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How To Avoid the Basic Ponytail for Back-To-School This Year

Getting everyone ready for school in the morning can be a challenge, especially if your daughters have long hair. The added stress of how to style it day in and day out can be a lot to handle. Sometimes you just have to consider "actually brushed this morning" a style and push them out the door.

To help you out a bit, we've complied a bunch of easy, cute, and classic hairstyles your girls are sure to love.

1. The Fishtail Braid

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How cute would this be on the first day of school? The fishtail braid is a take on the classic french braid. Its's also a great way to keep hair out of your face without having to go to the dreaded ponytail. Here's a great YouTube tutorial on how to do it!

2. The Braided Headband

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Another braid, but this time it's also acting as a headband! A great option for days when you want to keep your hair down but don't love the look of clips pinning it back. Plus if you're like me and get headaches from wearing a headband too long, this is a great route to take. Here's a tutorial!

3. Lace Braid Heart

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A perfect hairstyle for Valentine's Day, or any other day of the year. It's a simple, yet elegant design that adds some fun to the basic braid. Here's how to do it.

4. Tornado Twist

This is a great style for wet-hair. It keeps it up and tight throughout the day without pulling too tight. The end result keeps the hair back while still adding some shape. This is how you do it.

5. The Classic French Braid

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This is a staple for all moms and dads to know. The french braid is a classic style that is easy and all-around super cute. Find out how to do it here.

6. Flip Through Bun

A great way to keep hair up and in place while still staying stylish. Check out the tutorial here!

7. The Hair Bow

Become very Lady Gaga-esque with this amazing up-do. It only takes 5 minutes and will definitely be a hit! Watch the tutorial here.

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