The summer’s great and all, but back-to-school season is fast approaching — which means you’re probably starting to think about which outfits and hairstyles to rock on your first day. While it’s easier to find long hairstyles for school, short hair looks may seem non-existent, but trust us: they aren’t!
So, if you’re not sure where to find simple yet stylish back-to-school hairstyles for short hair, you’ve totally come the right place.
Whether you’re after sleek short hairstyles for school or braided ones, we’ve looked to the red carpet to find you 7 chic looks that’ll see you through the first school week in style.
7 short hairstyles for school that’ll ensure you slay
Day 1: Sleek ponytail
This shimmering hairstyle is easy as pie to create and will totally make everyone around you think you’ve been hanging out with the glitterati all summer. Now, who wouldn’t want that?
Editor’s tip: After washing your hair with a smoothing wash and care system, straighten or blowdry it to sleek perfection, before setting it with the Toni&Guy Finishing Shine Spray. This will help keep frizz at bay and leave your locks gleaming!
Day 2: Blogger bun
With a look this cool, you’ll be able to get through the day in style and not have to worry about your gorgeous short hair updo falling out of place (yay!). After all, if it’s good enough for Hailey Baldwin…
Day 3: Bobby pinned ‘do
When you get bored of wearing your short hair sleek, simply give it a quick makeover by adorning it with bobby pins, just like Kitty Cash has done, here. See? Short hair hairstyles for school don’t have to be complicated to look good!
Day 4: Braided updo
Did you know that braided hairstyles for school + short hair = the best hair combination ever? Need proof? Just one glance at Chloe Sevigny’s braided updo is all you need.
Even with a short cut, this elegant, next-level updo is still achievable and guaranteed to garner some positive attention.
Day 5: Beachy waves
When you undo yesterday’s braid, you’ll be left with gorgeous beachy waves that are perfect for #friyay.
To give your otherwise simple waves a mega-dose of Parisian charm, pair the casual look with a stylish beret, like Yuka Mizuhara has done, here. Oh la la!
Editor’s tip: Before you pop on your beret, make sure to zhuzh up your locks with some dry shampoo. Our fave for oily roots? The VO5 Refresh Me Quick Dry Shampoo, of course. Creating amazing back-to-school hairstyles for short hair is going to be a breeze with this nifty product around!
Day 6: Half-up space buns
When it comes to long-lasting hairstyles for short hair for school, you really can’t go wrong with giving a half-up, half down hairstyle a whirl. And whether you’re hitting the library to study or just going out with friends, this pretty hairstyle will definitely make your Saturday that extra bit special.
Fancy getting a similar style that would totally make Kendall Jenner proud? Here’s how to create braided space buns, right in the comfort of your home.
Day 7: Ribbon tucked updo
It’s time for Sunday brunch! You’ve washed your hair and are after a smart short hairstyle that’ll work for Monday, too. We suggest you try this ribbon tucked updo, which we spotted Busy Phillips wearing — dreamy, isn’t it?
This charming Brigitte Bardot-inspired updo is great for ladies who have locks that tend to fall on the finer side and you can learn to do it in just 7 easy steps! Aren’t short hairstyles for school super creative?
Loved all these cute short hair hairstyles for school and now lusting after even more short looks? Then head on over to our dedicated Short Hairstyles page, where you can discover all the incredible ways to style your locks!