Influencers have reigned supreme for the last decade, but it looks like their time in the spotlight is coming to an end as a new breed of social media royalty takes their rightful place on the throne: VSCO girls. Where influencers of yesteryear were all about perfectly polished hairstyles, makeup, and outfits, VSCO girls take a much more laid-back approach. Comfy shoes? Check. Oversized shirts and warm Instagram filters? Check, check. Perfectly undone ash blonde hairstyles? Check.
Whether you’re a VSCO girl yourself or just follow a few on social media, you don’t have to have a ton of followers to master these basic VSCO girl hairstyles you can achieve in only 10 minutes. Don’t believe us? Try one out for yourself, but don’t blame us when a reusable water bottle and metal straw magically appear in your purse!
Try The Look: VSCO Girl Hairstyles
These days scrunchies are almost more of an outfit accessory than a hair accessory, but this retro hair tie looks just as brilliant in your hair as it does on your wrist—we promise! The best part? Since you almost always have your scrunchie with you, you can pull off this hairstyle any time, any place, in just a few seconds. Simply gather the front half of your hair up in a ponytail and secure it with your scrunchie.
Half-Up Top Knot With Headband
Can’t choose between a half-up top knot and a headband? Why choose when they look so good together!
Scarf Tied Ponytail
If you can’t imagine parting with the scrunchie on your wrist, fear not! There are plenty of VSCO-worthy accessories to keep your hair out of your face. This printed silk scarf looks perfect as both a headband and a hair tie to secure your ponytail.
VSCO girls and braids go together like Blair Waldorf and headbands, and what better way to embrace the plaited trend than with the OG French braid? Check out How To French Braid Your Hair: The Complete Beginner's Tutorial.
Half Up Rolled Twists
Being a VSCO girl means embracing your basic-ness, but as much as we love basic hairstyles, even we get sick of wearing the same half-up top knot all of the time. If you’re looking for a way to upgrade your go-to half-up style but want to ensure your style remains as effortless as possible, opt for these half-up rolled twists. Don’t have enough bobby pins to keep your twists in place? Don’t worry, your reusable metal straws will do just the trick.
When people imagine the day in the life of a VSCO girl, they picture her filling her water bottle up at the park, putting flowers from the local garden in her hair, and heading to the beach for a day of sun kissed selfies and windblown beach waves. You may not live the life of a VSCO girl every day, but you can totally fake it with some effortless beach waves. Simply spray a product like Pureology Style + Protect Beach Waves Sugar Spray throughout your mane and scrunch to create touchably soft beach waves.
Love the look of braids but still want to flaunt your gorgeous texture? Opt for an accent braid. Whether you plait your hair off to the side or straight down the middle, you’ll love the style this simple braid brings to your look.
Windblown Blow Out
You know that VCSO girl you follow who always has the most perfectly undone hair? All of her pictures look like they must have been taken in a wind tunnel and yet her mane still looks effortlessly flawless? You know the one. Well, we’re here to let you in on a little secret: Her hair is far from effortless. Perfecting that kind of tousled look takes time, but with the right products, you can pull it off in mere minutes.
After blow-drying your hair, spray Redken’s Dry Texture Triple Dry 15 throughout your strands and tousle your mane for effortless airy texture, lightweight body, and volume.
This half-up braid will take you all of five minutes to craft and even less time to rack up hundreds of likes on Instagram.
Double Dutch Braids
What’s better than one braid? Two! Double your fun with these oversized double Dutch braids.
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