Cool Ideas for School Girl Hairstyles. Seeing as the school year has come back around at what seems to be the speed of light, it seems only fitting to have a post on different styles any school girl can rock in the schoolyard. Whether your hair is long, short, thick, thin, straight, or curly, we have ideas to suit every type.
From cute plaits to rugged-looking curls, this post has all your school hairstyle needs covered. Schoolgirls of any age no longer have to tolerate the boring ponytail or bun styling, and there are some great styles out there that are easy for mums to do for their little ones. Most of these are so easy your babies can even do them themselves!
Cutest Hairstyles for School Girls
Messy looks are great for quick morning fixes and with thick hair will frame your face beautifully. The messy side ponytail is a simple yet cute look for the teen schoolgirl. There are love heart styles and plaits incorporated with ribbon for extra cuteness and a touch of innocence for the younger ones. Here is our collection of top school girl hairstyles this season. Why not have a go at trying them for your kids and get yourself top marks for your work. You could even try them out yourself if you feel like being a kid again!
↓ 18 – Side Braid Love-heart Style
A gorgeous look for the little ones. Easy to do in minimal time and a perfect look for the first day at school. To achieve this style, you need to take small locks of hair and wrap a rubber band around them, then give them the shape of a heart and interlace them, securing with a second rubber band at the ends of each lock. This will make it look like your kiddo has multiple hearts on their hair. This one is not only easy to do but would look great on Valentine’s day. Or maybe during their next formal dance. And we are sure your little one will be thrilled to adorn this look!
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↓ 17 – Love-heart Pigtails
This is another effortless style, where twisting the hair will create little heart shapes that flow beautifully into two pigtails. For this, follow the steps given in the option above but do so at the back of the head and only twice to make these low pigtails. Curl the hanging parts of the locks to make it look more formal and well kept if you are adopting these for a party at school. If you are making these on a regular day, you do not need to curl the hair as using heat and products on the hair a lot can cause damage, especially on young hair.
↓ 16 – Funky Ponytail
Style incorporating messy ponytail with an edgy and alternative look. To get this look, you will have to start at the top of the head. Grab only a small section of hair and secure it with a rubber band. Then continue adding in more hair, as you would to a dutch braid, and securing it with rubber bands as you continue. This one is especially suited if your girl is an outdoor person and loves playing around with her friends in the playground. If she is a little older and does sports like track or soccer, this will also be appropriate. I love this look and can’t wait to try this on my little girl!
↓ 15 – Something a Princess Would Wear!
Hair does not always have to be up, so why not play with a waterfall braid and accessorize with flowers or even butterfly clips? Waterfall braids are one of the best options for girls of all ages. You could even match your daughter by styling her hair like this and styling your own hair the same way. This will also make for a fun activity in the morning before school. You could surprise her when you pick her up from school, especially if she’s really young. We are sure she would love to see her mommy twinning with her!
↓ 14 – Straight from a Fairytale
This is one that can be applied for kiddos of all ages. Start with just two simple and small dutch braids only done at the top of the head. You could let the rest of the hair loose or make a simple braid of the locks, as shown in the image below. Either way, it will keep the hair out of the face and let the rest of it hang low, so there isn’t much pull in the hair, so your kid’s forehead doesn’t get bigger with time. You could straighten the rest of her hair to make her look more sophisticated. This will be ideal if she has something important in school coming up, like a competition or a project presentation. Since she must look her best for a performance!
↓ 13 – Something for the Young Queen
This is very easy to do and a gorgeous look for school. If a parade at school is coming up, you can copy the makeup as well, but if it’s a regular day, you can only adopt the hairstyle. All you need to do for this one is separate all her hair into two parts and put them into ponytails. Then use more rubber bands to section each ponytail into small balls, and you are done! We know curlier hair are harder to manage, but this style will help your little one keep them in one place all day long and come home with much fewer tangles than ever before.
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↓ 12 – Halloween Hair Style
It’s almost October, so it seems only fitting to have a Halloween style here. For this one, first part the hair in a zigzag pattern and then pull it into two ponytails. Ensure they are accessorized with colorful Halloween themed clips and bobbles to get into the Halloween spirit truly. Add in some ribbons at the base to both secure the hair and add a little extra dazzle. Now your kid is ready for her school Halloween party with her friends!
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↓ 11 – A Sophisticated Look for the Classy Ones
Gorgeous double plait held over straight hair with a nice floral bow. This is a perfect school girl hairstyle. All you need to do for this one is make two braids on each side, starting at the top of the head and loosely flowing back. Bring them all together at the back to secure with a bow. The bow’s addition will make it look very graceful and give the hairstyle the ultimate classy touch.
↓ 10 – A Hairdo For the Ballet Lovers
This look is perfect for school girls who are into drama and dancing. Simple to do with a twist, which adds detail and flair. If your daughter or niece is into ballet, she will thank you for trying this one on her as it will help her stand out from her peers and make it easier for her to dance as her hair won’t be in the way. If she is into the theater and loves to act and sing then, she will also appreciate your efforts in making her life easier and also making her look gorgeous!
↓ 9 – Messy Look French Plaits
Great look for girls with naturally wavy hair. Two plaits held with a bow flowing into freely falling waves. Stunning look for school. You can also make fake waves using a straighter or curler if your daughter is a little older. This one will be a little time-consuming, so you won’t be able to do it daily, but this would be the ultimate option for special occasions. You could do this look for her on her birthday, especially if she’s celebrating it in school. She will feel extraordinary, and it will help her stand out from her peers.
↓ 8 – Multi Plait Into Bun Updo
French plaits brought together into a twisted bun. Great style for school girls of all ages. You can easily adapt this by making dutch braids all around the head and then bringing it all together in a bun at the back of the head. This one may take a little time, but it will definitely be worth it when you see the smile on your little one’s face when she sees the final look in the mirror before going off to take on her day at school!
↓ 7 – A Cute Look for Swaggy Toddlers
Great style for adding a touch of attitude and a perfect look for your little one. Two messy yet perfect pigtails that look not only adorable but also well put together. Make sure you divide the hair into two parts perfectly and pull the hair taut so no flyaways can escape. You must add a cool outfit to compliment such a swaggy hairdo, so your toddler stands out from all her friends and looks as cute as ever!
↓ 6 – Plait with Ribbon
Gorgeous use of ribbon and colors compliment each other beautifully. This makes use of a simple plait using ribbon as the third piece. Bows at the top of the plait add colour and pattern to this look. You can go for any color and make it match your daughter’s clothes. This one is straightforward and quick to pull together as it makes use of a basic braid and just a few ribbons and bows. Hence, it will be ideal for mornings where you don’t have the time to spend on an elaborate hairdo but still want your kid to look great. We are sure all the moms will love to know how you made this work!
↓ 5 – Criss-Cross Style
A beautiful look for the younger ones. A simple criss-cross of hair held into two ponytails. For this one, grab two sections of hair from each side and cross them over each other; keep securing them with rubber bands at each stage so it doesn’t fall apart. The two white bows add colour and extra cuteness to this look. This style is oh so simple to get together yet looks not only complicated but also gorgeous.
↓ 4 – Top Braid for the Fierce one
For this look simply dutch braid the top half of her hair and then tie the rest of it up in a ponytail. This is a better substitute for a simple ponytail that looks bland and too taut from the front. If your little girl is the sporty type and loves getting her hands dirty, this one will be the best fit. It will keep her hair out of her face while also making her look elegant!
↓ 3 – For Recitals
Great hairstyles do not always have to be about updos and braids! A side ponytail with a twist is all you need to pull this off and make your daughter love how she looks. If she has a formal event at school coming up like a recital, this will work perfectly!
↓ 2 – Messy Look for the Free Spirited One
This messy bun look will be perfect for your child if she loves living through life on her own rules and hates being bounded. Follow the steps shown in the picture below for your little one, or let your older daughter take hold of her own hair by taking it step by step to achieve this look. It will be perfect for all and every occasion!
↓ 1 – Loose Fishtail Braid for a Lazy Day
Although mostly seen with the older girls, younger ones can pull this look off too. A simple and loose fishtail braid that will not only be easy to pull together but also work great for a slow day where your little one wants to relax. For the older kiddos, this will be perfect for wearing on field trips. So what are you waiting for?
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do you do cute hairstyles for school?
A. Although this question has been answered in great detail in our article, we have also attached a simple to follow YouTube video with 10 cute styles that you can adopt for school! Watch the video below for some quick hairstyle ideas for your little girl.
Q. Is it okay to make buns for younger kids?
A. Buns are just as loved by little ones as they are by older women. Some might think that buns will make your daughter look older, or if you are a teenager, then buns should be worn by you, but we think that’s not true at all! Girls of all ages look simply amazing with a bun, whether it’s a simple bun or an elaborate braided one. And not to mention how comfortable it is!