How to: wet look French twist

It’s no secret that wet look hair has made a huge come back in the runways and as such features prominently amoungst the list of 2013 hairstyles. The appeal can be attributed to it’s relaxed, laid back feel while at the same time, maintaining some edginess. It’s one of those looks that you can easily incorporate into your everyday outfit without looking over the top.

A variation of the wet look was also seen in the Nina Ricci spring / summer 2013 show at Paris fashion week. A wet look with a twist – literally – it’s perfect not just for the runway but for everyday. Created by Redken creative consultant Guido Palau, this wet look was made to be worn by any woman and it can be easily recreated. Check out the steps right after the break.

wet look french twist

How to: wet look hair with a twist

Prep damp hair by putting on some mousse to create volume. Work it from the ends to the roots using your fingers and then comb it through using a natural brush.

Next, dry your hair using a blow dryer and a diffuser. Use your fingers to lift your hair on the roots as you dry your hair to prevent it from flattening out.

Now it’s time to create that twist. From the nape, gather your hair and twist it going upwards. Tuck the ends under the twist you created – you can use an end of a tail comb for this – and then secure with bobby pins.

To create an edgier look, pull a few bits of hair going down to your nape carefully. Make sure you don’t make the hairstyle lose its shape by doing this.

Secure the hairstyle with hairspray.

To get that glossy, wet finish, spray on a good amount of glistening mist to your hair. For this look, Redken’s Shine Flash 02 was used.

wet look twist

There you have it – a wet look hairstyle that’s meant to be worn out on the streets. This look is perfect to wear for cocktail parties or whenever you feel like giving yourself an edgier look. It will surely make heads turn and pump up any ensemble.

For more spring 2013 hairstyles, follow that link.

Images courtesy Redken

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Melanie is a fashion designer, entrepreneur and writer who is always up for a challenge. This is probably the reason why she has immersed herself in the very dynamic fashion industry. She currently has her own couture business in her hometown of Manila, Philippines and confesses to being a hair and makeup junkie. She also loves all things D.I.Y and considers herself a bookworm.