How to Do an Easy French Twist
Nothing says chic like a French twist. But the traditional style can seem a bit intimidating to pull off. Here’s a simpler take. (In this story: Hair, Erika Wightman. Makeup, Melissa Silver.)
Using your nondominant hand, sweep your hair off to that side, just slightly off center. With your other hand, slip in a bobby pin vertically, up from the bottom.
Working from the bottom up, insert a row of bobby pins vertically, crisscrossing them to secure the hair. Finish by pushing in the last one downward.
Gather hair in one hand and twist tightly, pulling up.
Insert bobby pins horizontally into the base of the twist, intersecting with the vertical pins to hold the style.