As summer comes to an end, it's time to switch gears and start preparing for the new school year. From stylish outfits to fresh supplies, one aspect that often gets overlooked is hairstyles. I mean what first-day outfit is complete without a stylish back-to-school hairstyle to top it off?
We've rounded up some of the trendiest back-to-school natural hairstyles in 2023 for a confident start to new school year and will tick all the needed boxes for a hectic First-day Monday morning;
Saves time ✅
Stands up to high temperature & Humidity ✅
Requires minimal effort ✅
Keep scrolling for natural hairstyles perfect for kickstarting a new school year ( or any time of the year really).
1. Double Bubble Puffs
Divide the hair into two sections and create puffy ponytails, one on each side of the head. Secure them with elastic bands or scrunchies. This style is super fun and youthful.
2. Mini Twists or Braids
Create mini twists or braids all over your hair (or child's head) for a neat and manageable style. This not only looks adorable but also helps protect their natural curls. You can add colorful beads at the ends for a playful touch.
3. Pineapple Ponytail with a scarf
Gather the hair into a high ponytail on top of the head, leaving the curls loose. Tie a vibrant scarf around the base of the ponytail to keep the hair in place and add a pop of color.
Create small cornrows with zigzag partings on the scalp. These can be styled in various patterns and shapes. This style is not only visually appealing but also keeps the hair neat and tidy.
5. High/Low Bun
Gather your hair into a high bun on the crown of their head or a low bun at the nape of neck. For added flair, create small twists along the sides of the head leading up to the bun. This style keeps the hair neat and stylish.
6. High Puff with Bangs
Create a high bun on the crown of the head and leave out a section of hair at the front to create bangs that frame their face. This style keeps hair out of the way and adds a cute element.
7. Wash-and-Go with Accessories:
Embrace the natural curls with a wash-and-go style and enhance the look with colorful headbands, clips, or bows for a playful touch. This style is perfect for active kids.
Embrace the effortlessly chic "wet hair" trend by applying a curl-defining product to your damp hair and scrunching it gently.
8. Stretched High Ponytail
For those looking for a sleek and polished option, the stretched high ponytail is here to save the day. After gathering your hair into a high ponytail, use heatless stretching techniques like braiding or banding to elongate your curls. This creates a sophisticated and well-put-together look that's ideal for school days, presentations, meetings, or any time you want to impress.
9. Accessorized Fros'
Let your natural afro shine by using a wide-tooth comb to shape and fluff it. Add a vibrant headscarf for a touch of elegance and fun.
10. Half-Up Claw Clip Twist:
Gather the top half of your hair and secure it with a claw clip at the back of your head. For added style, twist the hair in the clip before securing it. This style is effortlessly chic and keeps hair out of your face.
11. Headscarf Wrap:
In this style, the hair is left loose and pushed back behind the ears, and a headscarf is used to secure the hair in place while also adding a stylish touch. This look is popular for its simplicity, comfort, and versatility, making it a great choice for keeping hair out of the face while maintaining a natural and relaxed appearance.
12. Classic Twist-Outs
The timeless classic! After washing and conditioning your hair, divide it into sections and twist each section. Once dry, unravel the twists to reveal beautiful, defined curls. Enhance your twist-out by adding a stylish scarf or headband that complements your outfit. This simple addition can elevate your entire look while keeping your hair in place.
Whether you're an adult or a kid, twist-outs offer a versatile and vibrant way to style your natural hair for the back-to-school season. Choose the twist-out style that resonates with your personal style and get ready to make a confident entrance into the classroom.
Remember, your natural hair is a beautiful canvas that allows you to express your individuality and creativity. As you head back to school in 2023, experiment with these trendy hairstyles to find the one that resonates with your personal style and makes you feel ready to conquer anything that comes your way. Whether you're into braids, puffs, knots, or twists, these hairstyles will surely help you stand out and make a lasting impression as you start a new school year. Good luck!