August 12, 2011

Half French Twist

Here is a tutorial for a simple 1/2 up style:

Start with hair curled! See this video for tips!



1. Pull a section from one side of your head back to the center and insert bobby pins vertically.



Then grab a section from the opposite side, bring it back to the section, flip it around and insert bobby pins on the underneath section. 



And then you're done!




Perfect for a fancy occasion or simply to get your hair off your face!

Please let me know if you have any questions!

58 comments:

  1. How do you have so much body (volume?) in your hair? What products do you use? I love this style, btw-thanks!

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      Have fun!

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  2. you have beautiful hair, also love your hair tips, I always thought you weren't supposed to flat iron close to the scalp or you would have flat hair, good to know that it is the other way around.

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  3. Boofsmom: Here is a post about the prodcuts I use daily: http://itsthesmallthingsblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/hair-products-i-use-on-daily-basis.html

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  4. love this- any tips for LOTS OF THICK hair in this style?? (When I say thick, and lots, you can't even imagine!)

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  5. Anonymous: You could absolutely do this style with thick hair. Just grab less of it as you are pulling it back and keep it more at the top of your head instead of the back. Also, get some high quality bobby pins! Good luck!

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  6. where do you buy the aquage? and what do you recommend for high quality bobby pins?

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  7. Diana: check online for the Aquage. Maybe here? (I've never bought from here to make sure you read fine print!) http://www.buy.com/prod/aquage-uplifting-foam/q/sellerid/32101665/loc/67984/215767586.html

    Also, ask your hairstylist if she'll sell you some. The professional quality are the BEST. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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  8. beautiful!! Do you just flip it underneath the other section and then hide the bobby pin?? Also how did you get your hair to poof in the middle? Looks perfectly natural, and simple. love it.

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  9. Hi Chelsea: I've got a video tutorial coming soon! :) Thanks for your interest!

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  10. I love your tips! I tried the half french twist but it was not a success. :( I will try again though!

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  11. So, I did this today since my hair is suddenly taking curl again. Somehow it ended up looking like those 90's put it in a pony and flip it over. I'll have to keep trying.

    BUT your tips about styling your hair first before putting it up is really helpful. I've never been one to just put my hair up or intend to. It is usually an option on day two or three. :-)

    Thanks for all the help!

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  12. Hi Kate- I just found your blog this morning through this photo that was up on Pinterest. I'm obessed with your hair and have written down all the products that you use for my shopping list. I actually live in Raleigh and wondered what Salon you work at???
    Love the blog! Thanks for all the pictures and videos- they're great.
    Candice

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  13. What does your hair look like when it's not curled? Do you have layers? How would I ask my stylist to get my hair but like yours? I have long dull hair, and am looking for a new do. I LOVE all of your styles, and would like to have the right cut to start!
    Thanks for all of your awesome tips:)

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  14. ^"hair "cut" like yours....

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  15. So excited to have found you via Pinterest. Your hair is amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  16. I pinned this on Pinterest too! Love! Thanks!

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  17. I cannot figure out how to twist the hair to hide the bobby pins! Did you do the tutorial yet?

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  18. Anonymous: there is not a video tutorial for this style. . .just fold the last section in half and place the pin on the half closer to your scalp!

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  19. THANK YOU. I made my attempt today .. http://wp.me/p16YdL-5b love your blog! :)

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  20. Love thias look! You make it look so easy!

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  21. I found this photo on Pinterest. Great tutorial!

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  22. Haha -- this pretty tutorial is sweeping pinterest -- I found it there, too! :)

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  23. A HUGE thank you to Pintrest! So happy I found your blog! And it's nice to see someone with shorter-ish hair doing tutorials! I'll probably try this one for work tomorrow (with dirty hair-have to be to work SO EARLY)! Would this work with dirty hair or should I still wash?!

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  24. Do you have a video tutorial for this???

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  25. You have gorgeous hair! I can't seem to figure out what you're doing on the "flip it around" section to hide the bobby pins. Any help would be appreciated!

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  26. LOve this! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.
    (Found you on pinterest)

    ~Shanon

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  27. I love this! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  28. So easy! I love your tutorials! You explain them so well, and they're so easy to follow :) Please keep posting with new ideas! With the holiday season, I'm always looking for new ways to do my hair!

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  29. I am going to try this tomorrow:) i hope it turns out good! it is just to go to church and i am tired of my hair being all plain:) will let ya know it turns out. So glad i found you thanks to Pinterest:) :)

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  30. Thanks for the hair videos they are SOOOO helpful. I found your blog via pinterest!

    Thanks for the tips!

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  31. Hi Kate!
    I am not quite sure how to tuck it under or around.. do you just flip it backwards and pin it in?

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  32. then *you're done.
    Awesome! I will do this tomorrow, I love it.

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  33. Hello, My name is charity and my friend from Utah back in the states( i'm in France for a exchange program) but anyways I'm trying to find new ways to do my hair it getting boring haha I have long hair and i would not say its think but not thin either somewhere in there closer to the thick side do you think this style could be done on my hair? I'm having trouble getting it to work it does not look the same as in the picture

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  34. CUTE!! I have VERY curly hair...I am going to try this with mine..we will see if it works!

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  35. Thanks so much for the hair tutorials! I can't wait to try out some of these with my hair. =)

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  36. It would be so nice if you could do a video tutorial on this...the folding in half on the other side is hard...thanks!

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  37. You have such pretty hair! It always looks great! Thanks for the videos... I've been so bored with my usual hairstyles!!!!!

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  38. You could have use straightner then the rest off the hair would have been look lot batter.....

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  39. Hi Kate! Just found your site via somebody's post about Blissdom, and so glad I did! I'm a low-maintainance sort of person, and not-so-young anymore, but I do still care about how I look, and think it is important. Your hairstyle tutorials are inspiring! You make it look so easy. I just had to try this one. I did it with my hair straight, and it has taken a few tries to get the bobby pins centered and get the right amount of hair in, but I really like how it looks. Thank you so much!

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  40. I've been trying this style for a couple days but I can't seem to get my hair to go in the right direction after the second bobby pin - it wants to go straight out, towards my ear, instead of vertical. Any tips?

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  41. Love your ideas! I was wondering if there are certain bobby pins that work better for thicker hair. I bought some "hair pins" but they totally don't work, or I'm not using them right. Any suggestions? I'm about ready to chop my hair and thin it out so I can use more of your styles. They are just too cute! :)

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  42. Love this style, but I just don't get what you mean by flip it! Could you please explain again for a beginner?

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  43. If you get a chance to do a video tutorial for this, I would be so thankful. I also cannot figure out how to get this style flipped and pinned right. It looks so easy, but I am reallydumb when it comes to hair. Today I finally got it to where I thought it was safe to go out in public, but by the time I stopped at the post office and got back home, it was falling out. Thanks for all your tips! I have been looking for help with my hair my whole life and your demonstrations have been just what I was looking for!

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  44. I love your hair style!!! Is there a way to get my hairsylist to do it just like it? Your hair is perfect length for updos and for wairing it down!

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  45. i like hairstyles i want to say that i can serme whole life to the hairstyles hairstyles i can easily do this i like it.hairstyles are a primitive one and often linked with the popular and demanding styles in 60s and 70s both in men and women. A parallel hairstyles approach is still followed for girls and women in modern hairstyles amazing hairstyle with a little untidy that confers a rock & roll look to your hair. This curly hairstyles. style has gone mens hair styles through slight changes over the time. Unlikely to older styles.

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  46. This is really sweet, well all your hairstyles are! I also love how you incorporate half side braids into your hairstyles :)

    xo
    Erika
    http://jasminblancboutique.blogspot.co.uk/

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  47. Love this site! Love the tips!

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  48. Kate! I would love to try this style, but the link to the video is not working. Help!

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  49. Do you bobby pin the center/top or just tease?

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  51. I have long (1/2 way down my back)curly, thick hair. This works beautifully in my hair and is SUPER easy!!! My kind of style!!!! Thanks!

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  52. Great post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts.

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  54. I pinned this on Pinterest too! Love! Thanks!

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