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Top 25 Short Back to School Hairstyles for Women

Short and cute back to school hairstyles will make you feel as if you are 15 again and you need to look accordingly. Cute braids, bobs, ponytails and complicated masterpieces that you sported when you were a teenager can look great on you again. So, why keep making the old and boring hairstyle on your short locks? Go back to school!

Short Back to School Hairstyles

If you’re having a hard time coming up with something you loved back in school, check out these hairstyle options for a memory jog. 

1. Bob with Headband

short back to school hairstyle with headband

Headbands were a popular hairstyle accessory for school going girls and there’s no reason they can’t find their way back into your daily wear. Add one in a bright shade to a short wavy bob for a pop of color.

2. Blunt Bangs

short back to school hairstyle

These baby bangs are bluntly cut, making a short pixie edgy and helping to accentuate your beautiful eyes. This short back to school haircut is best for women with a small, petite face that is oval-shaped.

3. Off Center Part

short back to school hairstyle with clip

For any short haircut that stops at the chin, switch up your face dimension in a minute just by combing in an off-center part and adding a cute oversized hair clip to pin back one side.

4. Bun with Curtain Bangs

back to school short bun hairstyle

When you have short hair, any updo is going to have a bit more pep. This cute school-girl bun is a classic look and is even cuter with soft, wavy curtain bangs.

5. Teased with Braid

short back to school hairstyle with braid
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To give your mane a little more volume and texture, tease the hair at the crown with hairspray. This asymmetrical bob is a flirty blonde and features a cute side braid.

6.  Short Curly Hairstyle

Short Curly Back To School Hairstyle

If you’re a lady lucky enough to have super curly hair, a short hairstyle will truly bring those curls to life. Cut it to chin-length and opt for an off center part. You can even add in a soft side bang.

7.  Short Pixie for Black Hair

Short Back To School Hairstyle For Black Girls

For Black women with naturally curly hair, simply work in a bit of curl cream to enhance its shape. A short pixie is a super chic back to school hairstyle.

8. Short Pigtails

Back To School Short Pigtails Style

Pigtails are one hairstyle we don’t see ever going out of style. Even if you have simple straight hair, this classic look is just right for creating a youthful appearance. You can even add a hat for extra style.

9. Ponytail with Side Braid

Back To School Short Ponytail Style

If your go-to hairstyle is a ponytail, give it an update before going back to school. A thick side braid will give it a feminine, soft touch, but you can also opt for several thinner braids.

10. Short Braided Hair

Short Braided Back to School Hairdo

Dutch braids are another super cute look for women with short hair. Braid straight back and secure them right at the neckline for a winning back to school style. 

11. Pixie with Bangs

Sleek and chic are the only two words anyone will be thinking of when they see your sleek pixie cut with a straightened side bang. Add short layers at the top to get the built-in texture and don’t be afraid to play with color to highlight the different lengths.

12. Bob with bangs

Bob with adorable bangs for girl

There is nothing special about the short bobs. But the bangs is what makes them so back to school. These adorable side-swept bangs are what will make you look and feel young and ready to conquer the world.

13. Fishtail sew-in


If you have short hair but are dreaming about having long locks as you did in high school, consider getting hair extensions. It’s the simplest way to make yourself look as stunning as you did 3 or 30 years ago.

14. Careless sweep

Careless sweep hairstyle

This short back to school hairstyle is exactly what you need when you are feeling light and careless. Sweep your hair to one side and keep it intact with some hair spray. What a great feeling!

15. Braided Bangs

short school hairstyle for girl

Remember you had no idea what to do with long bangs? Cutting it short meant daily styling while keeping them long was messy. So you came up with all kinds of fun hairstyles. Repeat the experience!

16. Turning blonde


Each girl wanted to be a blond at least once in her life. High school gals went for all kinds of hair experiments. Why not make a few again? Become a platinum blond this time instead of making a modern ombre. Check more blonde hair color ideas here.

17. Highlights

school girl Highlights hairstyle you like

Highlighting your hair is fun. But coming up with partial highlights that come as a surprise to any onlooker is twice as fantastic. Call up your school imagination and use it to create another back-to-school haircut.

18. Boyish bob

Boyish bob hairstyle for school girl

The messy boyish bob you sported in high school is exactly what will make you feel young again now. Check out how adorable it is. You will look fantastic with it. Don’t hesitate and do it!

19. Wavy A-Line Bob

From the thick waves and long straight bangs to the a-line cut of this modern bob, we’re pretty sure you’ll make it into all the yearbook photos.

20. Straightened with Bangs

Whether it’s an a-line or an asymmetrical bob with short layers, straighten it to make your back to school style neater and more mature. Make sure the bangs come just to the eyebrows for the best framing.

21. Heavy Side Part

Does your short hair have face-framing layers? Opt for an a-line bob and create a sexy side bang by giving your mane a deep off-center part. Smooth the hair with a flat iron and seal with hairspray to nix frizz.

22. Braided Half Updo

Cute casual school style comes in pairs when you’ve got these two braids in your hair, gathered together in a bun and secured with a cute ribbon. Leave the bottom half of your hair down and natural.  

23. Pinned Back

Whether you’re looking for a short hairstyle for daily wear or you have a special occasion to attend, take two small sections of hair from the sides of your head and secure them together at the back. Tie them tight to get height at the crown.

24. Pretty in Purple

If you love experimenting with hair color, go big with light purple. No one at school will be able to ignore a bluntly cut bob when its sleek straightened style boasts beautiful color.

25. Wavy Layered Pixie

If you want to start your school year off with a playful but classy vibe, a short pixie will help you with those hair goals. Ask your stylist for lots of layers to accentuate wavy texture.

Short back to school hairstyles will make you enjoy yourself just like you did many years ago. The youth is in your heart. So don’t be afraid to call it for help when it comes to hair styling ideas.