French twist hair has always been a classic hairstyle but is making a huge comeback! There is a certain elegance about this stunning updo that grabs your attention, and many ways exist to pull it off! Whether you want a French twist to wear to an office party or a super hot date night, we’ve got you covered! Here are 15 French twist hairstyles to suit any hair length!
15 Gorgeous French Twist Hairstyles For All Hair Lengths
1. Easy French Twist For Short Hair
This super trendy French twist is easy to put together and is perfect for short and medium-haired gals! French twist hair usually works best with next-day hair, but it’s no big deal if you have showered! You can spray some dry shampoo so your hair isn’t slick. We also recommend spraying some texturizing spray in your hair and adding some definition with a curling iron before you twist it! You can achieve this updo in minutes using U-shaped bobby pins. Check out a tutorial here!
2. Braided French Twist
This braided French twist is a super cute take on this hairstyle and is perfect for medium to long hair lengths! To achieve this look, start teasing your hair with a teasing brush at the crown of your head. Pin that section at the back of your head in a criss-cross pattern. Next, pull the two front sections toward the back like you were going to do a half-up hairdo and secure them over the top of the previously pinned section. Braid the remainder of the hair and secure it at the ends. Next, pull the braid up from the ends and bend it into itself so the elastic is closest to your head. Secure the braid to your head with bobby pins, and you’re done!
3. Gorgeous Messy French Twist
We love this messy, modern version of a classic French twist! The key to this look is starting with wavy hair. Spray some texturizing spray in your hair and curl it with a 1- 1 ½ inch barrel curling iron or wand. Pick the curls apart with your fingers or a hair pick. Now, you can begin french twisting your hair, emphasizing it not being perfect. Be sure to leave some pieces down in the front to frame your face. You will also want to avoid pulling this twist tight like you usually would and keep it loose and tousled. Once it’s secured, gently tug on a few pieces until you have a few looser than others.
4. Chic French Twist
This ultra-chic French twist works best for short to medium hair lengths. For this French twist, you will want to use some hair oil or smoothing serum to make your hair sleek and shiny and prevent any flyaways. You will start this by securing your hair in a midway ponytail, leaving a few tendrils around the face. Take one hand and create an opening behind the elastic, then pull the ponytail through. Now, wrap the ponytail around, tuck in the ends, and secure with bobby pins. Ensure you use enough bobby pins to secure all the hair. If you want to see how to achieve this look from start to finish, you can find the video here!
5. Modern French Twist
This clipped French twist is super casual but so much fun! We love combining the elegance of a French twist with the sportiness of the hair clip. It just screams perfection! You can pull this look off with almost any hair length; you may have to alter it if you have short hair. The best part about this French twist is it comes together in about 3 minutes! Start by pulling all of your hair to one side and securing it there with bobby pins. Secure a small bun at the bottom of your hair with an elastic. Begin rolling the ball toward your head until you’ve reached the end. Secure with bobby pins. Now, take a scallop hair clip and secure it on the twist. Finish with some hairspray, and you are ready to roll!
6. Curly French Twist
This undone French twist hair look is super cute and works best with medium to long hair lengths! You will want to start with tight curls for this look. Start by spraying sections of your hair with hairspray. Take ½ inch sections of your hair and curl them away from your face. Once you are finished curling, spray some volumizing spray in your hair and fluff it up a bit. Now, you are ready for your French twist. You can watch the full video tutorial here!
7. Angled French Twist
This French twist hairstyle is so classy and works great for short hair! We love that the twist itself isn’t straight up and down but at more of an angle. You will want to create some waves in your hair by curling it with a 1-inch barrel curling iron or separating it with your fingers. Spray your hair with some texturizing spray to help the style hold better. Use your fingers to bring your hair to the back of your head as if you were making a ponytail. You don’t want to use a brush for this because it will make your hair too tight. Bring all your hair to one side and secure it with a bobby pin. Now, create a small bun at the end of your hair and start rolling toward the center. Roll at a slight angle when you are rolling to create the slant in the twist. Secure with bobby pins, and you’re ready to slay.
8. Glam French Twist
Glam French twist hair is perfect for fancy parties or formal affairs! They pair beautifully with gorgeous ballgowns and formal attire. We just love this version of a glam French twist. It is absolutely beautiful and comes together fast! You will want to add some texturizing spray and add some waves with a curling iron or wand to create a tousled look. You can watch how to create this look here!
9. Undone Elegant French Twist
We love this slightly undone yet elegant version of a French twist! This look is great for short hair and comes together super quick! You can start with any base for this look because it is more clean than some of the other French twist styles. You may want to slightly curl a few face-framing pieces to give it a softer appearance. Start teasing your hair with a teasing brush at your crown and pin it back. Next, leaving 1-inch sections around your face, gather the rest back and begin securing your hair with pins on one side, going all the way up. It should look like you have a flat ponytail on one side. Now, gather your hair and begin twisting it inward. Secure with bobby pins and spray lightly with hairspray for maximum hold.
10. Messy Formal French Twist
Here is another modern French twist perfect for formal or semi-formal events! It’s best suited for medium to long hair lengths. Begin by spraying your hair with texturizing spray and using your fingers to mess it up a little to help it hold easier. Use a teasing brush to tease the crown and the sides of your hair at the roots for added volume. If you have thin hair, we recommend spraying some volumizing spray at the roots! Use your fingers to pull back your hair like you were making a ponytail midway, leaving some loose pieces around your face. Now, begin rolling your hair toward the middle. It needs to be tight enough to hold together, but it should be tight enough that it takes away from the look. Once you get to the center, secure it with bobby pins, and you can gently tug at your crown for some added volume. Weave more bobby pins into the twist to keep it secure.
11. Flirty French Twist
This textured French twist hair look is unique, flirty, and suitable for medium to long hair lengths. It’s the perfect hairstyle for a casual coffee date or shopping! You will want to add some texture with a texturizing iron for this look. You can skip this step if you aren’t working with clean hair or your hair is relatively thick! Here is the full video tutorial on how to achieve this look!
12. Voluminous French Twist
This French twist has all the volume and is so chic. It works well with long hair, and it comes together in minutes! You will want to add some volume to your hair with some volumizing mousse or spray and tease your roots around your hair. Here is a step-by-step video that will show you how to assemble this jaw-dropping French twist.
13. Classic French Twist
If you are looking for a classic, sleek French twist, this is it! You can achieve this look with most hair lengths, and it is almost effortless. You will want to start with damp hair for a smooth and sleek look. We recommend adding a serum to your hair to tame any frizz that may interfere with the overall look. Use a smoothing brush to brush your hair back into a low ponytail. Don’t leave any strands free. Twist your hair a couple of times, then begin twisting it up tightly toward your head. Tuck any free strands under your French twist and secure it with pins. You want to make sure you use enough pins where the twist feels snug against your head to ensure it lasts through the day! Finish with some hairspray, and you’re done!
14. Romantic French Twist
This French twist hair look is a romantic twist on the classic hairstyle, and we’re here for it! The best part is that it comes together in minutes! This French twist works best for short hair, though you can probably pull it off with medium-length locks also. This hairstyle is actually two French twists stacked on top of each other, which is so adorable! You can watch the tutorial here!
15. Long Hair French Twist
If you have long hair, you have to try this French twist! It is so chic and perfect for so many occasions! The best part is you can put this together in just a minute! Make sure you start with unwashed hair, add some texture with spray, or make loose waves. Check out this video to learn how to do this stunning French twist!