All French pigtails are based on the now incredibly famous French braid, which is the simple version of the three-strand braid. Its two variants, if you want to branch out, are the fish tail and the Dutch braid. Do not worry, we have examples of both in this article so you can find the perfect inspiration for any occasion. Here are 45 stunning French pigtails that you can wear day and night. Scroll to the end and find yours!
1. Double Braids in a Bun
We start our French Braid hairstyles list with simple French braids, each on one side of the head. The tails were neatly brought together in a low chignon at the back of the head. If necessary, use a donut for the chignon.
2. Messy French Braid Hairstyles
Here is a French braid that goes around your head like a crown or a headband. To spice things up, you can tie a nice and messy knot in the back of your mind. This will work especially well if you have ombre hair.
3. Everyday Braid Hairstyles
Braids are such a versatile hairstyle that you can wear them everyday. Here’s a simple version of the French that goes neatly over your head and ends in a smooth ponytail. You can find guides online to do it yourself, or you can ask a friend to help you.
4. Top Knot French Braid Hairstyles
The combination of a half French braid with a top knot was one of the most sought-after trends in recent years. It is easily convertible from a modest office look to a festival look with a few embellishments and a handful of hair glitters.
5. Extra Long Braids
Sometimes a French braid can inspire, not by its complexity, but by its length. It is true that there is one of the simplest and most basic types of braids. However, if you have long-haired Rapunzel, you can still keep people in suspense.
6. Space Buns and French Braid Hairstyles
Double Top Buns are now also called Space Buns. Especially if you mate them with French braids on their heads. Pastel colors can really help you to get this wonderful and modern look.
7. The high school ponytail
If you’re looking for more classic French Braid hairstyles, you can always make two simple ones, like the ones you would use for the Space Buns, and finish them in a traditional ponytail. You can even wear this style to school.
8. Fishtail and French Braid Hairstyles
Here is a great hairstyle that starts with a textured and voluminous French plait that slowly descends into a fishtail. You’ll need some clever braiding before you can pull this, but it will be worth it.
9. Little Girl French Braid Hairstyles
Little girls in pigtails are absolutely adorable. There is only something about this classic combination of a munchkin with her hair, all braided and melting our hearts. If you want more ideas about the hairstyles of little girls, check out this article we wrote.
10. The Bob, the Waves and the French Braid Hairstyles
It sounds like a fairy tale and it looks like one. It’s a pine-headed bob with beach waves and half a French plait running around his head like a crown. We also love the color of the hair, which is a dark and rich chocolate brown.
11. Romantic French Braid Hairstyles
French braids paired with long hair give a fantastic result. They are very romantic and feminine. Here is an example of a simple French that has been raised a little so that it has more volume while the rest of the hair has given a few waves.
12. The Beach Plait
If you’re on the beach, you need a hairstyle that will keep your hair out of your face in the sea breeze and protect you from the wind, sand and seawater. Here comes the French braid, your best friend in summer.
13. Black and White French Braid Hairstyles
Here’s a professional tip – if you have two different hair colors, braids will present them perfectly. It will create a flawless mix of the two colors that show them from the root to the end in all their glory. You can never be wrong with braids.
14. The Half French Braid
This is a very interesting interpretation of French pigtails. It is specially designed for a wedding or a very special event in your life. It is half a French plait that goes diagonally over the head and a half, very deep and voluminous bun decorated with white pearls.
15. Coffee and Cream French Braid Hairstyles
What we absolutely adored about this idea was the colors. It’s a wonderful blend of dark coffee brown that disappears into a lighter shade of cream beige and ends with an icy shade of platinum blonde. We called it coffee and cream.