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November 14, 2016

Master The French Twist

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Master The French Twist

The French twist is a hairdressing mainstay and a great measurement of your skill level. In Oribe’s Journey to Mastery program, hairdressers get an intense course on creating and personalizing the absolute perfect French twist. Here, editorial stylist Ramona Eschbach shows us exactly how to get this classic look.

Artist: Ramona Eschbach
Manufacturer: Oribe, @oribe

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HOW-TO STEPS

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Apply Oribe Foundation Mist on dry hair and section the top crown, creating a large V-shaped section. Make an almond-shaped section from the curvature of the head to the nape of the neck, leaving the hairline out.

2

Braid the middle section below the crown and above the nape into a flat braid and tie with an elastic.

3

Attach the entire braid by wrapping it around the base of the braid, keeping it flat to the head, and secure.

4

Blow out the remaining hair with a medium-round brush, using a combination of Foundation Mist and Oribe Supershine Light Moisturizing Cream.

5

Allow the hair to set and cool.

6

Pulse Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray on roots and backcomb the hair to create a base.

7

Starting from the front middle section, working toward the back, lace the remaining length of hair ends. For the sides, start in the back then work toward the front. Once the shape and parting are decided, lightly comb hair into place.

8

Once the front is set, gather the hair and twist into shape, keeping the tail out. Hold the tail and twist into a full French twist. Release the tail and secure into the flat braid base. Set with Oribe Superfine Hair Spray.

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Finished Look - Back

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Finished Look - Side

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Finished Look - Front