Thursday, October 9, 2008

Trend-Filled Thursdays: Side Twists

Long and flowy locks? Yes, they're always in style. But the new way to rock them is totally with the newly popular side twist. Avid readers of The Beauty of Life will remember the side braid rocked by Lauren Conrad on last season's The Hills. (Click here for a short refresher course.) Well, the side twist is the cousin to that popular look!

Seen on celebs like Nicole Richie, Mandy Moore and even LC's BFF Whitney Port, the side twist is making its way through Hollywood at red carpet events, brunches and all sorts of other appearances. And good news -- it is super easy to do at home! Read on to find out how you can create the look!

Luckily for you, this style might just be the easiest one out there to recreate! Just follow these simple steps:

1) Start with a texturizing spray while hair is still damp. I love
Blow Wave Maker Light Twisting Lotion ($20 at, which creates loose waves without any added crunchiness or stickiness when blowdrying.

2) After blowdrying, use a
fine-toothed comb to create a neat center part.

3) Take a small section from each side -- between
1-2 inches -- and separate them from the rest of your hair. These sections should start right at the crown.

4) Slowly twist each section toward the back of the head. You should be twisting the hair toward your scalp and making sure it lies even with your head.

5) Secure each twist at the back with
bobby pins.

And voila! A simple, easy yet totally chic way to style your hair in under three minutes! (Well, minus the blowdrying.)

1 comment:

  1. I've been using this side twist to keep my naturally wavy hair from falling into my face.

    It almost seems a little renaissance and romantic. I really like it!