This is the perfect look for school because it’s fresh, classy and neat. You’ll look super polished while your hair is swept off and up out of your face. It’s great for long hair because you can pile it high.
Suits: Round and heart-shaped face shapes. The volume at the top will elongates your face.
How to: Using a large paddle brush after blow-drying, brush your hair to the crown of your head and tie into a high ponytail. Once secured, twist and wrap tightly to form a bun. Secure all loose ends with bobby pins and spritz with hairspray to set the look.
2. The Low Pony: As seen on Mila Kunis
Perfect for girls with finer, glossy locks. This pretty style will make heads turn.
Suits: Any face type, particularly oval-shaped faces.
How to: After drying your hair, spritz through some leave-in conditioner or serum to achieve a shiny tousled look. Then, part your hair in the center, and brush it into a low pony tail. If you want to achieve a more ‘undone’ look like Mila, detach some loose strands at the front and sides. To finish the look, (this is great if you own a curling iron), tong only the ponytail so it falls like a beautiful wave over your shoulder.
3. Tousled waves: As seen on Lauren Conrad and Rachel Bilson
Don’t want summer to end? Try out this look and you’ll still have that beachy feel even when school starts.
Suits: Any face type. Particularly those with mid to long-lengthed hair.
How to: The best way to achieve this look is to roughly towel or finger dry your hair. Then, apply a little serum through the ends. If you have a diffuser attachment on your hairdryer that will also help you achieve a wavy look. If you want a neater style like LC, you can subtly tong your hair with curling tongs or a straightener to add more shine and polish. She’s also taken 2 front pieces of hair, twisted them, then secured them at each side. This is perfect if you want your hair out of you face whilst in school.
4. Beachy braids: As seen on Blake Lively
This is another great look if you want to feel like summer never ended! It looks like a more complicated style but in fact is really easy.
Suits: Any face type, and girls with long, thick hair.
How to: For this, you definitely need to use a diffuser to create voluminous waves after washing. Don’t forget to spritz a good volumising spray too, for added texture. Part your hair so that pieces overlap, to achieve that ‘undone’ look. Once this is done, take small sections of hair from the root, and braid them loosely. Make sure you secure them with bands.
5. The Evil Weave: As seen on Diane Kruger
This style was seen on several of the Spring/Summer catwalks. It’s the hardest one to do but looks so impressive!
Suits: Oval and heart face shapes will benefit from this fresh and cool style.
How to: After blow-drying, create a side parting. Then loosely weave braids along each side, using sections of varying sizes to create a messier look. When the braids reach the back of your head, combine the hair together. To finish, tightly plait the remaining hair to keep the sections together.
These styles are easy to create for those rushed mornings before school. Whether you have 5 minutes or 20, you’re sure to make heads turn in the hallway! Which is your favourite?