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From the Runway to Real Life: Four Ways to Upgrade the Schoolgirl Hair Look

How to wear runway hair accessories in real life. How to wear runway hair accessories in real life. How to wear runway hair accessories in real life. How to wear runway hair accessories in real life.
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Which style will you wear first?

When you think of the "schoolgirl hairstyle", you likely think of simple, straight strands with a headband or hidden bobby pin to keep your face-framing pieces out of your eyes. As much as we love the look of carefree locks, we think there's something to be said about updating it in favor of trendy barrettes, more conspicuous bobbies, and bulky headbands. So, who's ready for a little hair homework? With the four hairstyles below, you'll wonder why you didn't upgrade your look sooner.

 

(Bobby)Pin-Straight A's

The bobby pin is a hair styling essential that we usually try to hide, but not anymore! Take one look around the city streets and your social feeds and you'll quickly realize that the once-hidden hair staple is now considered one of the most popular accessories in the book. To get the look, use three bobby pins to add an on-trend graphic element to your otherwise ultra-straight schoolgirl hair. To take it up a notch, add a matte finish to dry, straight locks with a quick spritz of a texture spray . How very '90s (and totally today!) of you.

Top of the Arts Class

Both practical (they keep hair out of the face) and beautiful (well, just look at them), a pair of embellished hair clips positioned just above the ears can upgrade your look from a C to an A. To keep hair silky smooth and radiant, apply a few drops of a nourishing oil along the lengths and ends.

Join the Band

The headband is having a renaissance, especially when worn over ultra-sleek hair to add texture. An elasticated version like this one ensures no hair slippage, but remember to apply a hairspray before going out to prevent any flyaways from stealing the show.

Stay True to Your Schoolgirl Roots

The Alice band, AKA the headband you likely grew up with, has also gone up a grade this season. The once boring schoolgirl hair accessory has taken a turn for the bold, making a name for itself on some of the most famous heads in Hollywood and all over the runway. Now available in chunky, graphic versions, you can up the attitude even more by placing it towards the back of your head. Want to take the look a step further? Try pairing your headband of choice with one of the most on-trend looks at the moment: visible roots.

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