School is back and we know that it isn’t really about new backpacks or new binders anymore! The era of scratch n’ sniff stickers, character lunch boxes and glossy binders have definitely left the building for good. And now, we welcome the era of the perfect selfie for the perfect Instagram post! Everybody knows that your hair is 90 percent of your selfie – so why not make sure you’re keeping it fresh for school? I mean... luscious hair means good grades right? No? Either way, here is our guide for back to school essentials!
We will focus on five different and simple back to school styles. Along with each style, we’ll recommend two products to help keep your hair in tact for those long school days!
1. LOOSE CURLS
Sandy beach days and summer nights don’t necessarily have to end. You can keep the vibes going through some loose beachy curls! This effortless, “just woke up from the beach” look can be easily achieved with a flat iron or a curling wand.
Products To Use:
Before styling your hair with any type of hot tool, you want to make sure that your hair is getting the protection that it needs. Perfect Defense is a super lightweight aerosol spray that protects the hair from heat damage of up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit all while hydrating the hair with its vitamin fueled formula! Need I say more?
We love this product for two reasons! First of all, it can be used on dry or damp hair which is always a plus. And second… because of the first reason, this provides us the perfect base for the hair while it’s damp and the perfect finisher on dry hair to build the style further with just the right amount of hold! Playable Texture can also act as a heat protectant and provides a natural shine to your finished look!
2. SIDE FISHTAIL BRAID
A little more complex compared to your three strand braid but very easy to learn! If you "accidentally" snooze your alarm more than once (we know we do!) and need a quick but put together hair style, then the fishtail braid is for you. You’ll be walking into class fashionably late ;)
Products To Use:
Trust us when we say that this will be your go to product for every day use. Hydrating Styling Cream hydrates, tames frizz and adds definition to your finished style. It’s definitely a versatile product that really helps the manageability of working with the hair to form a specific look. This can be used on dry or damp hair… which you know is always a bonus!
This beauty gets the job done in one quick spray. Take 32 has maximum hold and doesn’t get sticky on the hair. Aside from unstoppable hold, this hairspray provides 24 hour control and is also humidity resistant. We also find that it’s easily brush-able on day two curls and that hair can be re-styled with no product build up. Amazing!
3. SLICKED BACK TOP KNOT
Once you start wearing this look… you’ll never go back! It’s easy to do, super chic and definitely has Jennifer Lopez vibes written all over it. It’s absolutely a timeless look that will never be out of style.
Products to use:
A classic product that’s been around for ages. This is perfect for creating the slicked back top knot due to its versatility. Joigel Medium is great for wet and dry looks while providing medium control and shine.
This anti-humidity spray will fix all your baby hair problems. Frizzproof locks out frizz with a lightweight shield that casts over the hair that also provides shine and smoothness. Finish off the look with this product and your top knot is ready to hit those school hallways!
4. SPACE BUNS
If you’re ready to hit the school streets in a new style then the space bun look is yours for the taking. It’s definitely been a hit at festivals but it doesn’t mean we can’t bring the fun to class! If you want to spice this look up even more, you can easily create a braided space bun look with all the products mentioned!
Products to use:
At such an affordable price… you can’t go wrong with this hot styling tool. With curved ends, you can without doubt create curls without any indentation in the hair. For the space bun look, you want to make sure that the ends of your hair have a little bit of texture in order to create full and volumized space buns! We love that the infrared heat creates instant shine and lasting softness. A crystal-clear essential for back to school.
Use this on damp hair before styling to protect the hair from heat. Our new favorite in store! This is your jack of all trades oil spray. Incredible oil provides nourishment, detangles hair, adds shine and gives a tremendous amount of manageability. We can’t forget that this is perfect for split ends as it helps seal the cuticle! There’s a reason why it’s our new favorite!
5. OVERNIGHT WAVES
If you’re certainly not a morning person and know for a fact that you will snooze that alarm till the very end but still need to look put together for the day, overnight waves will be your next go to style! In three simple steps of washing your hair, spraying a leave in conditioner and braiding, you’ll never be late for a class again!
Products to use:
We love Loma because they’re a natural brand that provides everything you need in one line – and everything is also color safe! For overnight waves you want to be sure that the scalp is getting cleansed and that the ends of your hair are getting the right type of hydration. The Loma Shampoo gently cleanses and naturally nourishes. The Conditioner offers the perfect base for this look with its light weight formula that detangles and adds shine.
This will be your holy grail of leave in conditioners! It basically does everything we could ever imagine in one small bottle – and that’s pretty crazy. A faultless spray for overnight waves as it controls frizz, reduces static (which can happen as we sleep), helps strengthen the hair fiber and smoothes out the hair surface! This sounds like overnight wave heaven to me.
SCHOOL TIME, SLAY TIME