet-look effect can easy be recreated using hair products

Editor’s tip: The VO5 Wet Look Styling Gel does exactly what it says. Squeeze a small amount of this gel into your hair and smooth it back through the hair with a comb to give a wet-look effect that won’t dry out.

Ideas for crazy hair day: Runway model with a giant oversized bow hair accessory
The bigger the bow, the better the hair. Credit:

5. Oversized accessories

Love the hair bow trend? Us too! Take things up a notch with one of our favourite ideas for crazy hair day, an oversized, Sia-style bow!

This one is great if your styling skills are lacking, as you don’t actually need to do anything to the hair – the bow speaks volumes for itself!


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