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Pigtail Braids

THE LOOK

Frame your face with these sweet pigtails, which begin with a Dutch braid at the top and at ear level combine with the rest of your hair to finish in a basic braid. By stretching out the braids, you’ll emphasize their shape. To keep the look modern, leave the braids slightly messy and a little softer, with some loose layers at the front.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Medium

IDEAL HAIR LENGTH

Medium to long

HAIR EXTENSIONS NEEDED?

No

ASSISTANCE NEEDED?

No

ACCESSORIES

Keep this hairstyle simple and modern by leaving off the bows and ribbons. Less is more when you’re wearing pigtails.

TRY THIS

If pigtails aren’t your thing, you can easily convert this daytime hairstyle into a more sophisticated look by pinning them up. Fold and cross the pigtails over and pin them at the nape of your neck for an elegant upstyle.

Top : Hairstyling, photography, and modeling by Alison Titus.

Bottom left : Hairstyling, photography, and modeling by Christina Butcher.

Bottom right : Hairstyling and photography by Christina Butcher, modeling by Adeline Er.

HOW TO GET IT PIGTAIL BRAIDS

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Brush
  • 2 clear hair elastics

1). Loosely split your hair down the middle into two equal bunches.

2). Take a 1-inch section of hair near your part and start a Dutch braid along your hairline.

3). Continue down to your ear, adding in hair from both sides as you braid.

4). Once you pass your ear, add in the rest of your hair and continue in a regular braid to finish the pigtail. Use a clear elastic to secure the end of the braid.

5). Repeat on the other side. When you’re done, stretch out each braid to emphasize their shape.

TOP TIP : To create a seamless transition from the Dutch braid to the regular braid at your ear, take the Dutch braid as one section. Split the rest of your hair in two to make up the other two sections of the braid. If you have bangs, you can leave them loose or add them into the Dutch braid.

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