Are you stuck in a rut of doing the same hairstyles everyday because you just don't have time to think or do something different with your hair? I am pretty sure we've all been there! A new hairstyle can give you a bit of extra confidence as well as finishing off a great new outfit! I have done some research and experimenting and I have created nine super easy updo scrunchie hairstyles that will only take you a max of two minutes. And don't worry; none of these hairstyles involve platting or braiding (as this takes longer)! All you will need is a good quality scrunchie, some plain hair bands and bobby pins.
Half up half down with a high bun
Step 1: Scoop the top layers of your hair up into a high ponytail, while leaving the rest of your hair down.
Step 2: Divide that ponytail into two sections, and then wrap them around each other until you get to the ends (you could say its a quick way to do a plat look).
Step 3: Twist that ponytail around the base of your head to create a bun. Secure the bun with a plain hair tie. You can pull the hair in the bun out a bit to make it look fuller if you like. Secure the ends and the bun with some bobby pins.
Step 4: Add your scrunchie around the bun.
I have added the Cassia satin Zipchie scrunchie to this bun. This simple hairdo is perfect if you want something that looks feminine, but not too formal.
Half up half down with a low ponytail
Step 1: Part your hair and scoop the top layers of your hair into a lower ponytail, while leaving the rest of your hair down.
Step 2: Pull you hair tie down a bit to give you a bit more space to work with. Above your hair tie, make a gap in the middle of your hair. Twist the ponytail into the gap. This creates a nice twist towards your hair tie.
Step 3: You can pull out and loosen some of the front areas of the upper section of your hair to add more fullness if you like. And then tie your scrunchie over the plain hair tie (to cover it).
I have used the Viola satin Zipchie scrunchie in this style in the small size. This cute scrunchie hairstyle is perfect for both a lunch outing or for dinner.
Low ponytail with a twist
Step 1: Part your hair and put the top layers of your hair into a half up half down hairstyle and secure with a clear hair band or one that matches the colour of your hair.
Step 2: Pull that hair band down a bit to give you a bit more space. Make a gap in the middle of that upper section and twist that ponytail through towards your head. This will create a twist just like the previous hairstyle.
Step 3: Secure all of your hair into a low ponytail with your chosen scrunchie.
I have used the Mandy crepe Zipchie scrunchie. This elegant look is a perfect neat style for work or Uni.
Ponytail with a half twist
Step 1: Put your hair into a high ponytail as normal.
Step 2: Halfway down your ponytail, tie a plain hair tie that matches your hair colour or a clear hair tie around the ponytail. Make a gap in the middle of the upper section of the ponytail.
Step 3: Pull the rest of the ponytail through the gap towards your head. This will create a twist in the upper part of the ponytail.
Step 4: You can pull bits of the upper section of the ponytail out if you wish to make it look fuller. To finish the hairstyle, just add your chosen scrunchie at the top.
I have added the Sunny cotton Zipchie scrunchie. This easy hair updo almost looks like a plat, but it is a lot quicker to do!
Classic ponytail with double scrunchies
Step 1: Put your hair into a high ponytail using your first chosen scrunchie.
Step 2: Choose a scrunchie in a complementing colour and tie it next to or over the top of the first scrunchie. This makes the ponytail stick out more. If you want the ponytail to appear fuller, pull the top layer of hair at the top of the ponytail out a little bit.
I have used the Emily cotton scrunchie and Frida cotton sateen scrunchie for this style because they both have different textures and complimenting colours. Adding two scrunchies to this classic updo hairstyle makes it more of a bold statement look.
Step 1: Put your hair into a high ponytail.
Step 2: Separate your ponytail in half. Then separate those sections in half again and wrap each section around each other down to the end and secure with a thin hair band.
Step 3: Wrap your ponytail around the base to create a bun as normal and secure with a thin hairband (you can now pull out the hair bands at the end of the ponytail sections). You can now pull out your bun sections a little bit to make it a bit fuller. Thanks to the sections that you created earlier, you can now see different sections in your bun that you can pull and bobby pin to different directions.
Tip: I always like to pull the back section to the front to make it look interesting.
Step 4: Put your chosen scrunchie around the bun.
I have used the Bluebell satin Zipchie scrunchie for this style. This easy hair updo is a bit more fuller than a plain bun and a bit neater than the messy bun.
Sleek low bun
Step 1: Part your hair where you like and tie your hair into a low bun with a thin hair band.
Step 2: Split your ponytail into two sections and wrap them together down to the end of the ponytail.
Step 3: Twist your ponytail into a bun as normal and secure with a thin hair band. Just like the previous bun hairstyle, pull the bun sections out to make it a bit fuller and bobby pin the sections in different directions.
Step 4: Put your chosen scrunchie around the bun.
I have chosen the Celeste satin Zipchie scrunchie for this one. This low bun is quick, but it is still a pretty hairstyle that would be suitable for a formal event as well as a casual one.
Low bun with a twist
Step 1: Part your hair where you like as normal. Starting on one side, grab a small section of hair at the top next to the part. Twist it once and then grab another small section below. Add this to the first section of hair and twist once again. Keep repeating this process until you reach the top of your ear level. Bobby pin this twisted bit of hair to the centre back of your head. Do the same on the other side of the hair part. You can pull the twist a bit to make it a bit wider and fuller if you like.
Step 2: Put your hair into a low ponytail using a thin hair band the same colour as your hair or a clear hairband.
Step 3: Separate the ponytail into two sections. Wrap those two sections around each other until you reach the end.
Step 4: Twist your ponytail around the base to create a low bun and secure with a thin hairband. You can pull sections of the bun out to make it fuller and more interesting. Pull sections in different directions and bobby pin in place.
Step 5: Add your chosen scrunchie.
I have used the Lilly cotton Zipchie for this hairstyle. This sort of hairstyle is often done with a braid, but doing a twist instead is so much easier and quicker, but still looks good!
Step 1: Part your hair all the way down the centre of your head. Put your hair up in two hair ponytails using thin hair bands the same colour as your hair or with clear hair bands.
Step 2: Separate the ponytails into two sections. Wrap these sections around each other until you reach the ends.
Step 3: Twist the ponytails into buns as normal and secure with a thin hair band. You can pull sections out to make the buns a bit bigger. Pull sections of the buns in different directions and bobby pin in place.
Step 4: Add your chosen matching scrunchies.
I have used two Cassia sateen scrunchies for this classic updo. This definitely gives me 90s vibes and I still think its such a cute scrunchie hairstyle!
So there you have it; all nine of these easy scrunchie updo hairstyles are quick to do and still look great as well! And there is a good mix of styles that can be styled to be messy or neat, and are good for long or shorter hair. I hope you found this article to be helpful! If you would like to purchase any of the Zipchie scrunchies pictured in these cool hairstyles; check out the Zipchie Scrunchies page.