Hair Ideas for Students

Hair Ideas for Back to School, College or Uni from west with style hair salon in Westhill, Aberdeenshire

There’s no better time than September to turn over a new leaf and update your look, and nothing says “new year, new me” like a bold new hairstyle!  So why not return to school or college with a fresh new look from west with style that will make you stand out from the crowd this autumn!

If you want to change your style but aren’t sure which direction to take, pop into our Aberdeenshire hair salon, and one of our friendly and talented stylists would be happy to talk you through possible looks that will suit you and your lifestyle.

Below are some easy ways of styling your hair for school, college or uni to give you the inspiration to change up your look this term.

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A Girly Bun

Buns are a great, easy look and there are plenty of ways to wear them to add a bit of your personality to your hair!  Why not take a leaf out of Meghan Markle’s book and choose a cute “messy” bun?  For a style that will impress your friends, you could incorporate braids, or if you want to look tidy and elegant, a ballerina bun could be the style for you.  A bun is perfect for keeping your hair out of your face for playing sport or studying, so that you can live life to the full while still looking stylish!  If you’re looking for a more intricate updo, perhaps for a prom or a special night out, call our salon in Westhill and we’d be glad to help!

Barely-There Waves

Subtle waves are perfect for returning to school or uni because they can look both casual and classy.  Waves can easily be achieved on any hair length; it simply requires some texturizing styling mousse and a bit of scrunching (the messier the better!)   If you’ve got a bit more time and want to create more structured waves, try using a styling wand or straighteners for relaxed waves.  Curly or wavy hair is fashionable this year, so don’t be afraid to give it a try!  If you want any more advice on how to achieve the look yourself, your stylist at west with style will be happy to help!


Braids and plaits are huge right now – no longer just for primary school!  Braids can look stunning, whether they’re messy or tidy, trendy or traditional!  The easiest braided looks to achieve are Dutch or French braids, but if you want to choose a look with an added wow-factor, you could try edgy fishtail braids or angelic halo braids!   Braids can add texture and interest to almost any look, but flawless plaits can be difficult to achieve by yourself, but pop in to west with style hair salon and our talented team can turn you into a braided beauty!

Rainbow Colours for Hair

If you feel that it’s time for a total transformation and that simple braids or buns won’t cut it, why not consider a brand new hair colour?  Banish boring-coloured locks when you when you choose a new hue for a new you, here at our Aberdeenshire hair salon.  Our team of colour technicians can create every colour in the rainbow for your hair.  Book in for a free hair colour consultation and we’ll assess your hair type and condition, talk you through the colouring process and help you choose a colour that would look amazing on you.   Find out more about our hair colour services in Westhill here.

It’s important to bear in mind that permanent vibrant hair colour can be very high-maintenance, so if your student budget won’t allow for you to keep your colour looking fabulous, temporary shades might be the way to go – ask our colour technicians for advice.

Book Your Back To School, College or Uni Hair Cut or Colour at west with style Salon in Westhill

For inspiration on back to school hair styles for guys, click here to find out about men’s hair trends at west with style.

Return to school, college or uni looking with a fresh new look.  Book your appointment at west with style now by calling us on 01224 741313 or you can book easily using our online booking system.