My whole life as a dancer, I have never been able to get my hair into a proper French Twist. When I was still dancing and it was a requirement for certain shows, I always had to have a friend do it for me… In fact, once I had a principal dancer in my company put my hair in a French twist for me and in a strange way, it was a major highlight of that year to have one of my idols do my hair.
But despite my French twisting fails from the past, I actually managed to figure out the best way to make this style work with my hair, thanks to this tutorial video from New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns….
Not totally sure what it is about the way she does it that makes me suddenly capable, but I’m not gonna fight it! I love this style. It’s perfect for those days when you don’t want to wash your hair, but still want to look totally sleek and put together!