A french roll or twist is a sophisticated way to wear an updo. However, sometimes it may seem a little too plain. It is very easy to dress up a simple french twist by adding a few smooth shiny curls at the top.
The first step is to create a simple twist. For this look, the hair at the crown must be fairly long. Seperate the top and crown section and clip it out of the way. Brush all of the rest of your hair (including the sides) back and toward the center back.
Using both hands, smooth it from the front to the back, gathering all together at the center back. Grab all of the long hair forming it into a ponytail at the upper portion of the back of your head.
After you have the hair controlled, slide your grip out slightly (about one inch to one and a half inches) and then fold the pony tail over while twisting it. Turn it toward either the right or to the left - whichever side is comfortable to you.
Hold it to the head and then, with your other hand, slide long bobby pins through the folded portion of the twist to secure it to the back of your head. The inside prong of the bobby pin slides along the scalp with the outside prong sliding inside the fold of hair so that it is hidden.
Pull the hair from the top (the part that was clipped out of the way) into a loose pony tail that sits on top of the twist. Using a curling iron, curl the hair into three or four long curls. Fold them over, pin them with one bobby pin and let the ends drape over the twist.
Keep the long curls in all day by using firm hold styling foam or gel before drying your hair. Finish the style with firm hold hair spray.
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Updos for parties, proms, weddings or the office. Follow these simple instructions to begin creating them yourself!