With just a couple minutes and few bobby pins, you can create this elegant updo. Yes, you. All you need to do is twist, fold, and pin. Easy as 1-2-3. The technique is similar to a French twist but instead placing it vertically, we'll lay twist horizontally across the nape. It works really well on shoulder length hair so this is a great styling option for peeps sporting a lob.
This updo is super versatile, too. Make it really clean and tight for a fancier look or make it a bit looser and more messy for an everyday style. I'll show you both versions in the tutorial below. It's so simple and pretty, you'll definitely want to add it to your repertoire.
Horizontal Twist Updo
For this updo, you will need:
Pomade, styling wax, or styling cream
1. Run some product through your hair.
2. Gather into a low ponytail on one side of your nape.
4. Fold the twist over to the opposite nape.
5. Tuck the end under and fold the twist down. This will make the hair from underneath wrap up around the twist. Pin in place.
All the steps are the same for a more casual look, just don't twist your hair so tightly.