Kids are always on the move, which is why there’s no surprise that fades, braids, and protective styles are trending for back-to-school season. Book an appointment for one of these cool and low-maintenance hairstyles for kids.

Bows and Box Braids

Onyinyechi | StyleSeat Profile | Long Beach, CA

Box braids are always a fresh look for the first day of school, especially when you add fun hair accessories. The bigger the hair bow, the bigger the smile that comes with it.

Fades for the Win

Varthebarber | StyleSeat Profile | Wilmington, DE

The versatility of a fade is what keeps this style trendy. Your child can rock it regardless of hair length, and you can add sharp designs. Make your kid stand out in the schoolyard with this look.

Sleek Bun with Lots of Fun

Brittanie Triplett | StyleSeat Profile | Indianapolis, IN

Buns are a classic hairstyle that will never go out of style. Switch it up with your kid’s favorite hair clips and experiment with swirls for an edge design.

Creative Colorful Buns


Tiesha Denise | StyleSeat Profile | Forestville, MD

These double buns are a showstopper, and your kid will want to rock this year-round! So keep it cool and show your creativity by adding colorful strings to your locs and twists.

The Perfect Ponytail

Tiffany Bates | StyleSeat Profile | Tampa, FL

This ponytail deserves an A+. Not only is it easy to rock, but once you take it down, it will fall into loose waves. Did we mention it is perfect for all ages?

Twists, Ponytails, and More!

Arah E. | StyleSeat Profile | Red Oak, TX

What’s better than one ponytail? Two! How many styles can you get from this look? Three! These ponytails are beautiful and will allow you to rock multiple styles, including free twists and a twist-out.

Fades and Braids

Aiise | StyleSeat Profile | South Orange, NJ

It looks like we have the best of both worlds! Your kid will love having a fade haircut and braids for their back-to-school look. Don’t forget to ask your professional for a unique braid design that your kid will love.

Crowns and Cuties

Sophia Jimenez | StyleSeat Profile | Valley Stream, NY

Your kid will be ready to sit on their classroom throne (aka their desk) when they go back to school with this look. Add gold accessories for a regal touch to represent the royalty that they are.

Looking for a new hairstylist for your child? Book an appointment with a local hair expert before the school bell rings.