French Twist hairstyles

French twist hairstyle is definitely a no-frills cosmopolitan classic. It’s a simple hairstyle that can be used from day to night. It’s a type of hairstyle that’s versatile enough for corporate setting and glamorous enough for the red carpet. You can play up the twist by keeping it loose, adding cascading side curls or embellishing it with crystal-encrusted pins!

Clotilde Courau’s Pompadour Updo

Clotilde Courau’s Cool Pompadour Updo

We’re saying yes to Clotilde Courau’s cool quiff updo! A heightened top with slic..

We’re saying yes to Clotilde Courau’s cool quiff updo! A heightened top with slicked out sides will not only level out round-shaped facial structures, it also evokes a hip, avant-garde quality.

How-to:

  1. While hair is slightly wet, apply a volumizing mousse all over…
  2. Blow-dry your mane straight, then blow-dry the front of your hair up and back to exaggerate the volume…
  3. Backcomb the top a bit…
  4. Warm a dollop of styling pomade in your fingers and glide it through the top…
  5. Shape the top into a chic pompadour before gathering the rest of your hair low at the back and doing a French twist.

 

 

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Kristen Bell Blonde Updo

Kristen Bell's Blonde Hair In Elegant Formal French Twist Updo

Kristen Bell chose a classic French twist hairdo for a formal event in Hollywood..

Kristen Bell chose a classic French twist hairdo for a formal event in Hollywood. To create this updo, her hair was curled in  soft waves and twisted in a French twist. Bobby pins were used to secure the hair in the back to hold the style in place. Loose hairs from her shorter layers were left loose to frame her face. This made the hairdo very romantic and feminine. French twists are a great prom hairdo!

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Carrie Underwood French Twist

Carrie Underwood's Long Blonde Hair In French Twist Formal Hairdo

Carrie Underwood channeled Grace Kelly elegance in a sleek French twist updo. C..

Carrie Underwood channeled Grace Kelly elegance in a sleek French twist updo. Carrie’s long, blonde hair was teased at the crown for height and lots of volume and styled into a French twist. The updo was secured with large bobby pins to hold her heavy hair throughout the night. Her side bangs were swept behind one ear and strands of hair from her shorter layers were left loose to frame the face and soften the romantic look. This hairdo is perfect for prom.

Red French Twist For Prom

Straight Red Hair In Elegant French Twist Updo For Prom

This model’s straight, fine, red hair is styled in an elegant French twist hairdo…

This model’s straight, fine, red hair is styled in an elegant French twist hairdo. Her hair was teased at the crown for height and volume and twisted into a classic French twist. The hairdo is secured with large bobby pins. This hairdo is perfect for girls with hair all the same length. The French twist hairdo is a favorite among celebrities such as Julianne Moore, Jennifer Lopez, and Carrie Underwood.

Kate Upton French Twist

Kate Upton's Long Blonde Hair In French Twist Prom Updo

Kate Upton has very versatile hair since it is long and full of layers. In this ph..

Kate Upton has very versatile hair since it is long and full of layers. In this photo, Kate’s blonde hair is styled in a loose, modern French twist hairdo. This updo is perfect for prom. To copy this look, pin hair in a traditional French twist, but leave the front layer loose. Use hairspray to style the loose hair backwards towards the French twist. This is a very classy and sexy look!

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Nicole Trunfio’s Unkempt Updo with Side Bangs

Nicole Trunfio’s Alluring Unkempt Updo with Side Bangs

Nicole Trunfio’s messy updo is sexy and oh-so easy to do! This is a great hairsty..

Nicole Trunfio’s messy updo is sexy and oh-so easy to do! This is a great hairstyle for women who are not yet experts in updo DIY’ers. You can’t go wrong with this one! Trust us.

Start with thoroughly dry hair. Muss it all up using your fingers. For more volume, tease the crown a little before doing a side part. Loosely gather your hair then twist it to create a bun and secure with pins. Using the end of a rat tail comb, pull out thin strands at the sides for a casual cool look!

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Jenna Ushkowitz’s Beehive Updo

Jenna Ushkowitz’s Vintage Elegant Beehive Updo

A top-heavy updo such as Jenna Ushkowitz’s modern beehive is a great hairstyle f..

A top-heavy updo such as Jenna Ushkowitz’s modern beehive is a great hairstyle for fuller faces. A lifted top will make your face look slimmer. Adding loose fringe at the sides will heighten the effect further. Instead of doing a middle part such as Jenna’s, try a side part to make the face more angular.

Hannah Simone’s Messy Bouffant Updo at the 2014 SAG Awards

Hannah Simone’s Modern Messy Bouffant Updo at the 2014 SAG Awards

Hannah Simone’s ultra cute trademark blunt bags were slightly shifted to the side..

Hannah Simone’s ultra cute trademark blunt bags were slightly shifted to the side when she appeared at the 2014 SAG Awards. Her long black hair was roughed up before it was pulled back into a French twist. Height was added on top for some vintage touch. Let rogue strands kiss the sides of your face to elevate the messy appeal of your coif.

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Kerry Washington’s Bouffant Updo with Headband at the 2014 SAG Awards

Kerry Washington’s Sophisticated Bouffant Updo with Headband at the 2014 SAG Awards

Kerry Washington is gorgeous! We highly doubt that anybody will contest that stat..

Kerry Washington is gorgeous! We highly doubt that anybody will contest that statement. Here’s another truth – she’s prettier now that she’s pregnant. We love her bouffant-like updo at the 2014 SAG Awards with a thin black headband. The hairstyle emphasizes her cheekbones and opens up her face.

Candace Cameron Bure’s Curly Pompadour Updo

Candace Cameron Bure’s Cute Curly Pompadour Updo

Candace Cameron Bure’s curly updo with a voluminous top is a fun hairstyle that..

Candace Cameron Bure’s curly updo with a voluminous top is a fun hairstyle that can be used for proms or weddings. Let the ends of your hair hang loose after doing a French twist. For a messier look, scrunch the ends lightly. For fuller faces, make sure that the sides are polished to slenderize the cheeks and the lower half of the face.

Archie Panjabi’s Beehive Updo with Side Bangs

Archie Panjabi’s Vintage Beehive Updo with Side Bangs

A beehive hairstyle is always a delight to see. It has a dash of eccentricity but..

A beehive hairstyle is always a delight to see. It has a dash of eccentricity but is still unmistakably elegant. Instead of doing a centrally even beehive that will make the Coneheads swoon, Archie Panjabi opted for a slightly tilted version. Not too shabby, we say. Create a large bun under that pouf to make your beehive extra large. Tease your hair gently from the roots and use a hairspray with a super strong hold to make the coif last.

Hannah Simone’s Messy Curly French Twist with Blunt Bangs

Hannah Simone’s Girly Messy Curly French Twist with Blunt Bangs

This is such a sweet-sixteen-cuter-than-thou look! Hannah Simone’s French twist..

This is such a sweet-sixteen-cuter-than-thou look! Hannah Simone’s French twist coif will work better on shoulder length hair. We’ll give you the rationale in a minute after a quick tutorial. Curl the ends of your hair before twisting it into a loose updo. Allow the loose ends to go wild on top. Now, secure the style with pins then blow dry the bangs inwards to smoothen it out and give it sheen. As promised: Longer strands will make the ends flow down in all directions. You have to tuck some in to make it look like this.

Alice Eve’s Bouffant French Twist Updo

Alice Eve’s Elegant Bouffant French Twist Updo

Alice Eve exuded elegance and panache in this bouffant French twist updo! A volu..

Alice Eve exuded elegance and panache in this bouffant French twist updo! A voluminous top is most favorable for women whose jawline are wider than the forehead such as Alice’s. It creates balance on angular faces and softens the overall look. It also adds length while killing unnecessary width.

Julianne Moore French Twist

Julianne Moore's Straight Red Hair In Sleek Elegant French Twist

Julianne Moore’s red hair is styled in a classic French twist hairdo. Julianne wo..

Julianne Moore’s red hair is styled in a classic French twist hairdo. Julianne wore this look to the 2013 Golden Globe Awards.

Ivana Milicevic’s Loose French Twist Updo

Ivana Milicevic’s Romantic Loose French Twist Updo

Ivana Milicevic crafts a look that’s appropriate for both the office and formal occ..

Ivana Milicevic crafts a look that’s appropriate for both the office and formal occasions. Pull your hair back into a French twist while allowing rouge hairs to go wild at the sides. If you prefer a bigger lift on top, tease your hair a bit and push it forward while you twist your hair at the back.

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Camilla Luddington’s Tousled Curly Updo

Camilla Luddington’s Casual Tousled Curly Updo

The tousled style have been a mane stay for quite some time now for celebrities a..

The tousled style have been a mane stay for quite some time now for celebrities and it looks like the trend won’t slow down anytime soon! Camilla Luddington’s hair was styled in a messy updo with lots of stray hairs flowing at the sides and nape when she attended the TCA Summer Press Tour bash for the Disney/ABC Network. The crown is slightly lifted for a dramatic touch.

Maia Mitchell’s Retro Bouffant Updo

Maia Mitchell’s Cute Retro Bouffant Updo

Maia Mitchell put a cute spin on this 60’s amplified updo! Chunks of  hair flow f..

Maia Mitchell put a cute spin on this 60’s amplified updo! Chunks of  hair flow freely at either side of her face while the ends at the back are kept untucked for a casual cool vibe. Aside from backcombing the crown for a high lift, you can do a bun under the poof for extra volume just like this one

Nicole Richie’s Sleek Updo at the 2013 American Music Awards

Nicole Richie’s Sophisticated Sleek Updo at the 2013 American Music Awards

This woman can do no wrong – be it in fashion or beauty. As usual, we are lovin..

This woman can do no wrong – be it in fashion or beauty. As usual, we are loving Nicole Richie’s sleek updo with a baby pompadour at the 2013 AMA’s. It’s a very simple yet sophisticated look that brought a lot of attention to her oh là là white cut-out Emilio Pucci gown. We’re not worthy! Let’s hang out sometime, Nicole. Please?

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Elisha Cuthbert Blonde Updo

Elisha Cuthbert's Blonde Straight Hair In Elegant Formal Updo

Elisha Cuthbert’s straight, blonde hair is styled in an elegant French twist updo..

Elisha Cuthbert’s straight, blonde hair is styled in an elegant French twist updo. Her side bangs give the classic hairdo a modern twist.

Carey Mulligan Bouffant Hairdo

Carey Mulligan's Short Blonde Hair In Formal Bouffant Hairdo

Carey Mulligan’s short, blonde hair is styled in a bouffant hairdo that makes her..

Carey Mulligan’s short, blonde hair is styled in a bouffant hairdo that makes her short hair appear longer. Hair is teased at the crown, and the ends are styled and pinned in a French twist.

Sculpted Twist Formal Hairdo

Blonde Hair In Elegant Sculpted Twist Formal Bridal Hairdo

This bride’s thick, blonde hair is styled in a more intricate version of the classi..

This bride’s thick, blonde hair is styled in a more intricate version of the classic French twist hairdo. This polished look is perfect for bride’s who are going for an elegant, glamorous look.

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Dilshad Vadsaria’s Messy French Twist

Dilshad Vadsaria’s Modern Messy French Twist

Dilshad Vadsaria is sporting a classic French twist that opens up her face and al..

Dilshad Vadsaria is sporting a classic French twist that opens up her face and allows her natural beauty to shine through. The slight lift at the top and a less than sleek finish gives her hairstyle that casual cool effect. Aside from formal events, this hairstyle will also be appropriate as a professional look.

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Fan Bingbing’s Bouffant Braided Updo

Fan Bingbing’s Elegant Retro Bouffant Braided Updo

Fan Bingbing’s intricate braided updo looks intimidating at first glance, but it’s..

Fan Bingbing’s intricate braided updo looks intimidating at first glance, but it’s actually quite easy to do! Apply some volumizing spray at the roots and tease the crown including the sides. French twist your hair and secure with pins. Make sure that the end is neatly tucked at the top of the twist you’ve just created. Now, get a faux braided elastic headband that matches your hair color and place it over your bouffant ‘do. Set the style with some hairspray.

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Vanessa Minnillo’s Messy French Twist

Vanessa Minnillo’s Sultry Messy French Twist Hairstyle

Break the stiff vibe of a classic French twist by making it raunchy and relaxed j..

Break the stiff vibe of a classic French twist by making it raunchy and relaxed just like Vanessa Minnillo’s. A messy updo is easier to do than the original since you don’t have to spend a lot of time polishing the hairstyle and the outcome is just as gorgeous! Whether you’re the bride, a guest or part of the entourage, this hairstyle is definitely a wedding ‘do!

Brunette French Twist Beehive

Brunette Hair In Smooth French Twist Beehive Hairdo For Brides

This model’s brown hair is styled in an elegant French twist, beehive hairdo. Th..

This model’s brown hair is styled in an elegant French twist, beehive hairdo. This look is perfect for brides.

Natalie Portman’s Sleek French Twist Updo Hairstyle

Natalie Portman’s Sleek and Elegant French Twist Updo Hairstyle

CFH asks: Is there a hairstyle – real or imaginary – that will not suit Natalie P..

CFH asks: Is there a hairstyle – real or imaginary – that will not suit Natalie Portman? A buzz cut tried to make this actress look less gorgeous but failed. We love how she went sleek in a classic French updo with a deep side part at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. It’s a modest hairstyle with tons of impact!

Ariel Winter’s Side French Twist at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards

Ariel Winter’s Cute Side French Twist at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards

Lovely, just lovely! This is a very age-appropriate twisted coif with loose waves..

Lovely, just lovely! This is a very age-appropriate twisted coif with loose waves flowing freely on the side of Ariel Winter’s face. The bangs’ swept to the side to tone down the roundness of her face.

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Pooja Chopra’s Messy French Twist Hairstyle

Pooja Chopra's Cute Messy French Twist Hairstyle

For a fun and trendy look, try a messy French twist with loose fringe! Flat iron..

For a fun and trendy look, try a messy French twist with loose fringe! Flat iron hair for a spiky texture, then gather hair low at the back and twist it up. Pin the hairstyle well leaving the ends up top and bangs loose and disheveled.

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Dilshad Vadsaria’s Twisted Updo Hairstyle

Dilshad Vadsaria's Elegant Twisted Updo Hairstyle For Formal Occasions

Dilshad Vadsaria, arrived at the “30 Minutes Or Less” premiere in Los Angeles s..

Dilshad Vadsaria, arrived at the “30 Minutes Or Less” premiere in Los Angeles sporting an intricate updo that truly accentuated her gorgeous face! The twisted top gave the style a very interesting texture and volume.

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January Jones Braided Updo

January Jones's Straight Blonde Hair In Pretty Updo With Braids

January Jones’s straight blonde hair is styled in a French twist updo. Braided acc..

January Jones’s straight blonde hair is styled in a French twist updo. Braided accents add detail to this romantic, pretty hairdo.

Leighton Meester French Twist

Leighton Meester's Brown Hair In Romantic Pretty Formal Updo

Leighton Meester’s wavy, brown hair is styled in a modern version of a French tw..

Leighton Meester’s wavy, brown hair is styled in a modern version of a French twist. Loose tendrils are pulled out around the face in this romantic, formal hairdo

Ni Ni’s French Twist With Side-Swept Bangs

Ni Ni's Cute French Twist With Side-Swept Bangs

Chinese woman have really perfected the marriage of these two adjectives: elegant..

Chinese woman have really perfected the marriage of these two adjectives: elegant and cute. Ni Ni is a superb example of this description. We adore her French twist with side-swept feathery bangs when she attended the 2012 Paris Fashion Week.

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Eva Longoria French Twist Updo

Eva Longoria Brown Hair In Formal French Twist Updo Hairdo

Eva Longoria’s thick, brown hair is styled in a classic French twist updo. This..

Eva Longoria’s thick, brown hair is styled in a classic French twist updo. This glamorous, classic hairdo is perfect for prom or weddings.

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Blonde French Twist Hairdo

Blonde Hair In Elegant French Twist Formal Updo Hairdo

This model’s blonde hair is styled in a classic French twist updo. This glamorou..

This model’s blonde hair is styled in a classic French twist updo. This glamorous hairdo is perfect for prom or weddings.

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Jessica Biel French Twist Updo

Jessica Biel Brown Hair In Formal French Twist Updo Hairdo

Jessica Biel’s brown hair is styled in an elegant French twist updo. This hairdo..

Jessica Biel’s brown hair is styled in an elegant French twist updo. This hairdo is perfect for summer or any formal occasion.

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Emma Watson Tight French Twist

Emma Watson Brown Hair In Formal Tight French Twist Updo Hairdo

Emma Watson’s brown hair is styled in a classic French twist updo. This hairdo..

Emma Watson’s brown hair is styled in a classic French twist updo. This hairdo is very elegant and perfect for any formal occasion.

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Blonde Bouffant Wedding Updo

Elegant Blonde Sleek Straight Hair In Formal Bouffant Hairdo

This model’s straight, sleek, blonde hair is styled in a classic French twist bou..

This model’s straight, sleek, blonde hair is styled in a classic French twist bouffant updo. This look is perfect for a wedding or prom.

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Loose French Twist Hairdo

Dark Brown Loose French Twist Hairdo Perfect For Prom

This model’s dark brown, straight hair is styled in a modern version of the class..

This model’s dark brown, straight hair is styled in a modern version of the classic French twist hairdo. The modern version is much looser with strands peaking out everywhere.

Curly Updo With Sideswept Bangs

This Pretty Curly Updo Is Perfect For Prom Or Weddings.

This model’s pretty brunette hair has been styled in a classic French twist updo…

This model’s pretty brunette hair has been styled in a classic French twist updo. Ends were left untucked and curled. Her bangs were left straight and swept to the side. This look is perfect for prom or weddings.

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