How to Do a French Twist Updo for the Holidays

Rock the night away with this vintage updo.

We’re smack dab in the middle of holiday fête season, which means it’s time to pull out all of your trendy and stylish hairstyles to match your glitzy holiday outfits. This season, we have a feeling vintage hairstyles are going to make a huge comeback. So, we’re teaching you how to do a French twist updo in case you may have a festive event on your agenda that calls for this classic look.

Whether you have a Parisian-inspired Christmas dinner that calls for this hairstyle, or a vintage-themed holiday party to attend, here’s how you can create this timeless updo at home.

How to Do a French Twist Updo Hairstyle

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Step 1: Start with clean hair.

To start, make sure your hair is clean and moisturized. For dry hair types, wash your hair with Suave Professionals Coconut Milk Infusion Deep Moisture Shampoo, followed by Suave Professionals Coconut Milk Infusion Deep Moisture Conditioner to add moisture to your hair before creating your updo.

Step 2: Blow-dry your hair.

Prepare your hair for heat styling by using a heat protectant, like TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray. Then, blow-dry your hair straight.

Step 3: Section your hair.

Part your hair from ear-to-ear. Then clip away your front section while you work on the back. Tease your hair at the roots then brush the lengths to create a smooth base.

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Step 4: Create your French twist.

Following our basic French twist tutorial, pull hair to one side. Then, use bobby pins at the base of your French twist to secure. Gather the length of the hair and wind it into a cone shape to create your French twist. Secure with hairpins along the cone, as well as the center.

Step 4: Style front section.

Unclip the top section and create a beehive-inspired loop. Insert hair pins at the base of the loop to secure it in place.

Step 5: Set your style.

To finish your French twist hairstyle seal your look with a holding spray that also add shine to your overall style. Editor’s pick: Bed Head by TIGI Masterpiece Shine Hairspray

Looking for more hairstyle ideas? Try out more fun holiday hairstyles like these stunning winter braids