French Twists have recently taken off among celebrities and style influences as one of the hottest hairstyle trends of the summer. With a timeless elegance and an effortless charm, they’re a classic updo that’s versatile enough for any occasion. If you’re looking for a hairstyle that works for everything from casual outings to formal events, here’s a step-by-step guide to creating a picture-perfect French twist.
Step 1: Prep Your Hair
Begin by brushing your hair to remove any tangles or knots. For added texture and grip, lightly spritz your hair with a texturizing spray or apply a small amount of dry shampoo.
Step 2: Gather Your Hair
Gently gather all your hair at the nape of your neck and hold it in your non-dominant hand, creating a low ponytail. Make sure it is centered and secure it with a hair tie.
Step 3: Twist and Tuck
Hold the ponytail with one hand while using your other hand to twist the ponytail upwards, towards your scalp. As you twist, continue pulling the ponytail upwards, creating a vertical roll.
Step 4: Secure the Twist
Once you’ve reached the crown of your head, carefully tuck the ends of the twist into the roll, securing them with bobby pins. Insert the pins at an angle, crisscrossing them for added hold.
Step 5: Finishing Touches
Smooth down any loose strands and apply a light-hold hairspray to set the style. For a more romantic look, leave a few face-framing tendrils loose.