(BPT) - Back-to-school season can be one of the busiest and most stressful checklist-chasing times of the year, second only to the holidays. Amid shopping for school supplies and signing up for sports teams and activities, kids of all ages may also be thinking about their back-to-school looks, from showing off new school clothes to rocking different hairstyles.

A new haircut can give students the confidence they need to start the school year feeling great, but when parents are running last-minute errands, it can be hard to fit in a stop at the hair salon along with everything else on your to-do list. Luckily, Great Clips can give students the joy of that fresh haircut feeling and help parents trim up their back-to-school checklist with ease.

Here are some great ways to refresh any student’s look for the new school year in the salon and then to keep up the style when you’re back at home:

1. Fresh cuts

The key to quick and easy hairstyling before school is a fresh haircut. Even if you're short on time, Great Clips provides convenient options for getting that new haircut accomplished in no time, with Online Check-In and the Great Clips app. No matter what length or style haircut your child wants, they'll look and feel great when they're getting ready for school because of their brand-new do.

2. Spike it up

For kids with short hair, try a cool, spikey look! Add a small amount of hair gel to your palm to hold their hair in place, run your fingers through their hair in an upward motion at the front of their head, finish with a small amount of hair spray to create maximum hold for all-day play.

3. Top knot

Your child will be ready to tackle any school day with this cute, playground-proof hairstyle! Have your child flip their hair over and gather all the hair at the crown of their head. Use a brush to smooth the hair on their head before twisting it into a bun. Secure with a ponytail holder or a scrunchie and bobby pins. Pull out a few pieces of hair to frame the face — and voila! They're ready for anything.

4. Embrace natural texture

Notice some wave or curl in your child’s hair? Embrace their hair's natural texture for an easy, fun and playful look! Dampen your child’s hair and scrunch a small amount of leave-in conditioner into their hair to help amplify natural waves and curls. Kids can learn how to do this on their own, too!

5. Amp it up with accessories

Accessorize your child’s hairstyles to effortlessly elevate any look. Highlight your child’s personality while taking little to no extra time by pairing pigtails with fun bows or by finishing a top knot style with a cute scrunchie.

Find the Great Clips salon nearest you at GreatClips.com, and get a fresh look for your kids for the new school year. And with haircuts available for the whole family, you can freshen up your look too and check one more item off your to-do list.