The Latest Hairstyles for Back to School 2017

Note: This is ghost written content that did not come with pictures and honestly I had a difficult time coming up with free pictures of anything but white children. Moms of color can easily find all these hairstyles and more on Pinterest and I recommend going there for inspiration. I sincerely apologize for the lack of diversity. We at OwlBirdHome love diversity and are disappointed at the lack of free fashion images showing children of color.

As most parents can attest, back-to-school season is the time when most kids want to sport their coolest hairstyles. All kids want to start out the school year with a bang, and now is the time to try a new, funky hairstyle. What are the latest hairstyles that your child can give a try?



For girls, bangs are happening this year. No matter what hairstyle your daughter has, bangs can be worked in to make her hairstyle look cutting edge. Ask your child’s stylist for advice on what type of bangs would go best with the style and texture of your daughter’s hair.





The Lob Is Back

For those who haven’t heard of lobs, it is not some kind of horror movie. A lob is a longer bob. It has stuck around for a year at this point and is still coming back for more. A great way for your daughter to wear her lob is slightly tousled, so it doesn’t look too formal. It’s a fun and casual look that can be dressed up when necessary. To make this hairstyle look more formal, use some hair products to create a sleek look. Here I’ve shown it dressed up in curls for prom.



The fact that Taylor Swift has been spotted in this hairstyle will make it appealing to trendy girls, young and old. This is a great hairstyle for a variety of personalities and ages. It is long enough to pull back in a ponytail, which makes it extremely low maintenance. Add some wild color for a super cool update.


For the boys, hair that is spiked on top and held up with plenty of hair product is still in style. Hair gel is not just for the ladies anymore, and now is the time for your son to use plenty of it. Even your younger son will love this hairstyle that has been making the rounds for a short time. This hairstyle looks great on boys of any age, and is being worn by many.





Rainbow Shades

(OK, so our model looks like a 32 year old punk rocker. Just stick with me and use your imagination here.) Not only are spiked hairstyles popular when worn as high as they will go, color is an addition that will make your son envied among his classmates. Let your child choose from a range of colors. He can go for one favorite color, a special combination, or even choose to wear a head full of rainbow shades.



The Man Bun

No one believed that it would stick around for as long as it has, but it is still here. We’re talking about the man bun, and it is still making waves. Making a man bun is a great skill to teach your son to do himself if he has longer hair. This hairstyle also comes in handy when it is hot outdoors and your long-haired son is complaining about the heat.


Hairstyles for boys and girls are an important part of school. No matter whether or not we as parents like what they choose, it is a part of making childhood memories. How many of us as adults chose crazy hairstyles and look back on them with a mixture of fondness and eye-rolling?

Let your child experience the fun of choosing their own unique hairstyle to enjoy on their first day of back to school, and for the entire year ahead. 


What kind of “do” are your kids going to sport this year? Are they still trying to decide? When do you go for your back to school cut–the day before school starts or the weekend before? Let us know all about your back to school hair rituals in the comments below!