Cute Pigtails for School

Victoria has loved pigtails ever since she was old enough to know what they are. Even at 9 years old, she still loves a cute pigtail hairstyle. I styled her hair in these cute pigtails last week and I can’t get over how adorable they look on her.

Cute Pigtails for School

Cute Pigtails Hairstyle

When it comes to hairstyles for school, the best ones are the easiest ones. I’m all about a hairstyle that isn’t going to take 30 minutes to do, especially since I know my daughter loves it when I do her hair in the morning.

These cute pigtails can be done quickly because the only real “big” step is making sure you have sectioned off the hair into 4 sections. I know this can be the time-consuming part, but my hair hack is to use a comb head as a guide to section and part the hair the best you can.

A few months ago I tried this hairstyle by braiding the top pigtails and crossing them over to the opposite pigtails. I thought it would be fun to go from the bottom to the top and see how it looks for this hairstyle….. and I loved it!

Hair Tutorial for Pigtails

I’m all about trying to come up with hairstyles that will last throughout the day at school because I know Victoria is a mover and a shaker! She’s not someone to sit still for long, so I was happy to see that this hairstyle stayed put all Saturday, which means it can definitely hold up to a day at school! 🙂


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What You Need for this Hairstyle

For this particular hairstyle, you need:

(I’m going to link all the ones that we love and use below for you)

4 hair elastics

2 hair ties


Leave-in Conditioner


I’m someone who loves using particular hair products because I know that they hold well and the quality is good. So rest assured that when I recommend a product, I’ve used it multiple times to make sure it works and is amazing for you.

Steps for Cute Pigtails

Cute Pigtails Hairstyle

Here are the easy steps for re-creating this hairstyle:

1. Part the hair down the back into 2 sections

2. Take one section and then divide it into 2 sections (one on top and one on the bottom, so you have double ponytails)

3. Take the bottom ponytail pigtails (I hope that makes sense) and create 2 braids on each pigtail

4. Take 2 of the braids from the same ponytail and cross them over to the top pigtail and hair tie into place

5. Repeat on the other side

6. I then take out the hair elastics that were holding the braids and smooth the hair down with leave-in conditioner spray

This is such a cute and easy hairstyle when you’re done with it. I hope you love this one as much as I love it, too!

Here are two other hairstyles for you to try:

Easy Side Twist Hairstyle

Cute and Easy Bun Hairstyle




About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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