Best Back-to-School Haircuts For Your Tween Daughter

By: Melissa Crossman.

As summer winds to a close, it’s time to put the swimsuits away and pull out the schoolbooks. Back-to-school season can be a busy time for moms who want to help their daughters look their best on the first day back in class. A fresh new haircut is a great way to boost your tween’s confidence and let her put her best foot forward as she heads back to school. Before heading to the salon, consider flipping through magazines with your daughter to find ideas of hairstyles she likes. Her stylist will appreciate the visual aid, and your tween will be ready to impress on her first day back to school.

Short hair:

If your daughter is going for a brand new look, a pixie cut can be a great way to show off her beautiful face and bold personality. Pixie cuts tend to work best for girls with fine hair and oval or heart face shapes. The best part? This hairstyle is low-maintenance, meaning your girl will be out of the shower and ready for school in a few minutes. She can keep the pixie cut sleek and straight, or run mousse through her hair for a more textured look.

Medium-length hair:

If your daughter has been growing out her locks all summer, a medium-length haircut might be just the style update she needs. A cute option for back-to-school season is a classic bob. This fun, swingy hairstyle requires little upkeep and flatters a variety of face shapes. “Glee” star Dianna Agron shows just how effortless this hairstyle can look. Her angled bob with bangs is a perfect back-to-school look for tween girls. To jazz up a classic bob, your daughter can add a sparkly headband.

Perhaps your daughter isn’t the type to spend much time on her hair. A popular, low-maintenance style is a shoulder-length cut that’s appropriate for any hair texture or face shape. Adding bangs is a great way to keep your daughter’s hair from hanging in her face. Soft, angled bangs look great on almost anyone.

A fun twist on the classic ponytail can be a great way to style medium-length hair for the first day of school. The following ponytail idea works for girls with medium-length straight or curly hair and is easy to execute. Begin by pulling hair back into a regular ponytail. Leave one small strand unbound, wrapping it around the elastic band at the base of the ponytail. Fasten the hair with bobby pins and add a touch of hairspray so that it holds throughout the long school day. Place a flower hair clip at the base of the ponytail to add a touch of color.

Long hair:

A long hairstyle shows off beautiful, sun-bleached locks. Drawbacks of a long haircut are that styling can be time-consuming and hair can become flat and limp during the day. To prevent this problem, ask for a haircut with face-framing layers. This technique creates volume and movement and makes long hair more manageable. A fashionable loose side braid is a quick ‘do that looks best with long hair.

Your tween is starting to develop her own sense of style. Help her find a haircut that suits her style and personality, and consult your hairstylist to get the look that complements your daughter’s hair texture and face shape. Getting a new hairstyle will make your daughter look forward to showing off her look on the first day of school.


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