Do the Twist!
by Cinya Burton
Published Dec 29, 2011
Need a break from the braids trend? Try a twist! The simple technique adds texture to your hairdo, has a sophisticated retro vibe, and is making a major comeback on spring runways and red carpets. Plus, the versatile effect can be overlapped, woven, and wrapped in a slew of chic ways to fit any style. Check out a few of the latest and greatest rolled looks.
Hang loose! Side-swept styles are a classic go-to for big nights out. Use a teeny twist to neatly gather your hair to one side. Or for more texture, divide the section you want to roll into two pieces and wind them together in a spiral.
The vintage rolled effect first made major waves at the Preen Spring Collection show during New York Fashion Week. The look was neatly structured, sweet, and inspired by ’40s hairstyles. Then, earlier this month, Scarlett Johansson mimicked the 'do with a slightly more teased version.
Add pizazz to your ponytail by twisting the hair on each side of your part until you reach the nape of your neck. Secure with a clear elastic and backcomb the loose strands for sleek yet wild combo. For a more polished finish, wrap the hair ends into a low bun.
This season we were obsessed with Rachel McAdams’ cluster of curled, mini buns. The teeny wraps were an elegant and whimsical way to glam up her look. To keep the style low-key, create messy knots so strands stick out.