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It’s time to get back to your childhood roots, quite literally, beginning with your locks. The S/S ’16 runway report is looking equal parts sweet and sassy on the beauty front, and it’s filled with ponies and pigtails to make your inner kid squeal — if only for the ease of execution. You already mastered most of these simple hairstyles in grade school, which means you’ll spend less time in front of the mirror primping and more time actually out enjoying that long-awaited spring sunshine.
Lead the pack with these mirrored hairstyles and you’ll be the spring style envy of everyone around you.
4 Easy, On-trend Hairstyles
Low pigtails gave the straight strand and middle part trends we’ve seen for the past few seasons new and sophisticated life, without teetering too far into babydoll status. Marni dressed up their smooth styles with tiara headbands, and at Mui Mui it was all about two sleek pull-through ponies accentuated with some statement earrings.
These two options are polished go-tos on mornings where you’re running a little late or working with dirty hair. Simply split your tresses into symmetrical sections and grab two plastic bands for some catwalk-approved confidence.
Kristian Aadnevik had dual braids trimming the crown for a romantic half-up/half-down style, while the models at Giles rocked flirty Dutch plaits secured at the nape of the neck for a braid-meets-pony combo.
Both French and Dutch braids are having a revival moment, but the best part about these ‘dos, is that a few hours in plaits and you’ll be rewarded with wavy, lived-in locks for your night out or next morning. Two beauty looks with half the effort? Now we’re talking convenience.
Things got topsy turvy at Paul Smith where stylists took a more intricate route to the trend, working pigtail segments into taut and glossy twists. This take was surely made with the warmer weather in mind, as it sweeps longer lengths up and off the neck for a cool respite. It can be quickly recreated by halving your pigtails and securing the twists with a couple of coordinated color bobby pins.
Each DIY-ready hairstyle is undeniably more stylish than the perky piggies chronicled in your old yearbooks. The only question is which duo are you most excited to try first?