Braided pigtails are growing up! As a hairstyle trend for 2022, they appear in new variants...
Braided pigtails always look dapper and tamed? Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say that! They do in fact exude something childish; those intertwined strands of hair hanging carelessly left and right. But at least thanks to Pipi Longstocking, the famous book character by Astrid Lindgren, we know that they can also embody exactly the opposite. In the meantime, they even became political when they made climate activist Greta Thunberg their trademark and probably unintentionally touched on the contrast between youthful innocence and serious concerns. No doubt, the effect of braided pigtails is diverse. For Spring/Summer 2022, stars like Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Hailey Bieber seem to have acquired a taste for it and are showing up with new variations of the trendy hairstyle, which play with their "cute" image, but then deliberately discard it.
When Hailey Bieber walked the red carpet with her husband Justin Bieber at this year's Grammy Awards, it wasn't just her minimalistic Saint Laurent dress that caught everyone's attention, but most of all her hairstyle: the model wore a loose, low-rise hairstyle Sitting braid hairstyle in an undone look, which ideally complemented the ethereal appearance of her outfit. Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has already appeared on Instagram with a similar braid variant. Lo and behold: in this way braided pigtails suddenly look extremely elegant and suitable for the evening.
Whether in the Pippi Longstocking style with braids on both sides, as a single braid at the back of the head, or as a Y2K variant with thinly braided strands in otherwise loose hair - the stars are rediscovering braided hairstyles for themselves and interpreting the classic in a wide variety of ways. After all, the practical thing about this hairstyle trend is that it is quick and easy to create and also works with hair that has not been freshly washed. One reason why it is considered the perfect holiday styling is that it can also be elegant. It is only important that you decide on a style that fits the rest of the look and the occasion. For example, a simple, elegant French braid is more suitable for a dinner outfit than a hairstyle with festival vibes. The braid hairstyle should effortlessly complement the look, not detract from it.
The braided braid hairstyle only requires a little instinct and skill. The thicker and wider the strand, the easier it is to braid. If you want to achieve a very natural look that doesn't look too perfect, you can pull individual strands out of the braid or tug on the finished braid so that it doesn't look so tightly tied. If your hair is particularly frizzy, it is also advisable to work with a little gel to tame the hair. In addition, braid hairstyles work on practically all hair textures.