How to Do 2 Easy Twist Updos

by Laineymariebeauty
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10 Minutes

Today, I’m sharing with you 2 easy twist updos to choose from. Follow along with my step-by-step tutorial to create these French twists for yourself. Let's get started.

Tools and materials:

  • U-pins and bobby pins
  • Curling iron
Side photo

Here is our modern French twist updo inspiration from the side.

And from the front:

Front photo

Look 1: CMA-inspired French twist

1. Twist your hair upward

Collect the hair at the nape of your neck, twisting it around your finger and upward. Leave two small pieces of hair loose at your temples.

Twisting hair

Once you reach the top of your head, hold on to the ends and with your other hand, stretch the twist to loosen it up.

Twisting hair

2. Secure the twist

Stick a U-pin at the top to secure the twist in place. If you have thinner hair, you can use bobby pins instead.

Securing twist

Add a few more pins along the twist as needed. 

Securing twist

3. Twist the ends around the top of the French twist

Let the ends hang toward your forehead. Then split the hair in 2 sections.

Twisting hair

Twist the first section around your finger.

Bring it around the back of your head, pulling the very end to the front and securing it with a bobby pin. 

Pinning hair

Twist the other half, bringing it around the front this time and pinning the end in place. 

Twisting hair

Then tuck the ends underneath the French twist and add a bobby pin to hide them. See the video at 1:12 -1:32 for clarity.

Tuck one of the free front sections of hair behind your ear, like in the inspiration photo.

Here's the final look:

Look 1: CMA-inspired French twist

Look 1: CMA-inspired French twist

Here’s the back:

Look 1: CMA-inspired French twist

Look 2: Alternative French twist 

1. Twist your hair upward

Start with the same twist as in look 1.

Twisting hair

2. Curl the ends

Next, curl the ends in small sections with a curling iron.

Curling ends

Once you’ve curled all the ends, it should look like this:

Progress shot

3. Pull the sections back and secure

Next, cross hair from one side to the other and pin in place. 

Then fold some hair backward on the other side, securing with another bobby pin.

There’s no specific way to do this. It’s like a Pam Anderson 90’s inspired hairstyle.

Pulling sections

Keep moving the ends from one side, pinning to the other side until you run out of ends. Make it as messy or polished as you want.

Wrapping hair

Here’s the final look from the front:

Look 2: Alternative French twist

From the top:

Look 2: Alternative French twist


Look 2: Alternative French twist

And the back:

Look 2: Alternative French twist

Easy twist updos

These French twist hairstyles are easy to achieve. You can dress them up for a special occasion or wear them more casually.

Let me know in the comments which version of this modern French twist is your favorite!

Next up, check out these 5 Super Cute Hairstyles for Special Occasions.

Suggested materials:
  • U-pins and bobby pins
  • Curling iron

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