Get the Look: The Punk’d Up French Twist

As the new year steams ahead, the lob and its shorter predecessor, the bob, have continued to be some of the most popular haircuts requested in salons. And, when it comes to finishing the look for your guest, loose, tousled waves reign supreme. But, if you’re looking for something a little more unexpected, a look that has just the right amount of edge, this punk’d out French twist by Amika global artistic director, Naeemah LaFond, is your answer.

Perfect for the client who loves to stand out in a sea of wavy lobs, this edgy-cool look is simple to recreate. Flip through the slideshow below to see the steps you need to get this style!


  • French twist updo hair style tutorial on coarse textured hair
    STEP 1:

    Begin the style with straightened, dry hair. Apply Amika Haute Mess Texture Gel around the hairline.

  • updo hairstyle on thick hair
    STEP 2:

    Using a grooming brush, smooth the edges of the hair and form a tight, high pony at the top of the head.


  • cool up styles for medium length hair
    STEP 3:

    Begin to turn the pony into itself toward the front of the face to create a French twist effect.


  • updo hair styles trends for 2017
    STEP 4:

    Pin the twist in place and spray the edges with Amika Headstrong Hairspray.


  • edgy hairstyles for women short and medium length hair
    STEP 5:

    Smooth the ends of the hair with the Amika Mighty Mini Styler.


  • easy french twist hairstyle step by step how to tutorial
    STEP 6:

    Once complete, spray Headstrong Hairspray all over the style to set the look.


  • unique twisted updos for natural hair



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