Short, tousled bobs (as seen on the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley) may be having a moment, but if recent celebrity styles are any indication, this tousled texture is moving into updo territory, too. While Carey Mulligan twisted her short bob back into a modified French twist and Eva Longoria opted for a voluminous, slightly mussed-up take on the style, Leighton Meester looked casually sophisticated sporting this piecey bun. Do you love these perfectly imperfect coiffures, or do you prefer your updos sleek and clean?
The French twist is a classic and elegant updo. Hair is gathered at the nape of the neck and then twisted upwards and inwards while gathering more hair from the sides until it reaches the crown of the head. It is secured in place by bobby pins or hair combs along the way.
The French twist has remained a popular hairstyle since the early 1800s. It can be worn tight and tidy or unkempt and messy for a more relaxed look.
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