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Long hairstyles: 4 ways to wear braided pigtails

/ 04.14.2015

With a cute, playful vibe, pigtails - specifically braided pigtails - make for a really easy way to fight frizz and keep your hair under control during the warmer months. If you have long hair, you should definitely consider making pigtails a summer beauty staple this year!

Below, you'll find four pretty ways to wear braided pigtails, which one will you try first?

1. Headscarf braid

Headscarf braids
Headscarf braids

As seen at Coachella, these braided pigtails with a headscarf woven throughout is a great look for anyone who loves to accessorize. All you need to do is treat the scarf like one of three sections of the braid and plait as you normally would. This hairstyle is also a great way to deal with unwashed hair.

Styling tip

To absorb excess oil and add lift, spritz your roots with Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Longwear Spray and brush it through.

2. Fishtail braid

Fishtail braids
Fishtail braids

For a disheveled, textured look, try some fishtail braided pigtails. They're perfectly in keeping with this season's trend for messy, undone styles and fishtails always add a gorgeous, summery feel to any outfit!

Styling tip

Mist your completed braids with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray and roll them between your palms to get a subtly frayed finish.

3. Off-duty braids

Off duty braids
Off duty braids

If you tend to keep your hairstyles as simple as possible, two regular three-strand braids with matching hair elastics could be your best bet. This easy, off-duty style can be dressed up or down as needed with a hat, accessories or a bold lip color.

Styling tip

Tame flyaways and prevent frizz with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray.

4. Uneven braids

Uneven braids
Uneven braids

To put a fresh spin on regular pigtail braids, make one piece of hair a lot smaller or a lot bigger than the other two when braiding. This will give you a braid that looks way more complicated than it actually is!

Styling tip

Starting with damp hair, apply Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse and rough dry to add body on top and at the crown.

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