Video: How to Make an Easy French Twist Updo

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Making a French twist updo doesn't have to be the most difficult thing you try to do all day. Make an easy French twist updo with help from a celebrity hairstylist in this free video clip.

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Caile Noble

Caile Noble

http://www.cailenoble.com

Caile Noble is one of L.A.'s rising celebrity hairstylists. He constantly turns heads with his precision cuts, editorial prowess and runway styles. Noble's had the opportunity to work with celebrities, such as Charlize Theron, Natasha Bedingfield, Diane Kruger, Rebecca Romijn, and Kristen Stewart, in addition to showcasing his work on the runways of New York Fashion Week. When not working freelance, he can be found at L.A.'s Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon.

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Hi, I'm Caile Noble, celebrity hairstylist, and today I'm going to show you how to do an easy French twist. There's many ways to do a French twist, especially if you want a very set or stylized French twist. However, today, it's just a simple one, two, pins and you're on your way. In order to achieve this easy French twist, you need a few tools on hand. A little flat brush, little tail comb, and some various pins. I have hair pins and bobby pins and of course, a hairspray. The hairspray we're going to use, is the Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Anti-Humidity Hairspray. What I want to do first, is establish a little anchor for my pins. So, to do that, I'm going to go ahead and take my tail comb. Go through the back and just section off just a vertical section right through the back. What I'm going to do is, go in here and tease just at the base, so that I have a little anchor for my pins, when I put them in place. Just a little and then, obviously taking my hairspray, spraying right there at the T section, to make sure that I keep. Now, as you can see, I've only teased two sections there. Now, I'm going to comb this all into one, and just right here at the base again, just a light, little tease. Now, you don't need to do the teasing, if you don't. However, you're going to run the risk of the French twist not staying place as well. This is just going to give it a good, little hold and anchoring, for when you set those pins into place. Once you have this section down like that, you're going to go in with your flat brush. And just brush your hair into a pony style position. And then, in one sweeping motion, you're literally going to twist the hair into place. By just grabbing the pony, I like to twist the pony up a little bit. And then, just tucking the hair, taking your hair pin, you can go in and just start anchoring the French twist into place like sutures. And then, once you have it kind of lightly set, you can go in with your tail and adjust it however you like. This is going to be more of a personal preference, on how you like to style the twist. And then, I'm going to go in here, through the back and clean that up. Obviously, because we did this French twist in a one, little step process, it definitely has a little bit of a softer feel than a proper multi-step French twist. However, when you go in, you can also finish it off by just going with a little hairspray at the sides. Catching any little flyaways you may have, to dress the hair. This is just a nice, easy, one-step process from work to party, easy and done. A little bit of a looser feel, but as you can see, definitely still nice, balanced with the French twist, soft side parting. And that's how you do an easy French twist. I'm Caile Noble, thank you for watching.

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