Easy Back To School Hairstyles

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Easy Back To School Hairstyles

One of the hardest things in life is getting up on time after the school holidays, closely followed by brushing the tuggy hair of a reluctant girl (or boy).

Worry not! We have some brilliantly easy styles that'll have your little 'un looking brand new. You won't even break into a sweat achieving them, because they are really easy.

girl with fishtail braid

The Fishtail Braid:

It looks effective, but it's one of the most simplest to achieve. Seriously, I couldn't believe how easy it is to do... Split the hair into two sections. Holding each section, pull a little strand of hair from the outside of one section and cross it over to the inside of the other section. Continue to do that from side to side and you will see a beautiful fishtail braid appear before your eyes.

The Side Pony:

A simple side pony looks great on little girls through to teens. It is so, so simple to do - sweep all the hair to one side and leave out a strand of hair to wrap around. Secure the hair into a ponytail with a hair bobble. Wrap the loose strand around where the bobble is and secure with a hair pin. That's all you need to do.

Woman styling bow hairstyle on girl

The Bow:

One of the cutest hairstyles around. Doesn't matter if your daughter is five or fifteen - they can look awesome with one. Another one of those hairstyles that looks so much harder than it actually is. Scrape all of the hair into a high ponytail. When wrapping the bobble around for the last time, don't pull the hair through fully, leave it as a loop with around a quarter of the length hanging out. Split the loop in half to create two smaller hoops. Pin each of these with a hairgrip, so there's a loop at each side. With the length of hair left sticking out, pull it over smoothly between the two small loops and secure with a hairgrip. Voila! You have your pretty bow.

Half up half down hairstyle

The Perfect Half Up-Half Down:

A softer style which looks great on School Photo day. Put the hair into a middle parting and take a section of hair from the front, just to the ears will do. Sweep it back as it is, and stick in a hair bobble or plait the sections first (see fishtail braid above) and then fix in the bobble.


Split the hair down the middle so that you have equal parts on each side. Fix each side into a low ponytail to make it look neat, then do a three section braid or a simple but stylish fishtail one. This looks particularly adorable on small children especially if you fix with bows like these*.

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  • Fiona F.

    u need to see if there is any for u to try. X

    • Rosie L.

      All this 'back to school' stuff needs to disappear for at least a fortnight, please!

      • Kim D.

        Scottish schools go back on 16th so these posts won't disappear.

        • Rosie L.

          Wow, that's a long wait until Christmas! I'm only being mardy cos I'm a teacher and the holidays go far too quickly for my liking

          • Gemma M.

            I feel your pain rosie. Feeling gutted 2 weeks have passed. Only feels like I just broke up

            • Kimberley S.


            • Leona J.

              We still have God knows how many weeks left till September

              Doesn't bare thinking about :sob::sob:

              • Laura W.

                Scotland goes back on 15th Aug that's prob y it's up just now X X.

                • Leona J.

                  Laura I wish my daughter went back then :joy::joy::joy: 5th September feels like a distant dream :fearful:

                  • Hazel T.

                    23rd Aug here (West Lothian, Scotland)

                  • Stephanie C.

                    ideas for the girls xxx

                    • Angela B.

                      Ponytail, i wish! Just before my girls broke off school they suddenly got more demanding with their hair styles. Buns, Fishtail plats, Heart shaped braids. I dread to think what they are going to ask for next especially as im not a girly girl in the first place.

                      • Lisa K.

                        i wish i could so fench plats i really do

                        • abi

                          I can't wait to do my little girl's hair when she starts school next year! These hairstyles  are so cute! I remember my Mum always doing my hair before school. I really miss her, you know?

                          • Louise N.

                            saves putting a bow in the girls hair xx

                          • Sophie D.

                            :joy: imagine how late we'd be every morning if we tried this with our two!!

                            • Gemma M.

                              Wow there really nice hair styles though. Wish I could do them. I would get to the school about lunch time after doing my 2 lol x

                              • Sophie D.

                                Haha I'd be fighting with Ads before I even got the brush through her hair

                                • Gemma M.

                                  that's so true she hates her hair up don't she haha x

                                  • Sophie D.

                                    Yep :cry::sob::sob:

                                  • Lisa H.

                                    because you have all the time in the world in the mornings :joy::joy:

                                    • Charlie R.

                                      Yeah right!!! Like I'll have time lok

                                      • Erika G.

                                        Would love to be able to do these Freya's hair is to frizzy :weary:

                                        • Rachel A.

                                          Just seen these. So cute. X

                                          • Jessica L.

                                            How much time u think I got on a morning lol!!! X

                                            • Adele D.

                                              How much time do people have in the morning??? Making an actual bow from hair:thinking:

                                              • Jessica D.

                                                I've done it with both my girls 8 & 2 and it took 10mins to do both it's really easy

                                                • Adele D.


                                                • Vikki B.

                                                  Haha she need be up on time :joy::joy: xx

                                                  • Sarah W.

                                                    And this is why I'm glad I had a boy.......phew! :clap_tone1: any parents of girls who can do these

                                                    • Sue I.

                                                      That's why I wanted a boy, Amber will have a constant bush like Afro as I can't plait or braid :cry:

                                                      • Sarah W.

                                                        surely that's an amazing compromise

                                                      • Fiona M.

                                                        In my element, love these-still wondering if I should attempt French play for 1st day back or if too much stress:grimacing: x

                                                        • Cheryl L.

                                                          Really got that much time in a morning! What planet are they on!

                                                          • Kerrie M.

                                                            If only she'd sit long enough to let me do it!!! :sob: