Between hustling to make breakfast, convincing your kids to brush their teeth and everything else that comes with a busy morning before school, your kid’s hairstyle often falls by the wayside. However, these hairstyles for girls can come together with even the tiniest bit of effort. After all, no one wants a boring ‘do. Take inspiration from the red carpet and recreate these quick and easy back-to-school hairstyles, including braids, buns, and more.
If she’s been complaining about her long hair, consider getting a chop similar to Rowan Blanchard’s longer pixie cut. And no matter what length she has, tying a ribbon adds flair to any hairstyle.
Nothing says “I’m ready for school!” quite like these adorable braids. Double Dutch Braids are also known as the reverse French braid. You can braid hair all the way down, or copy Skai Jackson and secure the style at the nape of the neck.
Looking for a new way to give your hair some oomph? Take a note from This Is Us‘s Mackenzie Hancsicsak and part your daughter’s hair down the middle. Then, pull the front pieces out and braid them.
Even princesses need to get to class! Princess Charlotte’s go-to hairstyle isn’t complete without a delicate navy ribbon.
Keep it simple and sophisticated like Mackenzie Foy. All you need is a little lift in the front and a deep side part to make a style that will take her from class to soccer practice.
There isn’t a hair out of place in Zendaya’s low-key updo. To create it, grab a brush and gel, and start braiding. Within seconds, you’ll have a school-ready style.
You might not allow her to get her cartilage pierced, but you can add small silver clips or hoops to her low bun. This is probably the easiest way to quickly adorn her hair, while also making a big statement.
If she’s dying to copy your go-to hairstyles, throw her hair into this polished (and slightly messy) topknot. She looks a little more sophisticated, and her updo will keep her hair out of her face so she can focus on her schoolwork.
Take your pigtails to the next level with this super sleek pair, just like Brooklynn Prince. For even more style, wrap one piece around the elastic.
Now this is how you make an entrance. Copy JoJo Siwa’s trademark style by finishing off her ponytail with a massive — key word: massive — bow.
Because sometimes you don’t have the energy to fully commit. We get it. Braid two pieces of hair on both sides of her part and secure them together. Easy, breezy, and oh so sweet (just like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina‘s Kiernan Shipka!).
Some girls want to wear a ponytail everrrrrryday. If that sounds strangely familiar, then try out Nickelodeon star Madisyn Shipman’s look by adding fun — and edgy — flair to the classic style by twisting wire — silver, gold, copper, and more — around 1-inch of hair.
Give your daughter this princess-worthy hairstyle by dividing her hair into two sections, braiding, and then wrapping around her head until it forms a halo. To keep it from looking too regal for school (if that is such a thing), pull out a few front hair strands.
Upgrade your daughter’s braid game with this mermaid-inspired style. Follow the tutorial to learn how to master this chic (but effortless) look that actress Joey King sports from time to time.
Proof that bobby pins can be just as beautiful as butterfly clips and glittery bows. Seriously, how chic does Marsai Martin look?!
All dancers know that French braids are just as effective as ballet buns, including Sia’s sidekick Maddie Ziegler. To copy this style, part her hair down the center and tightly French braid.
But sometimes it’s about quality not quantity, right? Actress Caitlin Carmichael adds a messy bun into this simple half-up half-down hairstyle.
Adorable on shorter hair in the growing-out phase, chin-to-shoulder-length styles of all textures look lovely clipped behind the ear.
Keep her flyaways under control with the help of a bandana. If Riverdale‘s Lili Reinhert is wearing one, that obviously means bandanas are here to stay. Thanks, Lili!
Dress up plain hair with an easy braided headband like McKenna Grace’s. Seriously, all you need is a bobby pin and some novice braiding skills.
Here’s one way to give your little one some height. Break out the teasing brush to replicate actress Jenna Ortega’s larger-than-life space buns.
Olivia Holt’s gorgeous hairstyle is a must-try for any kid who hates having their hair in their face (so, everyone?). Sure, this looks subtle, but the deep side part really brings the drama.
There are so many fun elements to McKenna Grace’s perky hairstyle. In addition to how high it’s placed on her head, the wrapped base continues the smooth look of the slightly curled ponytail. Bangs swept in the opposite direction help keep the look balanced.
This insanely easy look will never go out of style. Just ask The Hunger Games actress Willow Shields. Or ya know, anyone else who dons a ponytail regularly.
She’ll feel like a queen when she walks through the hallways wearing this timeless braided updo, especially if you throw in a few cute clips, as seen on Marsai Martin of Black-ish.
This classic style, seen here on Modern Family‘s Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, works on all different hair lengths and textures, and it’s as pretty as it is practical, keeping hair off the face.
There’s no need for hairspray, gel, or other goopy products here. If your daughter has thick hair, ditch a heavy top knot for this half-up half-down hairstyle.
For a more relaxed vibe, try actress/singer/dancer/fashionista Vanessa Hudgen’s loose side buns. To replicate, make two space buns and pull out strands of hair until it achieves the desired “I tried but not that hard” style.
Yes, you can really have the best of both worlds. Actress Kylie Rogers’ easy-to-replicate hairstyle is all the proof we need.