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ARE PIGTAILS BACK?

With the style all over the catwalks of Paris, FEMAIL find out if grown ups can EVER pull off the trend… and discover it should stay in the schoolyard
Pigtail hairstyles have made a comeback at Paris Fashion Week
Models walking for Chanel and Miu Miu recently wore the schoolgirl style
FEMAIL decided to see if grown-ups can pull the look off on the street
The reaction was mixed – from concerned and puzzled to very amused
Celebrity hairstylists say the look needs to be tweaked to be wearable
They need to be messy, low and non-traditional to be consumer-friendly

Pigtails are a style traditionally reserved for the playground.

But thanks to Paris Fashion Week, the humble childhood hairstyle has transitioned onto the runway – but with a futuristic and stylish twist.
Following the do’s apparent resurgence, FEMAIL decided to see whether adults really can sport pigtails off the runway and revive the look we thought we’d left far behind.

Back to school: Pigtails were spotted at Paris Fashion Week worn by models walking for Chanel and Miu Miu

Back to school: Pigtails were spotted at Paris Fashion Week worn by models walking for Chanel and Miu Miu

Schoolgirl chic: Models walking for Miu Miu (pictured) rocked Alice head bands with their long low pigtails

Schoolgirl chic: Models walking for Miu Miu (pictured) rocked Alice head bands with their long low pigtails

'I’m on pigtail trend alert and embracing it': Celebrity hairstylist Anthony Nader says he's a fan of the look

‘I’m on pigtail trend alert and embracing it’: Celebrity hairstylist Anthony Nader says he’s a fan of the look

Models walking for Chanel recently donned low, pulled back pigtails clipped with metallic bows – giving them a feminine, modern and sophisticated look, while the Miu Miu ladies rocked tight low pigtails paired with Alice head bands.
‘Who would of thought some of the most noted hairstylists in the world would all have the same idea and at the same time?’ Celebrity hairstylist and RAW salon founder Anthony Nader told FEMAIL.

‘There has to be a trend here readers, I’m on pigtail trend alert and embracing it – worn the right way, I am a fan.’
So after securing our locks in simple low pigtails and ribbons, we went about our days and observed the reactions of both our colleagues and the public.

Street friendly? The FEMAIL team took the the streets of Sydney in pigtails to gauge the reaction of the public

Street friendly? The FEMAIL team took the the streets of Sydney in pigtails to gauge the reaction of the public

'Too schoolgirl': While some were amused by the look, others suggested it was too childish and were bemused

‘Too schoolgirl’: While some were amused by the look, others suggested it was too childish and were bemused

Puzzled: Many made comments about our childish locks as they walked by, others laughed and some didn't notice us at all

Puzzled: Many made comments about our childish locks as they walked by, others laughed and some didn’t notice us at all

Within minutes our locks garnered a mixed reaction – predominantly confusion and amusement and some not noticing at all.
‘Too schoolgirl,’ one colleague said, with another adding, ‘no, no, no, I really don’t know how I feel about that at all.’

CELEB HAIR STYLIST AND OWNER OF RAW SALONS, ANTHONY NADAR, SAYS:
I must say I thought these 2015 shaped pigtails were super cool and quite chic.

Don’t secure your pigtails any higher than your nape area otherwise people will think you’ve come off the basketball court and little do they know you’ve been in the board room all day
Ditch the metal accessories and I would suggest slipping on a fun coloured Pucci inspired print scarf or even the ever so classic wide black headband
To sex it up – instead of going for the grungy middle part, sweep your hair to the side and keep the front looking a little more soft and textured
Keep more movement in the hair and the look will be less dramatic Don’t make it over contrived, keep it a little messy.

Schoolgirl or chic? FEMAIL revived their favourite childhood hairstyle - the pigtail - to mirror the runway trends seen at Paris Fashion Week

Schoolgirl or chic? FEMAIL revived their favourite childhood hairstyle – the pigtail – to mirror the runway trends seen at Paris Fashion Week

‘There’s something not quite right about that look,’ another said, ‘it looks like a year five school photo.’
But between the occasional chuckles, smiles, lingering stares and countless double takes, it seemed most people were neither impressed or too concerned by our appearance.
While our flowing coloured ribbons weren’t quite the large metal clips spotted on the runway, members of the public were more bemused than anything – much to our disappointment.

'I really don't know how I feel about that': Comments suggested people are yet to catch on to the new trend

‘I really don’t know how I feel about that’: Comments suggested people are yet to catch on to the new trend

Fancy dress? Some suggested we were dressing up while others were surprised we had pigtails in the office

Fancy dress? Some suggested we were dressing up while others were surprised we had pigtails in the office

On the commute home, fellow travellers and friends were more vocal.
‘Are you heading to a fancy dress event or something?’ One asked.
‘Why is your hair like that,’ one laughed, ‘didn’t you have work today?’
For a high-end trend, it was far from the reaction we had expected, perhaps due styling our pigtails the only way we knew how – simple and classic.

'Sex it up': Mr Nader said to avoid the classic look and focus on being a little less dramatic, messier and avoid the 'contrived' look in order to keep the style consumer friendly and wearable

‘Sex it up’: Mr Nader said to avoid the classic look and focus on being a little less dramatic, messier and avoid the ‘contrived’ look in order to keep the style consumer friendly and wearable

Fashion-forward: While the style is certainly coming back - a modern twist on the traditional style is crucial in keeping it fresh and chic off the runway

Fashion-forward: While the style is certainly coming back – a modern twist on the traditional style is crucial in keeping it fresh and chic off the runway

‘To bring your pigtails back into a more consumer friendly look and to sex it up – instead of going for the grungy middle part, sweep your hair to the side and keep the front looking a little more soft and textured – rather than slicked down,’ Mr Nader said.
‘Keep more movement in the hair and the look will be less dramatic – I’m a fan of the pigtail, just remember – to make it WEARABLE just don’t make it over contrived, keep it a little messy.’
So while the pigtail is certainly becoming more grown-up appropriate, our traditional schoolgirl approach didn’t quite hit the mark in the consumer world this time around.

By Laura House for DAILY MAIL Australia

THE BEST HAIR LOOKS FROM PARIS FASHION WEEK (AND HOW TO GET THEM)

Anthony Nader rounds out his top picks from Paris Fashion Week – the last stop on the international fashion week tour – and shows you exactly how to get them.

1. BALMAIN

You know I can never go past a really polished and slick high ponytail. It elongates the neckline and gives your face shape an instant lift so you look younger, viagra buy which is like winning the jackpot.

Balmain

YOUR HOW-TO

1. No need to wash your hair if you don’t have time. Use your neutralising spray to create a clean base to work off, as you need super clean strands.

2. Take finer sections starting from the hairline area and blowdry with your nozzle attached and a large paddle brush to ensure frizz free hair.

3. Once dry and you have a straight, reflective surface, use your light hairspray and give a once over on the area you’re working on and brush clean to the crown area in one sweep.

4. Keep directing your hair upwards and then secure with your snag free elastic when your scalp surface is looking polished.

ANTHONY’S HANDY TIP – To ensure your high pony sits on top of your crown, tip your head over and then brush your hair into place. This way is fool proof. Don’t forget to keep the sides brushed up and high as this gives you that instant face lift look – compared to brushing your hair horizontal in a backward direction.

2. CHLOE

chloe

I know what you’re thinking: “I don’t see a hairstyle here Anthony” but this “undone” & “carefree” attitude of French hairstyling was huge on so many runways this Spring Summer 2015 season. It’s the ‘too cool, I don’t care what you think of my hair’ kinda attitude girls; remember that.

YOUR HOW-TO

1. Wash your hair with a cleansing shampoo and conditioner to rid away any build-up so your strands look and feel like virgin hair (in hairdressing terms that means natural).

2. Use your UV protector spray and scrunch in all over, combing through with a wide tooth comb.

3. Attach your diffuser on the end of your hairdryer, working in circular movements all over until dry. As you go use only your fingers to dry your newfound French inspired tresses.

4. If you want to add a bit of a haphazard, uneven bend in your hair, pick up two inch sections all over and use your flat iron and give the section a crinkled look. Leave the ends out so it looks more natural then shake out your hair and you’re good to go.

ANTHONY’S HANDY TIP – Remember don’t over style your Chloe look. The less you play with it the better it will look, ’cause remember girls…You don’t care.

3. DRIES VAN NOTON

Dries

Bringing back the old fashioned victory roll and making it modern again and thank you DVN for adding such a fine detail like this and making it wearable.

YOUR HOW-TO

1. Skip the hair wash today as that little bit of natural movement will work wonders for this hairstyle. By all means if your hair is on the finer side, spray some dry shampoo in to thicken up each strand and brush through from roots to ends.

2. Section out a rectangle shape using the middle of your eyebrows as a guide and to the crown area. Clip that up for now.

3. Smooth over your strands from the front of your hairline and direct away from your face.

4. Unclip the top, and now, brush the whole section over to one side a little then wrap up your smooth victory roll and pin till secure.

ANTHONY’S HANDY HINT – When you’re purchasing your dry shampoo, check out the variety of different colours. There’s a coloured spray that will match your colour perfectly rather than using the original white spray that looks like you’ve got a bad case of dandruff.

4. DIOR

Dior

This ponytail may look like the others on the street at a distance, but just wait a second and take a look at the details here for a moment. The base of the tail is tucked in tight at the nape, the ears are peaking through the hair shape and the pretty ribbon is the icing on the cake.

YOUR HOW-TO

1. Use a clarifying shampoo and a leave-in spray conditioner to rid away any oiliness and product residue. You want your strands to feel like baby hair.

2. Smooth over your hair with an extra large paddle brush with loads of bristles so you can tame even the thickest of hair textures.

3. Now sweep your hair clean and smooth from your partline over your ears, securing your pony tight into the nape area. Glide your brush over your tail to get out any stay knots.

4. Get a long ribbon of your colour choice and wrap around the base of the tail, and there you have your most beautiful minimal Dior ponytail.

ANTHONY’S HANDY HINT – Remember the little detail with a little of your ears showing. This is what makes your ponytail far more chic and French. Where’s the French champagne?

5. CHANEL

Chanel

Chanel is my all time favourite each and every season; money is never spared and the show is a complete visual delight for me. It’s always a go-to for hair referencing and even though this season was a simple hair shape with a headband, it’s all about the attitude and how you carry yourself – which is most important.
Remember ladies it’s about oozing with wealth and sophistication, with the headband making you stand out from the rest…even if you can’t afford it.

YOUR HOW-TO

1. No need to wash your French girl inspired hair today, but if your roots are feeling oily you can soak up natural oils by using a dry shampoo on the root area and massage in.

2. Place in your desired part line and scrape your strands back into two loose, low slung ponytails. Secure each tail (think double ponytail here) and let the hair over ears poke out a little.

3. Now use one long clip over the two tail bases and secure, placing your headband of the same colour/texture on top and you have your matching head band and long clip in sync.

ANYHONY’S HANDY HINT – Go bold with your hair accessories here as this is your statement to match your new French confidence.

By PRIMPED for primped.com.au