Braids may get most of the attention for adding interest to an updo, but twists deserve plenty of credit too. They may have one less strand, but they are no less cute.
Large or small, tightly coiled or loosely wrapped, twists can take a hairstyle from ho-hum to head-turning. A few twists can turn a basic ponytail into an Insta-worthy lewk and a twisted knot feels fresher than the default ballerina bun. And even a tried-and-true ‘do can feel like new by experimenting with the placement and thickness of the twists.
Let’s not forget that one of the best things about twist hairstyles is that they’re easy to create. Simply grab a section of hair and twist it around itself or another piece. There’s no need to consult three different YouTube tutorials and Pinterest hacks to figure out how to create a twist (ahem, intricate fishtail and ladder braids).
Above, we rounded up 25 gorgeous twist hairstyles that require (mostly) minimal effort but deliver maximum impact.
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