Organised school hair area + hairstyles for school

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

I have two girls and I LOVE styling their hair each day for school.  In the beginning it was fun, however now it’s important to style it in a way, either braid or pulled back and tidy to stops the nits!

I use the drawers in our TV cabinet to store all the girls hairties, headbands etc.  There will come a time when they are older that I am sure this will all move to the bathroom or their bedroom.  I have a seat next to the drawers which gives me easy access to everything I need when doing their hair:

  • Brush – that doesn’t break the hair
  • Comb – Rattail comb for easy parting of hair
  • Detangler/Water bottle – helps make the hair easier to manage when brushing. Read here how to make home-made detangler
  • Hairties
  • Headband
  • Hairspray

{The Organised Housewife} School Girls Hairstyle 3

I organise the hair ties by colour… because I’m OCD like that, makes it easier in the morning to get which ever colour we need.  I have repurposed old decor containers that I used to use in the pantry, they fit perfectly into these drawers.

{The Organised Housewife} School Girls Hairstyle 4

Hairstyles for girls at school

As I mentioned above, I like to style my girl’s hair so all their hair is tied up or in a plait. Here are a few hairstyles

{The Organised Housewife} School Girls Hairstyle 1

{The Organised Housewife} School Girls Hairstyle 2

View tutorial here for quirky hairstyle

View Video tutorial for rope knot plait

Click here to read how to store and organise headbands

Click here to read how to clean hair brushes

 Where or how do you store hair ties etc?

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14 comments

Julia K January 15, 2014 - 11:08 AM

Two of my dd’s dance and this requires a fair selection of hair paraphernalia. I was fed up with hair stuff here there and everywhere so this year I invested in a hair trolley like the ones they use at the hairdressers. It was about $90 on ebay but has been worth every penny !

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Katrina January 16, 2014 - 10:15 AM

Brilliant solution!

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Beck! January 15, 2014 - 12:57 PM

Hi! I was sick of never being able to fine matching coloured hair ties, so this is what I came up with. 🙂 LOVE YOUR SITE by the way! 🙂

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Katrina January 16, 2014 - 10:16 AM

That’s a great way to be able to see everything in one go! Not to mention portable!

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Miss Maudy January 15, 2014 - 1:29 PM

I have boys. They don’t even brush their hair. EVER. Ok, maybe occasionally when we’re going out or something – but their hair looks exactly the same regardless! short back and sides for both of them (to stop the dreaded nits) and a trim every eight weeks.

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Katrina January 16, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Boys are certainly a lot less maintenance 🙂

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Lisa Berriman January 15, 2014 - 8:03 PM

I have three little girls and doing hair is a massive drama everyday (they are 5, 3, and 22 months). I am looking forward to being able to try out some of these styles when they are older and will sit still for a nice style. I am terrible at braids though (and I was a hairdresser years ago!) I think I will look up those tutorials. I also love the idea of using those square containers. I have a stack of them in the cupboard. Thanks for sharing these ideas.

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Katrina January 16, 2014 - 10:16 AM

It sure is hard when they’re younger. Hopefully they learn quickly so you can have some fun!

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Rachel January 24, 2014 - 5:54 PM

My 5 year old Daughter HATES having her hair done. I have tried to organize her hair clips etc but never thought to have a “hair station”. Having things in the bathroom never helps because we do hair in the lounge room generally. What a great idea, thank you. Must try this this year.

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Yvonne Bentley July 19, 2014 - 7:33 AM

Hi Kat I have tried a few of these styles and I suppose practice makes perfect. You are so clever.I use for all the hair ties a cut off 2 litre plastic milk bottle/cartons. Wash, remove labels cut off to the desired height and presto. So they will fit in any drawer.I use them in all of my drawers, they are inexpensive, as you buy it for the milk and you are recycling as well. I use them for everything and everywhere. They also make great tea light holders, just put a little sand in the bottom and use in the garden for parties. .

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Gin July 19, 2014 - 4:13 PM

I wish I had girls for this reason! I have fond memories of my mum doing my hair for school every morning.

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Katrina July 21, 2014 - 10:53 AM

It’s such a great way to spend time together.

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Kylie July 21, 2014 - 12:24 PM

I’ve been thinking of taking some photos of my girl’s hair styles and putting together a photo book so they can show me which one they want. We’ve already named a few and I often have requests for ‘Elsa’ hair. 🙂

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