How to do a French twist on mid-length hair

Who said you need long hair for this classic updo?

how to do a French twist on mid length hair

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Thought it was impossible to learn how to do a French twist on mid-length hair? Well, you couldn’t be more wrong. Contrary to popular belief, this elegant updo isn’t just reserved for those with Rapunzel-like tresses. Yep, that’s right: we’re saying that you can actually master a French twist on medium-length hair, too!

And the best part? This hairstyle looks great for just about any occasion. So whether you’re off to an autumn wedding, prom, or whether you just want to change up your office look for fun, we promise this chic hairstyle won’t fail.

Want to know the secret to nailing this elegant updo yet? Just follow our simple step-by-step tutorial, below, for how to do a French twist on mid-length hair!

How to do a French twist on mid-length hair: A step-by-step guide


Start with clean hair.

Start by making sure your hair is clean and ready for styling by washing it with the Dove Advanced Hair Series Oxygen Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner, whose lightweight formula can help breathe life into fine tresses, giving it moisture and 95% more volume. *

French twist start

Prep with a volumiser.

Once your hair is clean and dry, mist the front section with some Toni&Guy 3D Volumiser Spray, being sure to spread your application evenly, from root to tip. This volumiser will help you create sky-high volume when you start teasing your hair in the next step. 

spraying hair with a volumiser

Start teasing.

Now that you’ve prepped your hair with the Toni&Guy 3D Volumiser Spray, it’s time to start teasing! Take small sections of hair (roughly 1-2 inches) and gently tease each section with your teasing brush. Do this until you’ve completed the entire crown of your head.

Teasing hair using a brush

Create your twist.

Gently gather your hair at the back of your head and begin to gently twist the ends inwards, towards your head, to create your French twist.

twist hair to begin making your twist

Pin your twist.

Once you’ve created your twist, use bobby pins to secure the twist in place.

pinning the french twist

The final look.

Now that you’ve mastered how to do a French twist, it’s time to complete your final look with a spritz of the TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray, which will help hold your hairstyle in place and keep flyaways at bay from morning ’til night.

How to do a French twist the final look


Enjoyed this tutorial? Then don’t forget to check out our Medium Hairstyles page for more styling ideas and how-tos!

*Hair freshly washed with Dove Advanced Hair Series Oxygen & Moisture Shampoo versus unwashed hair.

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