These 7 Ridiculously Easy Scandi-Girl Hairstyles Are Perfect for Busy People

It’s no secret that Scandi girls know a thing or two about cool. Their penchant for colour and laid-back aesthetic makes for one hell of a chic recipe. Everything from their clothes to their skincare oozes effortless style—and we want in. In fact, I’ve been scribbling notes on how to replicate Scandi-girl style for years but it seems as though things are easier observed than done. When it comes to nailing Scandi fashion, I have to admit defeat.

What I have learned, however, is that a key part of any Scandi-girl look is a no-fuss, low-maintenance hairstyle—the kind that looks like you just sort of chucked it up and it just fell that way. And while I’m all too aware that effortless-looking hairstyles are some of the most difficult to execute, it seems that Scandi girls have struck the perfect balance between chicness and ease. And I’ve finally cracked it. While my sartorial skills are lacking, I’ve got the Scandi-girl hair look down to a fine art—and it’s changed my life. Forget spending hours with curling tongs, nowadays I wake up, twist up my lengths and I’m good to go in a matter of seconds. My current hair looks are so good (if I may say so myself) that I think everyone has something to learn for the Scandi way.

So, whether you consider yourself a lazy girl when it comes to hair or simply find yourself stretched for time on the daily, keep scrolling for the 7 Scandi-girl hairstyles that will change the game (and we promise they won’t take any longer than five minutes). 

If you have mid-length hair, a claw clip couldn’t be easier to use. Part hair in the middle, use the clip to scrap it back and secure at the nape of the neck. Pull some strands out at the front for a super laid-back look.

My favourite style note when it comes to claw clips? Instead of reaching for hairbands, secure buns and twists with a pretty claw at the back. 

Those with long hair don’t have to sit out on the claw clip trend. Scrape hair back, twist it up and snake the lengths back down into the clip—it’s that easy.

This chunky claw clip is strong enough to hold braids and longer, thicker styles.

For when your curls need a slurp of extra nourishment, apply an oil treatment or hydrating mask, slick lengths back into a low bun and secure.

My advice? On particularly windy days, always pack a hairband in your bag so that you can pull hair back into a twisted low bun, like this one.

Proving that a low bun works for every occasion, a slicked-back knot makes for the ultimate office-appropriate hairstyle.

Use this rich hair oil to slick down flyaways and keep your low bun looking polished.

Amplify your usual down ‘do by adding a row of jazzy clips to just one side.

A chic slide that acts as a pretty piece of hair jewellery and keeps your hair off your face? Count me in.

Clashing coloured slides look great on bright, neon or pastel tones.

There isn’t a single look that this chic Miu Miu hair slide can’t elevate.

The ponytail plait is a Scandi-girl classic and for good reason. Just pull your hair back into a pony tail, secure with a band, plait the lengths and secure again for a pretty update on the classic pony.

Plaited ponytails look particularly great with balayage as they showcase the ribbons of blonde through the lengths.

Blast some texturising spray into lengths before tying hair up to give your ponytail plait a lived-in look.

A matching silk scarf and shirt combo?! Yes please. Plus, it acts as a great way to disguise second or third-day roots.

Nothing says summer quite like a bandana-style headscarf and some big retro shades.

This silk hair scarf from Burberry goes with just about everything.

Perhaps my favourite Scandi-girl hair trend is what I like to call the laissez-faire effect. That’s leaving your hair well alone and embracing whatever wave, curl, texture or parting comes naturally. 

If you have a natural wave to your hair, spritz in a salt spray and let nature run its course.

Curly girls, put the straighteners down. The Scandi way is all about embracing your natural curl pattern. 

Work this nourishing cream through lengths and allow hair to air dry—you’ll be left with fluffy but defined waves.

Similar to the ponytail plait, but so very different, the bubble braid hit the big time this year thanks to Scandi-girl love for the style. For a minimal approach, wear your bubble braid low, at the nape of the neck. 

While clear bands can be used to create your bubble braid, statement black bands look just as great against blonde strands (as do blonde bands against brunette)!

This pack of mini elastics will last years, and they make for the perfect bobble braid.

Next up, 30 beyond-easy hairstyles that are perfect for summer.