All of the Pigtails and Crewcuts Inspo You Need

Nothing beats the thrill of trying out a new hairstyle or haircut. Let’s face it, this can truly make you feel like a whole new person. Pigtails and crewcuts are two styles that have recently gained so much popularity. Whether you want to go for a style that’s truly a blast from the past, or a short edgy cut, keep scrolling to get all of the inspo for these styles.

Pigtails and crewcuts are two unexpected styles that are back in full force. Scroll down to learn more about each style and how you can start wearing them.

Breaking Down Pigtails

flipped out pigtails with curtain bangs
Try flipping out the ends of your pigtails!

Remember the style that just about every 5-year-old wore: Hair parted down the center with colorful hair ties holding two high ponytails in place. That’s right, pigtails aren’t just for kids anymore.

Thanks to TikTik this style is huge and has so many variations this time around. From dutch braid pigtails and bubble pigtails to a half-up variation and the classic two ponytail look, there are so many ways to make this style your own and fit your unique aesthetic.

Breaking Down Crewcuts

two-toned pink and brown crewcut with longer center
Opt for a two-toned crewcut.

Crewcuts are most commonly known as a male haircut, but that’s not the case anymore. This style is typically a short haircut where the hair at the hairline forms a pomp and flips upwards. With this cut, the hair gradually gets shorter and shorter as it reaches the back and sides of the head.

As more and more women have begun wearing crewcuts, this style has evolved by incorporating bright colors and a variety of shaved sections. If you’re a fan of short haircuts, this such a fun way to show off your personality.

Keep scrolling for more inspo on how to wear and style pigtails and crewcuts.

Heading to the salon soon, or just want to learn a new hairstyle? Check out these ideas for pigtails and crewcuts. From box braids to side-swept looks, there’s something for everyone.

1. Box Braid Pigtails

natural hair box braids in high pigtails with beads
Putting your box braids into pigtails is a great way to change the style.

Box braids are great, but it’s so fun to try out different styles with your braids. If you’re looking for something different, try two high pigtails.


Keep your scalp feeling fresh while wearing box braids with Suave Professionals Castor Oil & Mango Butter for Natural Hair and Scalp Oil. Apply the oil directly to your scalp and then massage in. This will help keep your scalp nourished and hydrated while wearing braids.

2. Side-Swept Crewcut

blonde crewcut with a shaved side and side bangs
Try a side-swept look with your crewcut.

You don’t have to shave all sides of your hair when trying out a crewcut. Play around with the style.  You can try shaving just one side and keeping the other side longer. This would create a side-swept look which is a fun way to show off an edgy style.

3. Fishtail Braided Pigtails

light brown long hair fishtail pigtails with side part
Add a boho flair to your pigtails.

Add a boho twist to the classic pigtail style by creating fishtail braids on each side.

4. Voluminous Crewcut

curly natural hair crewcut with shaved sides
Go for a cut that gives your hair height.

A crewcut is a great way to get the most volume out of your hair. This haircut will truly let those voluminous strands shine!

5. Dutch Braided Pigtails

blonde hair with dutch braided pigtails
Change up your pigtails by adding dutch braids! Photo credit: @poppy_hairstyles

Step up your pigtail game by adding dutch braids to the look. To help eliminate flyaways throughout the day, use TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Texture Hold Level 1 Hair Spray. This spray will give your style a lightweight hold all day without making your hair feel stiff.

6. Crewcut with a Headband

short crewcut on natural hair with a headband and glasses
Add a pop of color with a headband.

Adding a headband to a short pigtails and crewcuts style is the perfect pop of color.

7. Zig-Zag Part Pigtails

zig zag part with low pigtails
Feel like you’re in the 2000s with this zig-zag part.

Feel like you truly stepped back in time by pairing your pigtails with a zig-zag part.

8. Crewcut on Natural Hair

women's crewcut on natural hair
Crewcuts are great on any. hair type.

Crewcuts are great on any hair type. This haircut is a great option if you’re looking for a minimal-effort style that will have you out the door in no time.

9. Face-Framing Pieces with Pigtails

dark blue low pigtails with face-framing hair and a black hat
Play around with face-framing pieces of hair.

Face-framing pieces are huge right now. Leave two pieces of hair out of your pigtails at the front of your face to create this look.

Keep your pigtails looking smooth all day with TRESemmé Flawless Curls Hydrating Anti-Frizz Oil. Apply this oil from the mid-shaft through the ends of your hair for additional shine and smoothness.

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