Campus Hairstyles: 10 School Hairstyles for Short Hair

Short hairstyles for school: AKA short and sweet ways to wear your hair this semester. 

College is a time of learning new things, taking classes that never would have been offered in high school, meeting all kinds of people, and experimenting with your hair, too. This collection of school hairstyles for short hair hits all the right notes and allows you to experiment with your strands while still moving in the direction of the chic and sophisticated woman you’re becoming. These school hairstyles for short hair include a range of colors, lengths, and styles and there’s truly something for everyone here. Read on for some college-friendly hairstyle inspiration:

10 School Hairstyles for Short Hair

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Pull your shorter strands up into a proper twisted bun, a.k.a. one of our favorite back to school hairstyles for short hair.

1. The Neat Bun

Twist your shorter strands up into a high twisted bun. Take a couple seconds to pull a few strands out around to frame your face to make the look even more flattering.

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Pull some inspiration from your favorite celebrities with these top short hair hairstyles for school.

2. The Sleek Lob

The slightly grown-out bob, the lob, has been seen on almost every celebrity over the last few seasons. This look is chic without being too short, versatile to the point of entirely new levels of convenience, and one of our all-time favorite looks.

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Opt for a blowout once or twice a week to save time and find your favorite hairstyles for school short hair in the process.

3. All Blown Out

Run a golf ball sized amount of TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Touchable Bounce Mousse through your roots and blow dry them until they’re completely dry. This mousse will add volume to your roots and help your blowout last even longer.

school hairstyles for short hair natural curls ponytailPull your natural curls up into a high ponytail.

4. The Curly Ponytail

Pull your curls up into a high voluminous ponytail.

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Looking for natural hairstyles for short hair for school? Wear your curls out and natural.

5. The Most Voluminous Curls

Celebrate your curls by wearing them down and out. The most voluminous styles are often the most dramatic in the best way.

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Twist your strands up into an easy low bun.

6. The Low Bun

The low bun is a go-to style that’s appropriate for almost any occasion. Wear your hair pulled up into a low bun for your big presentation, out to dinner with your friends, and for a late night study session in the library too.

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Pull half your curls back.

7. The Half-Up Style

If you’re looking for a chic and versatile style then this half-up style is the one for you. Pull half of your curls off your face to keep them out of the way and style your hair in an elegant half-up style at the same time.

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Keep your curls closely cropped.

8. The Mini Afro

Stay cool in the spring and summer semesters by opting for a mini afro. Keep your curls closely cropped for a mature yet fun way to style your hair.

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The straight bob is flirty and fun at the same time.

9. The Flirty Bob

Your college years are for trying out different classes, meeting different people, and experimenting with different hairstyles, too. Lose the length you coveted in high school and try a fun short and flirty bob.

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Let your strands dry naturally.

10. Air-Dried to Perfection

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. That’s the key to air-drying your hair without any worry. Swap out your usual shampoo and conditioner for a moisturizing duo like Suave Professionals Deep Moisture Shampoo and Suave Professionals Deep Moisture Conditioner.

Looking for more school-friendly hairstyles? Check out 8 back-to-school trends we’re digging.

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