Back to School Hair Styles

a card with a picture of a girl with a bow

Got a little extra time in the morning to spend on your little ones hair? Chances are if you are anything like me, you do not on most mornings. Haha! Here are some quick hairstyles to look sassy and cute for school or any day. :) Some are easier than others. So, we will start off with the quickest first! 


Messy Bun with Knot Headband or any Bow


First pull hair up into a high ponytail. 

When tying the ponytail around all the hair the last go round do not pull the hair all the way through. Leave at least a couple inches of "tail." This will create a bun.

Pull the bun tight by the ponytail. 

You can then add your knot headband or you can add your bow to the back of the bun to create a fun hairstyle!

Knot headbands (We also have these in stripes and other prints.)

Hair Bows

Here is one that is fun but takes a little more time.. :)

Braided Pigtails with Bows


a collage of a woman

First, you will create two even sections for your pigtails. Once hair is parted all the way down the middle you will want to clip one side out of the way.

Step 2: Take the top half inch section of the first section of hair from the part to begin the braid. Now divide that section into three parts to start your braid. **Create fists with hair in each hand.Make sure your pinkies are touching her head. By keeping your hands close to her head makes for a tighter braid.

Drop the middle piece of hair and bring it toward the front. Grab a small section of loose hair to draw into the braid with the piece of dropped hair.

Pick up that hair with the hand closest to the forehead. You should have three pieces in your hands again.

Now drop the current middle piece again and grab a small section of loose hair to draw in with the dropped piece. Pick up the hair using the fist toward the back of the head.

Repeat those steps until your braid reaches the bottom of her hairline on her neck.

Once you reach the bottom of her hairline, continue with a normal braid for an inch, and then band it. This will help keep the braid tight without creating tight pulls in the braid that will yank her scalp.

You can then leave the remainder of her hair loose in a ponytail (like pictured) or braid until the end of her hair.

Now follow these steps for her other braided pigtail.


a collage of a girl

After finishing both pigtails you can easily slide a bow with an alligator clip in right above her elastic hair tie. 

Here are the two bows we have as examples:

Satin Hair Bow

Gold Polka Dot Hair Bow

She will love her French braids and her hair out of her face and off her neck! You can always add big hairbows like our oversize bows or Texas size bows for an extra fun look! 

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