It took me a few moments to get over my visceral reaction for me to realize exactly why I didn't like it. The exact spot where she places the pigtails is the exact portion of her face that she doesn't want to draw attention to. I don't want to say she has a horseface, but I also don't want to trust this girl around a box of sugarcubes.
By sectioning her hair like this, Tori is drawing attention to her short forehead, and long face. The frizz, and terrible color doesn't help much either. For a woman who spends so much of her father's money to improve her appearance via surgery, why doesn't she put some of that money towards a decent colorist?
But to be fair, I will say that I love her faux-reality show. This gal may be fugger than money can fix, but she has a sense of humor about herself. The scene where she flirts and twirls her hair, only to pull out a loose hair extension is priceless. If you aren't watching So Notorious, you should be.