Don’t Get it Twisted: A Casual Summer French Twist in 60 Seconds or Less

By Brittni • Updated on 07/07/2021

 A Casual Summer French Twist in 60 Seconds. Click through for the (easy-as-can-be) hair tutorial.

On super hot days (like today and pretty much every other day for the last two months), I can’t get my hair up fast enough in the morning. Whatever it takes to get it out my face…as long as it doesn’t take more than a minute or two to complete.

Apparently, I don’t have much patience when its hot outside. SO, any hair style I can throw together with a quickness is on my list right now. And this one fits the bill.

In fact, I’d compare this casual summer french twist to a ‘set it and forget it’ moment, not completely unlike a George Foreman Grill. Yes, I just compared today’s hair tutorial to a George Foreman.

Want to see how to recreate this DIY  ‘do in 60 seconds flat? Click through for the step by step instructions.

A causal summer french twist in 60 seconds


1. Start by pulling your hair back as if you were tying into a low ponytail.
2. Loop your hair in towards itself, this motion is similar to starting to tie a not, except you are not completely tying it.
3. Then start to roll your hair towards your head leaving the ends hanging out, creating an upside down french twist.
5. Secure the top and bottom with bobby pins and finish with your favorite hairspray.

 A Casual Summer French Twist in 60 Seconds

Casual summer french twist (hair tutorial)

Photography and hair Rachel Brewer
Modeling Amelia Tatnall
Styling Brittni Mehlhoff

Think you’ll give this one a try? If you have 60 seconds to give a whirl, I’m curious to hear how it turns out. Let me know.

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Awesome. Glad to hear that Andrea. Amelia’s shirt is actually one of mine. 🙂 It’s from Kate Spade (but I’ve had it for years, so it might be hard to track down).


I’ve been doing this hairstyle and I love it! Could I ask where Amelia’s shirt is from? I really love that pattern.


That looks beautiful, I wish my hair was a little longer so I could try this!


It’s just a relaxed French roll?¿

Heather Gale

Give it a try and let me know how it goes, Andrea. 🙂


Oh my goodness! This look is beautiful and looks easy to do. Hopefully it will workout for me when I try it out ahahha.

Andrea Handojo

Oh cool, Trina! Let me know how it turns out. 🙂


Tomorrow’s look is done! Thanks!


Hi Jenn. Amelia was the model for this one, but I agree that it gives her hair dimension. I think we used 3 or 4 bobby pins (the number would depend on how thin or thick your hair is though).


I really like how this hair up-do looks on you (giving your hair more dimension). How many bobby pins did you use?

Jenn |


Thanks Blythe. The top is from Kate Spade (I’ve had it for a few years and keep it at the studio for shoots – so I had Amelia wear it that day). It’s definitely got a summer vibe to it. 🙂


What an easy and beautiful way to keep cool in the summer with your hair up! Also, I love this top – very cute pattern.



Totally would work for day or evening, Gemma! Good point.


Wow! What a lovely style, I am totally going to try this out! Really sweet look that I think could be great for day or evening : )



Hi Emily. If your hair is really straight and/or slick, I would recommend teasing your hair a bit before trying…or even adding some texturizer hair spray. That should help. Let me know how it goes. 🙂


I’m going to try this – but I will say that I’m nervous… I have stick straight hair that doesn’t like to stay in anything, so it might take me more bobby pins than hair…

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