Pigtails derive their name from the twisted tobacco leaves that pay close resemblance to the curly tail of a pig. This hairstyle sports two bunches of hair on either side of the head. Contrary to the belief of most people, pigtails don’t necessarily have to be braided. They can be left unplaited and secured with either a ribbon or hair band. This style suits persons of all ages – children, teenage girls and elderly women. There are many different variations in this hairstyle. Below are 25 cool examples you can take into consideration.
# 1 Harley Quinn Pigtails
If you are a true Suicide Squad fan, this hairstyle is a must-try! Here, the hair is textured, curled and given a parting at the center. Part of the locks at the sides are styled into luscious ponytails secured with hair ties. If you do not want to go for the daring Harley Quinn’s blue and pink ombre, a single but bright hair color will work just as fantastic!
Here, the hair is parted into two sections to create equal sides. Each side is braided to provide the elegance of a chunky Dutch braid with a flirty fluffy ending. A few strands at the front are given a sweep to the side to create a flattery side bang. This is a hairstyle for girls with long and thick locks.
# 3 Chain Link Braids on Cropped Top
Tyra Banks sports a hairstyle that truly rocked in the 90s. She leaves long sections at each side of her cropped haircut. The sections are secured at the root with lovely pink bow ties that add a more delicate touch to her looks. The secured roots transition into chain link braids that run down to the shoulders. The braids are secured at the bottom with rubber bands. Perfecly flirty and stylish!
# 4 Center Parted with Double Spiral Buns
This style sports a center part, which is almost always the case with pigtail hairstyles. The locks at the crown are twisted and secured into spiral piggy buns on each side. The buns transition into twisted ponytails that merge with the side swept hair to fall gracefully down the shoulders. Some flattery finishes are provided with a side swept bang. The hair is given some glitter at the roots to get you more attention.
# 5 Low Chunky Braids
The locks are given a side part and styled into a fishtail braid from the middle to the bottom. The braids sport a chunky look with voluptuous loose ends. Leaving te whole lower half of the hair unbraided provides a style that is unique and simply beautiful. It is a nice wear to school and work.
# 6 Waterfall Ponytails
This style sports a nice center part from the top to the nape. It forms two sections on each side. Each section is given the intricate twist of a waterfall braid to provide a more creative look. Fluffy ponytails emerge from the waterfall braids to provide a super sweet and soft look. This is a hairstyle for girls with long dense hair.
# 7 Side Braided Dutch Ponytails
The hair is given a center part and woven into a tight and thin Dutch braids on each side. The braid starts right from the front and runs diagonally to the back. It creates elegant piggytails that are secured with rubber bands. In this style, the locks are completely pulled back to create a fuller face.
# 8 Balayage Piggy Buns
Keep rocking with this classic hairstyle. It has a center part that runs the entire length of the head. The hair on each side is pulled up into soft messy piggy buns that sit right at the top. The front locks are parted to create nice side fringes that add swag to this hairstyle. It is a trendy hairstyle that looks great in the balayage highlights of blonde.
# 9 Dutch Braid Pigtails
This hair is given a nice ombre touch and parted at the center. Each side is given the elegance of a Dutch braid that extends into a long pigtail. The result is a pretty cool hairstyle that creates more of a crowned look.
# 10 Luscious Low Piggies with Bow Ties
This style looks quite effortless. It sports textured locks that are pulled to the back. The sides are given a nice twist and swept over the ears. The twist is secured with a bow tie at the middle to create a wonderful low pigtail that has lots of volume on the loose curly end.
# 11 Super Fine Pigtail Braids
This hairstyle sports shorter sides and long hair on the back. The short sides create the illusion of flattery swingy bangs. The long hair at the back is parted into two sections and styled into vibrant classic three-strand braids that grace the shoulders in style.
# 12 Four-Strand French Braid Pigtails
Here, you get the intricate look of 4-strand braids that sit on the opposite sides of the head. The multiple braids create chunkier sides that are knotted to transition into soft and curly piggies. This gorgeous hairstyle needs lots of volume and length to get it right.
# 13 Spiral Curled Low Side Ponytails
The hair is given tons of texture and styled into wonderful spiral curls at the end. The style sports a classic side part. To create this hairstyle, you will need to give as much volume to your locks as possible. After you're done with this, using two simple hair ties is the only thing you need for these lovely low piggies.
# 14 Extra-Long Double Dutch Braids
This hairstyle doesn’t sport any clear parting, which gives it a casual look. It is given the elegant appeal of Dutch braid that runs diagonally from the front to the back. The braids extend into long tails that run down to the lower back. A few flyaways are left to give the hair a softer touch.
# 15 High Piggies
Here, you get a nice center part that exposes the dramatic shadowed roots. The strands are styled into piggies that fall down to the chest. The messy textures, lots of flyaways and side bangs will help to make the style look fuller in case you have long thin hair.
# 16 Voluminous Piggy Tails
This style has the whole length of hair pulled back and separated into two sections. The sections are styled into very low piggies that are secured at the bottom. A sisal hat comes in handy to add some swag to this hairstyle.
# 17 Crazy Rose Bubble Piggies
This is a funky take on a pigtail hairstyle. It sports that dramatic touch of two side bangs. The hair is given a center part and a pull-back. Each side is secures high at the very roots. A series of rubber bands are secured at different lengths to create a series of bubbles. The result is a sassy style that grabs the most attention.
# 18 Short Braided Piggies for Highlighted Hair
This dark brown hair is parted at the center and each side plaited into elegant Dutch braids. The braids extend into short tailsthat sit just above the shoulders. The hairstyle is given some extra flair by adding some wonderful touch of yellow highlights.
# 19 Front Swept Low Piggytails
This Asian beauty has something to show off - a center-parted hairstyle that transition into perfectly sleek low piggies. The locks are given a slight twist and secured with a ribbon. They are left straight and swept to the front to grace the chest area. This is a great example of an elegance that simplicity can possess.
# 20 Short Double Ponytails
You don’t have to sport long hair to share in the elegance of a pigtail hairstyle. This short red hair sports a side part that creates two dramatic bangs at the front. The rest of the hair on each side is pulled back and secured just above the nape area to create a pair of low and short piggies.
# 21 Double Braids
The hair is braided into two chunky braids with thick fluffy ends. Volume is everything is this hairstyle. However, the double colors make the piggytails stand out even more. This style is a perfect match for women who love the charm of the casual style.
# 22 Elegant Curly Piggytails
This style sports lots of curls and a center part that is partially concealed. The curly hair is braided on each side and secured at the nape of the neck to transition into low and curly ponytails. This is a super cute hairstyle that provides lots of volume in braided hair.
# 23 Voluptuous Double Dutch Braids
Here is a sweet hairstyle that is parted at the center with each side sporting a voluptuous Dutch braid. The Dutch braids transition into piggies at the nape of the neck. It is a chic hairstyle that has a romantic touch to it.
# 24 Ribboned Bubble Piggies
This pigtail hairstyle is quite unique. It has a center part with each side sporting a bubble braid style. The strands at the front are pulled back running through the center of each braided side. The strands are tied to the braid at specified lengths using rubber bands. The secured strands create wonderful piggies that sit just below the nape of the neck.
# 25 Simple Messy Piggytails
This hairstyle provides the soft look of unplaited looseness. It is a simple take on pigtail hairstyle whereby the sides are given a slight twist and secured with a knot. The knot transitions into soft and voluptuous piggies that lie low on the shoulders.
As you can see, pigtails are a versatile hairstyle that is not limited to the length and volume of your hair. You can easily experiment with it and try some few extra additions in form of hair accessories to upgrade your look. Take a step and transform your old classic hairstyle into something modern and elegant!