2019 was a monumental year for online trends. From TikTok’s viral memes and dances to the VSCO girl trend that took over social media in the summer, it marked a wave of trends catered to this generation’s 14-year-olds. There is much to love about the term “VSCO girl” and its colourful wash of girly styles, adorable hairstyles, fun accessories, and how it brought together girls who do not have a penchant for the Instagram baddie look.
If there is anything that VSCO girls are known for, it’s a set of stereotypes that describe their personality. For one, you will never see a VSCO girl without a hydro flask and a pop socket, and scrunchies always adorn their hair and wrists. Scrunchies are particularly popular because they come in a wide range of collectible styles and give boring hairstyles an extra flair. Here are some fun hairstyles that you can try out with your ultra-cute scrunchie collection!
Dutch braids make the top of VSCO girl hairstyle favourites because they are fun, versatile, and keep your hair away from your face. Whether it’s for soccer training, dance rehearsals, or every day wear, this style is a go-to for any girl out there. Dutch braids are similar to French braids, but they stand out a bit more and look more defined for photos — and everybody loves an opportunity for social media-worthy snapshots! Every time you cross a braid, take a bit of hair and tuck it under for a Dutch twist to the traditional French classic.
Here is a fun trick: Part your hair down the middle and do two braids down each side until the nape of your neck. Tug at each braid for a looser look and secure them with your favourite pair — or mismatching pair — of scrunchies and curl the bottom for a cute set of Dutch pigtails!
A low bun is a classic, effortless, and more mature take on the high bun that almost everyone has been sporting for the past couple of years. 2019 brought in a myriad of youthful trends, including the banana bun, which everyone was attempting on social media. If you have a good number of years of doing your hair on your style resume, then, by all means, go for a messy banana bun to make you feel more put together, even on the laziest of days.
But for total hair beginners, an easy alternative is to tie your hair into a low ponytail, twist it on its own, then twist it into a bun. You can also forego the ponytail part if you want a messier look. Secure it with a giant scrunchie for a pop of colour. This hairstyle is perfect for corporate settings and other formal functions as well. However, make sure to choose a muted coloured scrunchie, such as blush pink, white, or a toned-down red for a more sophisticated look.
VSCO girls love three things: buns, braids, and curls. But sometimes, they cannot decide between the three. That is why no hairstyle does all three better than a half-bun. It is a versatile and lovely option on days when you want a bun, but also want to showcase your braids. To make one, take half of your hair, twist it into a bun, and secure it with your favourite mini scrunchie. Curl the bottom, and you have the most effortless hairstyle that scores plenty of cute points.
Make your half-bun extra fun by doing this: part your hair in half, Dutch braid each side until the downward slope of your head, and secure them with elastic. Twist each side into a bun and secure with matching mini scrunchies, then loosely curl the bottom of your hair. There you have it — a pair of braided space buns that almost looks professionally-made!
There are plenty of hairstyles that you can do with scrunchies. But for the ultimate VSCO girls, the three mentioned above are essential go-to’s that make any day more exciting. Wear a matching scrunchie on your wrist, paint each nail a different colour, and accessories with a puka shell necklace. Before you know it, you have become a VSCO girl yourself!