Last summer I shared an updo hair tutorial by the incredible Heidi Marie Garrett. It received such a positive response—and I so loved Heidi's skills with my strands—I've been dying ever since to do another one. So when I learned that Heidi was teaming up with makeup artist Amy Clarke for some mini boudoir sessions by Woodnote Photography, I jumped on the chance to submit myself to the beauty ministrations of these talented ladies!
We decided to try something soft and pretty (Valentine's Day isn't too far away, after all!), but we definitely wanted something beyond the usual braid or bun. Heidi, hair genius that she is, came up with this romantic twist on the spot! The style looks much more complicated than it really is, and would be great for any hair type that's shoulder-length or longer. Heidi clipped a couple extensions in for me, more for volume than for length as I have really fine locks.
Bobby pins are the secret to making this twist happen. Rather than incorporate strands gradually down the tail as you would with a braid, you'll twist them around each other and pin them in place. Don't be afraid to use a lot of bobby pins; we even secured the tail with them rather than with an elastic. And if you end up with a somewhat lived-in result, embrace it! After all, the best winter hair styles are the ones that only look better after you've worn a hat in a snowstorm!
P.S. If you try this style, won't you please let me know on Instagram? Be sure to tag both @citysage and @heidimariegarrett so we can admire your handiwork! Hair: Heidi Marie Garrett Makeup: Amy Clarke Photography: Woodnote Photography