How to Do an Easy French Twist

Step 5 of the Easy French Twist
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Nothing says chic like a French twist. But the traditional style can seem a bit intimidating to pull off. Here's a simpler take.

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Step 1

Step 1 of the Easy French Twist
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Using your non-dominant 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.

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Step 2

Step 2 of the Easy French Twist
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Working from the bottom up, insert a row of bobby pins vertically, crisscrossing them to secure the hair. Finish by pushing the last one downward.

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Step 3

Step 3 of the Easy French Twist
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Gather hair in one hand and twist tightly, pulling up.

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Step 4

Step 4 of the Easy French Twist
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Insert bobby pins horizontally into the base of the twist, intersecting with the vertical pins to hold the style.

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Step 5

Step 5 of the Easy French Twist
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Arrange the ends, letting them fall freely. Spray hair lightly to hold the style.

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