Styling hair for school photos vary for each individual, since everyone has different face shapes and unique facial features that make different hairstyles look good or bad. For school photos, look for styles that complement facial structures while simultaneously downplaying any flaws, and consider more natural, quick and easy styles rather than complicated up-dos that take hours to produce. To add more personality to a hair style, consider adding hair accessories or even temporary or permanent hair color.
Face shape is important in determining the best hair style for any individual. There are seven general face shapes for both men and women: round, oval, square, oblong, diamond, heart, and triangular. Each shape has its strengths and weaknesses. For example, men with square-shaped faces may consider short and angular styles to accentuate their strong jaw line, while women may consider styles with side bangs to soften their jaw line for a more feminine look. Lucky individuals with oval-shaped faces look good in a majority of styles.
For school pictures, consider using some hair spray or styling gel or wax to maintain the hair's shape over a longer period of time, in case the pictures aren't taken until later in the day. Use a hair style that is easy to fix or reproduce at school, and bring everything needed in a small bag to school to fix hair right before a photo if needed.
To accentuate simpler hair styles and add personality, consider hair accessories such as hair clips or hair bands. Makeup also gives or adds focus to one's hair.