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How to Do a French Twist

The Easiest Way to Put Your Hair in a Modern French Twist

How to Do a French Twist
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  • A french twist is a style where the hair is pulled back and twisted into a vertical coil.
  • Audrey Hepburn was one of the first stars to wear the elegant style (most notably in the iconic film "Breakfast at Tiffany's").
  • Whether you have short, medium, or long hair, the french twist hair look is for everyone.

Experimenting with your beauty look can boost your confidence. Regardless of what your signature hair-up style is, it's always fun to mix it up and add new ideas to your rotation. Whether you're attending a special occasion like a loved one's wedding or just want to try an easy updo, we've got the perfect style for you: the french twist. While there are various iterations of the look, including the french twist updo, french twist braid, and french twist clip, the classic take on the style is our favorite.

This look is extremely similar to the french roll. It looks elegant, shows off your neckline and shoulders, and even serves as a protective style where you don't have to worry about your hair getting in your face. If you're ready to learn how to master the french twist hairstyle, keep scrolling. Ahead, we called on stylist Gina Schiappacasse of Hairstory, a cool downtown members-only salon. Here, she gives a french-twist-updo tutorial so you can master the look at home. After, try your hand at these easy pin curls.

Additional reporting by Renee Rodriguez

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