In today’s hair tutorial we show an easy, elegant, and pretty updo for special occasions. This romantic hairstyle with twists and braids is glamorous, sophisticated, and fancy. Similar to something you might see on the red carpet, but can be created quite easily in your own home! This gorgeous style would be great for many occasions such as Prom, Homecoming, Weddings (bridal, bridesmaids, and flower girls) recitals, communions, holidays, date night, Instagram photos, etc.
Romantic Updo With Twists and Braids Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)
In our step by step video tutorial (above) we use a topsy tail to create the first twisted section. These tools can be found online (affiliate.) This tool is optional, if you do not have a topsy tail, the twists can be made by pulling the hair through with just your fingers. As mentioned in our video, there really is no exact science for creating this hairstyle. After making the basic twists and braids, you can use your own creativity to loosen, pull, and pin up the final look and much of this will depend on the length and texture of the hair you are working with.
This up-style will work best on long hair and medium hair. Curly, wavy, or straight.
Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
- Several small/medium clear hair elastics. (We used 5.)
- Bobby pins. Our favorite brand and best we have found for holding the hair in place is Sally Beauty Supply min pins (affiliate.)
- Topsy Tail (affiliate) (optional.)
- Finishing hairspray.
- Flat iron, curling wand, or curling iron for face framing curls.
Visit our Prom Hairstyles collection for more special occasion hair ideas!