Rope Twist Curly Hair Updo (in 5 Minutes)

By Brittni • Updated on 10/24/2021

Curly hair updos can be tricky. But this one is easy and cute!

Brunette woman wearing braid updo with fall floral dress

In the past, I’ve shared everything from double buns to reverse crown braids in the hair tutorial department, but up to now all of our models have had relatively straight hair. This rope twist updo is different though -its for all the curly haired readers out there. Said in my best smooth jazz DJ voice. 🙂 And I’m excited to share it.

It works really well for a casual or fancy occasion, and no one will be the wiser that it only took a few minutes to do. Click through for the step by step instructions on this easy as pie hair tutorial.

Curly Hair Updo: Rope Twist Updo

Materials

  • bobby pins
  • elastic hair ties

Woman with curly hair, tying up hair in ponytails

Woman with curly brown hair, trying a char tutorial

Instructions

Step 1: Section your hair off into three sections.

And secure just the section in the middle (back of the head) with a rubber band. Then twist into a low bun and secure with bobby pins.

Twisting hair in sections on brunette woman with medium length hair

Twisting curly hair into sections to create curly hair updo

Brunette woman putting her hair up in a twisted bun

Step 2: Then, take one of the sections that is still down, separate it into two parts and twist each part separately.

Next, twist the two parts together, as shown in the photo. Wrap that section around the bun and secure with bobby pins.

Step 3: Repeat step 2 with the opposite side and secure with bobby pins once again. Add hairspray, if desired.

Woman with brown curly hair, touching her hair in an updo

Adding bobby-pins to woman's brunette curly hair updo

That’s it! So easy, right? When we were putting this tutorial together, our model Stephanie mentioned she was happy to have such an easy tutorial like this that has some detail and dimension to it.

Can you try this tutorial without curly hair?

Definitely! This hair tutorial can work for other hair types as well (not just curly). You may need to add some texturizer to help with the rope twists first though.

Hair Rachel Brewer
Photography Amelia Tatnall Lawrence
Modeling Stephanie Reagan
Styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

Curly Hair Updo: Rope Twist Updo

Brittni
Curly hair updos can be tricky. But this one is easy and cute! In the past, I've shared everything from double buns to reverse crown braids in the hair tutorial department, but up to now all of our models have had relatively straight hair. This rope twist updo is different though -its for all the curly haired readers out there. Said in my best smooth jazz DJ voice. 🙂 And I'm excited to share it. It works really well for a casual or fancy occasion, and no one will be the wiser that it only took a few minutes to do. Click through for the step by step instructions on this easy as pie hair tutorial.
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Equipment

  • bobby pins
  • elastic hair ties

Instructions
 

Step 1: Section your hair off into three sections.

  • And secure just the section in the middle (back of the head) with a rubber band. Then twist into a low bun and secure with bobby pins.

Step 2: Then, take one of the sections that is still down, separate it into two parts and twist each part separately.

  • Next, twist the two parts together, as shown in the photo. Wrap that section around the bun and secure with bobby pins.

Step 3: Repeat step 2 with the opposite side and secure with bobby pins once again. Add hairspray, if desired.

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    Looking for more hair tutorials?

    Side note… If you follow along on Instagram, you might have seen the quick 5 minute curly hair tutorial I shared on Instagram Stories a couple of weeks ago. We plan to do more of those for different hair types and would love to hear what you think! What are some of your biggest hair struggles?! What would you most love to see in anew hair tutorial?

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    I have long hair and would love to pull it up and not just in a pony tail

    Amy Alexander

    When I see hairstyles like this I am so glad I have long hair to try it out on!

    Aleksandra

    I was thinking about cutting my waist length naturally curly hair really short lately. After seeing this post, I have some new inspiration for my hair. I rarely wear it down, a bun or pullback twist is my go to, I really don’t like hair in my face, this style is great! Thanks for the share.

    mccandlessquilts

    The IG Stories tutorial that we did a while back would have been perfect, Michelle. It works for any hair length.

    Brittni

    Now I wish my hair was longer again. This is beautiful! Do you have anything for short curly hair?
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    Michelle
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