8 Trendy Hairstyles and Hair Colors to Try in College

Switch up your college look by trying out one of these hairstyles.

Going back-to-school is an exciting time of year for so many college students. As you get cracking on the books, you may also find that this time is a great way to experiment a bit with your hair and try out some trendy hairstyles and new hair colors. Cool. Whether you have a flair for the dramatic (with your hair, of course) or are looking for a more subtle change, we’ve got you covered. From the latest in pink hair trends to waves and ombré hair, you’re sure to discover something perfect for you. Read on to discover eight of our favorite trendy hairstyles you’ve got to try this school year.

Trendy Hairstyles for College

Trendy Hairstyles for College rose hair

1. Pink Hair

Pink hair isn’t going away anytime soon and we love how this pop-tastic color keeps evolving. For the college set, try out a medium-shade of pink (think bubblegum pink hair) that’ll accentuates your entire head of hair. An easy shade for blondes to transition to, pink hair will have you going back-to-school looking vibrant and super fresh.

Trendy Hairstyles for College daring pixie

2. Daring Pixie

We love the pixie cut as a way to accentuate your face as you lose some weight from your hair. Keep it sharp by trying out some spiky layers by using some of the Bed Head by TIGI Manipulator Matte Cream that can help you to add texture to your hair. Another fun option is to enhance your pixie cut with a bit of color, like blonde, that’s sure to brighten up this ‘do and keep your style looking refreshed.

Trendy Hairstyles for College wavy lob

3. Wavy Lob

If you’re not so sure about going that short, try out the lob haircut. This classic in-between style adds dimension to your face that we especially love on bouncy hair waves. Be sure to use some mousse like Dove Style+Care Volume Amplifier Mousse whose formula works to lift your hair at the roots, delivering a frizz-frizz finish.

Trendy Hairstyles for College long straight hair

4. Clean Straight Hair

If you’re a busy gal around campus, you might want something super low-key with your long hair. That’s cool. Just make sure that your hair looks healthy a.k.a washed and conditioned on the regular to avoid greasy hair. Plus, a regular wash and care system will ensure that your hair is moisturized and hydrated.

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5. Pineapple Hair

Mix up how your natural hair looks by opting for the pineapple hair technique. Essentially, this involves using a hair tie to secure your hair in place. Then, you’ll have a pouf hairstyle that you can rock from class-to-class with ease. You might find that you need some gel like the TRESemmé Tres Two Extra Firm Control Gel to keep the hair at the crown in place.

trendy hairstyles fishtail ponytail

6. Fishtail Braid

College is also a great time to experiment with new braided hairstyles. You may have mastered the three-strand braid, and now it’s time to take your braids to the next level with the fishtail braid. This style can work on all hair types and textures as it add some elegance and style to your hair. Master this look before class by checking out our fishtail braid tutorial.

Trendy Hairstyles for College deep red

7. Go Red

We love the look of red hair, but it isn’t always easy to pull off. If you have the time go to a colorist who can help you on your journey to finding the best shade of red hair for you. This look is super cute with its orange tones and simple clipped hairstyle that’ll have you looking vibrant in college.

Trendy Hairstyles for College ombre blue hair

8. Blue Ombré Hair

The ombré hair trend is so hot right now and while we’ve typically seen that as a way to go lighter on dark hair, we also love it as way to play with color. And this trend doesn’t stop with blue ombré hair, you can try red ombré, pink ombré and much more

Looking for even more trendy hairstyles? Check out some of our favorite trendy short hairstyles for round faces.