Creating Your Dream Bridal Romantic Twist Updo: A Step-by-Step Guide


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    Step back in time with our retro Romantic Twist Updo. Playful and voluminous, you can become a 60s bridal pin up with this bombshell bouffant. Elegant yet playful, you’re guaranteed to make hearts soar with this new twist on the classic bridal bun. Whether you’re tying the knot in a modern dress or vintage gown, we want to make sure your hair has its happily ever after! 

    How To Create a Romantic French Twist Updo 

    Inspired by the ‘French roll’ or ‘French twist’ hairstyle, this classic hairdo has finally had its modern makeover! Updos with bangs are all the rage, and this hairstyle is no exception to this beloved new style. With this bridal updo, we’ve incorporated some flattering half bangs to gently frame the face. Whether you’re a bridal hairstylist or not, make sure you gather all your tools and products before you begin creating this masterpiece.  

    You’ll need bobby pins to secure the twist in place, a hair elastic or band to hold your ponytail, and our Detangling Hairbrush for extra smoothness. A texturising spray will also add grip to your hair, making it easier to style, and hairspray will ensure a long-lasting hold. Decorative hairpins or clips will add a touch of sparkle to your finished look. 

    Follow these steps to achieve a bridal look that’s both classic and contemporary: 

    1. Washing: Start with clean hair, ideally washed, and dried the night before. Day-old hair often holds styles better than freshly washed hair.  
    2. Hair Prep: Apply texturising spray to give your hair the grip it needs for the twist to stay in place. Next, add volume to your hair by gently teasing the crown with a fine-tooth comb. Tease in small sections with our Pintail Comb and spray with hairspray for hold. 
    3. Create Your Twist: If you want to section the hair into an upper and lower half, you can do so by using our Sectioning Clips to hold the upper half of the hair in place while you curl the ends. Once curled or styled to your liking, form the base of your twist by gathering your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck.  
    4. Secure In Place: Secure it with a hair elastic, but don’t pull the elastic too tight against your scalp. Now, create the twist by holding the ponytail with one hand and twisting it upwards, tucking the ends into the base. As you twist, use bobby pins to secure the twist along the seam. 
    5. Smooth and Silky: Continue to pin the twist in place, making sure it feels secure. You can use as many pins as needed to ensure the twist stays put throughout the day. Smooth any fly-aways with a small amount of hairspray. You can also use a toothbrush sprayed with hairspray for precision.  
    6. Accessorise: To finish, add decorative pins or clips to the twist for a bit of drama. Pearl or crystal pins are particularly beautiful and romantic. For the ultimate inspiration, whether it’s flower crowns, vines or diamante clips, you can browse them all in our blog  Top Bridal Accessories 

    Add Drama With Clip In Extensions

    If you’re lacking confidence when it comes to the length and fullness of your locks, our Clip In Extensions will be able to work absolute magic on the day when creating your wedding bun. With a wide variety of shades to choose from, you can not only add thickness to your tresses, but a splash of new colour throughout to add warm, romantic tones or a cool, sultry finish depending on your desired look. Our model Diana wears our stunning 16" Seamless Clip Ins in the shade Barbie Blonde. 

    All of our looks from our 2024 Bridal Campaign were achieved with our high quality 100% Remy Human Hair Extensions, from Classic Hollywood Waves to a Sleek Half Up Half Down look, each dreamy hairstyle was made a reality using our Clip In Extensions When achieving the Romantic Twist Updo, you can also use the smaller pieces of a full head set to thicken the fringe section.  

    Maintaining Your Bridal Look 

    Your wedding day will be full of excitement and activities, so here are some tips to ensure your hairstyle stays flawless from "I do" to the first dance. Bring a touch-up kit that includes extra bobby pins in case any pins come loose, a mini medium hold hairspray for quick fixes and taming those pesky fly-aways, and a Pintail Comb or Detangling Hairbrush to maintain volume and smooth out any frizz throughout the day. 

    If you’re wearing a veil, opt for a lightweight one. Heavier veils can put pressure on your hairstyle and may cause it to droop. Make sure your veil is securely fastened. Ask your stylist to pin it in a way that won’t disrupt the twist. 

    For outdoor weddings, weather-proof your style by using humidity-resistant hairspray and anti-frizz serum to keep your hair smooth and sleek. A stronger-hold hairspray will ensure every strand stays in place, come rain or shine.  

    Slicked back hair is trending now more than ever! With this snatched top knot, your locks will be completely sealed in place throughout the day, with an option to take out some lighter hairs at the front of your head to gracefully frame your face. Paired with a bun of your choice, try taking things up a notch with some glitzy accessories such as beads or pins to insert into the bun and make it the focal point of your hair.

    Enjoy Your Fairytale Moment

    Our team of experts are on hand to advise you and lend you that helping hand ahead of your special day. As you walk down the aisle with your new elegant bridal bun hairstyle, we want you to feel empowered not only on this special occasion, but also moving forward in this exciting new chapter in your life.  

    If you’re not entirely sold on a bridal updo just yet, you can always explore our blog Styling Tutorial: Half Up Half Down Hairstyles so you can have the best of both worlds. 

    Get Involved: Cliphair’s Bridal Hairstyling Awards 2024 

    For a chance at winning up to £500, as well as an array of exciting prizes, exclusive discounts and bundles, enter our Bridal Hairstyling Awards this year to showcase your talent to an entire industry of hair and beauty professionals and thousands of potential new clients and customers.  


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