Romantic Twist Braid Hair Tutorial

Romantic twist braid tutorial

Last summer I shared an updo hair tutorial by the incredible Heidi Marie Garrett. It received such a positive response—and I so loved Heidi's skills with my strands—I've been dying ever since to do another one. So when I learned that Heidi was teaming up with makeup artist Amy Clarke for some mini boudoir sessions by Woodnote Photography, I jumped on the chance to submit myself to the beauty ministrations of these talented ladies!  

Romantic twist braid hair tutorial

We decided to try something soft and pretty (Valentine's Day isn't too far away, after all!), but we definitely wanted something beyond the usual braid or bun. Heidi, hair genius that she is, came up with this romantic twist on the spot! The style looks much more complicated than it really is, and would be great for any hair type that's shoulder-length or longer. Heidi clipped a couple extensions in for me, more for volume than for length as I have really fine locks.

Twist braid hair tutorial

Bobby pins are the secret to making this twist happen. Rather than incorporate strands gradually down the tail as you would with a braid, you'll twist them around each other and pin them in place. Don't be afraid to use a lot of bobby pins; we even secured the tail with them rather than with an elastic. And if you end up with a somewhat lived-in result, embrace it! After all, the best winter hair styles are the ones that only look better after you've worn a hat in a snowstorm!

P.S. If you try this style, won't you please let me know on Instagram? Be sure to tag both @citysage and @heidimariegarrett so we can admire your handiwork! Hair: Heidi Marie Garrett Makeup: Amy Clarke Photography: Woodnote Photography

  • Amal

    This is the bestest hair tutorial. Yay for beautiful simplicity. Thank you so much for sharing it!

  • Patty

    So it’s actually bobby pinned all the way down to get that ‘wrapped’ kinda look after you’ve moved down past the head?? Does it actually hold up throughout the day (ie is it actually a wearable style)? It looks too delicate for a ‘normal’ day! Haha

  • robin pulsifer

    that looks so gorgeous! i have super fine hair too. for fun…which kind of extensions did she use? would be fun to try myself! thanks for sharing. 😉

  • Connie @ Simply Sweet Hair

    I just love this hairstyle. I’ve never seen anything like it before and I think it’s beautiful! I just had to share it on my hair blog. You can see it here:
    Can’t wait to try this one!

  • Kate

    This is beautiful! I’ve been looking for something a bit different and this would be perfect if it stays. I bet those corkscrew pins from Goody would work really well here – love those things.

  • Abby

    What a creative hairstyle! You certainly made it look easy. But it is still fun to look at, hopefully I can recreate it myself. Ha!

  • Hogan

    Beautiful hair style. Easy to make. Simple steps. Very creative. Helpful tutorial.

  • Matilda

    I’m thinking about having this hairstyle for prom!<3

  • Casey

    So pretty! Going to attempt this by myself on my crazy curls // timidlioness