How to Create a Cool & Elegant French Twist Updo

A twisted updo that won't ever go out of style.

Every girl should know how to master at least one formal vintage hairstyle, like the French twist updo style. You never know when you have an occasion that calls for the look. We have a list of favorites like the Victory roll, Hollywood curls and now, of course, the French twist. The French twist (a.k.a. French roll) is one of the easiest vintage hairstyles to create and it’s a look that won’t ever go out of style. This classic look can be worn to weddings, dinner dates, to the office, or to a vintage-themed party, for starters!

Learn how to create this French twist updo on any hair type with this simple tutorial:


Start with dry hair.

The French twist can be done on freshly washed or second-day hair. Detangle with a brush if needed. In general, second-day hair has a bit more texture which can help with the overall vintage look and feel of the style.


Tease with comb.

Give your hair some texture, height and body with the use of a come to tease. Simply lift hair up at the crown and gently back-comb the section. Continue doing this process to the middle sections of your crown.


Add hair elastic and sticks to the ends of your hair.

Comb hair into a low ponytail and add a ponytail holder to the ends of your hair. Place chopsticks at the ends of your hair to help you roll your hair into a French twist. 


Roll hair.

Twist hair ends with the sticks then bring the twist upwards. Your twisted section should sit vertically against your head as pictured. Hold in place and proceed to the next steps.


Add pins to the inner sections.

While holding your twist with one hand, use the opposite hand to slide bobby pins into middle section of the twist.


Apply a smoothing hairspray.

After inserting bobby pins into the center of your twist, it’s now time to add a smoothing hairspray to finish your look. Apply TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Smooth Hold Level 2.


Final look.

Here’s the final look!