How To Turn Pigtail Braids Into ANOTHER Fancypants Updo

A second pretty, stupid-easy look you can make from a childhood hairstyle standard.
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A second pretty, stupid-easy look you can make from a childhood hairstyle standard.

Remember when I regaled you all with the wonders of pigtail braids transformed into updos? Well, fortunately (I think) there’s more where that came from.

Most of the time, when I just want to get my hair off my face, I put it in a simple bun. But hair ruts are my arch nemesis, and sometimes I want something a little more complicated than a bun but can still do in just a few minutes.

Pigtail braids are really like the Charmander of the hairstyle world: it looks pretty cute, until BAM--it’s a flying, magnificent Charizard. By Charizard, I of course mean low braided twist. It may not fly, but it is elegant, classy and outrageously easy. Here’s how to do it!

And you're done!

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I really like that this looks super elegant but takes just a couple minutes, and it keeps my hair out of my face and neck. As I strive for in all hairdos, it’s fancy tea party approved, but you could also do this for work or something a bit more serious.

There’s a ton of options for variations, from the same base of braids. If I’m really lazy, I’ll just grab both braids and twist them together into a simple bun. Or you can twist each braid separately into two cute low buns. No matter what you do, pigtail braids are a really underrated, super-easy place to start from.