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Low Pigtail Braids

THE LOOK

Channel your inner hippy with these relaxed low pigtails. This casual hairstyle is ideal for a carefree summer’s day. A loose center part, with slightly messy, textured hair, leads to two low pigtail braids that let your hair down in the best possible way. Great for straight or curly hair, you’re ready to skip to Coachella with this bohemian upstyle.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

IDEAL HAIR LENGTH

Medium to long

HAIR EXTENSIONS NEEDED?

No, but they can be used in short hair.

ASSISTANCE NEEDED?

No

ACCESSORIES

Embrace your inner bohemian and wear your low pigtails with a flower crown. Weave daisies through your pigtails for the perfect summer festival hairstyle. Tie red bows at the ends of your low pigtails for a cute Bavarian look.

TRY THIS

For an even more carefree look, tie your hair into two ponytails and encourage natural texture with a sea salt spray.

Top : Hairstyling by Cristi Cagle, photography by Lou Mora, makeup by Jennifer Fiamengo.
Bottom : Hairstyling by Christina Butcher, photography by Xiaohan Shen, modeling by Tash Williams.

HOW TO GET IT LOW PIGTAIL BRAIDS

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Brush
  • Hair clip (optional)
  • 2 hair elastics

1–4). Brush your hair to remove any knots, but don’t brush too much—you don’t need to start with perfect hair for this style. Make a rough center part with your fingers. If you find it easier, clip one side out of the way with your hair clip. Finger-tease your hair and form a low basic braid. Secure the end of your braid with a hair elastic.

5). Repeat on the other side.

TOP TIP : To give this style a more modern feel, don’t make it look too perfect. Create the part with your fingers and lightly muss up your hair or backcomb with your fingers before starting the braid to give it a more lived-in, contemporary feel.

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