Back to School Hairstyles for 2018

With school just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about our hair game for the coming year! The summer months may have given you the opportunity to look however you like, but you want to look your best for school, especially on the first day! This list of top ten hairstyles for school in 2018 can help you to look your best each day of the year!

1. Quick & Easy Bun

We get it, school can be super crazy, and the last thing you need is to fuss with hair in the morning when you’re rushing out the door! Your saving grace can be a cute no-nonsense bun that only takes a minute or two to put together and it looks fantastic! This can even be done with bed head so you can look your best regardless of how rushed your morning is!

2. Half Up Messy Bun

If you have a little more time to invest in a messy hairdo, go with the half up messy bun! It’s a simple look that also doesn’t take too much time, but is trendy and gives off the “effortless mess” vibes. If you’re crunched on minutes but still want to look stylish, this ‘do can save you.


3. Twisted Braids

Braids are extremely in right now, so take advantage of your braiding skills to take your look to the next level! Twisted braids are a great way to elevate your hairstyle with a very simple addition. This style of braid in particular looks fun, casual, and simple to wear!


4. Front Row Braid

When we say that braids are in, we’re not kidding! The front row braid is popular with celebrities and schoolgirls alike with countless variations that you can try for yourself! It’s a simple way to keep your bangs out of your eyes and keep your look current and trendy!


5. Full Length Fishtail

We’re also in love with this full length fishtail braid! It’s very practical, cute, and looks very modern!


6. Bantu Knots

Bantu knots have made a fresh resurgence in the world of stylish looks, so if you can rock the look, go for it! The knots are a great way to keep your hair simple without much fuss, and you can decorate the knots with different clasps or hairpins for greater versatility.


7. Natural Curls

If you have hair that is naturally super curly, the natural look is in style! Wear it big, bold, and beautiful! It’s a great way to express yourself and enjoy your natural hair style.


8. Balayage Waves

There’s a reason balayage is so popular, and it’s because it always looks good! It’s been in style since it was invented many years ago because of the way it enhances the natural look of your hair, so if you’re going for a tried and true hairstyle, look no further than the trusty balayage!


9. Ponytail

Ponytails have been around forever, and it’s because they are functional, low maintenance, and they can look really good! You have the versatility of keeping some bangs showing or pulling it all back in one big ponytail if you want. They’re an awesome way to keep your look together any day of the week!


10. Classic Straight

Nothing wrong at all with a classic straight hairdo! If you’ve got the time to work the straightener and brush out any tangles and knots, it can be your way of showing everyone who is chic and stylish this fall! Add a splash of color to your natural tone if you want to try something new!


Style Your Hair at Innovate

Are you already thinking about your fall look? Come meet with one of our student stylists for a consultation on what looks would be best for you! Our student services are provided under the supervision of a licensed cosmetologist, so you can feel confident you are getting quality and value.

If you want to practice these hairstyles on others for a living, find out more about Innovate Salon Academy and what our cosmetology students get to learn!

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