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5 Sweater Weather Hair Ideas to Copy Now

Sweater weather is upon us, and we’re here to tell you it’s not a time for boring ponytails or hiding your hair under beanies! It’s never easy to accept warmer days are well and truly gone, but with winter rolling around, it’s the perfect opportunity to try out a brand new style to keep your hair game on fleek. 


We get it; cold weather can make us all feel a bit blah in the hair department; who needs a new ‘do for lazing about in your favourite knit? That’s where we come in! We’re here to get you excited about the cold snap with some seriously easy hairstyles you’ll actually want to try out, even if it’s just to rock them around the house.    

No hair-tie ponytail

TikToker Kimberly Grimes opened our eyes to no hair-tie hairstyles last year when she created a ponytail held in by her own locks! The hair hack looked so easy it went viral as women around the planet started tousling their mane into this effortless ‘do. So, if you forget your favourite Scunci Scrunchie, here’s how you can create the no-tie look:

  1. Have long hair.
  2. Use your hands to gather the hair in a ponytail.
  3. Take a quarter of your hair from the side and make a loop.
  4. Feed your ponytail through the loop. 
  5. Hold on to the loop, twist and wrap around the ponytail one more time.
  6. Pull tight and voilà! 

If that all sounds a bit complicated, you can watch how it’s done here.

Easy braids

Easy braids 

Instead of throwing your hair in a bun or ponytail during the cold months, get creative with your hair skills and enter the world of magical braids. They’re fresh, fun and can be incredibly easy to create, even for beginners. To give you some inspo, we’ve rounded up three straightforward braided styles to recreate at home:

Half-up crown braid

  1. First, give your hair a good brush to ensure it’s tangle-free. 
  2. Then, part your hair and take a small section from the front to one side of your parting. Plait into a standard braid and tie it off with a clear elastic
  3. Repeat on the other side, so you have two matching braids.
  4. Take a bobby pin slide and wrap the first braid around the back of the head and secure it in place with the slide just before the elastic.
  5. Next, take the other braid and wrap it around the head, crossing over the first braid. Secure with a bobby pin. 
  6. Remove the elastics and add a couple more bobby pins before spritzing with hairspray to hold. Brush the rest of your hair out, and you’re done!


Fishtail side braid

  1. Brush your hair around to the side and split into two sections, holding one section in each hand.
  2. Pick out a small strand of hair from the outside of the left section, then cross it over and add to the right section. 
  3. Repeat on the right side: pick out a strand and cross it over to form part of the left section. 
  4. Keep alternating left and right until you have finished the braid, then tie it off with an elastic


Bubble braids

  1. Tie your hair into a side, high, mid or low ponytail - the choice is yours.
  2. Take an elastic or ponytailer and tie it a couple of inches down your ponytail. Use your fingers to tease the space between the first and second hairbands to create a bubble shape with your hair.
  3. Repeat this step for the rest of the hair, spacing each hairband the same distance apart each time. For a more colourful option, try these Scunci Ponytailers.

Chic messy bun

A messy high bun is a great way to style out second-day hair or, if you need to muster up a ‘do at a moment’s notice. It’s weatherproof, cute and full of volume with almost no effort required, making it the ideal autumn style to pair with a high-neck sweater. To master this artfully dishevelled look, simply pull your hair up into a high pony and tie off with a hair-coloured elastic. Twirl the ponytail into a long spiral, then wind it around the hairband and secure it with a couple of bobby pin slides. Top with a gorgeous headband for a super cute finish. 

Natural hair two-strand twist


Hair twists offer a great protective style with less tension than a traditional braid that’s low maintenance, and super-easy to create. Perfect for naturally curly hair types from afro to waves, the two-strand twist is the easiest place to start before you get creative trying twisted up-dos.

  1. First, brush to smooth the hair before sectioning. 
  2. Within each section, start creating your twists by picking out a strand and splitting it into two. The size of the strand depends on how thick you’d like the twist. 
  3. Now twist together the two pieces of hair all the way to the bottom. Use your fingers to twist the end of the strand to keep it in place. or, Iif your hair isn’t naturally curly enough to hold it in this way, you can use a clear or black elastic to secure it instead.
  4. Repeat until the whole head of hair has been twisted. 

Once you have your twists, you can get creative with side-swept looks, up-dos, braided crowns or add embellishments to make your locks really standout. 

Easy beach waves

During last year’s lockdown TikTok taught us everything we needed to know about creating heatless waves... and we’re still totally obsessed! We are all for a flawless hairstyle you can make in your sleep using socks, a scarf or even your robe belt. And it certainly doesn’t need to be summer to rock this hot look! But what to do with those gorgeous beachy waves? We’re here to help! First, let’s have a refresh on how to create them:

  1. Grab a few pairs of socks or a scarf, whatever you want to use, and separate your hair into four or five equal sections. 
  2. Place your chosen fabric at the top of your hair and secure it with bobby pins. 
  3. Separate the hair underneath into two strands and cross them over and under the fabric until you reach the end of the hair section. Tie off with a hairband.
  4. Repeat with all remaining sections, then sleep it off.
  5. The following morning all you need to do is remove the fabric and tease out the curls with your fingers. Easy! Watch a tutorial here

Glam waves at the ready; now it’s time to style! One simple style is a classic half hair up ‘do held with an eye-catching fashion clip

You can also try a messy half hair up top knot, a neatly braided crown or a French braided centre part for a seriously chic autumn look. 

For more inspiration on the latest in hairstyles, tips and how-tos, check out our latest blogs and video tutorials. Become your very best hairstylist at home with Scunci hair tools and accessories.

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