All French pigtails are based on the now incredibly famous French plait, which is the simple version of the three-strand plait. 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 pigtails in a roll
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’s 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. Every day French 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 tutorials 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 knot is one of the most sought-after trends in recent years. It can easily be transformed from a restrained office look to a festival look, adding a few ornaments and a handful of hair glitter.
5. Extra long braids
Sometimes a French braid can wow 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 hair in Rapunzel, you can still leave the crowds gaping.
6. Space Buns and French Braid Hairstyles
Double-top rolls are now also called space rolls. Especially if you mate them with French braids on their heads. Pastel colors can greatly help you to establish this wonderful and modern look.
7. The high school ponytail
If you are looking for more classic French pigtails, you can always choose 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 at 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 need to be a little bit skillful in braiding before you can pull this one, but it will be worth it.
9. Little Girls 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, look for this article we wrote.
10. The Bob, the Waves and the French Braid Hairstyles
It sounds like a fairy tale and it looks that way. 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 braid
If you are on the beach, you need a hairstyle that keeps the hair in the sea breeze from your face and also protects a little against the wind, the sand and the sea water. Here comes the French braid, in the summer your best friend.
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. With braids you can never be wrong.
14. Half the French braid
This is a very interesting attitude to 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 admired 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.
16th page French Braid Hairstyles
This is where the real beauty of French Braid hairstyles resides. Unlike other types of braids, you can have them on each side of the head that you want. Left, right, across, horizontal or vertical. They are suitable for every type of weave that you dream of.
17. Sweet and Boho French Braid Hairstyles
It’s very easy to turn a simple French braid and its low messy bun into an awesome boho chic hairstyle. All you have to do is style it properly. Wear the matching outfit and add pretty flowers to your hair.
18. Just how they come
French braid hairstyles do not have to be overly complicated. You can achieve the same effect you want by braiding two of them yourself and tying the loose ends to the back of your head in a simple ponytail.
19. The natural headband
If you learn how to do a French braid properly, then you can master the art of making it look like you have a natural headband. It is one of the great benefits that French braid hairstyles entail. No more unnecessary hair accessories.
20th Wedding French Braid Hairstyles
One of the most beautiful hair choices for a wedding, even if it’s yours or not, must be braids. They are just so feminine and romantic that they fit perfectly with the occasion. Here’s an idea for a French braid that goes on in the knot and makes it braided too.
21. Back Braids and Space Buns
We saw how front braids look like with Space Buns. Now it’s time for back braids. You will find that these have a much more noticeable effect on the eye. They are much longer and leave plenty of room for glitter and decorations.
22. Horizontal French Braid Hairstyles
If you do not think you can do it on your own, you can always ask a friend to help you. Here is a tip. There are tons of tutorials on how to do it online. Find them on WikiHow, YouTube and of course Pinterest.
23. Fish tails and high rolls
Oh, we love a nice fishtail. Although it is usually seen in flowing pigtails, fishtail braids are also the turf of head-level braids. That is how they look. They look very tight, elegant and elegant together.
24. The Nina Dobrev
Celebrities love French pigtails. Here is the actress Nina Dobrev, who plays half a second of French. She also wears her characteristic dark-auburn wave locks. We have to give her bonus points to always stick to the color that makes her look best.
25. Jumbo French Braid Hairstyles
This jumbo French is a bit more complicated to achieve. You have to use all your hair. But believe it or not, you can learn to do it yourself by pulling all your hair forward and reversing the braid. Just look on YouTube!
26. tons of flowers
Not only does this French plait come in an absolutely amazing, icy-gray, blond color, it is woven on one side and decorated with white flowers from top to bottom. We get a really strong Elsa atmosphere here and we love it!
27. Braids and bows
The finish is as important as the starting point. Therefore, while you start with a beautiful French braid, how you decide to finish the hairstyle is equally important. For example, you can choose to put it in a nice classic braid and mark the separation between the two with a nice bow.
28. X marks the spot
This is how French Braid hairstyles stop being just one of the simplest braids out there and something really getting creative. Although it might be a bit difficult for you to do this alone, as it is in the back and requires precision, a stylist will make the job wonderful.
29. Prom French Braid Hairstyles
You will doubtfully ask braids at the prom. Yes, we will answer. Look at these triple French braids that wrap around your head. If you combine them with statement earrings, diva make-up and a backless dress, you’re guaranteed to be a Prom Queen.
30. The scarlet Johansson
Black Widow himself loves her braids too. Here she is with a simple back French braids tucked neatly inside with the ends. In this way, her neck is exposed, which makes her look slimmer and taller at the same time.
31. The Rachel McAdams
The beautiful Rachel McAdams is another Hollywood actress who looks stunning when she wears her hair in a long and messy French braid. We also love how she combines it with a very high and teased pompadour, which makes this hairstyle much age friendly.
32. Fauxhawk French Braid Hairstyles
One way you can make a false mohawk is to tease your hair in a pompadour and then tie it in French braids at the back of the head. Remember to create two hard parts on each side of the head to enhance the effect of the fauxhawk.
33. Triple braids
With this hairstyle, you will not get one, not two, but three French braids. The first two are slim and sleek and go around your head like little headbands. The third is actually in the back in the form of a messy bun.
34. The faux French
If you look closely, you will notice that this is not a French braid. However, it is so perfectly executed that it could deceive someone. Let’s say it’s the lazy girl’s French pigtails. Or that it is meant for girls who have never really learned to weave the French way.
35. Double purple
French braid hairstyles will be even more interesting if you decide to dye your hair in an unconventional color. We fell in love with this candy shade by Lila, which flows through a few cream-colored strands of white casual.
36. The Jennifer Lopez
With such a hair, who could blame Jennifer Lopez for wanting to show it in a head-twisting chaotic French braid? We also love her almost natural hair color here. Even her makeup is up to date, with small lips and wintry gray eye shadow.
37. The Sarah Hyland
This darling of the ‘Modern Family’ looks absolutely wild and breathtaking in her French and fish tail braid. Her makeup is also through the roof with stunning smoky eyes, perfectly contoured and tanned face and bare lips.
38. The Brittany snow
We all know and love her as a singing sensation in “Pitch Perfect”. Brittany Snow’s delicate beauty is perfectly complemented by a messy braid she adapts to with a coral lip and naked eyes. The perfect look for the summer!
39. The Selena Gomez
Selena has an amazing hairline and she loves to use her as a secret beauty weapon whenever she gets the chance. She always wears a very dark chocolate color that matches her coffee eyes. We are crazy about her dark lip color here!
40. The Jennifer Aniston
As far as French Braid hairstyles go, this could be one of the most famous in the world. Jennifer Aniston may be responsible for making French braids cool again a few years ago by wearing this small forehead number on the red carpet.
41. Wrapped French Braid Hairstyles
This is called wrap and the reasons are obvious. It goes around your head and envelops it like a halo. If you want, you can use a soft brush to pull it out and make it a bit messier and boho-looking, ready for a music festival.
42. Bride French Braid Hairstyles
A nicely made French braid can even serve you well on your big day. You can consider this elegant side swept hairstyle with a small braid on one side and elegant curls on the other side. It will show the special jewelry you want to wear on this fantastic day.
43. The Lea Seydoux
In front of Emma Watson there was Lea Seydoux as Belle in Beauty and the Beast and we can see why. Her natural beauty is enhanced by the wonderful confusion of a French braid that makes her look as if she has just gotten out of bed and just rolled on the red carpet.
44. The ruby rose
Here’s the model actress Ruby Rose, who proves that even a pixie-cut with a little imagination can be developed into a beautiful set of French braids. Obviously, if you’re so beautiful, everything will work for you, right?
45. The Bella Thorne
The final beauty on our list is Bella Thorne, who chose the smooth and tight version of French pigtails. She has four of them, neatly stacked on top of each other. We also love their ombre hair, dark brown descending into bright and sweet caramel.
Here is our selection of stunning French pigtails. Did we manage to impress you? In the hope that we have it, we would be happy to hear from you in the comment section and tell us more about your favorite braids and how you like to wear them.