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How to Style Your Hair in a French Twist

The classic French twist is incredibly elegant, and it’s so easy to do.


  • Step 1: Do a ponytail Comb your hair back into a low ponytail, but don’t tie it.
  • TIP: Use a little gel or hair spray to smooth every hair into place.
  • Step 2: Twist the hair Tightly twist the ponytail around and around, and then pull the tail up, so the ends are facing the ceiling.
  • Step 3: Anchor it Anchor the twist with bobby pins in a shade that matches your hair, taking care that they don’t show.
  • Step 4: Tuck in the ends Tuck the ends down and under the twist.
  • Step 5: Spray it Lightly spray the finished twist.
  • FACT: Grace Kelly wore her hair in a French twist to the 1955 Academy Awards, where she won best actress for her performance in The Country Girl.

You Will Need

  • Medium-length or long hair
  • Bobby pins the color of your hair
  • Hair spray
  • Styling gel (optional)

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