Pastureland Pigtails

10 months ago Uncategorized0

A recurring hairstyle I’ve donned since my miniature maverick days on the farm in the ’80s has been pigtails for sure. I adore one or multiple even now. Slap some satin ribbons and rhinestoned barrettes around them, and we’re talkin’ haute hair — of hayfield standards, of course.

For my history-lovin’ hairstylists and beauty industry cowhands, the word “pigtail” goes as far back as the early 1600s. At the time, it described a twist of chewing tobacco. Lol. Well, that twist actually resembled a pig’s curly tail. Throughout time the pigtail’s popularity has combed over the heads of soldiers, sailors and now primarily girls and women.

Cowgirl Candace

Candace, a.k.a. Cowgirl Candace, is an award-winning feature writer, internationally published brand blogger and wardrobe stylist.

The fourth-generation cowgirl and veteran journalist pioneered digital platform Southern Styles & Steeds — a country Western fashion, beauty and lifestyles blogazine — to share the sophisticated styles and sincere stories from her Down South upbringing.