The lunches are packed, the school supplies are stocked, and now it’s time to perfect your daughter’s back-to-school hairstyle. Maybe by the end of the school year, your daughter will be rolling out of bed 15 minutes before it’s time to leave and heading off to school in a messy pony. But for now, optimistic energy, cute outfits, fresh faces, and fashion-forward hairstyles are the name of the game. If you’re struggling with back-to-school hair ideas, we’ve collected the newest back-to-school hairstyles that will have your daughter looking and feeling like a princess. Here are three back to school hairstyle ideas with major princess flair.
The Top Knot
No matter what type of hair your daughter has, if she’s got enough to create a top knot, she can go to school looking just like a 2017 version of Mulan. This popular princess is beautiful, yes, but we probably love her most for her ability to kick butt when she needs to. A pretty yet practical top knot like Mulan’s will be a perfect back-to-school hairstyle for long hair so your girl can look cute while getting down to business. Simply spray roots with a bit of volumizer, have your daughter turn her head upside down, and brush her mane. Gather hair at the crown and secure with an elastic. When she flips right-side-up again, loop the strands of the ponytail into a neat bun and secure with a cute sparkly elastic, like the ones in our Disney Junior Bundle. This bun should be tight and sleek, so don’t be afraid to spritz on a bit of non-toxic hairspray.
The Side ‘Do’
Princess Jasmine, Elena of Avalor, and even the ladies of Frozen are all famous for their long, flowing side locks. If your daughter has long (and especially wavy) hair, this lovely look is a cinch. Add a bit of mousse to clean hair and comb through gently with fingers to create smooth waves. Decide if you’re going for a braided side look, a simpler twist, or a gathered ponytail. Affix hair to the side of the head, just behind one ear with an elastic and bobby pin combo. Style with accessories from the Elena Hair and Beauty Set to copy Elena’s signature side look this back-to-school season.
The Low Pony
Remember how relaxed, yet elegant, Belle looks with her low, loose, rustic ponytail? Simply add a spritz of volumizing spray at the roots, brush hair (using a detangler if necessary), and use a hair elastic at the base of the back of the head. You can add Belle’s signature blue bow from Townleygirl’s Beauty and the Beast Cosmetic Set to cover the hair elastic. This style looks amazing even when it gets a bit messy by the end of the school day, so don’t worry about any little wisps of hair sticking out. And when the style is done, your daughter can gaze into the enchanted mirror that comes with the Beauty and the Beast set and see how lovely she looks!
What are your daughter's favorite back-to-school hairstyles? Let us know in the comments!