21 Simple Hairstyles For School Girls

21 Cool School Hairstyles For Teen Girls

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Dressing up to school need not be boring for teen girls. While you can’t experiment much with the uniform, you can try various styles with your girl’s hair (provided the school allows it).

When the girls are in their teenage, their sense of style increases. Their urge to try various hairstyles could be vexing for you are under pressure to come up with new ideas every other day.

This is where MomJunction can be of help to you as we share the best of teen hairstyles for school girls. Pick your favorite ones.

21 Adorable Hairstyles For School Girls

1. Twist through ponytail

Twist through ponytail

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This is a two-minute, back-to-school simple teen look.

How to style it:

  • Tie your hair in a low ponytail and secure it with a hair elastic.
  • Go a few inches down, tie another elastic and pull the hair through the second elastic.
  • Tie the third elastic in the same way and pull the hair through.
  • Apply some hairspray to remove the flyaways if any.

2. Messy side braid

Messy side braid

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Whether your teen is heading to high school or a casual gathering, a messy side braid is always the right teenage hairstyle for school.

How to style it:

  • Divide your hair into two with a deep side part.
  • Divide these two sections into four more parts.
  • Start with a segment of hair from the far side and cross under the next layer and then over the third and then fourth and braid it till the end.
  • Tie the end with an elastic band.
  • Now tug some sections of hair with your fingers to create the messy look.
  • Tug the hair all over the crown to have a gorgeous messy braid.

3. Space buns

 Space buns

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Space buns are the cutest teenage hairstyle and the most eye-catchy among all tie-ups.

How to style it:

  • Part your hair into two sections and make ponytails.
  • Brush your ponytails properly and start twisting them like a coil.
  • Once done, secure the coil like a bun with bobby pins.
  • Do the same on both sides and you have your quirky chic space buns.

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4. Half updo bun

 Half updo bun

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Whenever in a rush, go for the half updo bun. It’s indeed a two-minute hairstyle.

How to style it:

  • Grab the top part of the hair with your hands and separate it from the bottom half.
  • Secure the top half with a hair tie. Keep it tight.
  • Tease the tail of the pony for the bun.
  • Twist the tail around the pony once and secure it with bobby pins.
  • Brush the other half of hair to free it from tangles.
  • You may braid a small part of the remaining hair, and tie it around the bun or leave it loose.
  • Spritz some hairspray to keep the look clean.

5. Hair bow

Hair bow

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This is super simple, elegant and cute. Your girl can wear it to school any day.

How to style it:

  • Spritz some hairspray on the front part of the hair.
  • Then tie a regular classic ponytail with a hair elastic.
  • Pull the center of your ponytail through the elastic but not all of it; make a loop leaving the loose ends to fall on the forehead.
  • Now, separate the loop into two, like bows.
  • Grab the ends of the hair and fold them in the hollow between the two halves to create the center knot of the bow.
  • Gently tug the strands of hair in the bow to make it look fuller and voluminous.

6. Boho chic faux braid for long hairstyle

 Boho chic faux braid for long hairstyle

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Although it looks complicated and professional, it’s easy to do. Follow our steps to nail the perfect boho chic braid for your girl’s long tresses.

How to style it:

  • Brush your hair flat.
  • Grab a portion of hair from the right side of the head and twist it; do the same with the left side.
  • Secure these two twisted sides with one elastic band.
  • Grab another portion of hair from the right side, twist it; repeat the same on the left side and again secure both the twists with a band.
  • As you repeat this step three times, you have your top ready.
  • Now grab the hair falling back on the neck and make it into a regular braid.
  • Use bobby pins to secure the hairstyle.
  • Use your fingers gently and tug parts of hair from the braids to create the messy boho look.

7. Spiked pixie

Spiked pixie

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Pixies are no longer about just short and shaved hairs. You can straightaway get spikes from your pixie and take it to the next level.

How to style it:

  • Go for a pixie cut with more spiky hair in the front of your face; chop the back as small as possible or do a mild shaving.
  • Now apply hair gel generously in the front longer section of your hair and make the spikes using your fingers.
  • Apply some gel at the sides too to give a clean look.

[ Read: Easy Hairstyles For Little Girls ]

8. Back brush and pins hairstyle

Back brush and pins hairstyle

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This can be the simplest of all teenager’s hairstyles for school. If your girl has medium length hair, here’s the most relaxed yet elegant hairstyle for her.

How to style it:

  • Back brush the hair and remove any tangles.
  • Start with a mild amount of hairspray, and then gather some hair from the front and sides of your forehead and separate this section from the rest of the hair.
  • Brush this section all the way back and secure this layer with bobby pins or hair elastic.

9. Very short layers

Very short layers

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Short haircuts are not boring in any way. Let your girl go with these layers and look splendid. This is one of the ideal back-to-school hairstyles for teens.

How to style it:

  • Ask the hairstylist to layer the hair down to the earlobes.
  • In short hair, layers become more prominent and effortless to gain the attention.
  • Apply some hair serum or texturizing mousse to keep the short hair shiny and thick.
  • You will not need to create any parting on your head; the layers will naturally cover all parts of the hair.

10. Side braided ponytail

Side braided ponytail

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Teen girl, long hair, and always in a rush? We got you. Try our one-sided braid and ponytail.

How to style it:

  • Divide the hair into two sides.
  • From the right end, grab a portion of hair and divide it into three parts.
  • Now cross each of these sections one over the other to make a braid. Secure the end with a hair band.
  • Do the same with the left side hair too.
  • Grab all the hair, along with the braid and tie the whole as a ponytail. Now you have your side braid ponytail.

11. Crown braid

Crown braid

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If your teen is headed to a party or any occasion in school, let her glow like the queen of tresses with this easy hairstyle for schools.

How to style it:

  • Part the hair in the center and start from the back.
  • Take three sections of hair from the right side of the parting at the back and braid it toward the forehead.
  • Repeat the same on the other side.
  • Once you get two braids, bring them to the middle of your forehead in such a way that they form a crown at the front. Secure it with bobby pins. Your crown braid is ready.

12. Wavy tight curls for long hair

Wavy tight curls for long hair

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Tight curls look extremely attractive and give an edge to any curly hair. If your teen daughter has big curls, here’s how she can style it.

How to style it:

  • Wash your hair with shampoo and apply a generous amount of hair mousse to hold on the beautiful curls.
  • Brush the hair properly, so there are no tangles.
  • To create the tight look, use some rollers and roll some portions of the hair.
  • Then use a hairbrush and gently brush the hair, to tease the curls a little.
  • Apply some hairspray to hold the hair.

[ Read: Hairstyles For Black Teenage Girls ]

13. Wrapped ponytail

Wrapped ponytail

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Twist, wrap and secure — you’ve your ponytail.

How to style it:

  • Tie your hair in a regular ponytail and secure it with a hair tie.
  • Now grab a very thin section of hair from the left side of the ponytail and wrap it around the hair tie.
  • Then loop it through the elastic tie to tightly secure it.
  • If the tail is longer, secure it with a bobby pin.

14. Crimped hairstyle

 Crimped hairstyle

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Crimps look chic and last longer than any other style.

How to style it:

  • Start by brushing the hair and apply a generous amount of heat protectant spray.
  • Take small sections of hair and make waves through the crimping iron.
  • Keep repeating this pattern until all the hair is crimped. This is going to last for about two weeks.

15. Rope braid

Rope braid

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It is neat, elegant and a no-fail hairstyle that works every day for young girls.

How to style it:

  • Tie the hair back into a high ponytail.
  • Brush properly to avoid any tangles.
  • Twist the ponytail till its end.
  • Secure with a hair elastic.

16. Lob with round edges

Lob with round edges

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Long bobs look neater and more splendid with round edges. How to get the perfect rounded edge? Here’s how.

How to style it:

  • Apply a generous amount of hair smoothening serum.
  • Blow-dry the hair and even out the edges.
  • Use a curling iron to curl the ends of the hair lightly.
  • Take a brush and roll the curled edges further inwards, instead of brushing them flat.

[ Read: Updo Hairstyles For Teens ]

17. Messy top bun

Messy top bun

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A messy bun will never go out of trend, and no matter what the length of your girl’s hair is, it is meant to look pretty.

How to style it:

  • Flip your hair upside down and tie it as a high ponytail.
  • If you don’t have naturally wavy hair, apply some dry shampoo to add texture.
  • Do not use a comb, or it will undo the messy look.
  • Start twisting the hair and keep spinning it around the ponytail base.
  • Keep wrapping the hair at the bun’s base, keeping the tail outside.
  • In the end, secure the tail with bobby pins and hair elastic.

18. Heavy bang bobs

Heavy bang bobs

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Go for heavy bangs if you are choosing a bob haircut. It will splendidly hide big foreheads while highlighting the best features of her face.

How to style it:

  • Start with chopping the hair from the back short, close to the nape. Keeping the heavier bangs on the front of the hair.
  • Dye the hair with two different shades, one lighter and one darker to complement the look.
  • Apply some serum and straighten the hair for the classy finished look.

19. High fashion wavy pixie

High fashion wavy pixie

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A regular pixie can go a long way with small waves.

How to style it:

  • Wash the hair with shampoo and apply some texturizing mousse to create texture.
  • Let the hair dry naturally, allowing the natural layers of your pixie to settle down on the head.
  • Apply some hair serum in your hands and run your fingers through the hair to create the wavy mixture of hair.
  • Do not brush the hair.

20. Bob hairstyle with heavy curls

Bob hairstyle with heavy curls

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This look has been on trend for decades. It’s classy, sexy and a fantastic hairstyle for outgoing teenage girls who love to look their best.

How to style it:

  • Heavy curls make a bob look classier and sexier. Start with applying a generous amount of texturizing mousse; this will give your hair a lot of texture.
  • Start rolling your hair using hair rollers and keep them for about 15 minutes each.
  • You will have tight and heavy curls dangling all over.
  • Gently run your fingers through the hair to give it a naturally curly look. You may also brush through very smoothly.
  • Apply some hairspray if there are baby hairs.

[ Read: Short Hairstyles For Teenage Girls ]

21. Chignon low bun

Chignon low bun

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It may look complicated, but it is a super easy, everyday hairstyle.

How to style it:

  • Gather your hair and tie it into a low ponytail.
  • Using your fingers, make a small opening above the ponytail and loop the pony through this opening.
  • Grab the tail of the pony and loop it through the same loop.
  • Secure the hair with bobby pins, and you have your easy chignon bun.

Aren’t these teenage girl hairstyles for school easy to make? You may choose the style according to your girl’s taste, face shape, and hair quality.

Which one is your favorite? Leave your feedback in the comment section below.

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