If just hearing the word braid makes you start to sweat, try this easy alternative. While a twist looks as intricate and complicated as its counterpart, it’s much simpler and doesn’t require any extra practice. This style can also be pulled back into a ponytail or done with a side part and only twisted on one side. The simple look keeps hair out of your face and takes only a few minutes, but keeps you looking pulled together all day long.
Follow These Steps
- If your hair is naturally straight or fine, add some waves with a curling iron to add texture and grip.
- Spritz on a texturizing spray like Oribe Texturizing Spray ($46; neimanmarcus.com) for added volume and to help your twists stay in place.
- Gather a small section of hair just above your temple and tightly twist it away from your face.
- Continue twisting until you reach the back of your head, adding in additional small sections as you go.
- Secure in the back with a bobby pin.
- Repeat the twist on the other side, connecting the two in the back with a bobby pin so that they overlap. Place your bobby pins in “backwards” (the wavy side facing your head) to make them stay in place better.
- Bun Version: Using the loose hair from the twists, twirl them into a bun and secure with a bobby pin.
- Headband Version: Dress it up by placing a metallic headband on top of the twists.