5 Back-to-School Hairstyles that Deserve an A+


Heading off to school this season? Whether you’re attending beauty school or not, you probably want to look your best on the first day. After a summer of low-key ponytails, now is a great time to spice things up with your hair. Whether you’re looking for a brand new look or just want a trim, the professionals at Douglas J Salons are here to help your back-to-school vision come to life. If you aren’t quite sure what you’d like yet, here are five gorgeous hairstyles to give you some inspiration!

Implementing a fishtail braid into your hairstyle is a great way to look like you’ve put in a lot of effort. These fun braids are trendy and a lot more interesting to look at than your standard braid. While you can always wear one simple fishtail braid, why not try an elegant half-up style as this stylist did?

fishtail braids

Work by Douglas J Aveda Salon stylist @missuntealicious

Low buns are one of the ultimate chic hairstyles. They’re easy to do, look great on everyone and add a classy touch of minimalism to any look. If you’re someone who doesn’t want your hair hanging in your face all day, this is the perfect style for you. You can keep it super simple or add a bit of twist like one of our stylists did here!

low bun

Work by Douglas J Aveda Salon stylist @charley.petersen.hair

Prefer keeping your hair down and free? Loose beachy waves are always a great go-to style! You can create this look with a curling wand, flat iron, wave creator or three-barrel iron, but depending on your hair type, it can also be created without heat by sleeping with wet hair in braids. No matter what year it is or what school you’re attending, this look is a tried and true classic that’s never going out of style.


Work by Douglas J Aveda Salon stylist @haircolorbystacywoyke

For an updated take on standard braids, try loosening things up! By that, we mean literally loosening each braided loop until you’ve got big, voluminous braids. This is an easy way to take your basic Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz” braids and turn them into something modern and trendy. Tie the ends with some cute velvet ribbon, or try adding some barrettes to the front, and you’re ready to seize the school year!

loose braids

Work by Douglas J Aveda Salon stylist @color.by.stella

Here is a great example of a style that looks fancy but is actually extremely easy to do! All it takes creating a ponytail with the top section of your hair, creating an opening and looping it through to make a twist. Got curly hair? This style will look killer on you. Poker straight hair? Try adding in some loose waves to make it look extra glam. Whatever you decide to do with your half-up twist, it’s certain to be a stunning back-to-school look!

blue hair half up twist

Work by Douglas J Aveda Salon stylist @hairbyautumnelise

Want some help with your hair for back-to-school season? Come into your local Douglas J Salon today! Our talented stylists can set you up with a trendy new look. We offer a full menu of hair design, style, color and texturizing services. No matter what you choose to do, our experienced team wants you to look and feel your best for that first day back! Book your appointment now!

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