Middle school and high school are important milestones in any teenager’s life. They should not have to worry about their hair on top of all the other things that’s going on in their social and academic life.
This is why this article will be providing many hairstyles ideas that are appropriate for pre-teens and teenagers. Some of these hairstyles are easy to do that your teenage daughter can replicate the hairstyle herself, which gives you time to style her little sister’s hair and/or focus on other things you have going on.
What are easy hairstyles for black teenage girls?
Of course, a ponytail is probably the easiest hairstyle for teenage girls to do, but that’s no fun at all! If you must style your hair into a ponytail, show off your creativity, and add some braids, twists, or beads.
Speaking of braids, there are many types of braids that are easy for teenage girls to do. Back in the day, some of us would get made fun of for our cultural hairstyles, but it’s great to see the newer generations embracing their natural hair and cultural hairstyles.
A lot of them are so easy that any teenager can do them. Buns are also easy hairstyles to do as long as you don’t make them too tight or leave them in for too long.
It’s vital to remember to switch out our hairstyles and give our hair a break once in a while.
What are some of the best back-to-school hairstyles?
The back-to-school hairstyle is the most important style in a teenager’s life, after the prom hairstyle. I’m sure we all remember getting our hair straightened, relaxed, braided, or even dyed. Now, we’re passing on the tradition to the new generation.
However, we should let them choose their own style. They deserve the chance to express themselves and not have styles forced onto them that they might not want. There are many great options below that would be perfect for a back-to-school style.
Share it with your teenager and let them choose the style that speaks to them the most. There are all kinds of styles below, like braids, wigs, puffs, wash, and gos, etc.
What are some styles for teenage girls with natural hair?
There are so many natural hairstyles below that a teenager will love. Whether it’s a puff or afro puffs, twist-outs, and braids outs, or even a simple wash and go, they have so many options to choose from.
It’s beautiful and inspiring that young girls are already in love with their hair when it took so many adults a long time to get to that place. More and more, I’m noticing that teenagers want to just let their hair do it’s own thing.
They don’t have to rock a weave, or braids if they don’t want to. There’s nothing wrong with these styles either, but sometimes you just want to put your hair back and call it a day.
1. Twisted Updo with Braids
This is such a carefully crafted style that you’ll never want to take it down.
2. Heart Braids and Ponytail
Heart braids on their own are so much fun, but the ponytails can add much more personality.
3. Twisted Bun with Braids
While it’s fun to have thick enough hair to do this style, some of us just don’t have it, but that’s okay! We can have the next best thing.
4. Braided Bantu Knots
Can you think of a more perfect picture day style?
5. Straight Back and Sideways Cornrows
Let the style last a while, but change the beads once in a while to make it new.
6. Braids into Twists Hairstyle
Having a hard time choosing between twists and braids? There’s no need because we can do anything with our hair!
7. Space Bun Braids into Twists
We can even add cute space buns to a braid and twist hybrid style.
8. Cornrows with Stretched Hair and Space Buns
Doing a twist out on stretched hair makes it look so much thicker and voluminous. Try it out sometime.
9. Braided and Twisted Puffy Ponytails
If you’re looking for a prom style that makes you look and feel like complete royalty, look no further!
10. TWA with Side Part
If your teen has finally done ‘the big chop’ show them ways they can style their TWA just like this.
11. Space Buns and Braided Front
Combining multiple different styles to create one amazing new style!
12. Mini Space Buns with Colored Hair
Have all the fun with the mini buns!
13. Stretched Natural Hair
Natural hair can be stretched with heat, or with methods like twist-outs or banding.
14. High Puff with Front Twists
A simple style like this is perfect for a nice summer day or when they have a dance recital.
15. Afro Puffs
A simple, yet cute style for the teenager who just needs a quick ‘do.
16. Afro Puffs with Bangs
Adding bangs to afro puffs just adds a little sweetness to the style.
17. Twist Out Puff
You can have the best of both worlds with slick edges and a natural puff. It’s a quick style to do too during the middle of the week.
18. Low Puff with Front Twists
Ponytail, but make it fashion! Add a cute part and some flat twists so it’s not just an everyday ponytail.
19. Low Bun
Yes, it is a simple bun, but you can always add some colorful bobby pins to spice it up.
20. Side Part Afro
There’s nothing better than your natural afro. Spice it up with a deep side part.
21. Half-up Half-Down Afro Puffs
A very fresh take on the simple half up half down style.
22. Wash and Go Blonde Curls
There’s nothing better than letting your curls flourish in their natural state.
23. Burgundy Wash and Go on a Teenager
There is no one way to wear a wash and go, so you can do something like this.
24. Double Puff Half-Up Half-Down
You won’t be spending an hour getting ready if you style your hair this way. It takes no time at all!
25. Slicked Back Puff
There’s nothing wrong with slicking back your hair and throwing it into a puff. Just don’t forget to wear a scarf at night.
26. Curly Slicked Back Puff
The trick to getting the perfect puff is to use a shoelace; that way you can control how tight or loose it is.
27. Head wrap and Slicked Back Edges
Some days you just don’t want to style your hair at all. Headwraps are perfect for those bad hair days.
28. Pineapple Ponytail and Scarf
This is one way you can style a headscarf and it also protects your hair in the crowded hallways.
29. Short Length Twists
Not every style has to be long and flowing. Short styles are very much in style.
30. Braided Updo
Your prom crown will fit perfectly on top of this style, don’t worry.
31. Fulani Braids with Beads
Fulani Braids are culturally beautiful, and adding some beads to the ends is never a bad idea.
32. Twisted Crown with Mini Braids
This is a style that looks complex, but is very simple to complete and would be such a beautiful prom style.
33. Flat Twists
This is a perfect style for a teenager who is an athlete or just has a busy schedule to keep up with.
34. Red and Black Curved Braids
Play around with your cornrows, and include different sizes, and some pretty parts.
35. Braided Double Buns
Braided buns are the best style for those weeks where you just don’t feel like styling your hair daily.
36. Straight Back Large and Mini Cornrows
Multi-sized braids protect your hair, but also give people something to stare at as you walk down the hall.
37. Jumbo and Mini Straight Back Cornrows
Dramatic size differences in cornrows are just perfect for anyone!
38. Elegant Twisted Updo
Which prom dress can you see yourself wearing with this gorgeous updo style?
39. Cornrow Box Braids
The best of both worlds: cornrows and box braids!
40. Braided Ponytail
Beyonce made the simple lemonade braids popular, but who says you can’t put a twist on it?
41. Wavy Lemonade Cornrows on Teenagers
Words can’t even describe how creative these curvy parts are.
42. Lemonade Braids with Colored Hair
Blue hair is the perfect touch for some newly installed lemonade braids.
43. Straight Backs with Colored Hair
Ask the stylist to braid some color into your teens’ hair so they can express themselves more.
44. Stitch Braids with Zig Zag Parts
Stitch braids are a new and improved version of simple cornrows and they look so much cooler too.
45. Stitch Braids with a Bun
Buns really do go with any style, even braids!
46. Double Bun Stitch Braids
What is better than swirly braids that end in cute double buns? Nothing!
47. Straight Backs with Large Zig Zag Part
Stitch braids are a lot easier to pair with a large zig-zag part.
48. Large Straight Backs with Mini Connecting Cornrows
We’ve seen so many braid styles so far, but the mini connecting braids really take the cake.
49. Heart Braids
Some braids just deserve to have hearts in them to let people know how much you’re in love with your hair.
50. Cornrow Ponytail
Your star athlete deserves a style that won’t get in their way when they’re taking that winning shot.
51. Mini Box Braids with Colored Hair and Curls
Teenagers love expressing themselves in any way they can, including adding funky colors to their hairstyles.
52. Mid Back Length Goddess Locs
This is a perfect protective style for a teen to style in various ways, like ponytails or buns.
53. Thigh Length Bohemian Locs
Goddess Locs are such an underrated style that we should do more often as a community.
54. Triangle Part Faux Locs
Some teens are too indecisive when it comes to how they want their hair, but luckily they can dip their toes into change with faux locs.
55. Rainbow Colored Box Braids
Let your teen express themselves and get creative with just a hint of a rainbow.
56. Senegalese Twists
Senegalese twists last a while and are a perfect style for a fashionista teenager who loves to express themselves.
57. Yellow Ended Triangle Part Box Braids
Just be a little ray of sunshine with yellow curls at the end of your braids.
58. Jumbo Box Braids
The best thing about box braids this large is that it cuts off some of the time that box braids usually take.
59. Crochet Jumbo Twists
Twists that are soft and large still look good and are such a laid-back style for a laid-back teenager.
60. Jumbo Twists
Jumbo braids not really your thing? How about jumbo twists?
61. Brown and Blonde Passion Twists
The perfect style for your weekly study group!
62. Blonde Mini Box Braids
Blonde is such a popular color with teenagers and they kill it every time.
63. Extra Long Wavy Wig
A good quality wig doesn’t come cheap but it’s worth the money for the perfect hairstyle, and hair your teen can use again.
64. Middle Part Wig
If side parts aren’t your style, try a wig with a middle part instead. They’ve been pretty popular lately.
65. Straight Light Brown Wig. Clip-in Natural Hair extensions
A straight wig with a gorgeous color is the perfect prom style. All you need is your crown!
Goddess Box Braids
A style this gorgeous deserves some extra accessories any teenager would love!