A step-by-step guide to creating the elegant French twist.
There’s no doubt that the French twist is a timeless classic. Whether it’s a for prom or a wedding, this hairstyle is an elegant option that makes you look like you’re a permanent resident of the South of France. But we’re well aware that creating this twisted updo can be nerve-wracking for anyone that is less confident in styling.
That said, the French twist updo is rather easy to achieve. Unconvinced? Just have a look our 2 simple step-by-step guides, below.
How to do a French twist: The classic look
Part and backcomb.
Then take your comb and begin backcombing sections of hair, focussing on the hair that will eventually form the twist.
Now with the chopsticks in the centre of the twist, secure it in place with bobby pins. Use as many as you need.
Pull out chopsticks.
You can now perfect the look by further securing any loose bits of hair, or pull out some tendrils from the front of your ‘do to frame the face.
With a non-sticky and fast drying formula, this will ensure your chic updo lasts all day! And don’t worry, it brushes out easily, too.
Want to switch up the look for more casual affairs? Then keep scrolling and follow our next step-by-step…
How to create an undone French twist
Backcomb and spray.
To do this, lift 1-2 inch wide sections of hair and spray with a fine mist hairspray, like the TIGI Catwalk Firm Hold Hair Spray to help prep and hold your backcombing in the next step.
Gather your hair.
Try to be light with your touch (you don’t want to undo all your hard work by flattening your teased hair!).
Start to pin.
Remember to criss-cross the pins, this will help them remain invisible and create your twist in the next step.
Twist and roll.
Carefully roll the end of your hair into itself – remember to roll it towards the side that you previously pinned. Secure your twist using more bobby pins, and you’re done!
Using a simple headband can help you achieve a Brigitte Bardot-inspired aesthetic.