There are a few different ways to twist your hair depending on the occasion. Learn about the different ways to twist hair with help from a hair and makeup artist in this free video clip.
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Hi, I'm Joanna, and I'm a hairstylist, and today I'm going to show you a different way to do some fun twists with your hair. Let's get started. So what you're going to need first is a comb, a metal duck bill clip, a bobby pin, or a hair rubber band whichever you decide and some palm aid. So let's start with the palm aid. You're going to open it up and you're just going to get a little bit on you fingertip. This is just going to help with the flyaways so you're just going to rub it in your hands and then just kind of run it in the bangs and the fringe front part of your hair because that's where all the flyaways are. So we'll just kind of smooth them down plus it's going to give it a little bit more grip to grab on to when you get the twist started. And then you're going to take your comb and comb it over and at this point you'll have already determined where your part is, where you want the twist to start. So you just kind of find the part and go about an inch and a half back or so, part it off and part the rest that you don't want back, use your clip to secure it out of the way and here you can see you have the parted off section that we're going to do the twist. This is kind of going to be like the braid that you see a lot of on magazines and on TV lately but it's just a twist. It's something different but it's a very similar technique as doing the French braid. So instead of doing three sections like you do in a French braid, you're going to just take two. So you part it off again, separate this one into two sections and then you're just going to start, you're going to twist it around each other just like French braiding. So if you know how to French braid you'll be ahead of the game and I know it's pretty tricky to do this on yourself especially at a different angle than you're used to. But just take some practice in the mirror and you'll be good to go. So you just take it, twist it, you grab hair from either side and you twist it again, make sure it's separate and then you grab hair from the front first and that palm aid is really going to help get those little flyaway sections out. So you grab hair from the front, hair from the back and then you're going to twist it again and just keep repeating it, hair from the front, hair from the back. You can go as far down as you want to go but I would leave a little bit of leeway because that's where you're going to either put your rubber band or your hair bobby pin that you have. I'm going to do one more little section just in the front and twist it and you can either do it super tight like that or push it up for a little bit of volume which is pretty common, just so it's not slicked down to your head and then you just take it and you can either rubber band it here to really secure it or you can take your bobby pin and start on one end and twist it up and around and into itself and bring the hair back down, smooth it over. See if it looks good if you've got enough volume and then I always do volume in the back just because I just think it adds a little bit to the look. So, you just do a little bit of back combing just around the top part of the head and that is a new take on the French braid for the front of your hair with a twist. Thanks for watching.