This one technique can create an infinite number of styles. It’s my favourite styling trick and it’s so easy to do but creates far more complicated result that will make people stop you and ask “how did you do your hair?” wherever you go.
I’ve shown the twist & pin in curly hair here and here is a straight hair example.
First step, decide if you want a part or if you want some height at the front. Then take small sections of your hair and twist it round your finger like so.
Then grab a bobby pin and pin through both sides of the twist like so and try and anchor the pin the either the hair below or another twist.
Keep going until all your hair is twisted and pinned. It really is as simple as that.
Go on and have a practice yourself. Two simple tips –
- Buy some good quality hair pins, the stronger the pin the more hair it will hold.
- Try and hide all the ends for a smart finish or leave them out for a more relaxed look.
Short hair – I adopted this technique when I was growing out a short haircut so it’s perfect for shorter styles and bobs. You won’t get really round twists but you can really create a dynamic style.
Long hair – if your hair is too thick or too long to manage in individual twist & pins, section your hair into a ponytail and then take sections from within the ponytail and twist and pin all around the ponytail to hide the elastic. Once you have worked out a few styles this way, experiment with two or more ponytails – one above the other – so you can created different shapes with the twist and pin.