Here’s How To Wear A Scrunchie Without Looking Like You’re 12


Like so many of our favorite ‘90s obsessions, including fishnets, fanny packs, and slip dresses, scrunchies are back too, and ready to fuel our Lisa Frank fantasy. However, even though scrunchies were the go-to accessory to pull our hair back in grade school, we don’t want to look like we’re in elementary school while wearing them today. Thanks to celebrity hairstylists, like the Kardashians’ Jen Atkin, there are plenty of examples of how to wear the accessory and look like a grown up. It also helps that there are a lot of updated options when it comes to choosing a scrunchie today. Try Free People, Urban Outfitters, and Chloe + Isabel for some of the cutest options and see yourself how a scrunchie can make the most unimpressive hairstyle look interesting. Here’s how to wear a scrunchie without looking like a 12-year-old!

This cute scrunchy hairstyle shows you How To Wear A Scrunchie!

1. High Ponytail

Wearing your hair like this isn’t going to give you Hailey Baldwin’s bone structure, but it’s a start. Loosely curl your hair, then gather it high up on top of your head, smooth down the front, and wrap it all up with your scrunchie.

This cute scrunchy hairstyle shows you How To Wear A Scrunchie!

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2. Relaxed Top Knot

An already favorite hairstyle of every lazy girl out there, the top knot is super easy to recreate. Simply grab all of your hair into a bun and wrap your scrunchie around a few times. Pull out any baby hairs and shorter pieces of hair to frame your face and give the bun a relaxed feel.

This cute scrunchy hairstyle shows you How To Wear A Scrunchie!

3. Half Up, Half Down

Finish off your athleisure look with a sleek half up, half down hairstyle like Bella Hadid. You’ll need to hairspray and/or gel down the front of your hair and run a flat brush through it to get it as smooth as possible. Then, straighten the bottom half of your hair after the rest of it is pulled up.

This cute scrunchy hairstyle shows you How To Wear A Scrunchie!

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4. Low Ponytail

This one is pretty self-explanatory, just grab your hair into a low ponytail and wrap the scrunchie around. This style is perfect for a busy morning when you don’t have time to spend on your hair, bust still want to look presentable.

This cute scrunchy hairstyle shows you How To Wear A Scrunchie!

5. Half Down Top Knot

This hairstyle can definitely be a man-repelling one, but girls get it and getting a compliment from them is better than one from a guy anyway, right? Top knot half of your hair and just let your natural texture take over the bottom.

This cute scrunchy hairstyle shows you How To Wear A Scrunchie!

6. Bottom of a Braid

Clearly scrunchies make for an effortless hairstyle. Just form your hair into a low, loose braid and finish it off with a scrunchie.

This cute scrunchy hairstyle shows you How To Wear A Scrunchie!

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7. Wrapped Up Low Bun

This style is fun because it lets you use multiple scrunchies. Either French braid the top half of your hair and then wrap the bottom into a bun or skip the braiding and go straight to the bun.

This cute scrunchy hairstyle shows you How To Wear A Scrunchie!

8. Side Swept Bun

Try offsetting your low bun for an unexpected take on this usually typical hairstyle. This style can definitely be dressed up with your favorite pair of heels or dressed down with some sneakers.

This cute scrunchy hairstyle shows you How To Wear A Scrunchie!

Have any of your own tips on how to wear a scrunchie? Let us know in the comments!
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Emily Bowen

Emily graduated from Florida State University in 2017 where she studied Editing, Writing, and Media along with Communications. She has extensive editing and writing experience through publications including: Her Campus, Spoon University, and Study Breaks Magazine. She is an aspiring beauty editor who is newly into vintage shopping and wishes Taco Tuesday was every day of the week.

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