Dorothy Inspired Hairstyle

Thursday, November 27, 2014

It's time for me to do another hairstyle tutorial! This time I will be showing you how to achieve these cute pigtails inspired by Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. The night before I wore this hairstyle, I decided to sleep with my hair in plaits, just to add a bit more interest to it. This is optional and I think this hairstyle will look great with any different lengths and textures.

I started by splitting my hair into a parting in the middle of my head, going from my hairline to the back of my neck. This is probably the hardest part of the hairstyle, as you need it to be as neat and even as possible. If you can't manage it yourself, use a mirror or get someone to check it for you. Once you have done this, the hair should be in two sections on either side of your head.

Next, take a small section of hair from the front of your head, starting next to the part line. Twist it backwards (away from your face) a few times, as this will help the start of the twist be defined. It is important that you are twisting it this way, rather than forwards, as it won't work otherwise.

After this, you should take another piece of hair from your hairline (next to the original piece) and add this to the twisted section. Twist them both together in the same direction, so the twisted section should now be longer and thicker. Repeat this until you reach behind your ear, where you should continue to twist the hair without adding in any sections. A tip for this is try not to twist it too close to the front of your head; it will look really pretty if you can see each section that goes into it between the hairline and the twist.

Finally, you should gather the rest of the hair on that side of the parting and tie it with a bobble (you might call them hair ties) behind your ear. Do this with the other side of your head and you are left with a beautiful, Dorothy-esque hairstyle!

I really like wearing this in my hair, as it is a change from a regular ponytail or bun. When I've worn this before, I've received quite a few compliments and everyone thought that is was unique. I think this hairstyle will look great if you vary the thickness of the strands you add in or by pulling at the twist at the end to make it stand out more.

Thank you for reading this post and I really hope you enjoyed it. It isn't often that I do hairstyle posts, but they are one of my favourites to write and I always receive positive feedback for them. If you'd like to see more in the future then you'll have to let me know!

Love from Daisy x