When it comes to your luscious locks, you probably have a few go-to hairstyles in your arsenal, whether it鈥檚 a sleek bun or a low knotted pony. But those styles can get old fast 鈥 like, really fast. The best way to breathe new life into your lackluster locks this season is by bringing back a tried-and-true style that鈥檚 been doing right by you since you were a kid. We鈥檙e talking about adult-approved school-age pigtails. While they may seem childish, Instababes across the web have been taking them to a whole other level with cool kid-inspired twists and braids. Want to jump on this trend? Here are 11 pigtail hairstyles that will update your tired tresses STAT.

1. Boho Princess: With a sun-kissed glow and stylish French braid pigtails, this beauty maven looks like she belongs at the California shore. Style your pigtails tight and right on shoulder-length strands in shades of honey and blonde.

2. Low Buns: When you don鈥檛 have time to braid all of your hair, opt for this quick and easy 鈥榙o that screams effortlessly cool. French braid your bangs too for a seamless finish.

3. Double Dutch: Introducing the mega-pigtail. Thick-haired girls, this 鈥榙o is for you! French braid your hair four times at the crown and then combine each section by braiding them together at the end.

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4. Helix Twist: Bring the 鈥80s back with this crimp-tastic look. Whether you have curly or straight hair, this style is a must for the fall season thanks to its double helix design and must-copy texture.

5. Half Braid Pony: This style is great for active babes who like to keep things loose. After French braiding your tresses, tease the ends for a don鈥檛-care effect.

Even short hair can pull of braids! 馃挄 Double Dutch braids!

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6. Short-Haired Braid: Just because you have short hair doesn鈥檛 mean you can鈥檛 braid it into tiny pigtails that would make Ramona Quimby jealous. To give your 鈥榙o a messier effect, pull at the braids just a bit.

7. Fishtail French: Recreate this hairdo for a pre-brunch gym sesh or an epic GNO. Apply a hair serum beforehand to keep your strands sleek and shiny, and section off your French braids for a seamless transition to a crowd-pleasing fishtail.

8. Glittered Roots: Let your bob shine bright like a diamond by sprinkling glitter on your roots. Complete the look with two baby French braids right on top of your head for a fun effect. Bonus points if you鈥檙e rocking mermaid hues like this Insta-stunner.


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9. Donut Buns: Tired of the traditional set of pigtails? Take your stands to a whole new level with this voluminous double-bun hairstyle. Matching backdrop not included.

10. Bubble Hair: Why braid your hair when you can create this epic style with just a handful of hair ties? Separate your tresses into small sections to achieve the bubble-like effect 鈥 the bigger the better when it comes to this 鈥榙o.

11. Bedhead Pigtail: Embrace your inner lazy girl with this messy-chic pigtail look. Whether you part your bangs to the side or straight down the middle, this style is a must for a laid-back Sunday vibe.

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