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As the holidays draw to a close, there always seems to be a mad rush to get everything in order before the kids go back to school.
From comfy but appropriate school shoes, to making sure they have an abundance of stationery, there’s plenty to buy. But what about the things you have to prepare that don’t come with a price tag?
They may sound easy, but some hairstyles are notoriously fiddly. Fear not! We’ve rounded up five of the best hairstyles for long hair with step-by-step guides that your child and their school will definitely approve of. Which one will you try out for their first day back?
This style is great for anyone with long hair that they want to keep out of their face.
Double up and add some ribbons like Millie Bobby Brown. (Image: Getty Images)
Another easy style, this one is perfect for those who can’t decide if they want it up or down. It’s super simple, will keep the hair out of their face and look adorable.
Go as simple or as jazzed up as you like. (Image: Instagram @fave4girllynne)
Ponytails may sound basic and boring, but this is a fun way to make it a little bit more interesting. Using brightly coloured hair elastics will make it pop even more.
Bubble ponytails can endure all those active activities. (Image: Instagram @fave4girllynne)
Fishtail braids may look complicated, but they’re worth the fiddly practice! Trust us, those first day back photos will look amazing.
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This one is great for thick hair and will look fabulous whether they’re sitting in the classroom or dashing around the soccer field.