Teen girls may have a difficult time finding a hair style that fits a high school lifestyle. Getting up early, running late, playing sports midday at P.E. and going to school dances are all factors that need consideration upon choosing a hairstyle for the day or a haircut for the entire year. Here are a few hair styles that work well for teen girls and the high school life.
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Long and Framing
Long hair is definitely an easy 'do for teen girls because it can be wash-and-go ready, can easily be put up for high school sports and can be a down-do or up-do for high school dances. Wear it down straight, parted in the middle, on the side or any-which-way. With curls, spray with leave-in-conditioner to keep it shiny throughout the day. Hair can be cut straight at the bottom, but a better look for teens to have hair volume is to have the hair rounded at the tips and a little bit of framing layers around the face. The style can be paired with fringe, as well.
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If you like Keira Knightley and Rhianna's wispy pixies, then this may be a look for you. This haircut is short, yet feminine and very easy to take care of. If your hair is straight, blow-dry in the morning, tousle with a dime-size drop of gel and you're done. If you have curly hair: straighten, then tousle. The wispy nature of the cut is what gives it a feminine look. Another option for styling this cut is to slick it back and put on a headband. Either way, less than 10 minutes is all it takes for this style, which is perfect for a teen girl before school.
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The bob is a classic. For an updated, chic version, try something like Laguna Beach star Kristin Cavallari. This cut can be worn straight or with waves, which allows a teen to do a different look with the same cut throughout the school week. Brush the fringe to the side or pull them back and secure them with a clip to create a front-bump.The choppy layers add youth and spunk to a classic do.
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Joan Jett Style
The almost-mullet 'do resembles Joan Jett's signature style. Kristen Stewart (Twilight) is bringing the look back as a teen girl in her portrayal of Joan Jett. Because the top has the shortest layers and the bottom--which falls to the shoulders or above--is thin and scraggly, the style could be mistaken for a mullet. Side-swooping fringe often help make the style more feminine and distinguish it clearly from its mullet cousin.
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The long-to-short bob is a bob that is longer in the front and gradually gets shorter in the back. The look creates depth and is especially good if you have thin hair that looks stringy in the back as it gets longer. You'll need to style your hair sleek straight with a defined part to make the most of this cut. Paris Hilton takes advantage of the sophisticated style. Tip: Be sure you're ready for the styling limits of this cut. Pulling your hair back in a ponytail is not an option, so the cut may not fit a sporty-teen's lifestyle.