Back to school: 17 hairstyles that will blow your classmates away

As August nears its end, students from all over are gearing up for the back-to-school season.

But the inevitable return to the classroom doesn't have to be boring -- your style included! Forget about the plain ponytails, wearisome pig tails and tame buns. If there's ever a time to experiment with your hair, the first day of school is the day to do it.

No matter if you're opting for a unique top bun, trendy fish tail or inside-out pony, we've got your locks covered. And whether you're waltzing into the gym's locker room, the playground or university orientation, all eyes will be on the back of your head.

See all the styles we're trying:

You don't need to be a pro to replicate these stunning looks, but practice makes perfect! Hairspray and a few extra minutes in the morning are all you need to make the perfect statement.