View Full Version : My first french twist!

March 13th, 2011, 06:57 PM
Ok so it took me forever, because I am a total bobby pin NOOB, but I finally got it beaten into submission. :D
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5016/5524574608_30388401d5.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56465232@N07/5524574608/)
IMG_1320 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56465232@N07/5524574608/) by franmail08 (http://www.flickr.com/people/56465232@N07/), on Flickr

Its kind of a mess from the front, but if I pin my bangs back it might look too formal for my tank top and jean shorts "look" lol..
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5052/5523981997_ec9c046e1d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56465232@N07/5523981997/)
IMG_1317 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56465232@N07/5523981997/) by franmail08 (http://www.flickr.com/people/56465232@N07/), on Flickr
Did I do ok? If you can tell me how to improve it I would be grateful.
I learned this from You Tube after suggestions from people here.
Thanks guys! :eyebrows:

March 13th, 2011, 06:59 PM
It looks great! :) Sorry I have no tips

March 13th, 2011, 07:10 PM
Cute! For a less "formal" look, you can always let your ends stick out of the top like a little fan...

March 13th, 2011, 07:15 PM
Very good, it's harder to do with just bobby pins. Try to get some hair pins (http://jazzabelletresses.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/hair-pins.jpg) or just two shorter sticks. Of course there's also the french twist comb (http://www.hairboutique.com/tips/images/FrenchTwistComb1SmFlower_250.jpg). :D Once you have the right tools, a lot of possibilities open up (and gets a lot easier).

Pantsless Amy
March 13th, 2011, 07:19 PM
You look great! Very chic with your tank and jeans. Well done! :applause

March 13th, 2011, 07:22 PM
It looks wonderful! :) Even with BSL+ hair I can't get my hair in to a French twist that nice.

March 14th, 2011, 12:36 AM
It looks great! You could use a ficcare and less bobbypins. I'm also a bobby pin noob :P

March 14th, 2011, 12:46 AM
You look lovely! It looks really nice and you look very pretty with your hair pulled back like that, very refined and elegant. And it shows off your long neck.

Goody spin pins are a godsend for french twists if you don't feel like fussing with bobby pins.

March 14th, 2011, 12:55 AM
Looks fantastic! Really shows off your great cheekbones.

frost pattern
March 14th, 2011, 01:17 AM
Well done! The 'messy look' looks like being intended. Wear it confidently, and you'll look really nice :)!

The French twist was my first updo, but I was never able to fix it with bobbypins. I agree with Lianna regarding shorter sticks and combs, Flexis and Ficcares will do as well. For my first French twist, a comb like this one worked best (http://www.amazon.com/French-Twist-Comb-Three-Tortoise/dp/B002RN6WY6) (mine doesn't have any beading as well). Or try three pins (http://www.etsy.com/listing/60107853/triforce-aluminum-hair-pins?ref=sr_gallery_8&ga_search_query=french+twist+comb&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade). For inserting from the top, two (http://www.etsy.com/listing/69974894/dymondwood-hair-fork?ref=sr_gallery_4&ga_search_query=hair+stick&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=2&ga_facet=) or three tine (http://www.etsy.com/listing/66711693/metal-hair-stick?ref=sr_gallery_5&ga_search_query=french+twist+comb&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade)forks will be suitable as well. I'd prefer wood or horn as a beginner.

March 14th, 2011, 02:33 AM
ya, you did a good job for your first time !! aint that youtube a godsend :-) I've been watching a lot of youtube too, except that I'm learning more about buns and stix

I never knew long hair could be so much fun !!

March 14th, 2011, 04:47 AM
whoa looking great.

March 14th, 2011, 05:09 AM
Nicely done. I'm just past shoulder and I still can't manage a french twist. I suspect it may be one of those hairstyles I never do get right, but yours looks great with the bangs.

March 14th, 2011, 09:39 AM
Congratulations! It will get easier with practice, and I've never found anything better for holding a french twist than bobby pins or a french twist comb/fork.