Braided pigtails are back on trend

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If you embrace one hair trend this summer, make it the braided pigtail.

Don’t get me wrong, beach waves are still #onpoint, but this childhood hair look is having a moment.

Celebrities including Rita Ora, Leona Lewis, Janelle Monáe and even Kim Kardashian West are embracing the ‘do – and who could blame them: The Pippi Longstocking-esque style is fun and flirty, not to mention hot weather appropriate.

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Personally, I love the fishtail take:

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Can’t be bothered braiding to the bottom? No problem. You can leave the ends of your pigtails loose for a laid-back look:

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And to all the mums out there who braid their daughters’ hair on the reg – why not take inspiration from Kimmy-K and wear them too?

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Oh, and by the way – braided pigtails aren’t just for long-haired girls. Exhibit A: My very own braided pigtails:

Would you wear braided pigtails? What’s your go-to hair look for summer?

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