Back to school: 5 easy updos to try

/ 08.21.2014
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  • It's that time of year agan...
  • Try a braided bun this weekend!
  • Zoe Saldana with a romantic updo
  • Copy this pretty pony from Barbara Palvin!
  • Braided crown
  • Try a tousled low knot with our easy tutorial!

It's that time of year again, folks, it's back to school season (sad face). It's a busy time - on top of all the other things you need to prepare, there's the perfect first-day-back hairstyle to think about, too. Just what should you do with your marvelous mane? Well, the best way to approach this non-dilemma is by choosing a hairdo that makes you feel both comfortable and confident.

Above, you'll find five gorgeous hairstyles that draw inspiration from the runway and the red carpet to help you start the school year in style. All you need to do is scroll through and get inspired!

Braided bun

This style is the epitome of pretty yet practical updos. If you're into sports or just prefer your hair when it's up and out of the way, this could be the perfect style for you.

To recreate the look, brush your hair through then secure it into a smooth pony. Braid the pony all the way down to the ends then wind it into a bun and pin. Complete the look with a veil of L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray and you're all set!

So twisted

Why not take a leaf out of Zoe Saldana's book and try a cute twisted chignon? This style has an almost fairytale quality to it and it's another 'do that is surprisingly easy to, well, do!

Make it your own by twisting a large chunk of hair from the hairline by your temple towards the back of your head. Add more hair as you go then pin the twist. Repeat on the other side then pin the rest of your hair into a low chignon. Alternatively, you can recreate a simpler version of this look with a stretchy headband. Finish with LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray for a style that lasts all day long.

Sleek pony

If you're into fuss-free beauty, try a sleek pony like L'Oréal Paris spokesperson and Victoria's Secret angel Barbara Palvin. You can get the look by applying Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray throughout then running a flat iron through the lengths of your hair. Pull your hair up into a smooth, high pony and tie. To finish, spray your whole style with SLEEK IT Strand-Smoother Serum Spray to add shine and eliminate any flyaways.

Crown braid

While crown braids look super intricate and complicated to style, they really aren't when you've practiced once or twice. We have a video tutorial right here to help you get the look, just don't forget the hairspray!

Low knot

Incorporate this season's tousled phenomenon into your back-to-school look with an artfully mussed low knot. All you need to do is dishevel your tresses by applying Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray and blow-drying in large twisted chunks. Then, gather your hair and twist it into a low knot. Pull some pieces loose from both the knot and around your hairline, and finish with hairspray.

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