The Modern Twist Updo Tutorial


If you are looking for a way to pull your hair up in a slightly fancy way without being overly conservative, I would highly recommend this modern take on a french twist. I love the ends sticking out as a way to soften and relax the style. . . it feels a bit more casual to me which was exactly what I was going for.

A few key products to help assist the style are great bobby pins, a strong clear elastic, and perhaps some texture spray or powder to build a little chalky texture in the hair for hold. I love the Diane bobby pins, the Blaxx clear elastics, and either Amika Un.Done Volume and Matte Texture Spray, or IGK Texture Powder.

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Comments (11)

  1. Krista says
    Posted May 5, 2021

    Love this! I am hair illiterate but I could definitely do this! Thank you!

  2. Michelle says
    Posted May 5, 2021

    Always here for these OG hair tutorials. Another great one! I’m excited to try this one. Thanks Kate!

  3. Jackie M. says
    Posted May 5, 2021

    Love a freshie hair tutorial! Any recommendations for what to do with those ends if you have longer hair? I love this and can’t wait to try it!

    • Michele says
      Posted May 8, 2021

      Same, please! It would be so fun to have a series of styles you’ve done on different hair lengths (you know, for you to do in your ample free time😂)

  4. Posted May 5, 2021

    Such a cute updo! ❤️✨

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  5. Lori says
    Posted May 5, 2021

    Love this! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Christin says
    Posted May 5, 2021

    Where did you get your cute white top from?

  7. Elise says
    Posted May 5, 2021

    Love sooooo cute!!

  8. Meghan says
    Posted May 6, 2021

    I love this! I also love your top. Do you have a link to it? Thank you!

  9. Angela says
    Posted May 6, 2021

    This is the perfect easy updo for summer! My hair is usually up for most of the hot weather.

  10. Posted May 8, 2021

    That looks so lovely, I am going to have to recreate!

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