Despite those early school mornings, bed head will never be considered a good look. While we don’t all have a team of professionals like these on-screen school girls, we can create some of their picture perfect hairstyles within minutes. With the start of school just around the corner, we have compiled our top 5 favourite on-screen back-to-school hairstyles. So whether you have an hour or just five minutes to spare, try these fuss-free, easy looks in order to look fabulous all year long!
1. Blair Waldorf
This teenage Fashionista sure knows how to start a trend! The Upper East Side’s resident queen bee is regularly spotted wearing her signature hair accessory—a headband. We love how she pulls of just about any shape, style, and embellishment with ease and always looks polished and preppy for a day at school. Plus, this look is perfect for those days when you have hit snooze one too many times on your alarm clock. Try a headband with a flower detail for a feminine look, or try this studded one for a little more edge.
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2. Cher Horowitz
This glamorous teenager is anything but clueless when it comes to fashion! The 90’s classic film Clueless features shopaholic Cher working the high school scene as the most popular, and most stylish, girl in school. While her preppy school outfits change daily, her blonde flowy locks remain consistent throughout the entire film. Her simple blowout with a middle part is fuss-free and super easy to achieve. If you don’t have time to blow dry your hair in the morning, simply blow dry it the night before for that volume and shine and then smooth out any kinks in the morning with a flat iron. Finish with some hair spray so that your hair remains frizz-free all day long.
3. Quinn Fabray
Head cheerleader Quinn Fabray is constantly sporting a slick back ponytail with her super cute uniform on Glee. Not only does she always look put together, but this is also a great hairstyle for when you are in a time crunch. Simply gather all of your hair at the crown of your head and secure tightly with an elastic. Finish with some hairspray so that it remains smooth throughout the day. If you have a few extra minutes, curl large sections of the ponytail after you have secured it into place.
4. Spencer Hastings
Pretty Little Liar’s Spencer Hastings is the overachieving, pretentious member of the clique. Her seemingly prim and proper persona is reflected in her conservative and traditional outfit choices. We just love the French braid that she is rocking in this photo! The side placement of the classic hairstyle gives it a modern twist and makes it a little bit trendier. While a French braid can be tricky to master, a regular side braid would also be perfect for a day at school.
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5. Cady Heron
As Cady transforms into a full-fledged member of the “plastics” in Mean Girls, her hair and outfit choices follow suit. Her original flat and lifeless locks become voluminous and wavy for her new sassy and stylish look. This hairstyle is perfect for school because it looks like you have spent hours perfecting it when really it takes no time at all! Simply apply a volumizing mousse into damp hair the night before. Let your hair air dry allowing your natural curls take shape. In the morning simply enhance your waves by wrapping random sections of hair around just the barrel of your curling iron. Finish with some volumizing hairspray to keep the curls from falling throughout the day.
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