Hairstyles for the beach: pretty pigtails

/ 07.17.2014
Pretty plaits
Pretty plaits

Though pigtails were just for kids? Think again. As far as simple summer hairstyles go, they're actually really pretty, not to mention practical for keeping you hair under control at the beach or pool.

Like ponytails, there are a whole bunch of different ways you can style pigtails and, call us old fashioned, braiding them is one of the best... or THE best. We're not talking severe, French braids that pull the hair in tight all the way down the back of your head, but a looser, more bohemian kind of look.

If you want to try this style on for size, all you have to do is follow the easy tutorial below!

Step one

If you've just waded out of the ocean, chances are you'll get beachy waves without doing much more than letting your locks dry in the warm summer breeze. If you can't make it to a beach or just don't want to get your hair wet for real, spray your hair with Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray by L'Oréal Paris then blow-dry it in large twisted pieces. Once dried, shake your fingers through your hair to loosen the curls.

Step two

Part your hair to one side and then divide the lengths into two halves. Leave your bangs loose and/or pull a few more pieces loose at the front to frame your face.

Step three

On each side, braid your hair all the way down using a regular three-strand technique, the fishtail method or a rope twist. Don't pull the hair too tightly as you want the style to retain a laid-back feel.

Step four

Spray all of your hair with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray and you're all set!

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