2 Quick and Easy Hairstyles for the Back to School Rush

It’s that time of year again! Fall is in the air and whether you’re going back to school or back to your daily hustle—time can truly be an issue in the mornings. With everything you have going on, hair worries shouldn’t be one of them! So we’ve got two quick hairstyles that’ll get you out of the door FAST and may just let you hit that snooze button once or twice!

Back to School Hair 101 // Tutorial: The Girl Next Door, Half Braid

Hair Tutorial: The Girl Next Door, Half Braid

In a rush? This braid is zero fuss and takes just a couple seconds flat!

What You’ll Need:

– Finishing Spray
– Teasing Comb
– Two clear elastic bands

Back to School Hair 101 // Tutorial: The Girl Next Door, Half Braid

How-To Steps:

Step 1

Tie hair loosely into a mid-crown ponytail and hold it in place with your first elastic band.

Step 2

Loosely do a French Braid about half way down your ponytail.

Step 3

Hold your ponytail in place with the second elastic band. Tease at your braid to create fullness and keep the braid looking effortless. Tug braided strands upwards to widen your braid and keep the over-all look very loose.

Step 4

Hold look in place with finishing spray.

Back to School Hair 101 // Tutorial: The Girl Next Door, Half Braid

Back to School Hair 101 // Tutorial: The Top Knot With A Twist

Hair Tutorial: The Top Knot With a Twist

Wanting a twist on the everyday topknot? Try this trick for giving your half-up, half-down topknot a modern bedhead appeal. 

What You’ll Need:

  •  – Finishing Spray
  •  – Teasing Comb
  •  – One clear elastic band
  •  – Couple of bobby pins

Back to School Hair 101 // Tutorial: The Top Knot With A Twist

How-To Steps:

Step 1

Part hair half up, half down. Gather top half into a ponytail, leaving the ends out of the elastic band.

Step 2

Widen topknot by spreading the hair bun and holding width in place with bobby pins.

Step 3

Tease at the end you left out to keep your look full, flirty and messy.

Step 4

Keep your finished with a bit of holding spray.

Back to School Hair 101 // Tutorial: The Top Knot With A Twist

Try more of Maritza’s hair tutorials: Beach Waves Hair TutorialTwo Twists on the Modern Braid for SummerQuick Up-Dos You Can DIY in a Minute, and Quickly Transform Your Hair After a Workout.

Concept, Copy and Hair: Maritza Buelvas of Beauty For Bloggers
Styling: Maritza Buelvas
Photography: Jennifer Coffey
Model: Laura Casper
Location: Beauty For Bloggers Studio


MARITZA BUELVAS is a national beauty-style writer and published hair artist. She enjoys writing and producing content for blogs, media and brands.

You can find her portfolio at www.beautyforbloggers.com. Connect with her on Instagram / Twitter / Email

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