It’s official: awards season is here! And there’s nothing quite like the red carpet to get the little girl in me to fantasize about cascading ball gowns, show-stopping high heels, and of course, trend setting hair and makeup. I love seeing how Hollywood starlets take classic, glamorous looks and give them a youthful, laid-back update. With that in mind, I was inspired to demonstrate this casual French twist… it’s easy enough to wear to the office with day 2 hair, yet elegant enough for a black tie affair! Keep reading for the simple step-by-step…

  1. Starting with a deep side part, add texture to your hair. I used Living Proof Flex and a 1-inch curling iron to create messy wave, then teased throughout the crown.
  2. Loosely gather hair at the name of the neck and begging twisting.
  3. Continue twisting, and fold the gathered hair straight up.
  4. Fold the end of the tail back down on itself as pictured.
  5. Tuck the end of tail into twisted hair by gently rolling it underneath until completely concealed.
  6. Secure with bobby pins and allow loose hairs to fall around the face. Spray all over.

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Comments (19)
  1. 1
    Kelli Flournoy January 15, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    My all time favorite way for hair to be worn up. It can loose and casual, or look dressy. Also can be sleek. The French Twist is such a universal style – goes weekends, to night life, and back to the office!

  2. 2
    Ivana @ Macarons and Pearls January 15, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Thank you SO much for breaking this hair do into a few easy steps! I’ve been dying to try the French twist, but all the tutorials seemed so complicated! I really hope this one will work for me 🙂

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

    • Martha Lynn January 15, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Yes give it a try and don’t over think it! Let us know how it goes…

  3. 3
    stephaniegawlik January 15, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Love this! So Chic!

  4. 4
    Jessica Rose January 15, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Thanks for this tutorial…really helpful. x

  5. 5
    mercedes richelle January 15, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    love this! looks so simple and effortless!

    mercedes richelle

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    comfortablyychic January 15, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    This looks so easy and beautiful! I might just have to try this do over the weekend 🙂




Martha Lynn