The Latest Trend in Hair … Twist Your Locks!
For a fun new hairstyle that works for everyday wear or for a holiday party, why not twist your locks? This style is both formal and fashionable and can also work for casual weekends when you want your hair up and off your face. There are no rules to twisting your hair so you can have fun with the style and create a look that is uniquely your own.
To give yourself a good twist, first start with clean hair and add some mousse or styling gel so it holds a shape. If your hair is very flat it’s good to set it with large rollers so it has some body and curl you can use in the twist. You’ll also need a supply of pins to hold your hair.
For shorter hair it may be good to simply twist the sides and pin them to your head, and then take the remnant of hair at the ends and put this in a ponytail, then twist this up in a bun so everything looks like it runs into one style.
If you have longer hair you have more options for twisting your locks. You might gather all your hair together like you’re going to put it in a ponytail and instead, twist one side over the other and pin the ends. This is an updated French twist that looks very handsome on anyone. You can also twist both sides and pin them to your head and then leave the long ends in a ponytail; this works when you want a style for the office and leaving your hair down just won’t do.
You might also add a twist to your hair in front. Pull a section of your hair forward and twist it between your fingers, then put some pins in the hair at the front of your head. You can add more visual appeal to this look by pulling one section of hair from the opposite side of your head which gives you instant drama.
A twist also looks good when you’re wearing an up-do. Rather than just combing or brushing your hair back and putting it up in a ballerina bun or pinning it in a chignon, put a twist in one side or both sides as you pull that section back toward the bun or chignon. This will keep it from looking dull and just like everyone else’s bun or chignon.
Have fun with a hair twist and play around with different looks. Try a tight twist for an everyday look to keep your hair out of your face, or a looser twist for a glamorous look. Let some tendrils frame your face in front of the twist to keep the look unfussy and carefree.