Wearing the hair up or hair updos has become a staple hairstyle
for dressy occasions such as weddings and formal parties like prom
and homecoming. Fashion and hairstyling has seen a rise in the popularity
of loose tresses; however, most individuals both young and old prefer
to style their hair in an updo for any dressy or formal occasion.
Perhaps the most popular and easiest hair updo is the classic French twist.
The French twist is a versatile hairstyle it can be worn dressed
down or dressed up, worn high, with accessories, jewelry, and may
be modified to suit any shape of face. This hair updo can be worn
by anyone with medium to long length hair. The style can also be
modified by adding bangs, tendrils, parts, coils, twists, and curls
which in turn can not only enhance the hairstyle itself, but also
enhance your face.
The French twist comes in a variety of styles ranging from the basic to
the complicated hairstyle, which involves multiple sections of hair
and a variety of pins and curls. The basic French twist is an easy
hairstyle one you can learn to do by yourself with the use of a
mirror. To start off, you will need to actually watch someone make
a French twist before you start practicing it on yourself –
this helps in allowing you visualize the process of creating the
You can try creating your own French twist by following several tips that you can find in several hairstyling books and magazines. These tips are also widely available online. There are also how-to articles on creating your own 388 hairstyle as well as other variations of the basic French twist. Some online how-to articles cover such French twist variations as:
- French twist with draped bangs
- The twist with a sweeping side
- Fuller French twists
- Casual looking French twists
- Classic bridal twists
- Half French twist (half up, half down)
- Business-type French twists
- Dressed up twists; and
- French twists with accessories such as hair barrettes
If you intend to master at least one updo, then perfecting the French twist is a good way to go. This great, easy updo can be used as the base for more sophisticated hairstyles. The French twist, with its many variations, may be used for formal to casual occasions and can go with any style of clothing, hair type, and varying hair lengths as well.