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Rope Twist

THE LOOK

You’ve heard of a drink with a twist or a story with a twist—well, this is a style with the sweetest twist of all! The rope twist is a classic braid that can be worn on its own or used to add volume to buns and chignons. This simple two-strand braid holds itself together and gives the impression of being a much more complicated style.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Medium

IDEAL HAIR LENGTH

Long

HAIR EXTENSIONS NEEDED?

No, but you can use a ponytail extension in short hair.

ASSISTANCE NEEDED?

No

ACCESSORIES

Incorporate a ribbon or scarf into the twist to add some colorful detail: tie around the top of your ponytail and twist the ribbon or scarf in with your rope braid.

TRY THIS

Combine the rope twist with a side ponytail for a pretty variation or turn your rope twist into a top knot or low bun.

Top : Hairstyling by Christina Butcher, photography by Xiaohan Shen, modeling by Monica Bowerman .
Bottom : Hairstyling by Christina Butcher, photography by Xiaohan Shen, modeling by Deauvanné .

HOW TO GET IT ROPE TWIST

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Brush
  • Hair elastics

1). Brush your hair to remove any knots and split into two equal sections.

2). Twist each section to the right.

3). Cross the right section of hair over the left section to begin forming the rope twist.

4). Keep twisting the sections to the right and wrapping them to the left.

5). Secure the end of your braid with an elastic.

TOP TIP : Keep twisting the sections to the right so that they keep their shape as you wrap them together. You’ll know if you have gone in the wrong direction if the braid falls flat. You can gently stretch out the sides of the braid to make your hair appear thicker.

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