4 Simple Ways to Create the Perfect French Twist Hairstyle

by Stephanie Yankova

The French Twist is one of the most well-known and versatile hairstyles that continues to be loved and worn by generations. Its classic yet effortless appearance allows you to wear it casually as an everyday hairstyle, as well as more dressed up for work or special occasions. There are many different variations of this hairstyle suitable for every length, texture, and season! It’s super easy to do, takes no more than 5 minutes, it’s going to last throughout the whole day, and will most definitely elevate even the most simple of looks! Let’s not waste any more time and just get to it! Here are 5 simple ways to create a French twist hairstyle for both short and long hair.

Easy Everyday French Twist Hairstyle

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The great thing about this technique of making a French twist hairstyle is that it works for any hair length as long as it’s at or below chin length. Keep in mind – the shorter the hair, the tighter your knot will have to be. Here’s how to make this super simple and chic French twist in just 3 minutes by following these 6 simple steps. All you’re going to need is:

  • small elastic bands
  • bobby pins
  • a hair clip
  • medium hold hairspray

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You’re going to start off by taking all of your hair and putting it on one side. Take a few bobby pins and put them on the back of your head in order to secure the hair in the direction that you’ve swooped it to. Take one or two elastic bands and make a little hoop bun at the end of your hair.

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Then you’re going to take that little bun and start rolling your hair inwards and towards the center of the back of your head. Once you’ve done that, take some more bobby pins and put them into your hair from all sides in order to secure it in its place.

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Lastly, once the hair is secured in place, you can now accessorize it to your liking! One thing you can do is take a hair clip and put it through the center of the hair twist – why not even match it with the rest of your outfit? To make sure that your hairstyle is going to last throughout the whole day, you can use some medium-hold hair spray – just in case!

French Twist Hairstyle for Short Hair

It can be difficult to find a good hairstyle that works for short hair that doesn’t involve intricate techniques or a bag full of hair products to help keep your hair in place. This video shows a super simple way to make the French twist hairstyle all on your own in just a few quick steps. These are the things you’re going to need for this hairdo:

  • a comb
  • elastic hairbands (thick enough to hold your whole hair in a ponytail)
  • bobby pins to hold the hair in place
  • medium hold hairspray

Half-Up French Twist Hairstyle for Long Hair

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Let your long locks down with this super fun, easy, and stylish half-up French twist hairstyle. Here are the steps you need to follow in order to achieve this look:

  1. Separate your hair into two parts.
  2. Hold one part up and the other one down.
  3. Tie the hair strand that’s down in a tight ponytail.
  4. Wrap the other part that you were holding up into itself toward the center of the ponytail.
  5. Use bobby pins to secure the twist in place.
  6. Push the pins through the whole hair from left to right.
  7. Accessorize by adding a few French pins.
  8. Finish off with texture spray for a natural hold.

Messy French Twist Hairstyle For Long Hair

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This messy alternative to the classic French twist hairstyle is taking the bedroom hair trend up a notch with this elevated updo. This is a great way to show off the natural texture of your hair and would look just as good in a casual street outfit, as well as in stilettos and a trendy silk dress. Here are all the steps to help you achieve this fashionable messy look:

  1. Start off by spraying texture spray or salt water spray into your hair to give you a nice surf hair texture for better grit.
  2. Comb back your hair with your fingers the same way you would as if you were about to tie your hair up in a ponytail.
  3. Instead of stopping in the center of your head as you would for a ponytail, comb through your hair to the ends and start rolling them in the direction you would like to have your twist in.
  4. Once you’ve rolled all of your hair to the center of the back of your head, mess up the twist a little bit in order to add some volume.
  5. Once you’re happy with the way it looks, you can take bobby pins and pin the hair into place.
  6. Finish off the look with texture spray.

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