Hair Tutorial + Video: High French Twist Faux Hawk…

hair tutorial, retro updo, high french twist

A few weeks ago I styled my hair in this high French twist {featured in this outfit post} and had requests for an instructional hair tutorial. So here it is 😉 It’s a fun look because it sort of mimics a faux-hawk or a short haircut if you slick the sides back. If you leave it looser, it has a sort of modern retro/40’s look which I thought worked well with the military-inspired ruffle dress I was wearing. It’s an easy style once you get the hang of it. Also, in the first few minutes of the video I talk about how I air-dry my hair… if you don’t care about that part, skip to about 2:11 when the tutorial begins.


Watch my how to video here…

I used…

* small {metallic gold} bobby pins
* jumbo bobby pins
* clear plastic hair pins
* Bed Head Biggie Maxxed out hair spray

french twist hair, white dress, rachel zoe, vintage, retro, 40's look

retro updo, high french twist hair tutorial

retro updo, high french twist hair tutorial

twisted hair, white dress, red lips

For outfit post details CLICK HERE

Have Fun!

Find all my Hair Tutorials Here.



LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Natali

    October 16, 2012 |

    You look so pretty!!! Gorgeous hairdo!

  • Meegaa

    October 16, 2012 |

    it looks gorgeous, I should try it.

  • Molly

    October 16, 2012 |

    Yayay! Thank you so much! I’ve been looking forward to this for the past couple weeks!

  • drollgirl

    October 16, 2012 |

    i love it! it reminds me of brigette nielson (in the best possible way — she used to be hot)!

  • Trissta {Living on the Chic}

    October 16, 2012 |

    Definitely retro! I love this look on you. Definitely glamorous and awesome.

    Much Love,

  • Maria @ GLD

    October 16, 2012 |

    Love it! So glamorous! I should give it a try, although I don’t think my thin hair can hold this style…

  • Amy

    October 16, 2012 |

    your blog is so inspiring and gorgeous. I have just spent the last hour getting to “Know” you. consider me a new fan.

  • Dani

    October 16, 2012 |

    Absolutely in LOVE with this hairstyle. So fresh, yet so vintage. Ahh. I wish my hair were a little longer so I could achieve this!

  • Jennifer

    October 16, 2012 |

    You make it look so easy!

    xo Jennifer

  • Cecilia

    October 16, 2012 |

    Wow! that is so funny, that’s exactly the hairstyle i wore today! <3

  • Tiffany

    October 17, 2012 |

    Wow, what a great hairdo! Thanks for the tutorial, I can’t wait to try it!

  • Jessica @ Here(and)Now

    October 17, 2012 |

    Hello gorgeous! I love this for everyday, or it could be exaggerated for a fabulous 50’s inspired Halloween costume!

  • Anonymous

    October 17, 2012 |

    Yes! You posted the tutorial!

  • jenn~the stylish housewife

    October 17, 2012 |

    girl…you crack me up. 1992…conan o’brien…lol. i have SOOOOO many baby hairs too…aren’t they SO annoying?!?!? i don’t think i could pull off this hair-do but i love it on you. after my mom recently video taped me with my hair up…i realized my aging neck and overbite should no longer be on display! LOL

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  • Lisa Petrarca

    October 17, 2012 |

    The outfit is perfect with the hairdo!! I’m going to have to try it! Check out my PRICE IS RIGHT picture…

  • blue roses

    October 17, 2012 |

    stunning! i need to start practicing!

  • Cristina bw

    October 17, 2012 |

    Very nice earrings;)

  • Dallal Al Ameri

    March 19, 2013 |

    I am totally inlove with this hair style, but I was wondering if there is another way to do this that only the top of my head would have thr twist and I could leave the rest of my hair down on both sides??

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