Cute gothic/gal hairdo’s

Looking for a cute and easy hair-do you can do at short notice with not too much trouble? Try the double topknot, or its sister, the teased pigtail.

I’ve noticed the double topknot hairdo quite a bit, not only in Japanese gothic mags such as Kera, but also in gyaru mags like Egg, Popteen etc.

Kera Jan 11, page 14;  Egg Jan 2011, ad by Co & Lu;  Party at Trump Room


In the latest Kera, Feb 2011 (which alas, I haven’t scanned in as yet), there’s a hairdo section where a lot of creative hairstyles are shown. Three show girls with long hair with partial topknots in their hair (ie with some long hair still hanging down, like the red-haired girl above).

The ‘do is possibly inspired by Gwen Stefani’s mad topknot adventures of the 90’s and early 00’s:


I myself used to wear this back in 2003, when I last had red hair:


But the other week I was about to do this hairstyle…but decided to just tease the pigtails either side of my head, and leave them, instead of then securing into buns either side.

I then added some flowers on a hairclip I got at Grimoire in Shibuya, to finish the look.

The ‘do was easy as, it kept the hair off my neck during a very hot, humid night, and stayed in place all night. The only problem? People kept calling me Red Fraggle. Hurrumph.

But I do recommend it as a cute hairstyle for summer, as well as the double topknot ‘do mentioned above. I’ll be showing soon how you can get bigger topknots than I managed, by making your own. Long haired girlies with thick hair can naturally get big high topknots, but those of us with fine, bob-length hair struggle.  Stay tuned. 

Got any links to cute hair-do’s you like?


  1. Super cute! These are useful styles for the summer!

    • Yeah – I should’ve done a lot more in the post, but with the hols, my hubby kept popping his head in the room every 5 minutes, bored, so I couldn’t spend as long as I’d like on the post :/

  2. I had a small laugh abou the red fraggle after I googled it XD
    But otherwise, it’s a fun hairstyle! ^^

  3. Loving the teased pigtails!! Can’t wait for my hair to grow 🙂

  4. I wear that look alot! Mostly with loads of artificial hair for some extra volume. But I think it’s a fun look for everyday-life, too.

    • Absolutely!! I used to wear huge pouffy falls in my earlier goth days and haven’t for a while, but it’s time to get out the fake hair and do something contemporary with it! Would love to see pics of your hair style, if you post a link 🙂

  5. This is a go-to style for me when I’m not at work and therefore in need of professional (boring!) hair. I love all the many counterparts you can go to with this style! Low double-buns near the ears, high up, buns with dangly tails if your hair is long enough, teased like you did it in the above pics, high-up, messy, careful and slick, spiked with some styling wax… it’s easy to get like, five or more style variants from this one basic concept.

    • Awesome! heh, I would’ve expanded the post with more ‘dos and pics, but my hubby kept interrupting, as he’s off work too and bored. I love all your ideas – got any pics? Post the links, as I’d like to see how you’ve done it.

  6. Hi!
    I will try the teased pig tails soon *-*
    I like mostly all types of hair-do’s, but on me, I just need a lot of volume, and I look everytime in gyaru magazines for big hairstyles (but as big as aghea style…<.<)
    so unfortunately I could never style my hair like Romihi does.. :(((( but they are so cute!

  7. don’t like that hairstyle much, looks like a moose XD
    but with you it’s not that big, more like bear ears ^^ cute!
    Love the last style too! Might have to try it myself ^^

  8. How did I miss this great post? Love it!

    I have hair envy 😉


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