Split your hair in half from the center of your hairline all the way to the nape of your neck.
Comb all of the hair from the right side of the split and gather it down toward the area right behind your ear. Secure it with a hair elastic, making sure it is fairly tight. Repeat on the other side.
To dress up your pigtails, take a small section of hair from underneath the ponytail and wrap it securely around the hair elastic. Use a bobby pin to secure it in place under your ponytail.
Gently pull on the hair above the pigtails so it is not so snug to the head—this also gives it a lithe bit more body.