15 Timeless Back to School Hairstyles for Long Hair

by Thursday, September 8, 2016

Back to school hairstyles for long hair have to meet so many requirements. They should show off our long locks, but also keep them in place the whole day. They should be quick and easy to do in a few steps, but also look polished and put-together. Seems like a daunting task, right? Quick and easy doesn’t seem like a very polished look, and keeping long hair neat all day is almost impossible. Thankfully, you’re not alone in this. I’ve found back to school hairstyles for long hair that are practical, simple, yet timeless.

15 Timeless Back to School Hairstyles for Long Hair

Show Off Those Long Locks With These Timeless Looks

Staying neat and polished throughout the day is a top priority when you’re in school. If you’re not rushing from one lecture to another, you’re going to gym class, studying at the library, or taking care of extracurriculars. I know how hard it is to try to look great with a limited amount of prep time in the morning. The snooze button is my best friend! And if you have long hair, it’s even harder to style it before a busy day. If you have the same problems, you’ve come to the right place. Keep scrolling for back to school hairstyles for long hair that will keep you looking great the whole day long, with minimal prep time.

 

1. Brigitte Bardot-Inspired Updo

Brigitte Bardot-Inspired Updo | Timeless Back to School Hairstyles for Long Hair

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When you’re looking for back to school hairstyles for long hair that are timeless, look to style icons like Brigitte Bardot for inspiration. This simple updo is everything you ever wanted in a school hairstyle: simple yet elegant, neat and polished yet super easy.

 

2. Sock Bun

Sock Bun | Timeless Back to School Hairstyles for Long Hair

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What do you do with spare socks? Use them on your hair! This easy and ingenious sock bun is one of those back to school hairstyles for long hair that you can do even if you don’t have a hair tie.

 

3. Bubble Pony

Bubble Pony | Timeless Back to School Hairstyles for Long Hair

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College is probably the last time you’ll be able to get away with youthful back to school hairstyles for long hair like this bubble pony. So take advantage of it! This is a fun hairstyle you can even wear to gym class.

 

4. Messy Low Bun

Every woman should know how to do a classic low bun, and college is the perfect time to learn. This messy low bun is perfect for both laid-back weekends and busy class days.

 

5. 1-Minute Messy Bun

1-Minute Messy Bun | Timeless Back to School Hairstyles for Long Hair

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An updo in one minute? Sign me up! This messy bun is the only hairstyle you need if you’re in a huge hurry.

 

6. Low Knot

Bored of the bun? Try fun knots instead! This low knot is fast and easy to do, and it’s a welcome change from the usual bun or pony.

 

7. Messy Braided Pony

If you have a bit more time in the morning, a messy braided pony is one of the back to school hairstyles for long hair that you should try out. It’s still quicker than a full braid, and it’s casual enough to wear in school.

 

8. Twist Pony

Twist Pony | Timeless Back to School Hairstyles for Long Hair

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The best thing about back to school hairstyles for long hair? Your ponytail options are endless. With just a few more simple steps, you can turn a boring ponytail into something like this fun boho twist pony.

 

9. Braided Pigtails

Braided Pigtails | Timeless Back to School Hairstyles for Long Hair

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This is another one of those back to school hairstyles with long hair that you probably won’t be able to wear if you’re older. Braided pigtails are a great throwback to your childhood. And every girl knows how to do pigtails and a basic braid, so it’ll be a breeze.

 

10. Cross and Wrap Pony

Cross and Wrap Pony | Timeless Back to School Hairstyles for Long Hair

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Other back to school hairstyles for long hair that upgrade your basic pony include this cross and wrap look. It’s subtle but still very stylish.

 

11. Tousled Pony

Tousled Pony | Timeless Back to School Hairstyles for Long Hair

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This tousled pony is such a simple style, but it’ll go a long way in the style department. Pair it with an athleisure outfit ala-Kendall Jenner.

 

12. Long Hair Bun

Having very long hair can make updos difficult, even just a basic bun. This tutorial is specially made so you girls with long, flowy locks can pull off a timeless bun.

 

13. Overnight Curls

What’s better than quick back to school hairstyles for long hair? Hairstyles you can do the night before. With these overnight no-heat curls, all you have to do in the morning is pull out the bobby pins.

 

14. Knotted Scarf Chignon

I love incorporating accessories into back to school hairstyles for long hair! This chignon with a knotted scarf will make you the chicest girl on campus.

 

15. Half Up Boho Bun

Half Up Boho Bun | Timeless Back to School Hairstyles for Long Hair

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Half up topknots are back to school hairstyles for long hair that can save you a lot of prep time! You can wear them as is, or add a side braid for a boho touch.

 

Watch this video from Rachelleea for more back to school hairstyles for short hair:

 

While you’re in school, lectures aren’t the only opportunities to learn. It’s also a time to learn timeless hairstyles that you’ll be doing way after college, when you start working or become a mom! What are your favorite back to school hairstyles for long hair? Please let me know by leaving comment down below.

 

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