Short hair has always been a cool girl hairstyle. Classic style icons like Jackie O. and even modern-day stars like Kylie Jenner and Margot Robbie prove that it’s not just a chic hairstyle, but a versatile one as well. Since it’s the start of the school year, why not take this opportunity to try out new back to school hairstyles for short hair? You know what they say, a new (school)year calls for a new look. There are so many simple yet stylish back to school hairstyles for short hair that you can easily incorporate into your morning routine before you head off to class.
21 Stylish Back to School Hairstyles for Short Hair
A Chic Haircut Needs Equally Stylish Hairstyles
I used to think that short haircuts limited my hairstyle options, and I’m sure a lot of you think that way too. Well, I couldn’t have been further from the truth! Now I’m all praises for short hair: it’s not just easier to maintain (less drying time!), it’s also a no-fail way to look chic, however you style it. I think those two qualities of short hair make it perfect for students: your hair dries faster, you spend less on hair products, and you always look stylish, even if you just rolled out of bed. I’ve picked out my favorite stylish back to school hairstyles for short hair that are so simple and quick, you can do them in a matter of minutes. Keep scrolling to see them.
1. Dutch Braids
Yes, short-haired girls can rock braids too! Back to school hairstyles for short hair like these dutch braids are perfect for keeping your short hair up and off your face. Don’t think you can look great in gym class? This tutorial can make it happen.
2. Messy Twists
When I’m feeling lazy in the morning, this is one of my go-to back to school hairstyles for short hair. Embrace your messy bedhead with this simple look you can wear to school and beyond.
3. Twisted Braids
This is another one of those back to school hairstyles for short hair that prove you can definitely rock braids. Whether your hair is straight, wavy, or curly, these cute twisted braids give you a feminine look.
4. Macrame Braid
Braids for short hair are usually more subtle. But really, who has the time for full braids if you’re a full-time student? I sure don’t. If you still want to experiment with different kinds of braids, try back to school hairstyles for short hair like these macrame braids. So pretty, right?
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5. Fishtail Halfsie
Aside from macrame braids, there are a lot of other braided back to school hairstyles for short hair that you can try. This fishtail halfsie might even make you a campus beauty trendsetter.
6. Fringe Braids
If you’re growing out your bangs, it can be hard to find back to school hairstyles for short hair. These fringe braids may just be the solution you’re looking for! And it’s one of those styles you can wear whatever length your hair is.
7. Half Topknot
What do you do when you don’t have enough hair for a full topknot? Try a half topknot instead. This is one of those back to school hairstyles for short hair that I would wear everyday, everywhere!
8. French Twist
This French twist is another example of back to school hairstyles for short hair that you probably don’t think you can pull off. Well, think again. Byrdie has a tutorial for achieving a classic French twist, even if you have short hair.
9. Half-Up Knot
Most of my favorite back to school hairstyles for short hair are half-ups. They’re just so easy, and they’ll let you show off your short hair! This half-up knot is another simple yet versatile style you can wear to class, to parties, or even a date.
10. Rolled Braid Updo
If you feel like rocking an updo, these rolled braids are perfect! It’s such a romantic hairstyle that isn’t difficult to do at all. Get the tutorial here.
11. 3-Step Twists
Speed and simplicity are the most important things I look for in perfect back to school hairstyles for short hair. These 3-step twists fit the bill, and they’ll look great on any kind of hair!
12. Messy Braided Ponytail
Sometimes I just feel like wearing classic hairstyles. For those kinds of days, combine classic elements like a pony and a braid for a stylish look.
13. Boho Waves
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14. Second Day Hair Updo
Woke up late and don’t have time to shower before class? This updo can save your hair, and maybe even your life. Learn how to do it here.
15. Braided Topknot
For new and exciting back to school hairstyles for short hair, sometimes all you need to do is combine styles you already know how to do. Case in point, this stylish but laid-back braided topknot.
No matter how short your hair is, waves are a no-fail style that every girl should know. Whether you have a super short pixie cut or a long bob, waves are one of those back to school hairstyles for short hair that flatter every girl.
17. Braided Twist Bun
This is another one of those back to school hairstyles for short hair that you can wear everywhere, even to gym class. I just love the texture and details in this hairstyle! Byrdie has the full tutorial.
18. Ballet Bun
You can still wear high buns with short hair! This ballet bun is another gym class-appropriate style that will keep you fresh but still stylish.
19. Braided Pixie
Make your already-edgy pixie cuts even edgier with these side braids. If you can pull this off, you’ll be the coolest girl on campus.
20. Low Pony
Sure, short hair isn’t ideal for sky-high ponytails. But the low pony is a chic and short hair-friendly alternative. It’s also a runway favorite, so you’ll surely be one of the most stylish girls around.
21. Volumized Pony
What short hair lacks in length, you can make up for in volume. This volumized pony is so versatile and classic. It’s another one of those back to school hairstyles for short hair that you can wear every single day.
Watch this video from Fabulous Hannah for more back to school hairstyles for short hair:
Try out one, or all, of these back to school hairstyles for short hair and make this your most stylish school year ever! Which one was your favorite? Leave me a comment below and let me know.
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