6 Easy Hairstyles for School that Will Make Mornings Simpler

Vanessa Germond

September 2, 2016


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It’s that time of year again, where social media is filled with little faces in their brand new uniforms heading back to school after the summer holidays. But why not help them stand out from the crowd with a hairstyle they can enjoy too? If you’re looking for some quick kids hairstyle ideas, that won’t take too much longer than a pony tail, here are 6 Easy Hairstyles For School That Will Make Mornings Simpler, and still get you out the door and into school on time.

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Tying up hair, girls hair in particular, is very important for the school going years. Keeping the hair tied back, or at least clipped out of the face, helps children to focus better and keeps the eyes clear which is especially important for those learning to read and write.

And no doubt, within the first few weeks, there will also be a letter sent home letting you know that head lice are going around! Tying the hair up can make it more difficult for the lice to transfer and stay on the hair.

While tying hair up for school is a definite must in our household, we are determined that we keep things interesting and not just stick to a single pony tail at the back of the head. Take a look at the easy hairstyles for school below and then get creative!

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Easy Hairstyles for School

#1. Top Side Tie

Side tieThis is a small twist, making an otherwise straight forward hairstyle just that little bit more interesting. Also great for shorter hair that doesn’t manage to stay tied up all day.

To do this hairstyle:

  • Make a side parting, and tie a small section of hair to one side of the head.
  • Tie all the remaining hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck.

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#2. High Side Ponytail

Side ponytailThis hairstyle may take you slightly back to the 80’s, but it’s a trend that has been revived by JoJo Siwa.

To do this hairstyle:

  • Gather all the hair to one side, combing or brushing it smooth.
  • Make a side ponytail and position the tie as high on the side of the head as possible.
  • Use a bow to accessorise and your little one will be right on trend.

#3. Double French Braid…A Cheat Version

French braid - cheatOver the summer, we managed to learn how to do a french braid in Little Miss Hair Helper’s hair. However, it is time consuming, and probably not something we will be doing for school run mornings.

If your french braiding skills aren’t quite up to par, or you find it takes to long, then this is a quick and easy way to gain something of the same effect.

To do this hairstyle:

  • You will need approximately 6-8 hair ties.
  • Using the hair ties, simply gather small sections of hair together and tie the hair into place. You can see the effect in the image below.

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#4. The Double Flip

Double FlipThis classic style is a ponytail with a twist, that transforms it into something fun and functional for school.

To do this hairstyle:

  • Tie the hair low at the nape of the neck.
  • With your thumb and index finger, part a small space just above the hair tie.
  • Flip the pony tail up and over, and gently pull it through the space you’ve created.
  • For extra effect or to secure the style more, flip the hair through a second time.

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#5. Cross Over Braids

Cross over braidsKids love this one! It works well at keeping hair away from the face, plus it looks really good.

To do this hairstyle:

  • Part a top section of hair into two parts on either side of the head and tie back. It’s probably also easier to tie another two sections of the remaining hair – just as if you were doing pigtails, or bunches.
  • Braid one of the top sections, once nearing the end, lay the braid diagonally across the hair and tie into the lower band.
  • Repeat on the other side.

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#6. Bunch of Braids

Bunch of BraidsThis hairstyle is as easy as a pony tail, but with a fun multi-plait look.

To do this hairstyle:

  • Brush or comb the hair into a simple ponytail.
  • Divide the pony tail into sections and braid each one.
  • Aim to do 3 or 4 braids, and try to keep the hair ties all at the same height.

Over on our blog we had a look at making things a bit more interesting with hair accessories which you can have a read of here.

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Have you any other quick and easy hairstyles for school days? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

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Published On: September 2nd, 2016 / Categories: School / Last Updated: April 5th, 2021 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: Vanessa Germond

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Vanessa is a wife & Mum to two - Amy aged 4 and Jadon aged 2. She lives in London, and is an entrepreneur who has developed The Hair Helper product. She accidentally started enjoying blogging on the side, and now blogs mostly about children's hair, with a bit of parenting and life thrown in for good measure! Read her blog The Hair Helper, and follow her on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

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