Every time I wear this hairstyle, I get positive comments and questions about how it is done. Without exception, someone has stopped me in public to ask, leading me to believe it’s a good look. No one believes me when I tell them it is easy, and takes me fewer than five minutes to fix–in fact, this is my running-late-no-time-to-do-my-hair hairstyle. And, with a little bit of hair jewelry, it is quite becoming for a holiday look.
You will need 2 hair elastics, a handful of bobby pins (depending upon how thick your hair is–I can get away with between 2 and 4), and an optional embellishment. The embellishment I use in the video below is a little Scuncii comb I got at WalGreens.
What you’re doing is making two French braid pigtails on either side of your head. But, instead of gathering hair from above and below the braid, you will only gather hair from below. This way, the top side of the braid is “open”. You tuck the opposing pigtail into the “open” side of the braid, pinning the braid up over the pigtail. And that’s it. You don’t have to worry about parting or anything. Just grab some hair and get going.
The most difficult part is making the pigtails. If you aren’t used to French braids, that might take a little time, but it is well worth the effort to learn. When you’ve got your piggies tucked in tight, you can wear the resulting half crown alone, or glam it up with any number of accoutrements.
My hair looks really fuzzy in the video, but that’s because it had been up in piggie braids all day…because I was running late this morning and didn’t have time to fix my hair 😉