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    4 Classic Back to School Hairstyles for Long Hair

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    Learn these hairstyles and up your style

    Sometimes when we girls get consumed with work and the repetitiveness of school, we sometimes forget to pay attention to our hair. Whether it is dashing out of the house to get to school on time, or rushing overdue homework in the wee hours of the night, we all know that bad hairdos in the morning are massive mood dampener! While we all want a cute hairstyles for school, we also want to change it up and keep looking fresh everyday.

    These basic 4 hairstyles for long hair are classics!  Learn how to do these looks and you’ll have hairstyles to last you throughout the year. They all can be changed to have an entirely new look, by slightly styling  them differently and by adding a variety of accessories.

    Rihanna with a curly ponytail a perfect school hairstyle

    Finding the Perfect Ponytail

    When we first think of quick and easy school hairstyles, simple ponytails come to mind. They are great for any occasion, be it a day-to-day look or a formal event at school. But the challenge remains, how do we master the perfect long hair ponytail?

    For a clean look, make sure you first brush out all tangles in your hair. Then use a fine-toothed comb to sweep back your hair and tie your pony. If you have straight hair, comb and iron it for more extra sleek look before tying. If you have slightly wavy hair, add some mousse and use rollers to add more body and bounce to your hair.

    Ponytail hairstyles are worn straight back, high, low, half-up and to the side. Leaving some face framing layers out softens the look and makes it a more boho type of style. Adding accessories like headbands, scarves or big chandelier earings like Rhiannas, changes your look entirely. So, don’t settle for just one type of ponytail, when you can wear it  multiple ways!

    Leighton Meester wearing her hair down with hair band

    Wearing it down and natural

    Hair bands are certainly a girl’s best friend, you don’t need a particular hairstyle to pull it off and they are very affordable. Furthermore, you can experiment with a variety of hair bands, from the monochromatic to elaborate bows with added embellishments. Leighton Meester from Gossip Girl is well-known for pioneering the hair band craze.

    Wearing your hair down and natural is easy but needs some attention.  With a spray of mousse or a bit of hair texturizer, your blow-dry style or curling iron style will hold. If you have long curls, scrunch your hair in an upward motion with a bit of mousse or light hair product  to create a more defined natural curl.


    Girl with high bun updo with a headband

    A ballerina bun or a chignon

    Wearing it down isn’t your cup of tea? Consider a ballerina bun instead. A low chignon or bun is another version of this style.  It is a practical hairstyle and only needs a handy hair tie with some strategically placed bobby pins to hold it. If  you feel too exposed pulling back all of your hair, you can wear your bangs down or just drop out a  few loose strands on your forehead. Hair bands are a great way to add an extra touch to this style!

    Hairstyles 2014 Braids

    Braids, Braids and more Braids!

    Don’t forget the braids! There are so many ways to braid your hair and that adds diversity to your pool of hairstyles for school. If you are limited in the types of braids you can do, it’s well worth your time to learn some how-to’s. Have a get-together with girlfriends and make a night of it. Share your talents and practice on each other . . . practice does make perfect with braiding and you’ll have fun doing it!

    You Tube is  full of video’s that give braiding techniques; bohemian braids, fishtail braids, a variety of french braids and such that are great school hair styles.  OH . . .if you haven’t heard the latest, check out the new braid bars! This is a great idea for special events, they will teach you something new and they last for days!

    For more great looks check out our Pinterest Kids Hair Board

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    1. Thanks for your fantastic feedback!

      Ballerina buns are personally one of my favorite hairstyles. Another must-have hairdo is a braided ponytail. These hairstyles are simple, quick, and super stylish if done right. Check out’s blog 6 Must Have Braided Ponytails to learn all about this trend. I really think that you’ll like it.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Michelle Skye — November 11, 2013 @ 9:09 pm

    2. Love this! I’m rocking a ballerina bun myself today – though Blair Waldorf’s look is definitely more my usual style!

      Comment by Cailin @ Sassy Dove | Makeup Reviews — October 23, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

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