Today we're talking twists.

French twists.

Elegant, classic, romantic, and gorgeous, French twists are the ultimate timeless bridal updo.

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Photo by Tec Petaja via Saja Wedding

From tousled tresses and a DIY ‘do, to a neatly coifed upstyle with a precise roll, you can tailor this bridal staple to the rest of your wedding day style.

The internet is brimming with tutorials on how to create a twist of your own, so we've picked a few of our favourites, along with lots of gorgeous styles to inspire.


The Inspiration

Spending hours on Pinterest looking for the perfect twist? We've done the hard work for you, and trawled through the archives for some of the prettiest styles. (We're nice like that!) Pin your favourites to show your stylist…

Luxe and Ladylike

Timeless, Yet Textured

Romantic Bouffant

Photo by Elizabeth Messina via Apartment Therapy

Swept-Back Chignon

Image via Hairstyle Weekly

Add Some Embellishment

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Photo by Jennifer Ebert Photography via Style Me Pretty

Unveil A Twist

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Photo by Matt Edge Wedding Photography via Style Me Pretty

Bridal Backcomb

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Image via Hairstyle Weekly

The How-Tos

Saving on the stylist, or want to try the look at home to see if it suits? We've tracked down some handy tutorials to help you on your way to DIYing your wedding updo.

Home-styled Hair

Photos by Mark Iantosca via Refinery 29

Refinery 29 (one of our fave sites) has lots of nifty hair tutorials. Their French twist tutorial has step photos and instructions.

It's a little on the tricky side, there are quite a few steps to master, but the finished hairstyle is well worth the effort, for beautiful wedding day tresses. This would be a gorgeous one for bridesmaids too.

Beautiful Mess

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Photo by Irelephant via Once Wed

Once Wed have a very nifty tutorial for this glorious messy French twist.

This look is just fabulous for an elegant rustic wedding or a beach bash, don't you think? It can be as undone, and pulled apart as you like.

Their DIY do is easy to manage with step-by-step instructions and pictures.

A Classic on Film

And if pictures are too tricky to follow, this video tutorial shows how easy it is to create a classic twist sans stylist.

So many gorgeous styles in there, but I think the messy twist is my fave.

Are you considering a French twist for your big day?

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