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Easy Wavy Pigtails to Try for Back-to-School

We have the trendiest and easiest back-to-school hairstyle you've got to try!

Back-to-school season is in full swing and with it comes the search for the perfect hairstyles to get you through those first few weeks. Pigtails, a classic you might remember from your childhood, are making a serious comeback — and for good reason, too. While we love the playful and cute nature of this hairstyle, we also think it works for the modern student as evidenced from the addition of its subtle, yet chic hair waveRead to check out these trendy pigtails that’ll help keep your hair out of your face so that you can focus on the important stuff, like, you know, your studies.

Pigtails to Rock this September


Start with clean hair.

Starting with freshly washed hair is key for this style. Try out the Suave Professionals Sleek Shampoo and Suave Professionals Sleek Conditioner. This formula works to moisturize your hair as it helps to tame frizz, creating smooth hair.


woman with medium length straight hair

Prep your hair.

After you dry your hair, use a golf ball-sized dollop of mousse like the TRESemmé Flawless Curls Extra Hold Mousse. This formula will help you to create defined, humidity-resistant and light curls. Comb this through your air-dried hair and work it through from the roots to the tips.



woman dispensing mousse to style hair

Curl your hair.

Using a one-and-a-half-inch curling iron, create one-inch curls throughout your hair. Start at the front on one side of your head, working your way around the back and all the way around to the other side.


woman curling hair with curling iron



Lock in your style.

After you achieve the right amount of curls, use some hairspray to lock in this style. Try out the Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray to hold your look together. Bonus, it won’t make your hair feel sticky.



woman posing with wavy hair hairstyle

Part your hair.

Use a rattail comb (the results are infinitely more fortunate than the name of the tool, we promise) to create a center part that goes all the way down to the nape of your neck. Gather both halves and pull them in front of your shoulders.


woman creating pigtails on her hair


Secure each pigtail with a ponytail holder. This is best secured just behind your earlobes (preferably with a hair tie that matches your hair color for optimum blending) as you showcase your cute style and wavy locks. You’ll definitelybe looking too cool for school with this fun look. 


woman with pigtails hairstyle



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