When you think of pigtails, you immediately think of a childish hairstyle that has no business being on an adult.
To some extent that’s true. Depending on where you position your pigtails and how you style them, they can have a certain immaturity that doesn’t fit well with grown-ups.
However, there is a way to make pigtails not only a cool, age appropriate style, but also to make them extremely handy too. Ladies, I give you pigtails without a part.
The best thing about these pigtails is that, because of where you bring the hair in from, they completely hide any regrowth. So if you want to wear your hair up but are afraid of that tell-tale tide mark, use this style and you’re covered!
I don’t wear pigtails very often, but this variation has made me add them to my everyday hairstyle wardrobe.
Hairstyle Tutorial – Pigtails without a part
The trick to this style is creating a hidden part that goes across the back of your head, with a slight diagonal line.
- Brush all your hair back to remove any knots.
- Decide if you want any part at the front of your hair. I’ve got a vert short part on my right side, but you can have a centre or side part.
- Divide your hair into two equal sections by creating a part that goes across the back of your head. Make sure you have enough hair to cover the start of this part with the hair that sweeps down to the pigtails.
- Use small clear hair elastics to secure your pigtails. I like to position them low on the the nape of my neck for a slightly retro ponytail look.
Are you a fan of pigtails? How do you wear yours?