23 Cute And Easy Hairstyles For Middle School Girls

Turn heads in school with these trendy, no-hassle hairstyles that everyone will want to copy!

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The first day of school is always big. You wear new uniforms and shoes, and carry new books, but what about your hair? Picking hairstyles for middle school girls is akin to choosing a hairstyle for prom. Every day you want to make a statement with your hair since your clothes remain the same! Scroll down to check out the trending hairstyles for middle schoolers. Keep reading!

protip_icon Before You Get Started
  • Hairstyles for middle school should be comfortable. Avoid heavy or below-the-eyebrow bangs to make sure they are not interfering with your vision, especially if you wear glasses.
  • Keep hair accessories like extra hair ties and bobby pins handy when trying these hairstyles.
  • Make sure to wash your hair thoroughly frequently to leave your hair looking fresh.
  • Avoid pulling your hair too tight into a ponytail to prevent hair breakage and scalp damage.

Middle School Hairstyles- Top 23:

1. Low Ponytail With Side Swept Bangs

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Emma Watson proves that the simplest of looks can work wonders when done right. This cute hairstyle only takes a couple of minutes and would work great on naturally wavy hair. Use some texturizing spray to add volume.

2. Soft Wavy Lob

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Kaley Cuoco’s lob wavy lob is a chic hairstyle that creates a soft, feminine look. It is a quick hairstyle that requires minimal styling. Use your curling iron to get those beautiful soft and feminine waves.

3. Wavy Hair With Short Fringe

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The gorgeous Krysten Ritter donned this hairstyle in the famous web series “Breaking Bad” and it became the rage for all the right reasons. This look is sure to be a head-turner in your school. You can also skip the curls and let your wavy tresses loose.

4. Side Parted Beachy Waves

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Take inspiration from Selena Gomez’s playful beachy waves and let those wavy locks shine through. Create a side part and take some of your front hair, twist it and secure it with bobby pins right above your ears. Bring all or most of your hair to the front and enjoy the cute girl look.

5. Side Part Bob

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We are smitten with this sharp and edgy hairstyle on Reese Witherspoon. With a clean side part and her hair combed back, this hairstyle accentuates her beautiful facial features. To create this look, comb your hair with a fine-toothed comb while making a side-parting.

Licensed cosmetologist, Danielle Brucklacher advises, “For a more slick look, use gel to lay down any flyaway hairs and tuck one or both sides behind the ears.”

Finally, use a hair-setting spray to complete the look.

6. Messy Low Ponytail

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This stunning hairstyle rocked by Zendaya surely turned heads. With a middle parting and a low messy ponytail, this look is easy to achieve. Use a setting spray on the front and crown area for a clean look and a texturizing spray on the pony to add volume and dimension to your look.

7. Low Side Ponytail

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The gorgeous low side-pony looks elegant on popstar Taylor Swift and there is no reason why it wouldn’t look as amazing on you. Simple yet graceful, this hairstyle would go well with any dress or skirt. The light makeup and glossy lips add to the overall elegance of the look.

8. Middle Parted Half Updo

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Emilia Clarke swept us all with this “cute girl” look. We can’t get over how everything goes so well together- the dress, the makeup, and especially the hair! This gorgeous half up, half down hairdo with a middle parting and some loose strands at the sides is just perfect for school.

9. Barely There Waves

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Sophie Turner leaves us spellbound with her ultra-loose waves. This hairstyle, hands down, can make anyone look graceful. If you are looking for something to match your shy and mysterious personality, this one’s for you. Use a curling wand to create waves halfway down the length of your hair and spray some texturizing spray to finish up.

10. Braided Hairband

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We are moonstruck! This mesmerizing updo of Jennifer Lawrence is no less than a dream. Sport this dreamy hairstyle on your first day at school and prepare yourself for loads of praise. After braiding a chunk of your hair on one side, flip it over the other side, placing it as a hairband. Leave some loose strands at the front and make a bun at the back to complete this elegant look!

11. Wavy Bob

Wavy bob hairstyle for middle school girls
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It’s no secret Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland has one of the best bobs in the business. At the Nickelodeons, the young style icon led the way with modern tousles and a side-parted blunt, texturised bob. To achieve this look, stick to long layers and style them with your fingers by using a strong texturizing spray for that dishevelled finish – a perfect party ‘do for you. You can also opt for a pixie cut instead of a bob if you have short hair.

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This is a versatile hairstyle and works on all lengths of hair. You may even get curtain bangs to frame the face.

12. Braided Pigtails

Braided pigtails for middle school girls
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Simple but stunning. Low braided pigtails can never fail to impress; create like Natalie Clay and make this old-school ‘do your go-to style this season. For an en-trend look, before plaiting with three stands use a light hairspray to hold it in place. Pair it with peachy lips for a playful touch.

13. Topknot

Topknot hairstyle for middle school girls
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We love this chic streamlined take on the top knot from McKaley Miller. The elegant actress piled her hair expertly on the top of her head while attending the annual teen vogue party. The cool-girl paired her winning hairstyle with porcelain skin and glossy lips. Plain yet impressive!

There’s another variation of this you can try. Anna, a YouTube vlogger, shared her favorite school hairstyles, one of them being a half-down top knot. She explains her general process, “…A lot of times before I do any hairstyle, I take my dry shampoo and I put it usually in my roots and rub it in just so it gives my hair a little more volume.” She goes on to highlight why she uses a brush on her sectioned hair, “I usually end up getting my brush and brushing it because I know I don’t want any bumps… I make sure my hair is completely smooth (i).” This hairdo is trendy, chic, and a quick style for school.

14. Straight Half Up Hairstyle

Straight half-up hairstyle for middle school girls
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Oh, that sexy mane! This chocolate brown hairstyle rocked by Savannah Lathem makes a classic statement with long, straight locks. The actress sections her bangs off before sweeping them over her crown and pins it at the back with a bobby pin. Mist a strong hairspray to smooth flyaways.

15. Side Ponytail With A Headband

Side ponytail hairstyle with a headband for middle school girls
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It’s official, girls; the ponytail does rule us all. Beatrice Rosen’s easy-peasy side ponytail is the perfect hairstyle when your hair isn’t cooperating. To recreate this look just mist a texturising spray and add a pop of pink to your lips for an elegant, chic vibe! Not to forget the floral headband on the wavy long tresses. A winner.

16. Messy Braided Ponytail

Messy braided ponytail for middle school girls
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If you thought long locks were boring, just add messy braids to oomph up your look, à la Ariel Winter. To achieve this lazy girl’s hairstyle, grab your hair to the side, mist some hairspray and pull back those sexy tresses into a shaggy braid. Aww-some. Also, the hairstyle requires no touch-ups. Double Aww-some.

17. Side-Swept Bun

Side-swept bun hairstyle for middle school girls
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Can we admit how we can’t get enough of Chloe Moretz’s sophisticated side-swept bun? Try your hand on this sleek and groomed bun, and trust us, you will not regret. Just use a shine spray, hair bobbles and bobby pins if you need some help.

18. High Ponytail

High ponytail hairstyle for middle school girls
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High, romantic and funky – actress Kiernan Shipka demonstrates just how versatile the ponytail can be. To recreate this classy and sophisticated hairstyle, grab your hair back in a high ponytail, leave some wispy flyaways and spritz with texturized hairspray for that extra hold and texture.

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If you have bangs or layered hair, leave some of your hair loose around your face to soften the look. You can also wear a cute headband or scarf around your ponytail.

19. Side Parted Half Updo

side parted half updo hairstyle for middle school girls
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Liana Liberato shows us how to rock the best of both worlds. The actress flaunts her sleek, ultra-chic half updo at the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party and further pairs it with a side parting. Thumbs up from us for this half-up hairstyle.

20. Wavy Hair With Bangs

Wavy hair with bangs for middle school girls
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21. Crown Braid

Berenice Bejo in a crown braid hairstyle
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Berenice Bejo sported a messy French crown braid at the 66th Cannes Film Festival. The thick braid at the hairline adds a regal touch to your overall look. You can mimic her style and pair the hairstyle with a royal blue Louis Vuitton outfit and elegant makeup.

22. Braided Space Buns

Janelle Monae in braided space buns
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Actress and singer Janelle Monae was seen in a voluminous space bun hairstyle that made everyone go wild. You can easily create this look by styling your hair into two high ponytails, then braiding each ponytail, and twisting them into a bun.

23. Spiked Pixie Cut

Celebrity Ginnifer Goodwin in a spiked pixie cut
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The pixie cut is a great option for those looking for a dramatic change from their regular long hairstyles. Ginnifer Goodwin went all out with this modern take on the 60s greaser look.

Infographic: 8 Easy Hairstyles For Middle School Girls

Beautiful hairstyles can enhance your overall look and personality. But, for middle school girls, choosing a simple yet chic hairstyle can be time-consuming. So, here we are with some easy-to-do hairstyles that will elevate your confidence. So, spend a few minutes on that perfect hairstyle to start your day in style!

8 easy hairstyles for middle school girls (infographic)

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Thousands of young girls and their mothers consider what to do with their hair first thing in the morning. Nobody wants to stand in front of the mirror for hours, especially if they are going to be late for school. This article will help you get through the agonizing morning decision. Try the simple schoolgirl hairstyles discussed in the article. The suggestions will help you get ideas for your first day of school by looking at these lovely and creative hairstyles for middle school girls. We hope you found some inspiration from this selection of basic hairstyles for schoolgirls.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do hairstyles influence a middle school girl’s self-esteem?

Hairstyles can be used to express one’s individuality to boost one’s self-esteem and confidence. While it is important to create an environment where girls can express themselves without fear or judgment, it is also advisable to follow hairstyle guidelines set forth by the school.

How has social media impacted the hairstyles that middle school girls choose?

Social media is a platform that provides middle school girls with information on different trends, tips, and hairstyles they can experiment with to express their style and personality.

How can girls in middle school take care of their hair to maintain healthy and stylish hair?

Simple tips like limiting their use of heat-styling tools, regular trims, using the right hair care products, and eating a balanced diet can help them maintain healthy and stylish hair.

How can parents and teachers support and encourage middle school girls to embrace their unique hairstyles?

Parents and teachers can encourage them by creating an inclusive environment and helping them experiment with different hairstyles in accordance with the school code to help them embrace their individuality.

Are there any hairstyles that are not allowed in middle school dress codes?

Middle school dress codes differ based on the school district, state, or country. However, many schools have rules around hairstyles that are considered distracting and disruptive. Mohawks, colored hair, or hair that covers the face or eyes may not be commonly accepted and allowed in many schools.

Key Takeaways

  • Using the right hairstyles for middle school girls not only improves their appearance but also boosts their confidence.
  • These hairstyles are easy to achieve, low maintenance, and last for long hours..
  • There are multiple hairstyles that compliment different face shapes to opt for, from ponytails to braids, that can complement various face shapes.
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Get ready to rock your middle school halls with this collection of easy and adorable hairstyles. From braids to ponytails, this video has got you covered for a fabulous and fuss-free hair day!

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Danielle Wilkinson Brucklacher
Danielle Wilkinson BrucklacherLicensed Cosmetologist
Danielle obtained her cosmetology license from MTI College and continued with her education in Makeup Artistry at Bellus Academy. She then began session styling for weddings and special events, including celebrity occasions.

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