Braids, Buns, and Twists!
Frame your face with these sweet pigtails, which begin with a Dutch plait (see page 44) at the top and at ear level combine with the rest of your hair to finish in a basic plait. By stretching out the plaits, you’ll emphasise their shape. To keep the look modern, leave the plaits slightly messy and a little softer, with some loose layers at the front.
IDEAL HAIR LENGTH
Medium to long
HAIR EXTENSIONS NEEDED?
Keep this hairstyle simple and modern by leaving off the bows and ribbons. Less is more when you’re wearing pigtails.
If pigtails aren’t your thing, you can easily convert this daytime hairstyle into a more sophisticated look by pinning them up. Fold and cross the pigtails over and pin them at the nape of your neck for an elegant upstyle.
Top: Hairstyling, photography and modelling by Alison Titus.
Bottom left: Hairstyling, photography and modelling by Christina Butcher.
Bottom right: Hairstyling and photography by Christina Butcher, modelling by Adeline Er.
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Take a 2.5cm section of hair near your parting and start a Dutch plait along your hairline.
Start by taking a section of hair at the top of your head and splitting it into three equal pieces. Begin plaiting by taking the left piece under the middle piece and the right piece under the left (now middle) piece.
Bring the left piece under the middle again, and add in a small section of hair from the left side.
Continue on the right, bringing the right piece under, and adding in a small section of hair from the right-hand side. This way you’ll keep forming a reverse plait, but adding in sections of hair underneath as you go.
Continue down the back of your head, adding in equal sections of hair to your plait.
Once all your hair is added, finish in a reverse plait and secure the end with a hair band.
Repeat on the other side. When you’re done, stretch out each plait to emphasise their shape.
To create a seamless transition from the Dutch plait to the regular plait at your ear, take the Dutch plait as one section. Split the rest of your hair in two to make up the other two sections of the plait. If you have a fringe, you can leave it loose or add it into the Dutch plait.