Every woman would love to wear a French twist updo due to the elegance that it creates when you pair it with office or formal wear. It is also a very simple hairdo for ladies with medium or long hair because it only entails twisting and pinning the hair in different styles. With this classic updo, your creativity is what determines how elegant you will look because the styling options are limitless. And so for your next black dress event, you should try this picture perfect headdress and the 50 styles below will give you some styling inspirations.
# 1 French Twist Beehive
This hairdo is one of the most straightforward updos that you can create and as the name suggests you have to twist and pin your strands into a massive beehive like design. The chunky look makes it appear very voluminous, and so it is perfect for ladies with thin hair that would like to make it look fuller than it is.
If you have a perfectly textured and wavy hair, then this style is perfect for you and it is also very easy to create. To wear it you will only need to push back your waves and pin them at the back to create a fancy upstyle.
# 3 Classic Blonde Updo
A look like this one may be classic, but it still looks stunning. It is a simple hairdo that entails twisting blonde locks into a fancy bun at the back and leaving some of the strands at the front to form a side swept fringe.
# 4 Woven and Textured Twist
Here is another example of a classy updo with an amazing texture and a uniquely woven design. To create this look, you should pull the strands back to create a straightforward and neat bun, but the unique look comes from arranging the strands to appear as if they are interweaving through each other. You should finish by accessorizing the bun with a beautiful clip.
# 5 Loose Purple Bun With Fan Pin
Color plays an integral part when creating any hairstyle and the purple ombre in this particular one makes the twisted bun look splendid. However, the bun also has a lovely loose appearance and a fantastic fan pin that makes it look very trendy.
# 6 Simple Swirly Twist
The options are endless when it comes to French twists, and you only need to get a little inventive. In this style, for example, you should wrap your medium length hair and pin them at the back to create a very stylish and straightforward swirly updo.
# 7 Curls and Chignon
This headdress is very inventive and unique, and you can almost be sure that no one else will have it at your formal event. It involves brushing back your textured curly strands and tucking them into a chignon at the back. You should also leave a few curls hanging on one side just to add some flavor to the style.
# 8 Wavy and Messy Blondie Mohawk
As fashionable and this headdress may look it is still very easy to replicate. To create it you should pull your wavy and textured blonde locks to the center of the head and pin them to form a Mohawk. It is also vital to leave a few wavy bangs hanging around the face as this will enhance your overall appearance.
# 9 Sassy French Twist Updo
This hair is way much longer than it looks because the twist is very tight and hence making it look short. However, the strands also have a lovely golden blonde shade that gives them a bright and appealing look and some bangs hanging freely on the sides to enhance the appearance.
# 10 Romantic Twist with Flowers
Updos are fascinating, but few would look more romantic than this one because it has a fantastic twist at the back and a lovely color. The color is a blend of brown and blonde and it gives the strands an incredible tone. You should also leave a few bangs hanging over the fade and finish the look by accessorizing with some flowers.
# 11 Unique Messy Bun
A bun may be an everyday updo style, but this one looks unique due to the styling and color of the hair. The styling involves pulling the textured locks to the back and pinning them into a neat bun that you should spice up with a floral clip. You should also make your updo bun slightly mess as this will give it a contemporary finish.
# 12 Pretty Waves and Flowers
The waves on the sides of this headdress are gorgeous, and they help to make it look very classy. Apart from this the design also has a beautiful twist at the back that you should enhance with some flowers. Although you can have it in any color this brown with a hint of blonde gives it a distinct look.
# 13 Messy Modern French Twist
French Twist Updo is a classic hairdo, but this design gives it a modern take by making the twisted strands at the back a little bit messy, Apart from this the headdress also has a unique blonde shade that also helps to give it a trendy and modern appearance.
# 14 Neat Updo with a Fringe
The neat and side swept updo in this style is the first thing that will catch your attention in this style because it looks fabulous. However, this style also has a distinct styling that entails pushing the rest of the strands to the back and pinning them into a small bun that you should accessorize with some flowers.
# 15 Fashionable Tight Twist
One of the main advantages of making your twist tight is the fact that it will remain intact for a long time. It also has an appealing and neat look, but the best thing about it is that it is very easy to create as you only need to pull, twist and pin the strands at the back. And if you also give it a beautiful flower like this one then you will look stunning.
# 16 Big and Low
Some ladies prefer to have massive twists, and if you are one of them, then you should try this luxurious one. To create it you should pull your strands to the back and roll them into a massive and slightly loose bun. Color also matters, but a simple black and brown ombre design is enough.
# 17 Elegant Low Twist
This hairdo is very effortless, and any woman with a medium or long hair can easily pull it off. It entails pulling back all your strands and rolling them at the back to create an elegant looking twist. You need not do anything more to this style because the brown color of the hair is enough to make the design fashionable.
# 18 Fancy Twisted Chignon
Chignons are very chic, but this one is a class higher than the rest. And this is because it has an inventively twisted design that makes it look very distinct. It looks quite complicated, but it is a very easy hairdo to replicate if you have long voluminous strands.
# 19 Twisted Curls and Waves
This headdress provides a solution for ladies with curly and wavy hairs and would like to maintain them and still wear an updo. It entails trimming the strands slightly to give them some texture and pulling and pinning them to the center of the head to create the updo and leaving some textured bangs hanging over the face.
# 20 Perfect Blonde French Twist
Although you do not have to do much to create this headdress, it still looks perfect. To create this flawless look, you should finger comb your strands to the back, and then twist and pin them into a loose and flat bun. You should also leave a couple of free locks as this gives it a natural finish.
# 21 Intricate Vintage Updo
Most ladies will probably shy away from this hairstyle because it looks very sophisticated. However, it is still very achievable if you know how to create it. It requires you to brush back you strands and then twist and use some of them to create some fancy curls. You should then finish the look by pinning the curly locks over the smooth brushed back hair.
# 22 Classic Side Twist
Medium length voluminous hair is very easy to work with, and if you have this type of strands, you should try out this classic style. To create it you should roll your strands to create a fancy twist on the side and pin it in place to ensure that the style remains intact for a long time.
# 23 Braided Messy Hawk
To create this fantastic hairdo, you should bring everything to the middle of the head and then weave it into a medium size messy braid. You should then finish the look by accessorizing it with a Flexi clip.
# 24 French Braid and Twist
A simple twist can help take your overall appearance a class higher like in this hairdo. Here the style has a simple French braid that starts on the side and ends at the back where it joins the neat twist to create a very fashionable headdress.
# 25 Detailed Pin Curls
Although this design looks very sophisticated, it is merely a soft deconstructed French twist updo with pin curls. The pin curls are the highlight of the design and to create them you should roll and pin your long strands into some fancy curls.
# 26 Shaggy Classic Updo
Formal hairdos are not always about making your strands neat because you will still look refined and trendy with a shaggy, messy updo like this one. To create it you, should pull your strands to the back, twist them, and then pin them loosely to create the design. You should also leave some of the shorter locks hanging free on the sides to spice up the style.
# 27 Layered and Textured Copper Updo
The triangular shape of this headdress is a result of creative styling that involves sectioning your textured strands and layering them inventively. However, you also need to have a lovely shade such as the copper hue in this design as it not only brightens your strands but also makes the hairdo look detailed.
# 28 Stylish Double French Twist
As elegant as this double French twist may look it is probably one of the most complex upstyle that you will ever try. You will need to use several pins, but the most important thing in the design is the technique that you use to create the twist. Although it is a very challenging design to form, the result makes it worth all the effort.
# 29 Easy Twist for Blondie Locks
This look is another perfect one for ladies with a natural blonde hair or those who love to get the shade through a dye job. The hair is medium in length and volume and to create this design you only have to brush back your textured strands and roll them into a fancy wavy side chignon.
# 30 Magical Redhead
The color of this hair is stunning, and it is what will draw most people to the style. However, the hairdo also has an astonishing twist that makes it look stunning. This twisted design is very simple, and you only have to ensure that all the strands are neatly in place.
# 31 Sweet Voluminous French Style
The volume of these strands is what makes this headdress possible, but it also has an inventive styling that will make any modern woman look stylish. It entails creating a simple French twist with the chunky hairs by sweeping back the strands before rolling and pinning them into an inventive and tight bun.
# 32 Beautiful Classic Blondie Twist
Any woman can replicate this hairdo effortlessly, and she will not need to do complicated styling. To wear this look all that you need is to twist your strands loosely from the sides and join them at the back to create a small and neat chignon. The color is also important because it helps to brighten up the overall appearance.
# 33 Vintage Pinup Bangs
Here is another perfect example of a pin-up updo that will make you look refined and elegant. The long textured bangs in this style look amazing, and this is not only because of their texture and color but also because of the amazing style. To create this style you should pin them in the middle of the head and leave a few of them hanging on the sides freely.
# 34 Witchy Little Updo
You do not have to stick to the old common updos because you can still have one like this one that will make you stand out from the crowd. It has an amazing witchy look and to form it you should pull back your strands and then tuck them into a wide chignon.
# 35 Creative and Cool Twist
This classic hairdo has a lovely copper shade that creates an amazing contrast with the natural black hair. However, the inventive styling is what makes this a perfect updo and it entails rolling and pinning the long strands to create a beautiful wave at the back.
# 36 Adorable Golden Blonde Updo
Golden blonde is another beautiful shade that you can use to give your strands an amazing tone, but it will also not eliminate the need to have a fabulous hairdo. To create one like this you should wrap the golden blonde strands around the head and pin them at the center of the head in a bow like design using some cute pins.
# 37 Chunky and Wavy Twists
The beauty of the natural hair in this design makes all the difference, and so you will not have to do much to create this elegant updo. If you have chunky and wavy strands like these, you will only need to pull them back loosely and pin them into a simple up style and finish by accessorizing with a lovely clip.
# 38 Luxurious Upstyle
With a headdress like this one on your wedding day, prom or any other black dress event you can be sure that you will stand out. It is a simple design that you can create by simply pushing back your strands in a wavy pattern and pinning them in place with a simple clip.
# 39 Sophisticated Elegance
It will take you some time to figure out how to create the fancy twist at the back of this hairdo as it looks very complicated. However, you will only need to use some pins and a clip to create the twist, and any skilled stylist can create this design effortlessly. The color of the hair is also easy to get because you only have to blend blonde and brown.
# 40 Full Beehive with Bangs
A bee hive on a dark toned hair like this one is amazing and it will make a woman look very refined. You can also spice it up a little bit by leaving a few hanging bangs on the sides and also making them slightly messy.
# 41 Windswept Wavy Bangs
This hairstyle makes the strands look as if they have no styling at all, but this is not true. The long textured strands have an attractive windswept look that comes from pushing the strands to the back and joining them to form a loose knot on the side. You should then leave some flowing freely to create the windswept look. The brown and blonde blend of the hair is also perfect as it gives the strands a vibrant tone.
# 42 Bridesmaid Up Style
As a bridesmaid, you have to look your best so that you can make sure your special one's wedding is memorable. This messy French twist updo is a perfect style that will give you a very fashionable appearance. Apart from the rugged look it also has some fancy pins and a vibrant brown shade that make it a top notch hairdo.
# 43 Detailed Loops and Curls
This headdress has a very detailed texture that comes from the inventive use of curls and loops. The curls and the stylish loops in this design make it look a little bit messy, but this is what makes this a top notch hairdo and you should spice it up with a lovely headband.
# 44 Chic Side Updo
These bangs have an amazing texture but their styling is also fantastic, and it is what makes this design elegant. To replicate this look, you should first create a soft center part at the front and sweep the bangs to the sides before pulling most of them to the back. You should then finish the style by binding the ones at the back into a chic side French twist.
# 45 Fashionable French Twist Pony
Some ladies will prefer to break away from the traditional way of creating updos, and if you are among them, then you can try this fabulous ponytail. To create it you only need to pull the strands to the middle of the head, twist them in a French design and then leave them to flow to the back to create the ponytail look.
# 46 Gentle Bridal Hair
You can replicate this bridal hair in a couple of easy steps if you have a long and textured natural hair. First, you will need to finger-comb your strands to the back and then twist them into a small bun. The last step is to accessorize it with some fancy pins. You should also leave a few free strands as this has a way of giving any hairdo a natural finish.
# 47 Little Braided Crown
The color of this headdress is enough to make you look stunning, but it is not the only thing that sets this style apart from the rest. This hairdo has a little crown braid that may not be neat, but it still has a charming and fancy look. The lovely crown braid is capped at the back with a French twist to give the pink strands a fabulous look.
# 48 Sexy Braid and Twists
Introducing a simple twist in the middle of your head can make a huge difference to your overall appearance. And if you have some fancy twist designs like in this particular one then you will have a great look. The blonde shade of the hair and its subtle shine also add to the beauty of the headdress.
# 49 Polished and Layered
The sleek gloss on this dark toned hair is the epitome of refined formal hairdos. To replicate this look, you should sweep back your textured strands to the back and create an updo by layering and pinning them at the back.
# 50 Loose French Twist Updo
Accessorizing your upstyle may not always look essential but it can make a huge difference, and the clip on this one is a perfect example of this. However, the headdress also has a lovely twist design that is very voluminous and relaxed.
A French twist updo is a formal design that will never go out of trend. And so if you have a wedding coming up, a prom dance or any other official event then it is an excellent idea for you. The 50 chic designs above will help you choose something that will not only make you stand out but will also ensure that you have a memorable day.