Pigtails – the quintessential preschooler hairdo has made a comeback. No longer known to rest solely on the shoulders of a young Wednesday Addams or—on the other end of the spectrum—an innocent Michelle Tanner, pigtails have been given a mature upgrade that allows grown ass women to channel their younger years. The best part? Pigtails are the easiest way to cover up a bad hair day and will always stay exactly where you leave them. Remember the days of running around the playground like a maniac only to be pleasantly surprised when both piggies stayed perfectly in place? Point proven.
The cutesy kindergarten staple resurfaced on the Fall 2014 runways, when Marc by Marc Jacobs put a dark spin on the schoolgirl style with black headbands atop disheveled crowns. Later, Jeremy Scott showed off models with tousled braids, while DKNY styled low pigtails with dramatic baby hairs and a jagged side part for Spring 2015.
Since then, celebrities have shown us how to take the hairstyle from runway to real life, by opting for sporty braids, edgy accessories, and voluminous textures that give youthful pigtails an adult-approved makeover.
Learn how to rock the trend like a grown ass woman from 10 celebrity pigtail pros.
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