30 Days of Twist & Pin Hairstyles – Hair Romance Challenge

I have set myself a challenge. 30 days, 30 hairstyles using the Twist & Pin.

For the whole month of May I will be posting Twist & Pin hairstyles to prove how versatile this technique really is.

I was inspired by a tweet from The Blog Stylist and she wrote about the Little Black Dress experiment that The Society Stylist initiated in 2009. I loved the idea and wondered what sort of challenge I could set myself and so 30 Days of Twist & Pin was born.

I haven’t been very consistent with posting on Hair Romance so posting every day will be a challenge for me. But I really want to illustrate how many things you can do with your hair besides a ponytail, even if your hair is too short for a ponytail.

I started pining my hair when I was growing out my really really short hair and it got to that awkward stage where it’s not short but not a bob. It’s just a bit fluffy. I was growing out the short layer at the back and started folding and pinning to create some attempt at a hairstyle but it really worked. As my hair grew I had enough to start twisting and pinning and so it developed.

I hope 30 Days of Twist & Pin in May provides some hairspiration on how to wear your hair. Click here to subscribe to Hair Romance so you don’t miss a post.

Would love to hear any requests you have or what format you would like to see the challenge.

UPDATE: Hope you are enjoying the Hair Romance Twist & Pin Challenge. I am! So much so I am releasing all the instructions for the styles in an ebook available on 1 June! Not only will it have all the step-by-step for you to recreate these styles yourself at home but will also have some more of my styling tips and tricks. Remember – 1 June – put it in your diaries!

SECOND UPDATE: The 30 Days of Twist & Pin Hairstyles ebook is here! It contains over 75 pages of hairstyle how-tos, detailed instructions and tutorials for more than 30 hairstyles plus extra styling tricks and tips. Click here and here to find out more and to buy the book. Never have a bad hair day again with the Hair Romance ebook!

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  1. Me my best and I says

    Cool idea! I've only just discovered hair pins to do a bun ad opposed to Bobby pins! I used to see this girl on my train that had beautifully pinned up hair and always wondered how she did it!!

  2. Marie says

    Really looking forward to this! Only recently I stumbled upon your blog, and am very happy I did! My hair is pretty long, roughly to the middle of my back, is very healthy etc… I just don't know what to do with it. Needless to say, I always look like a hippy, I am thrilled to see what you come up with in the next 30!

  3. little yellow apple says

    LOVE this idea! I wore the pin twist style to work one day and everyone asked me about it. I can not wait to see what you come up with.

  4. Taffy says

    WOW! You must have read my mind! I've been looking up all sorts of "up do's" for my medium length hair. My goal is not to wear my hair the same everyday. THANKS for doing this just for me :)

  5. Mrs Soup says

    SO glad and cannot wait to see the magic you work! Especially since I'm running out of different twist and pins myself….I think I'm going to try two or three little ones like flowers at the temple and see how that goes….

  6. Hair Romance says

    Thank you for all your lovely comments! I am very excited about this challenge now!

    @Gretchen Long hair is great for twists, and even better for braids. I will try and plan some styles to demonstrate for long hair too

    Thanks lovelies xxx

  7. Francesca says

    Ah I really love your blog because I am super sucky with hair and this is just so inspiring. I love your tutes.. am dying to know how you create the twist and pin for the second photo xx

  8. [email protected] says

    Hey girl, I found you on PINTEREST, your hair is all over the place there, he he. Beautiful hairdos. I'm your newest follower, and thanks to all these lovely styles, I JUST might keep my hair longer. I thought I'd want to cut it soon, short, BUT after seeing all these I wonder if I should.

    Thanks for all your advice.

    I'm featuring THIS post on my facebook page, and of course will be pinning many of your hairstyles on my pinterest too.

    Bella :)**AMAZE ME AUGUST** @ Bella Before and After

  9. Aimee says

    I am just starting to grow out my very short hair into a bob, and it is driving me crazy!! Thanks for your blog.

  10. Codi says

    This is amazing! I don't have any experience really at pinning my hair, but I bought a massive box of old 1950's hair pins, so I'm going to have to try these…submitted this to my StumbleUpon favorites!

  11. Diane says

    Your links to the book, in the text on this page, don’t work any more…thought you’d like to know. Obviously the one in the header bar does, so it’s not a big deal. I’m enjoying the site and may have to buy the book if it’s the right price. =) Heading over to look…

    • Hair Romance says

      Thanks Diane! When I moved to Worpress it changed, thanks or letting me know! I will update them now x

  12. deb says

    So glad to find your site! My ponytail diameter is about the size of a nickel ~ there’s a lot of it, but it’s baby fine. I’d love to see some of your creations that would work for my pitiful self! I am really tired of the frumpy ponytail and the boring claw clips. I teach high school and want some cool, easy styles that I can whip up in the mornings. 😉 Tks!

    • Hair Romance says

      Hi Deb! Twist & pin also looks great in fine hair, you won’t need to twist as tightly and you can leave the styles a little loose so your hair looks thicker. Planning lots of tutorials for different hair types this year so will be bringing lots of hairspiration Xx

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