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3 EASY BACK TO SCHOOL HAIRSTYLES


Hi lovely! This week I thought it might be time to whip up some easy back to school hairstyles. They should give you confidence and make you feel good on that first day back to school (or work), and let’s face it, the first day back can be pretty stressful. They should also allow you to have those extra minutes of sleep, as getting used to getting up earlier again can take some time 😉

 

Let’s have a look at some simple DIY options.

back to school hairstyles

3 back to school hairstyles – step by step

Double Zig Zag braid pin-back:

I think it has a lovely and interesting finish, and yet it’s SO easy and quick to do! Perfect for when you have extremely little time on your hands.

  1. Pick up a good chunk of hair from your temple to the parting and divide it into 3 strands. Leave one of them thin and the other two equally thick.
  2. Braid a normal 3-strand braid by crossing the outer strands over the middle one. Secure with an elastic and pull and tug only on the thicker strands. This will give the Zig Zag effect.
  3. Lift some hair up in your crown area and pin the braid to your head with a bobby pin. Don’t open the pin and pin it in the opposite direction of the braid. The hair you lifted in the crown should cover the end of the braid once let down.
  4. Repeat these exact steps with a new section of hair below the first braid. Pin it a bit further to the back of your head than the previous one.

 

Side pull through braid into a ponytail:

Perfect if you like braids, but don’t feel confident in braiding yet, or if you like chunky braids. If you know how to tie a ponytail, you’ll get this 😉

  1. Pick up a triangular section of hair near the parting on the heavier side (with more hair) and tie it into a small ponytail with either a clear elastic, or one that matches your hair color.
  2. Tie another ponytail below the first one.
  3. Divide the first ponytail in two and bring the second ponytail over and through the middle of the first one, then secure it out of the way with a clip.
  4. Now make a third pony tail below the second one and incorporate the two pieces of the first pony when you tie it off with an elastic. Pull out the edges of that first ponytail.
  5. Release the clip and let down your second pony, split it in two and bring the third one over and through the middle and secure it with a clip.
  6. Repeat step 4 and make a fourth ponytail and so on until you’ve reached the back of your ear.
  7. Bring all of your hair to that one side and tie everything off into a low, side ponytail.

 

Lace braid tie back:

My favourite go-to when I don’t have a lot of time and want my hair out of my face. It’s quick and easy if you’re used to braiding. I often combine it with updos (for example here ) but it looks really cute on its own.

  1. Pick up a triangular section near the parting, divide it into 3 strands.
  2. Cross the outer strands over the middle one.
  3. Every time you reach your front strand, incorporate new hair into that strand from your hairline, before you cross it over the middle. Only incorporate new hair from the front.
  4. When you have reached the top of your ear, stop adding in new hair and just finish braiding a regular braid. It has to reach the back of your head.
  5. Repeat the same braid on the other side and tie them together in the back. You can go back and pull and tug on the edges of the braids to make them fuller.

Which one of these back to school hairstyles would you try?

I’d love to know! 🙂

See you next time! Have a great hair day!

xo

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