Twist It Up: Four Ways To Update A Classic French Twist Hairdo
22 October 2018
French girl chic is always on-trend. And the shortcut to achieve the look? A timeless French twist hairdo of course. There are various ways to update and refresh this classic updo to suit your style.
“In terms of styling, I think the French twist is timeless“, says L'Oréal Professionnel artist DJ McGinley. It’s also a style that suits everyone if you adapt the look. Whether you go strict and pulled-back, or nonchalant and relaxed, the French twist can work on all hair types, lengths and textures. Plus, it always looks no-effort elegant, whether you’re at a wedding or festival.
Wear it in the right way and it’s amazing for showing off colour techniques like highlights, ombre and balayage, too.
Time to twist away, French-style, with our four updo gamechangers…
TWIST 1: The Classic Chignon
As a modern classic, this look is beautifully chic. Adapt your tools and products according to the finish that you want to achieve. If you love the idea of a more 60s-inspired bouffant style, try Tecni.Art Volume Envy Extra Mousse for added volume to the crown. Want something less structured and sculpted? Keep some random loose tendrils hanging softly around your face for a feminine touch so it looks ‘undone.’ This will complement a fierce work look or smart evening affair.
TWIST 2: The Casual Knot
More playful than a classic chignon twist, this laidback knot style is all about creating a hairdo that’s intentionally messy and casual – almost like you slept in it and it survived. Ideal for less formal occasions, this look is made for festival hair if you’re working more of a relaxed, boho vibe. It’s the ideal Sunday funday hair for brunch with the girls, any season. To boost your twist’s staying power, add a light spritz of Tecni.Art Extreme Lacquer Hairspray to hold your tresses in place and ensure it doesn’t get a little too out of hand.
TWIST 3: The Elegant Twist
Think luxe and expensive. This elegant take on the twist is sophisticated without being old-fashioned. Give the look a modern, catwalk-inspired spin with a well-placed accessory, like a headband, bow or ribbon. Embellished or plain, a trend-led hair accessory will make your twist even more of a focal point. Pull hair back in a more structured manner by using a brush to pull hair back neatly on straightened hair. Perfect with an outfit that is simple and sleek so it doesn’t clash with your new accessory.
TWIST 4: The Braided Updo
Adding a simple braid to a French twist gives the hairstyle another dimension. Follow our advice by putting a spin on your French twist with a beautiful braid if you’re looking for something extra stand out. Take pieces from each side and braid them around a bun to the back of head, teasing pieces of hair out for an ultra-sass ‘do. Another bonus? A braid will give your twist more grit and structure so it’s likely to stay put for longer. This is perfect for second or third day hair when there’s still no time to wash your locks.
So, next time you’re wondering just how to venture outside the safety net of a top knot, remember there are endless chic options for you to explore.
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