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It’s almost fall, which means the beginning of back to school. Whether you’re currently enrolled or your days at a desk are a thing of the past, there’s a familiar feeling that resonates with all of us when we see those first leaves fall and a fresh red apple. It’s the combo of the excitement of a new start, the fun of seeing your friends everyday, plus approximately 6% dread (your crush also walks these halls, papers will be due)—or if you’re out, nostalgia for all of it. And if there’s anything that makes us feel like it’s really September, it’s our fave back to school mane muses. These girls may have moved on, but when we see them it’s almost like we can hear the sound of the first bell. If you’re looking for some day-one inspo, click right because these iconic looks will never go out of style.
Laney Boggs – She’s All That
We’re glad that bob wasn’t just a stupid bet! It’s actually as on trend now as it was in the late 90s.
Isis – Bring It On
The mighty, mighty Clovers were the heroes of Bring it On—they were the ones who really came up with the cheers! Gabrielle Union is class all the way playing Isis, as she faces off against the Toros equipped with a playful high pony.
Kat Stratford – 10 Things I Hate About You
Julia Stiles as Kat is our life and hair color muse—she never let anyone get in her way or make her feel less than, and proved that being a sunny blonde didn’t have to mean bimbo.
Veronica Sawyer – Heathers
Definitely one of the darker teen flicks, we still have to give it up to Winona for stealing the show and solidifying her status as the ultimate angsty teen with those awesome high-impact waves.
The Plastics – Mean Girls
Is there a teen movie countdown without Mean Girls? Get the shine spray—the plastics had a range of colors and textures but there wasn’t an un-glossed strand among them.
Olive – Easy A
Red locks and a bad reputation? Emma Stone as Olive is our most endearing, relatable teen queen ever.
Cher and Dionne – Clueless
Our fave BFF duo in the history of teen films, Cher and Di are still long hair don’t care goals.
Sam – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Growing out shorter strands? Let this film be your guide—we love Emma Watson as Sam, especially how every style makes her in-between pixie look fresh AF.
Kirsten – Never Been Kissed
The one and only Jessica Alba is living our teen dream life with honey short hair and a sense of humor.
Michelle Burroughs – Dazed and Confused
Milla Jovovich defines timeless hippie in this classic about the last day of school. The DIY is easy—delicate braids at the crown are all you need to transport back to the height of the groovy 70s.
Gabriella Montez – High School Music
There’s nothing that says musical like waves for days, and Hudgens definitely delivered with her signature brunette locks.
Madison Morgan – The Duff
Want to stand out this September? Hit ‘em with strawberry blonde like our girl Bella.
Sandy Olsson – Grease
Olivia Newton John went from pretty to racy thanks to a rocked out glamover—but we love Sandy either way!
Nadine Franklin – The Edge of Seventeen
Undone texture and beachy ringlets would make Hailee Steinfeld a fit in any classroom.
Monica Wright – Love and Basketball
Athletic is always in style—we thank Sanaa Lathan for translating tomboy into sexy thanks to her effortless updos.