all my short haired sisters raise your hands! you know the challenges of getting all of your hair tied tightly into one little rubberband on your head. even my longer haired sisters know this challenge. what's the easiest solution for getting your mess of hair tucked behind you so you can get stuff done?
but at what age do pigtails become... well... inappropriate?
i ask this because, as a short haired woman, i rely on pigtails to keep my hair back when i'm working out and running. but the second those piggies are on my head, i look about 10 years younger. at a golf outing last year, the bar tender at the reception specifically said to me, "i have to card you. if it wasn't for those pigtails i wouldn't need to check." (wait, is this a backhanded compliment? i can't tell)
since that day, i've pondered the question on whether or not i'm too old to wear pigtails.
clearly, i'm not the only one thinking about this. there are 1,220,000 results on google for the search query "too old for pigtails" (and there will be 1,220,001 when this blog post is live). but even scanning through various forums and threads, i couldn't find one solid answer to my pigtail question. there seems to be a solid debate in the pigtail concerned community.
i'd love more perspectives on this, so i'm presenting you with pigtail evidence below.
|pigtails + hat for a casual look|
|pigtails + bandana for running|
|more pigtails for running|
|and a fancy look at pigtails from the back|