Three Twists on the Twist Braid

#1: HALF-UP TWIST BRAID

STEP 1:

Begin with your hair half-up. Split the hair above the elastic down the middle and pull the hair below the elastic up through the split. Tighten the elastic. Pull pieces from the twists on either side, to add volume and texture. 

STEP 2: 

Next, tie another elastic about a halfway down the ponytail, leaving about 2.5" between the first elastic and the next. Repeat the slit and pull-through, pulling out pieces from the twists again. 

STEP 3: 

Repeat Step 2 with a third elastic. 

STEP 4: (OPTIONAL)

Add a ribbon of choice for some contrast. 


 

#2: TWIST BRAID PIGTAILS 

STEP 1:

Part your hair down the middle and put it in two low pigtails with elastics. 

STEP 2: 

Begin by adding a second elastic about 2" after the first. 

STEP 3:

Create a split in the middle of the space between the two elastics. The pull the hair below the second elastic up through the split. Pull out pieces of the twists on either side, adding texture and volume. 

STEP 4: 

Repeat Step 3 as many times as it takes to reach the end of your hair. This will be different for every length. 

STEP 5: (OPTIONAL)

Add a ribbon to each side to add some texture. 


 

#3: TWISTED FRENCH BRAID 

STEP 1:

Begin with your hair half-up. Split the hair above the elastic down the middle and pull the hair below the elastic up through the split. Tighten the elastic. Pull pieces from the twists on either side, to add volume and texture. 

STEP 2: 

Add hair to the half-up by taking the layer directly underneath and pulling it with the hair already up into a new elastic. (Think french braid) 

STEP 3:

Create a new split in the middle of the space between the two elastics, including all the hair that is now pulled up. The pull the hair below the second elastic up through the split. Pull out pieces of the twists on either side, adding texture and volume. 

STEP 4: 

Repeat Step 3 as many times as it takes to reach the end of your hair. This will be different for every length. 

STEP 5: (OPTIONAL)

Add a ribbon to the braid to add some texture.