Hair Ideas for Students

Back to School and Uni Hair Ideas from Johnson Blythe Hairdressing Salon in Hertford

There’s no better time than September to turn over a new leaf and change your look, and nothing says “new year, new me” like an exciting new hairstyle!  Return to school or university with a fresh new style from Johnson Blythe Hairdressing and stand out from the crowd this autumn!

If you aren’t sure what direction to take with your hair, pop into our Hertford hair salon, and one of our friendly team of stylists will be happy to talk you through possible looks that will suit you and your lifestyle.

In this article we’ve suggested some easy ways of styling your hair for school, college or uni to give you some inspiration for pepping up your look for the new school year!

Best Student Hairstyle Ideas Near You


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A Girly Bun

 A bun is always a versatile look, and there are plenty of ways to style it.  You could take a leaf out of Meghan Markle’s book and go for a cute “messy” bun, or for a tidier style that will really impress your friends, why not incorporate some braids?   A bun is an ideal way to keep your hair out of your face while playing sport or studying, so that you can live life to the full while still looking stylish!  For a more intricate updo for a prom, ball or other special night out, book in for a cool hair up style at our Hertford hair salon.

Barely-There Waves

Subtle waves are ideal for returning to school or uni because they can look both casual and classy.  This is an easy look that can be achieved with texturizing styling mousse and a bit of scrunching (the messier the better!)   It takes longer to create more structured waves, but if you have the time you could achieve the look by using a styling wand or straighteners. Curly or wavy hair is on-trend this year, so don’t be afraid to give it a try!  Ask your Johnson Blythe stylist for more advice.


Braids and plaits aren’t just for primary school these days!  They’re a great look to go for, whether worn messy or neat, trendy or traditional!  The simplest braided looks are Dutch or French braids, but if you want to choose a style with added wow-factor, you could try a fishtail braid or angelic halo braids!   Braids can add texture and interest to almost any look, but flawless plaits can be difficult to achieve yourself.  Our stylists at Johnson Blythe Hairdressing in Hertford are happy to help and advise you on achieving braided beauty!

Rainbow Colours for Hair

If you are looking for a total transformation, why not consider a bold new hair colour?  Banish boring mousy locks when you choose a sensational new shade from Johnson Blythe hair salon in Hertford.  Our team of colour technicians can offer every colour under the rainbow!  Book in for a complimentary hair colour consultation and we can assess your hair type and condition, talk you through the colouring process and help you choose a colour that will really suit you.   Find out more here.

Keep in mind that permanent hair colour can be very high-maintenance if you want to keep it look vibrant.  If your student budget doesn’t allow for that talk to our friendly team about some semi-permanent colour alternatives. 

Book Your Autumn Term Hair Cut or Colour at Johnson Blythe Hairdressing in Hertford

While the examples above are just for the girls, for inspiration on hair styles for guys, click here to find out about men’s hair trends.

Return to school, college or uni with a fresh new look.  Book your appointment at Johnson Blythe Hairdressing now by calling us on 01992 568924 or you can book easily with our online booking app.