School hairstyles for short hair you need to know about

Looking for short hair hairstyles for school? Say no more...  

Looking for hairstyles for short hair? For school students, crawling back to school after the Christmas holidays can feel like such a chore. It’s dark, most of the country is under snow, and the re-entry can only mean exams are creeping closer. However, one thing certain to put a spring back into your step, is a new cropped ‘do! And since so many people attempt to recreate the lengthy locks of Kim Kardashian, trying some school hairstyles for short hair can really help you stand out from the crowd.

So, if you dare to work some short hairstyles for school that’ll have you feeling confident and sassy (as well as taking you from lectures to happy hour in an instant), keep scrolling and gaze at our top 4 picks for back to school hairstyles for short hair!

Hairstyles for school: Short hair ideas to rock next term!


hairstyles for school short hair: short haired redhead with a unicorn braid down the centre of her head
A unicorn braid looks cool and pretty. Credit:

Unicorn braid

Parting plaits (AKA unicorn braids) are an Instagram favourite and they’re also one of our fave school hairstyles for short hair.

Already loved by stars like Victoria Justice on the red carpet, once you get the hang of it they’re a great everyday option too. Yep, it really is that simple. Credit: @buns.and.braids

back to school hairstyles for short hair: short haired blonde girl with space buns in her hair
You don’t need long locks to rock these quirky space buns. Credit:

Space buns

We have Miley Cyrus to thank for the return of the ’90s-inspired short hairstyles for school.

To recreate these adorable space buns, just split your hair into two equal sections and twist each piece into a high bun. Try pulling a few tendrils of hair loose around your face for a softer, wispy vibe. Credit: @channing.not.tatumd

hairstyles for short hair for school: ginger woman with short hair styled into a rolled updo
This rolled updo is classic, elegant and surprisingly easy to do, too! Credit:

Rolled updo

Got a big school presentation coming up? For days when you want to look a bit more put together, this rolled updo is one of our go-to when it comes to back to school hairstyles for short hair.

Brush your hair back into a low ponytail. Then, use your fingers to form a hole above your hair tie and push the ponytail through to create a twisted. Continue this twisting method until you run out of hair and then secure in place using bobby pins. Nobody will suspect that it only took you two minutes! Credit: @kasmuasydney

school hairstyles for short hair: brunette model with slicked back wet look hair
Take inspiration from the catwalks with a slicked back style. Credit:

Slicked back hair

Wet look hair is a trend that crops up season after season at fashion week. For a more school-appropriate take on the trend, spritz a wet-look gel like the VO5 Mega Hold Gel Spray into your roots and brush your hair back for a quiff effect. You’ll look like a total #girlboss!


Can’t get enough hairstyles for school? Short hair inspiration still needed? Well, if none of these looks appealed to your unique sense of style, fret not: there are loads of other looks over on our New Hairstyles and Short Hairstyles pages, just waiting to be discovered!

Sign up to our newsletter and get exclusive hair care tips and tricks from the experts at All Things Hair.