While I was in Montana last week, I asked if you would want a post with hairstyles for the slopes on my Instagram and the answer was yes, so here it is!!
Obviously there are a lot of different hairstyles one can wear while snowboarding or skiing but I really love wearing different versions of low pigtails when I'm on the mountain because I'm usually wearing my helmet or a beanie and that's what works best under a hat while still looking cute!
If you like this post I can always do another one with more hair ideas for the slopes or for different occasions - so let me know in the comments!
I had a request from a friend to do a post about how to look cute on the mountain and personally I find it SO hard. The extent of me looking cute really comes down to my hairstyle because any make-up that I put on usually ends up all over my neck-warmer (which we actually couldn't go without this time around in Montana because it was NEGATIVE 15 degrees on the top of the mountain) or completely melted off due to all of the activity and snow and moisture on my face from my neck warmer which is so gross!
Also...funny story, my snow gear is so not fitted that I literally look like I'm 12 years old when I'm snowboarding. Somebody literally thought I was Sam's daughter this year!!!! WHAT?!?
So I guess my advice for looking Mountain chic would be to carry make-up in your purse/pocket for after skiing & snowboarding AND to wear fitted snow gear that accentuates and elongates your frame! LOL. I really do need new snow gear though...
OKAY on to my favorite pigtails for the slopes! PS I linked a couple of YouTube videos for reference, they aren't my own but I'm wondering whether or not you guys think I should create my own YouTube channel?
Bubble Braid Pigtails
- Part your hair for even pigtails.
- Create a topsy tail with each pigtail, where you part your hair above the hair tie and pull the pony part of your pigtail through the middle of your parted hair.
- Next you'll wrap a clear hair tie around your hair about 2 inches down from the top of your pony tail (where your pony tail meets your neck) - so two inches down from that.
- You'll create a bubble braid by making a mini topsy tail. So part the bubble in the middle and pull the pony part of your hair through it from front to back.
- Repeat these steps all the way down your pigtail on both sides.
- Then gently stretch each bubble braid for a fun wave to it!
- YouTube tutorial for the Bubble Braid.
Regular Bubble Pigtails
I sort of just made these up because I think it's fun to have crazy hair on the mountain when you're skiing or snowboarding! This is just the bubble pigtails above but not topsy-tail braided.
- Part your hair for even pigtails
- Place a clear hair tie two inches down from your first pigtail tie at the nape of your neck.
- Repeat two inches apart for as many bubbles as you can make on each side.
- Gently pull apart each bubble section to shape it out.
Fishtail Braid Pigtails
- Part your hair for even pigtails!
- You can either start your pigtails with an elastic or just do the braid, whichever you'd prefer!
- Split your pigtail into two sections.
- Take a small section of hair from one side and cross it over to the other and vice verse all the way down. Repeat on other side!
- YouTube tutorial for fishtail braid.
Pretty self explanatory! Sometimes I like my hair completely tucked away and out of my face, but sometimes it's fun to let your hair loose on the mountain and feel the wind and snow through your hair! In which case, I wear regular pigtails. Plus when it's below freezing, you catch a lot of snowflakes in your hair this way!
Want to see more hairstyles? Let me know below! Happy Skiing & Boarding 🙂