6 Trending Back-to-School Hairstyles

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As you gear up for back-to-school, we know how important it is for your kids to look and feel their best! With the help of a fresh haircut from your local Great Clips salon, your child can head into the new school year with confidence. Check out these 6 trending hairstyles that any kid can rock this school year, along with tips for conquering back-to-school! 

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Shoulder Length Lob

This short and sweet haircut makes styling a breeze with endless ways to rock it. Get this haircut by asking your Great Clips stylist for a long bob that falls past their shoulders. 

Pro-Parent Tip: Add accessories for a fun touch or easily clip it back for the on-the-go kiddo! 


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Short and Side-Swept

This side-swept look is stylish and effortless! While you're juggling lunch, backpacks and more on those early school mornings, this low-maintenance haircut will be your best friend – and your child will look and feel great. Shear genius! 

Pro-Parent Tip: Don’t forget your local Great Clips stylists are here to help make haircuts stress-free – talk to your stylist about which hairstyle best suits your child!


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Long Layers

If your child prefers longer hair, this trendy haircut is the way to go! It combines layers around the face for texture and movement with invisible layers for fullness and bounce. Get this look by asking your Great Clips stylist for an overdirected long layer!
Pro-Parent Tip: Check out our list of cute and easy hairstyles that parents and kids can do at home to make your mornings a breeze. 


Curly Shag

Embrace natural hair texture and beat frizz with the curly shag hairstyle! If your child has curly hair, this style is a great way to amplify their texture. To achieve the “shag” look, ask your Great Clips stylist for shorter layers and face-framing pieces. 


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Clippered Hard Part

Make early school mornings a little less hairy with this easy-to-manage haircut! A clipper cut that incorporates a fixed part line with a longer and textured top is a great, universal style. Get this look by asking your Great Clips stylist for a hard part, clipper cut.


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Classic Bangs

Bangs are in and we're hair for it! The classic bangs are timeless, effortless and work with any length of hair! Whether your child's preferred length is short, long or somewhere in between – they can rock this style with minimal styling effort for you. 

Pro-Parent Tip: Brush your worries away this school year – your local Great Clips salon makes maintaining your kids’ favorite hairstyle even easier with Clip Notes. Your stylist can save your kids’ haircut preferences so they can get the same great haircut every time.

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