Going to a fancy party, but don’t know what to do with your hair?
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Rushing off to the salon may be a good idea, but if you don’t have any time to do that, you can try a simple, but enticing look instead, like a classic French twist which is a bit different than a French braid. This sleek and elegant hairstyle is popular among women when it comes to classy and formal occasions, like weddings, debuts, and black-tie events. The
French twist can also look casual too, worn in the office, or even during an afternoon in the mall.
Before you can make a neat and lovely French Twist, you must follow several steps. Here’s how to achieve this simple, but beautiful hairstyle.
Steps To Creating a French Twist:
Pull your hair backwards, as if you’re making a ponytail. Make sure you smooth out the hair as you work. Leave it unsecured. Take all the hair to the center back of the head, holding onto it with one hand.
Get the free end of your hair upward towards the top of your hair, using your other hand. Use the comb to smooth out your hair, and catch flyaways.
At the ponytail base, start twisting the hair to the left. Keep twisting and tucking, until a slight twist is formed.
Go back down to the base. Using the bobby pins, start pinning the hair in position. Place a pin in the center of the head, with the open end facing left. Then, take some hair and move the open end towards the right to secure it. Keep on moving the twist, tightening and securing as you work through.
Stop pinning and tucking when you reach the crown of the head. Take the remaining hair together, then either make a swooping roll on the top of your head or tuck it inwards into the twist you created. Both of these look great, so pick one that suits your taste.
More Tips For A Perfect French Twist
Don’t twist or pull your hair too hard, to prevent hair loss or unwanted breakage from occurring.
Don’t claw yourself with the Bobby pins or the end of the combs.
To mix modern look with the classic French twist, try to go wavy. If you’ve got natural wave in your hair, don’t smooth it out. Rather, pull the hair back loosely, and allow the waves to show. If you have straight hair, set it in small rollers before making the twist.
For a more classic look, tiny hair combs instead of pins are more appropriate. Move the comb towards the twist, then snag a small portion before you move over it. Lift the comb at least 180 degrees, then push in the roll gently, before hiding it in the groove.
Practice. After doing it several times, you’ll be able to perfect this hairstyle.
You don’t have to be French to make a beautiful French twist. Keep these steps and tips in mind, and your hair will soon look glamorous for whatever occasion you’re attending.