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As summer comes to a close (sorry to be the barriers of bad news), another school year is on the horizon. We know that one of the best parts about summer, when you’re in school, is enjoying a little extra time to sleep in. Once school starts, getting as much shut eye before actually getting up is valued time. Of course, you still want your hair to look great! It got us thinking about some back-to-school hair styles that let you sleep in. Sounds too good to be true-doesn’t it? Well it’s not! To prove it to you, we’re sharing a few of our favorites to help you start the school year right.

Half-up Top Knot
Top knots and half up hair styles have always been easy go to looks, but this year it’s all about combining the two to create a stylish look. The best part about this hair style is it works with a variety of different hair lengths, so even if you have short bob length hair you can still make this style work for you. All you need to do is pull your hair back into a half up style but instead of leaving it there create a messy, undone top knot with the hair. It’s edgy and stylish, and you can create it in the matter of minutes.

The Braided Low Ponytail
Low ponytails are another classic hair style, but it can feel like a constant go to when you’re running late. Regardless of the hair texture you create in your hair (or have naturally) a low ponytail is always stylish. But we’re going to help you take the classic to a new STYLISH level, easily. Sleeping an extra few minutes doesn’t mean you have to stick with the go to classic! When creating the low ponytail and securing the hair in place take a small section of the ponytail and create a braid. Once the braid is down to the end of the hair wrap the braid around the base of the ponytail. It will hide the rubber band you have there and give the ponytail a stylish upgrade. Of course we can’t forget to mention how quickly and easily you can do this! Just use a bobby pin to hold the braid in place.

Front Braid 
Styling your hair back is a great way to save time, since you don’t have to worry about the texture of your hair quite as much. Another one of our favorite ways to style your hair in a low ponytail or bun, with an upgrade is to create a braid that leads into it. Start by parting your hair in a deep side part. Take the hair and begin to style a French braid or Dutch braid starting at the part and working your way down the hair until you reach the area you plan to secure a ponytail or bun. This is also a perfect way to hide bangs that may be fussy!