Sophisticated Pigtail Braids are a Fresh Update to the Popular Elementary School Style

Proof that two is better than one!

Back in elementary school, pigtails was one of my go-to hairstyles. I mean, it’s fun, whimsical, and takes care of inconvenient hair getting in my face during all of the important activities I was doing at the age of 10. Today, I usually go for a more chic ponytail or bun when I want to create an updo. I started growing tired of the same single-unit updo and thought–why can’t I go back to two different parts of my look? That’s when I decided that I was going to start wearing sophisticated pigtail braids, rock them out in the real world and look fab doing it. Check out the ways I style this look to make it fresh and respectable for anyone, any age to wear!

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Add sophistication with a hat and some loose layers.

Step It Up with These Styles and Products

What’s great about sophisticated pigtail braids is that you get to keep your hair by the sides of your face. If you’re someone who doesn’t like pulling your hair completely back, then this is a great style for you. Keep a lot of volume in your style by pulling wispy and shorter strands out to frame your face. You can also prep your hair with dry shampoo to give your roots an extra bump of volume that you won’t lose while you braid your hair. TRESemmé Fresh & Clean Dry Shampoo will give you that body you desire.

Finish the look off with a hat. Hats will definitely add some spice to your look and a level of sophistication that will leave people around you wanting to rock pigtail braids, too! These braids look great with all hats: baseball, cowboy, flat-brimmed, baker boy, etc. so go crazy and experiment.

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The fishtail braid is a great way to switch up this look.

Another style of sophisticated pigtail braids is the fishtail braid. I love how complex this braid looks when in reality it’s incredibly simple(tutorial here!). This style looks great when it’s got a high shine factor. Prep your strands with a touch of Suave Professionals Sleek Anti-Frizz Smooth & Shine Cream. This product will make sure you don’t have any frizz and give it a shiny finish.

Keep the look in tact with a quick spritz of hairspray. Dove Style+Care Compressed Flexible Hold Hairspray will keep your look going strong all day without leaving it crunchy.

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