Stand-Out Back to School Hair: Tips, Techniques and Trends

With the crisp fall air just around the corner and back to school looming, parents everywhere are getting their kids ready for the big day. Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids offers advice to ensure kids head back to school in style with the following tips, trends and time-saving techniques:

Health and Vitality – Fall is the time to add health and vitality back into hair. First and foremost, cutting or trimming that damaged summer hair will help give it new life and have it looking bouncy and beautiful in time for the first day of school. If it’s extremely sun or water damaged, consider a deep condition (Beaners offers one called “2 Deep”). A deep conditioning treatment is a good idea after a summer of hair hardship. Let the deep conditioner sit on the hair for 5-10 minutes (Add heat for even more benefits). Repeat once a week or as needed until the hair is in tiptop shape for back to school!

Ease of Styling – After a leisurely summer of relaxing, sleeping in and playing all day long, fall brings families back to reality with schedules, routines and rushed mornings. Consider a style for your child that is easy for them to maintain on their own. If kids can help “do” their hair themselves, it’s one more thing off your plate in the busy morning while also building a sense of independence. If kids are going to help in the management of their own hair consider a cut they can work with – for girls shorter bobs or cuts are much easier for them to brush and style with barrettes or hairbands themselves. It they want to keep their hair long, make sure you have an assortment of headbands, elastics and clips on hand.

Morning Madness – Bathing at night will save time in the morning. If you add a conditioner to your child’s routine it can even alleviate some of the morning tangles. Washing hair the night before and putting it in a braid is always a good idea for those busy mornings as the hair will be less tangled for rushed brushings and will also have a fun crimped appearance. A good leave-in detangler will help to brush out that morning bedhead. Again some headbands and clips are always a good idea for quick and fun styling. There are all kinds of fun colours and styles of accessories that can be purchased from our oohla hair accessories line!

Growing Trend – The latest growing trend for kid’s hairstyles in 2011 is moving towards a modern look while wearing a hairstyle that is easy to manage – fall is the return of blunt bangs! Some other classic trends making a comeback are braids and teased hair. Create a new look with some different styling tools instead of drastically changing their current haircut. Add some body and texture to your hairstyle with some teasing and braids – full braids, partial braids, cornrows anything goes.

Boy Styles – If your son is looking for a change this fall try a spiky style, or if they prefer it longer, they can test out a longer messy look with clean-cut edges. For longer style, they’ll need to invest in some pomade, wax or a styling gel to aid in easy styling.

Girls Galore – girls with longer hair need a haircut that can be easily donned into a pony tail or braid to keep it clean and easy to manage in the rush of the morning routine. A bob haircut is often the preferred choice for little girls because it’s easier to maintain and gives older girls the chance to do it themselves. Similarly, pixie haircuts are equally good with little girls who cannot manage their own hair and can still be dressed up with accessories like little hairbands and clips.

Curly Whirly – If your child has curly hair, opt for longer hair that can be placed in a single or multiple ponytails. Layers may also help with combing.

Trust your stylist’s advice about fall styles, and work with them to develop a personalized look to maximize the hair’s best impression. Not every hairstyle needs to be changed radically to work well in a new season. To book an appointment with your local Beaners please visit


I would like to thank Beaners for taking the time to put the above post together for me. School is quickly approaching, make sure you get your kids in to get the styles they want to go along with all of their new outfits.

We took our oldest in this weekend to get her hair cut out of her eyes.

In my opinion, Beaners is a wonderful place to take your kids. They are geared towards kids and the whole place is extremely kid-friendly. Children have the option to sit in play cars or on animals while getting their haircut, and popular kid’s movies are always playing on televisions found around the salon. There is a ball area, and toys that kids can pick out (that are reasonably priced).

We visited the Beaners in Edmonton in Mayfield Common. It is owned by Zofreen who is very good with all of the kids. Our daughter’s hair stylist was Kelly who remembered my daughter from about five weeks earlier.

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