Whether you're gearing up to start class again yourself, or just trying to get your kids out the door on time, the new school year calls for a low-maintenance hairstyle that works as hard as you do. And what better way to kick off the season than with a brand new 'do? Celebrity hair stylist Richard Collins, responsible for styling some of the most recognizable A-listers in Hollywood, gives us some inspiration for creating the chicest hairstyles this September, ideal for busy students and moms on-the-go.
Braids get revisited and revamped nearly every season, and Collins says the beginning of the school year is no exception. His back-to- school pick is a low-slung side braid. It’s really easy to master in the morning, looks like it just fell into place, and the messier it gets throughout the day, the better it looks. Start with dry hair and rub Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Biotin+ Volume & Texture Magic Volume Powder into your roots for texture. Part your hair asymmetrically to one side and gather all your hair to that side. Split your hair into three sections and starting underneath your ear, braid your hair. Secure the braid with an elastic when you are about an inch from the bottom. Go over the braid and pull gently on each section to loosen it up and pull out soft, wispy pieces. Finish your look by spraying with Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Diamond Color & Radiance Shine Boost Tonic.
Nothing says back-to-school ready like a sleek, modern ponytail. Start with your hair flat ironed straight, but don’t forget the Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Satin Frizz Control & Protect Heat Protection Straightening Cream before you iron, advises Collins. Section your hair into three parts: a deep side part with the two front pieces of your hair and the back section of your hair pulled into a low ponytail and secured with an elastic. Take one of the front sections of hair and tightly wrap it around the outside of the elastic and secure with a bobby pin roughly the same color as your hair. Repeat with the other front section of hair. Finish with Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Crystal Shine & Hold Laminating Shine Hairspray.
A headband is a no-fuss statement piece that looks polished, accentuates the face, and according to Collins, could cut your getting-ready time in half. This underrated accessory can actually give your strands the “It” factor they’ve been missing. Keep your hair color in mind when selecting your headband. Gold and bronze headbands bring out warm highlights, and silver ones complement cooler hair shades. Start with dry hair and back-comb, or tease, the crown of your head to add height. The closer you place the headband to your forehead, the more perfectly shaped your head will seem, says Collins, so place it there. Once you have your band in place, spray Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Biotin+ Volume & Texture H2O-Free Hairspray generously on your locks for added volume.
These back-to-school ready hairstyles will motivate you to get you out the door and back into your daily routine. With Schwarzkopf and celeb hair stylist Richard Collins’ guide you’ll be looking on-trend all school year long.