The Sideways French Twist

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3with30, Week Four
Several months ago I showed you how to do the Chic Updo. My hair was right at my shoulders, and it was closest I could get to this style
 
 
 
 
Now that my hair is a little bit longer, I was able to show you a different way to start this style, and how to get a higher and fuller finish. 
 
You don’t need to have curled hair to do this style, but it may help when it comes to bending your ends under! 

 
The products mentioned in this video are:

Not mentioned, but still used: Aquage Uplifting Foam

Earrings: Francesca’s
Dress: Modcloth (full image here)

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Sarah Jolley says · 07.16.12

Just watched this tutorial and loved it, it’s inspired me to try it now my hair has grown out! Thankyou so much!

Sarah @ bluebellroad.blogspot.co.uk

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Kelly @ Fashion or Fiction says · 07.16.12

It’s so beautiful! I’m an idiot with my hair though, so I’ll leave the pretty hair-dos to you!

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Susan says · 07.16.12

Gorgeous! I always have trouble putting in the bobby pins like you do. Can you do a tutorial on how you insert the bobby pins? You make it look so easy! 🙂 Thanks!

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Anonymous says · 07.16.12

I would love a tutorial on bobby pins, too!!! There are so many styles I would love to do, but can’t seem to figure out those darn bobby pins!

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palm0213 says · 07.16.12

Me too! I know zig-zag side down, but I always have trouble knowing how much hair to grab with the pin . . .

.ivy

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Anonymous says · 08.06.12

my hair is so thick, it doesn’t seem to want to hold onto my bobby pins and I don’t know what to do about it. i like her half french roll styles too. I use a great big fancy comb to hold it instead of pins because the comb holds my hair better

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♥PINK DOLLY♥ says · 07.16.12

Def trying thifor the wedding Iam going to tomorrow but my hair is back length.

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Applebypie says · 07.16.12

Beautiful – and suitable for any age! X
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Sea Stone Journal says · 07.16.12

Gorgeous! I can’t wait to try this style out. Thanks again Kate for your great hair tutorials.

E x

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Katie from Loverly She says · 07.16.12

lovely!:) as usual.

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Shannan says · 07.16.12

This is just to cute!! Thanks Kate, I now can’t wait for my hair to grow out!!!!!

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Sandy says · 07.16.12

You and I have pretty much the same hair, color
and all. I had it short for several years. Florida
is so hot all the time but I let it grow out this
past winter and am now ready for some nice up doo’s.

Your video’s are so helpful and I’m enjoying watching
and mastering my own hair…
Thanks
Sandy

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Anonymous says · 07.16.12

BEAUTIFUL!!!

andrea

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Holly Behney says · 07.16.12

i used the knot picture as inspiration for my hair as a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding and it looked great! 🙂

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kristinwithani says · 07.16.12

Super pretty. Can’t wait to see you at Becoming… or Target in Apex. 🙂

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Ruth says · 07.16.12

Kate, this is gorgeous. I’m trying to grow out my hair so that I can do more of your hairstyles in the tutorials. The tutorials are so helpful! :)You are seriously so talented to learn all those tutorials by yourself. Thanks for sharing them!

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Anonymous says · 07.16.12

This look is very pretty Kate, but I think it makes you appear too matronly. Possibly it is the top that you are wearing, mixed with the drop earrings. It reminds me of something from Little House on the Prairie. Please don’t get me wrong. I am not bashing you. It was just my first reaction when I saw the pics.Possibly with a light, breezy summer top or a sundress it would appear differently.

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bullockdixie says · 07.16.12

Love this one too bad my hair is not long enough to wear it this way..
Love you and your blog..

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Anonymous says · 07.16.12

CUTE!!! This is such an adorable hairstyle on you 🙂 I wish my hair wasn’t short 🙁 But I must try it when it is longer!!
-Elisabeth

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Ponies and Pearls says · 07.16.12

I love this glamorous look. It looks so effortless and chic. Can’t wait to wear it to a wedding at the end of the summer! Keep your fab tutorials coming 🙂

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Miranda says · 07.16.12

Hi Kate, I love this style! I have fairly long hair (about shoulder blade length) and I’m wondering what the best way to put the sections of hair up would be for length?

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Anonymous says · 07.16.12

My hair is shoulder blade lenght as well (or maybe even a bit longer) I also want to know how to do this hairstyle with longer hair, realy love this updo.
Miryam

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Anonymous says · 07.16.12

Love your hair color! Can you blog a little more about how you choose color for your hair.

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lexsmama says · 07.16.12

Shoot. I just lopped off my hair again! Inverted bob for the sweltering heat. I’ll have to try this one in a few months. Super cute!!

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Anonymous says · 07.16.12

Your hair color is beautiful! Could you please give some information about what line/toner you use on your highlights so I can try and recreate! Thanks.

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Frances says · 07.16.12

I want to try Aquage, but wanted to know if the company does animal testing. Does it say on the bottle if so or not?

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Anonymous says · 07.16.12

You got me thinking so I just checked my bottle. It says “No animal testing”.

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Frances says · 07.17.12

Great, thanks for checking!

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Stephanie Lin says · 07.16.12

Such a great hair style. I am going to try it for work. And… I love your earrings, so cute. Where did you get them?

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Anonymous says · 07.16.12

You are so cute! I love your hair tutorials. Could you do a tutorial for curly/wavy hair? And some good products to use for frizz. Thanks! Amy

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Jane says · 07.16.12

Kate, your hair and dress both are adorable! The color of the dress also looks very good on you. Are the earrings some that you and your sister made?

Anyway, you look fabulous!

Jane

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Amy says · 07.16.12

Kate, great hair! So versatile depending on one’s lifestyle. You look radiant too btw.

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Anonymous says · 07.17.12

kate,

I have a QUESTION!!! you seem really at ease with your body and comfortable in your own skin. Do you have any body issues? If so, how do you handle them? Your amazing!

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Rachel @ Making Life Fabulous says · 07.17.12

This is soooo classy and pretty! I will definitely be trying this on my own hair soon. Thank you for the video!

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Alixandria Y says · 07.17.12

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Alixandria Y says · 07.17.12

WILL BE DOING THIS HAIRSTYLE FOR WORK:)

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Moushka says · 07.17.12

Lovely up-do, very elegant. I’m definitely going to try it out. Thanks so much for the video instructions.

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Anonymous says · 07.17.12

Can you do a tutorial on how to correctly apply bottom eyeliner?

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Anonymous says · 07.17.12

You make it look so easy! I think I have it then look in the mirror and it’s a rats nest! Lol my hair is very sim to yours just need more hands!

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Anonymous says · 07.17.12

I just wanted to say that I admire your clothing selections – modest, stylish, and feminine (at least what I’ve seen!) It inspires me to just take the time to do my hair nice and find modest/feminine clothes (a feat of wonder in the small town where I’m from)
Thanks – keep it up!

~ A 14-yr-old from Canada

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Joanna @ Southern Daisy says · 07.17.12

Just wanted to let you know that I picked up some Kenra 25 yesterday and it has changed my life!!!! I always wondered why my hair would never stay the way I wanted it to….well go figure, my hair spray sucked! Thank you so much for recommending this product! My bangs aren’t in my eyes for the first time ever!

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Anonymous says · 07.17.12

Woohooo! Thanks to your tutorial, I was able to style my hair this way.

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Damaris Chamorro says · 07.17.12

Great blog! I´m following you

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Wendy McSwain says · 07.17.12

Very pretty!

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Madison Collins says · 07.18.12

KATE, you just crack me up! I loved your advice about what type of events to wear this hairstyle to…haha no moshing or crazy head shaking 😉

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elledetientlacle says · 07.18.12

Prim, proper, and lovely. THANK YOU for another great tutorial! (Oh, and I third or fourth or fifteenth the request for you to do a tutorial on bobby pins – please!)

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Amy says · 07.18.12

You do such great tutorials and have great styles…plus I love your hair! Thanks for all the knowledge you share…I’m gonna give this one a try tonight!

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chall12702 says · 07.19.12

I just tried this today and it turned out great!!! I had curled my hair last night so I still had loose waves this morning. This was a perfect day 2 hairstyle! Lots of compliments… Thank you so much 😉

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Stacy says · 07.19.12

Sigh…I wish you could come to my house and do my hair everyday! I’ll have to try this out myself I guess, because it’s fabulous! 🙂

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kristin says · 07.20.12

Adorable, Kate! By the way, you look beautiful in blue!

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Maria @ All Things Luxurious says · 07.20.12

This is gorgeous — thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

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Lauren says · 07.21.12

love this! but maybe its not meant to be if you have long hair? mine falls below my elbows. i’ve been trying to get it down for a wedding on saturday but theres too much hair! guess thats a good thing rather than a bad thing lol love the look!

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jenniferchristine says · 07.21.12

HI! Just love ALL your hair tutorials! I am a 37 mom of two with long hair…over 22 inches. So, I have been taking your hairstyles and tweeking them a bit to use with my length of hair. So far they have been working out! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
God bless,
Jennifer Christine

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Anonymous says · 07.26.12

Oh my goodness, Kate…really!? I LOVE this hairstyle and it seems so easy! Thank you for sharing…I can’t wait to get home from work and try it out!

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Lindsey Henig says · 09.26.12

Hi! That top picture is ME! On my wedding day 5 years ago 😉 A sorority sister of mine saw this and brought it to my attention! So glad you liked it, yours looks beautiful!
-Lindsey

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Cassie A. says · 09.29.12

Kate, you have literally changed my life. I’ve always said that I wanted to take a class on how to style my own hair in cute, new ways. Thanks to you I have been rocking a new ‘do every day and it has helped pull me out of my post-breakup slump. I feel pretty every day! Thank you so much for everything that you do!!

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Joel & Heidi Weaver says · 11.04.12

Kate, just thought you’d like to know, your blog has changed my LIFE! I FINALLY know how to do my hair and make it have volume and loveliness everyday! I can’t believe I have been walking around my whole life letting my hair be limp, flat and lifeless! Thank you for your easy to follow hairstyling videos!

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Cecily says · 11.28.12

It’d be so cute with a braid as the “decoration” on that last section, too. Options, options. 🙂 What a fun blog! Happy to have found it. 🙂

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Emily says · 12.26.12

“Nothing like a moshpit or anything…” LOL!!! Not only are these videos educational, but they’re hilarious, too. 😛

I love this style! What would you do with longer hair where the tails are trickier to tuck in?

xoxo
Emily
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Lyla says · 03.11.13

You make it all so much simpler! Thank you!

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Leah Hamill says · 03.13.13

I wore this hairdo to a gala last weekend, and it was GREAT! I did the top like the “half to full undo” because I have some really short layers, and the bottom in the twist. I got so many compliments, I was even told that I looked like Audrey Hepburn! (my hair is pretty dark!) I LOVE this blog, I read it all the time! Thanks 🙂

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Summer A says · 05.01.13

I did this for a formal fundraiser event and people were complimenting me all night-I passed on your blog address! Today I’m rocking the french braid/side messy bun and a MALE coworker just complimented me on my hair. You make it so easy – thank you!

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Tifani Sipes says · 08.01.13

Love this hairstyle! It is so cute. Thank you for the hair inspiration! I will be trying some styles soon.

Tifani Sipes
http://breakfastattifanis.blogspot.com/

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Helen says · 05.22.14

Dear Kate, I absolutely adore your tutorials, but unfortunately, they aren’t working for me because my hair is just too long (inferior angle of my shoulder blade). Do you have any advice? Besides cutting my hair, because I really like it’s lenght.

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Stacie says · 06.23.14

Hi – I have never been able to do an updo myself, and I had a fancy work event Friday night and followed this step by step and it turned out perfect on the first try!! Lasted all through the night. All of the girls at my table had their hair professionally done and mine looked better than theirs. Thank you thank you!

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Trisha T says · 06.27.15

I am a waitress at a 5star hotel and restaurant and I have had the worst time with my hair up do’s until I started looking around Pinterest and found you. Thank you so much for “holding your own mirror” and posting anyway! Looking forward to more!

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Olivia says · 07.18.15

Would this be possible for extremely long hair? Like hair that is a little over your bottom. This is really cute and I am looking for cute updo’s; however, I have hair that is very long. Could you just tuck more or would it be to heavy?

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jordan says · 09.17.15

thank you so much for this tutorial. i am going to the opera in ten days and this will be perfect!

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Bettina says · 09.30.15

Hi Kate, a few weeks ago I came across your blog in search of something that I could do with my hair at my wedding as I am not a young and beautiful bride but 50+ 🙂
I like my hair and certainly I wanted to look as beautiful AND natural as possible. I found your “sideway-french-twist”-Tutorial and loved it! Then I practised a few times…

Last Friday my husband and I got married on a small German Island (I’m German and he is English) . Everything was so wonderful and just the way I had wished for us. I know it’s just a small extra but I did my hair as I had learned from your tutorial. I added a few hair pins with beads in the colour of my dress and I was so so happy with it. It fitted to us and to me: elegant and festive but at the same time not too overdone dressed up (at this point I have to say sorry for my English and my husband is not here to help me 😉 ).

I’d like to send you a photo just of my hair if you like but I don’t want to be obtrusive!

I do not have plenty of time to follow your blog and try out all your tips and advices but I read with interest about your life with your young children and the love and care which shines through your words! I remember very well how life was (I had three sons under three as my “second child” has been twins. Now they are big boys of 28 and 25 (twins!) and all the time I felt so blessed with my family).

All the best for you and your lovely family!
Cheers from Germany,
Bettina

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Kathleen says · 12.05.15

Thank you for the great video. You are so cute! Your outfits and hair are feminine and stylish. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us. I’m wearing my hair like this tonight to a Christmas party.

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Heather Evans says · 05.12.17

Love it. Thanks

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Jeni says · 08.06.17

This is great, and you seem so sweet! Thank you!!

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Cindy Bitting says · 07.17.18

Love this!! Hope to try it at my next formal event.

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Casey says · 12.01.18

Hi Kate, I came across your tutorial looking for easy updo hairstyles for my husband’s company Christmas party. The event is being held in a very elegant location and I can’t leave it down (that’s too simple and plain). My hair is always up in a clip or ponytail with a rubber band. I need something different and easy because I never “fix” my hair. This seems super easy, simple and quick. Can’t wait to try it.

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Denise says · 01.30.21

I love the video! A classic, lovely look! I have been wanting new hairstyle looks since I grew my hair out!❤️

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chris says · 03.13.21

I prefer the vertical French roll personally.

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