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20 Adorable Hairstyles For School Girls

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20 Adorable Hairstyles For School Girls September 22, 2017

It’s 10 minutes to 8. Your daughter’s Frozen themed lunch box is lying half-packed on the table and the school bus will arrive any minute now and start blaring its horn. And if it drives away without your sweet little angel on it, you will have to fight through hellish morning traffic to drop her off to school. It doesn’t help that now she’s whining to you that you need to do her hair and make it look “all pretty like a princess.” So, when you’re in a time crunch, this close to blowing your top off, just take a few deep breaths and remember that I’m here to your rescue! Below, I’ve compiled 20 cute and easy hairstyles for school girls that are trending right now…along with instructions detailing how to do them! I know, I know, you love me. So, without further ado, let’s get right into it!

20 Adorable Hairstyles For School Girls That Your Daughter Will Absolutely Love

1. Hair Bow

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Who doesn’t believe that their beautiful daughter is a gift from up above? So, dress her up like one and adorn her hair in an adorable little bow. Not only will she look cute, it will also have her classmates fawning over her gorgeous hairstyle.

What You Need
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
  • Sectioning clip
  • Big curling iron
  • Teasing brush
  • Fine toothed comb
  • Strong hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Start off by tying your little one’s hair in a neat mid-level ponytail.
  2. Pick up a 2 inch section of hair from the very top of her ponytail and section it away with a sectioning clip.
  3. Pick up 1/3rd of your ponytail from the left side and curve the top part of it with a curling iron.
  4. Tease down this top part with a teasing brush to create volume.
  5. Smoothen out the teased hair with a fine toothed comb.
  6. Bend this section of hair into one half of a bow shape and secure it to her head from underneath with some bobby pins.
  7. Repeat steps 3 to 6 on a section picked up from the right side of her ponytail.
  8. Unclip the section of hair you separated at the beginning and simply braid it about a third of the way down.
  9. Place it along the center of her bow and pin it to her head, right under the base of the ponytail.
  10. Create 2 big curls with the tail of the ponytail.
  11. Spritz on some strong hold hairspray to set the hairdo in place.

2. Heart Pigtails

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Style your sweetheart’s hair with some sweet hearts, why don’t you? Besides looking oh-adorable, this cute Valentine’s heart pigtails style takes just about 5 minutes to do. No one will be able to stop themselves from awww-ing when they see your cutie’s pigtails.

What You Need
  • Hair brush
  • Hair elastics
How To Style
  1. Start off by brushing all the knots from your daughter’s hair and tying it into 2 mid-level pigtails.
  2. Using your fingers, create a gap in the hair right above the hair elastic tied around her right pigtail.
  3. Flip her pigtail over and into this gap to topsy tail it.
  4. Topsy tail her pigtail one more time.
  5. Now divide her pigtail into 2 sections.
  6. Start twisting these sections until they start curving upwards to create the two halves of a heart.
  7. Bring both the sections together and tie them up with a hair elastic to create a heart.
  8. Repeat steps 2 to 7 on the left pigtail to complete the look.

3. Triple Low Updo

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Sometimes, the hairstyles that take less than 3 minutes to do are the ones that look the fanciest. Case in point, this triple low buns updo. It’s perfect to do on second or third day hair, especially on days when your daughter has gym class.

What You Need
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Start off by tying your little lady’s hair in 3 ponytails horizontally next to each other.
  2. Loop the ponytails halfway through the hair elastics.
  3. Spread out this looped hair to create messy circular buns and secure them to her head with bobby pins.

4. Faux Waterfall

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How many times and how many different waterfall braid tutorials have you watched before getting daunted and giving up on doing it completely? Too many, I assume. Well, this simple hack of a hairstyle is so pretty that your daughter can sport it to the many birthday parties she gets invited to.

What You Need
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Part her hair deeply on one side.
  2. From the side with more hair, pick up a 3 inch section of hair, braid it right till the end and secure it with a hair elastic.
  3. Insert your thumb and index finger through the center of the first stitch of the braid and pick up a small section of hair from the front of your head.
  4. Pull this section of hair through the stitch of her braid.
  5. Keep repeating steps 3 and 4 down the braid until the waterfall effect has reached in line with her parting on the other side.
  6. Pin the end of the braid at the back of her head, under her hair, to finish off the look.

5. Easy Under Braids

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Now, this hairstyle is so easy, your daughter can do it herself in no time! (After all, even mums need a break every once in a while.) This sweet little hairstyle is chic, pretty and bound to make your little one the belle of the ball, or rather, the class. (Though, really, this shouldn’t be the kind of thing she should be worrying about. All that she should be working towards are her grades.)

What You Need
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Part her hair on one side.
  2. From the side of her parting with more hair, pick up a medium sized chunk of hair, braid it right till the end and secure it with a hair elastic.
  3. Pick up another section of hair from beside this first braid and repeat the previous step.
  4. Pancake these braids by tugging them apart to make them look wider.
  5. Pull back these braids and pin them under the hair at the back of her head to finish off the look.

6. Rose Bun

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Struggling to come up with a hairstyle every time she has a class party/school dance to attend? Here’s a hair look that will get you out of your pinch swiftly. These rose buns are super pretty and bound to make your daughter look like the gorgeous flower child that she is.

What You Need
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
  • Texturizing spray
How To Style
  1. Divide the top half of your little one’s hair into 3 sections.
  2. Individually braid these 3 sections and secure their ends with hair elastics.
  3. Pancake the left side of all 3 braids.
  4. Spritz on some texturizing spray on them.
  5. Hold down the top of the first braid with one hand and start rolling the braid around it in a clockwise direction with the other hand.
  6. Keep pinning down the braid to her head every time you finish a half circle.
  7. Tuck the end of the braid under the completed rose and secure it down with some bobby pins.
  8. Repeat steps 5 to 7 with the other two braids to complete the look.

7. Elsa’s Braid

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Face it. Your little angel has driven you up the wall with her obsession with Frozen and her constant need to sing Let It Go on top her lungs. Make her day by doing her hair up in this Elsa-inspired braid that she’ll absolutely love you for. (Not that she doesn’t love you otherwise. This will just earn you some brownie points.)

What You Need
  • Sectioning clips
  • Teasing brush
  • Fine toothed comb
  • Hair elastics
How To Style
  1. Leaving out the front sections of her hair to frame her face, part her hair horizontally (from ear to ear) to divide it into 2 sections.
  2. Clip the bottom section with a sectioning clip to keep it out of the way.
  3. Tease down the top section of hair to create volume.
  4. Smoothen down the top of the teased section and tie it all in a ponytail with a hair elastic.
  5. Start braiding this half ponytail.
  6. Once you have braided for about 3 stitches, unclip the bottom section and start adding sections of hair from the sides into the braid with each stitch (start French braiding, basically).
  7. Once you run out of hair to add into the braid (when you’ve reached the nape of her neck), simply braid right till the end and secure with a hair elastic.
  8. Cut off the hair elastic at the top of her braid.
  9. Tug apart and loosen the braid to make it look wider and give it a softer vibe.

8. Elsa’s Coronation Bun

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Now, here’s another Frozen-inspired hairstyle that your daughter will adore. This time it is the regal French twisted side bun sported by Queen Elsa at her coronation. This one may look complicated to do but can actually be done in the minutes before sending your little princess off to school.

What You Need
  • Sectioning clip
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins
  • Ribbon
  • Hairspray
How To Style
  1. Part your little lady’s hair on one side.
  2. With the tail end of a rat tail comb, create a horizontal partition from the end of her first partition to her ear on the opposite side.
  3. Separate the rest of the hair at the back of her head with a sectioning clip.
  4. Pick up a medium sized section of hair from right next to the partition and divide it into two sections.
  5. Start French twisting these two sections by flipping the front section over the back section and adding more hair into the twisted braid from the side of her head with each twist.
  6. Once the French twisted braid has gone past her ear and you’ve run out of hair to add, simply secure it with a hair elastic.
  7. Insert one end of your ribbon into the hair elastic.
  8. Gather all of her hair and twist it into a side bun under the French twisted braid.
  9. Secure the bun to her head with loads of bobby pins.
  10. Spritz on some hairspray to set the updo in place.

9. Messy Mermaid Braid

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“I’m sure your little lady dreams about being a mermaid every single day. Though that may be a very unrealistic dream to have, it doesn’t mean you can’t fulfil it in your own little way. Do up her hair in this gorgeous mermaid tail style and watch her squeal with delight when you’re done!”

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Curling iron
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Prep your little one’s hair with some heat protectant and curl the lower half of all her hair.
  2. Pick up a big section of hair from right on top of her head and braid it right till the end.
  3. Secure the end of the braid with a hair elastic.
  4. From the left side, pick up a 2 inch section of hair from the front, twist it right till the end, and insert it into the first stitch of her braid.
  5. Now, from the right, pick up another section of hair, twist it right till the end, and insert it into the second stitch of braid.
  6. Alternating sides this way and working down the braid, weave all her hair into the braid.
  7. Secure the ends with another hair elastic.
  8. Pin down any sections of hair hanging loose.
  9. Gently tug the braid apart to give it a fuller look.

10. Triple Braid

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I know you have those days when you don’t feel like getting out of bed to send you kid to school. What makes it worse is the thought of going through all the motions of dressing her up. On those lazy days, here’s a simple hairstyle for school girls that will take less than 5 minutes to do and still make your daughter look presentable at school.

What You Need

Hair elastics

How To Style
  1. Divide all of your daughter’s hair into 3 sections.
  2. Individually braid these 3 sections and secure the ends with hair elastics. You should end up with 3 braids lying right next to each other.
  3. With these three braids acting as individual strands, braid them into one giant braid and secure it at the end with a hair elastic.

11. Dutch Pigtails

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Here’s a hairstyle that will be perfect for your little angel when she has any kind of sports class or tournaments. Besides looking oh-so-trendy, Dutch pigtails can work great to keep all of her hair neatly off of her face. Another bonus for you is that it will be super easy to brush out her hair after untying these braids as they will prevent knots and tangles from forming in her hair.

What You Need

Hair elastics

How To Style
  1. Part your little one’s hair slightly off-center.
  2. Continue parting till the nape of her neck to divide all her hair into 2 sections.
  3. From the very front of the left section of her hair, pick up a 3 inch section of hair and divide it into 3 sections.
  4. Start Dutch braiding these 3 sections by alternately flipping the side strands under the middle strand and adding more hair into the braid from both sides with each stitch of braiding.
  5. Once the Dutch braid has reached the nape of her neck and you’ve run out of hair to add into it, simply braid the rest of the way down and secure the ends with a hair elastic.
  6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 on the right section of her head to complete the look.

12. Messy Bun

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Hit the snooze button way too many times, did you? And now there’s no time to do your kid’s hair. But, wait a minute! This is exactly the time that Zoella will come to your rescue! Her simple messy bun will take you about 2 minutes to do on your baby’s hair and make her look super cute.

What You Need
  • Hair brush
  • Hair elastics
How To Style
  1. Brush out all the knots and tangles from her hair.
  2. Tie all her hair in a high ponytail.
  3. Twist the ponytail right till the end.
  4. Roll the twisted ponytail into a bun and place it flat against her head. Make sure the ends are tucked under the bun.
  5. Secure the bun with a hair elastic.
  6. Pull out some sections from the front to frame her face.
  7. Secure any loose sections of the bun with bobby pins to finish off the look.

13. Easy Twisty Bun

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Reaching the end of the school year and the summer heat is starting to set in? There’s only one way your little lady can be prevented from driving herself (and you) up the wall because of the heat – by tying her hair into an adorable twisted updo.

What You Need
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Part your daughter’s hair down the middle and divide it into sections.
  2. Tie both the sections into ponytails right at the back of her head.
  3. Divide the left ponytail into 2 sections.
  4. Individually twist these two sections right till the end.
  5. Intertwine the two twisted sections with each other and secure the end with a hair elastic.
  6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 on the right ponytail.
  7. Wrap these two twisted ponytails with each other into a bun and secure it to her head with some bobby pins.
  8. Gently loosen the twisted bun to give it more dimension and finish off the look.

14. Classy Pony

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Too often, kids complain about their tight ponytails giving them a headache. Here’s a simple hack hairstyle that will solve the problem and add a cute little twist to an otherwise ordinary ponytail. All you need is a couple of bobby pins to perfect this look.

What You Need
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Leaving out the front section of her hair, tie all her hair at the back into a mid-level ponytail.
  2. Part her front hair on one side.
  3. Pick up all the hair on the side of her parting with lesser hair and pull it back.
  4. Place this section of hair across the top of her ponytail and pin it down on the opposite side, right next to the hair elastic.
  5. Repeat the previous step with the front section of hair on the other side to finish off the look.

15. Bubble Ponytail

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Easy to do and looks super cute, this bubble ponytail is going to be your baby girl’s new favorite hairstyle for school. With just a few hair elastics, transform her boring ol’ ponytail into a stylish hairstyle that she will beg you to do every single day.

What You Need
  • Hair brush
  • Hair elastics
How To Style
  1. Brush back all her hair and tie it into a ponytail at the back of her head.
  2. About 1/3rd of the way down her ponytail, tie another hair elastic.
  3. Now, pull up and apart the hair between the hair elastics to give it a bubble effect.
  4. Keep tying hair elastics and “bubbling” up her hair until you reach the end of her ponytail.

16. Rope Twisted Ponytail

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Trying to send your child off to school with a simple ponytail but she starts protesting that it’s “too boring”? A quick hack to get out of this situation is to incorporate this twisted style into her ponytail. Takes about 2 seconds to do and you’re both happy!

What You Need

Hair elastics

How To Style
  1. Tie your baby girl’s hair into a high ponytail.
  2. Divide the ponytail into 2 sections.
  3. Individually twist both the sections in a clockwise direction right till the ends.
  4. Intertwine both the twisted sections with each other in an anticlockwise direction till the end.
  5. Secure the end with a hair elastic.

17. Bumped Up Ponytail

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Your little girl is growing up and pretty soon she’ll want to rock hairstyles that will make her look ~cool~ at school. Be prepared for that day by trying out this ponytail look that is appropriate for school but still looks chic.

What You Need
  • Hair elastic
  • Bumpit
  • Fine toothed comb
  • Teasing brush
How To Style
  1. Insert a bumpit under the hair at the crown of her head.
  2. Use a fine toothed comb to smoothen down hair over the bumpit.
  3. Gather all her hair and tie it into a mid-level ponytail.
  4. Tease down the hair at the base of her ponytail.
  5. Smoothen down hair over the teased hair using a fine toothed comb to finish off the look.

18. Triple Twisted Ponytail

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Try out all the funky cute hairstyles on your little one while you still have time because pretty soon she’ll become an irritable teenager who won’t let you anywhere near her hair. This adorably twisted side ponytail style is one such look you definitely need to try on her.

What You Need

Hair elastics

How To Style
  1. Part your little one’s hair down the middle and continue the parting till the nape of her neck to divide her hair into 2 sections.
  2. Tie one section into a low side ponytail.
  3. Pick up 1/3rd of the other section, twist it right till the end and tie it with the side ponytail.
  4. Pick up another 1/3rd section from right under the first one and repeat the previous step.
  5. Add the last section of hair to the ponytail in the same manner to finish off the look.

19. Ballerina Bow Bun

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Make your sweet little princess look like a ballerina (even if she isn’t one) with the help of this hairstyle. This adorable bun style will neatly keep her hair out of her face while still making her look oh-so-cute. All you need is a little hair bow to complete the sweet look.

What You Need
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair bow
How To Style
  1. Tie your little one’s hair into a high ponytail.
  2. Leaving out a 2 inch section of hair from the bottom, roll her ponytail into a bun and secure it to her head with some bobby pins.
  3. Divide the left out section of hair into 2 sections, twist them right till the end, and intertwine them with each other.
  4. Wrap this twisted up hair around the base of her bun and pin it in place.
  5. Pin her hair bow under the bun to finish off the look.

20. The 2 Way Braid

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Get ready to thank me because I’m about to show you 2 hairstyles at the time and effort of one. This braided updo style can be done up in 2 ways that look equally gorgeous. Ask your little lady what style she wants to go for that day and leave the decision up to her!

What You Need
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
  • Bow/floral accessories
How To Style
  1. Part your little girl’s hair down the middle and divide it into 2 sections.
  2. Braid both the sections of hair right till the end and secure them with hair elastics.
  3. One way to style this look is by placing the braids across the back of her head, folding and tucking the ends under, and securing with bobby pins.
  4. Another way is to place the braids across the top of her head and pinning them down behind her ears on the opposite sides.
  5. Finish off the look by clipping on a cute hair bow or flower.

Phew, it sure is tiring being a mum! But going through all this effort to style your little angel’s hair is worth how happy and cute she will look at the end. So, comment below and let us know which school girl hairstyles you absolutely loved and which ones you know your little one would be excited to try out!

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