4 Steps to the Perfect French Twist

An oldie but goodie, Victoria Justice’s French Twist is the perfect beat-the-heat style. The timeless updo keeps hair out of the way plus, it complements any outfit for any occasion. Salon owner and hairstylist Nick Arrojo shares his easy steps for perfecting this chic summertime look.

1. Start by applying a dry shampoo to create gritty texture with lots of grip. (Try Arrojo Refinish Dry Shampoo, $22)

2. Create a side part then brush your hair back on each side. Gather one side of the brushed back hair as if you were doing a low ponytail. Twist and hold the section of hair at the center of your head.

3. Take three bobby pins and secure in the bottom, middle and top of this section to create a half twist.

4. Next, take the second section and twist hair upwards over the top of your half twist and secure with pins. TIP: Wherever you need to apply fingertip pressure to hold the second twist in place is exactly where the hairpins should go.