Make sure your hair looks great in your school portraits!

Short to Medium-Length Hair

If you have short to medium-length hair, consider softly framing your face with either wispy bangs, side-swept bangs or soft, natural curls. If you like the look of your hair pulled back, go for this option, but be aware that strands will work out during the course of this long day, so spritz with a fine mist of holding spray and check for stray pieces before pictures are taken. If you do go for a smooth, neat forehead look, try pulling some pieces out around your ears (and shoulders, if you hair is long enough).


Long Hair

Longer hair has more options. There are dozens of styles to try: buns, braids, curls either natural or for-the-day. You can also try out hair accessories, but we recommend sticking with natural colors (preferably to match your haircolor) in classic, understated lines. If you avoid large bows, flowers, multi-colored clips and the like, it will be your lovely face taking center stage in the photo and not your hair accessory! For longer hair, one great look is to pull your hair's length around to drape over one shoulder. This is an especially lovely look if you have long, flowing hair and a heavier build since the lines of the hair will lengthen your overall look.


Connect with Us
Follow Our Pins

Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

Follow Our Tweets

The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow

On Instagram

Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

Best of the Web