The sight of pigtails makes you happy ... when you see them on other people. As for wearing this school girl–inspired look yourself? Well, maybe it's a little too outside your comfort zone. But hey, it's festival season, which means it's time to say goodbye to convention and hello to expression. So, if you have the urge to make a bold move stylistically speaking, the time is now.
We’re here to show you how to do that without resembling your 6th-grade class photo. Because while channeling a little bit of your inner child is a great thing, being an adult certainly has its perks.
grown-up pigtails
To recreate this look, simply prep your hair by applying a texturizing spray, such as Redken Quick Tease 15 Backcombing Finishing Spray along the roots, then tease your hair to create volume. Then, separate into pigtails and curl each pony at the ends, strategically pulling out the pieces for a tousled look. For more texture, apply the spray again as needed. Lastly, take a section of hair from each and wrap around the base of pony. Pair with your favorite sundress and enjoy yet another successful throwback Thursday!
 
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Photos: Joshua M Shelton Photography
Hair and Makeup: Jessica Scantlin for Contour Fossa
Model: Arielle Raycene