Double French Braid and Twist | Braid Hairstyles

Over the past few months, we have received so many requests for hairstyles that it is hard to accommodate all of them.   We wish we had time to do all of them, but with six children who are my highest priority… it is difficult to find spare time.

What we do find, however, is that there may be a reoccurring theme among the hairstyle requests…

Top back view of the Double French Braid and Twist | Game of Thrones Hairstyles

Back view of the Double French Braid and Twist | Braid Hairstyles

We have had quite  few Facebook posts or emails asking for hairstyles from The Game of Thrones TV series on HBO.  We do not watch HBO, but many fans have sent in photos and I have to admit some of the hairstyles are super cute!

Side view of the Double French Braid and Twist | Braid Hairstyles

{Note to readers:  This is not a show that we will watch in our home, simply because we do not agree with its content.  We also would not advise anyone under the age of 18 to view it either, since it apparently contains mature content and themes.}

From an emailed photo of a hairstyle worn by the character named Sansa, here is what we are calling this the “Double French Braid & Twist”…


  1. To begin, center-part the hair and then section off about a 1.5 inch strip on either side of the part. {These sections will provide the hair for the two French backs.}
  2. Then French Braid the right section until you reach as far back as the crown of the head, then finish of the hair with a simple braid {tying it off loosely with an elastic band}…
  3. Repeat step #2 on the left section of the hair…
  4. Then take the braids and twist them around each other, tying them off together with an hair elastic.
  5. Add hairspray {if desired}.

We added volume to the hair with a curling wand beforehand, simply to add more texture to the hairstyle. It was only on the top layer of the hair, with the underlying hair “as is”.

This would be a perfect 2nd-day hairstyle if you had braids or curls in your hair from the previous day.  It is so simple to do, as long as you know how to French Braid, and will certainly have people asking you how you did it!


Items Needed:  Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, two elastic bands, hairspray, and curling iron {if desired, for texture}

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level:  Medium

As another side note, my hubby and I officially entered a video application for The Amazing Race!  I have been trying to convince my husband to apply with me ever since season #1… but he finally gave in and decided to do it this year! The Amazing Race has been my dream for several years now, so if you happen to know someone at CBS {or know someone who knows someone}, please let them know to look for us!!!

Thanks, and Happy Hairdoing!

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  1. i tried it on myself this day i went to school! i got a lot of comments saying ” who did your hair,it is so pretty”. now i am doing he hairstyle for a lot of days at school!

  2. amazingly cool. i did this on my little sister for a Christmas get together. she got zillions of comments. i made this hairstyle up but its a lace braid on both side of you head that you braid into two regular braids it’s so pretty.

  3. Hi mindy im an 11 years old and I love doing hairstyles on my family and friends. I’ve even taught them all that I’ve learned from you in just 3 months like fish tale braids, French braids, and a bunch of other awsome hairstyles that involve braids and twists. All of my family says I’m super talented when it comes to doing hair and I’ve said that I’ve got it all from you. Thanks I can’t wait until I learn more hairstyles that you post. I’ll also send you some of my own hair creations that I think you’ll love.

  4. I was wondering if you could make a categorie of you doin your own hair. I love all of your hairstyles but Its hard for me to find hairstyles to do on your self because they are not I. A separate categorie

  5. Hi! I love all of the hairstyles that you create and was wondering if you could do a hairstyle that could be worn in tae-kwon-do that won’t fall out, I’ve tried everything and nothing seems to help.

  6. I just loooooovvvvvee this hairstyle
    Even though I don’t have long hair I still like to do this hairstyle on my friend
    She barely puts her hair up and even when she does it is always a messy and I mean MESSY low ponytail and that is when she has soccer practice or a soccer game
    I would just like to say that I LOVE your family they look like they get along do well and I know what it is like to be a twin it is just HORRIBLE my twin brother and I always fight.
    God bless you and your family. <3

  7. Hi, I was wondering how you braid the french braids so close to your hairline, because every time I do it, it starts farther back, so I would like to know how you get it so close to the hairline, thank you, Mallory

  8. I love this! I can’t french braid, so I just pulled the front into two little ponies at the back of her head and did a pull-through with each one. Then I continued the braid as normal and twisted them together. Looked great!
    Thanks for the tutorial! And good luck on your AR application- love that show!

  9. Hi Mindy and girls,
    I am 12. I LOVE your hairstyles and easy-to-follow-videos! I have a request for a hairstyle. Huh, what are the chances of you seeing this comment? Well, here’s my request anyways: I (and ALL my friends!) would really like a hairstyle for softball. The plain old pony tail gets B-O-R-I-N-G! I LOVE braids, and would like a really cool one that keeps my hair out of my face.
    If you (and your adorable girls) would like to make a softball-do, I would be so happy!

  10. hi mindy im lina from algeria im 13 and i can do any hairstyles like the french braid or the cage braid and im good at doing your hairstyles Especially thd dutch braid .keep going

  11. hi mindy im lina from algeria im 13 and i can do any hairstyles like the french braid or the cage braid and im good at doing your hairstyles Especially thd dutch braid . keep going

  12. OMG I love your website and youtube channel!! Your girls are darling! I hope her fingers get better 🙂 Thank you soo much for the awesome hairstyles!


  13. Wow, cool style, will try! And good luck w/ the Amazing Race! I love that show and hope to see you on it!

  14. Mindy, I am a ten year old girl and i love hair!!!! Could you please do a video on more supplies you use and hairstyles for curly hair.

  15. You have done a great job with recreating this hairstyle. I cant wait to try it out on Miss 6.

    All the best with your Amazing Race application! New zealand has been one of the countries visited by it and the Shows host is from here, I used to watch him on a children’s show many many years ago 🙂

  16. wow!! yes Mindy! join the Amazing Race!!! i’ve been a fan of the show since the beginning!! and they broadcast that show here on the Philippines. it would be nice to see you there with your husband! LOL!! i bet you’re going to be the other teams hairstylists. 🙂

  17. Hey! I love this hairstyle! So cute! I just wanted to ask something. I saw a Picture of the hairstyle from the show and it’s a lace braid not a French braid. So just wondering what one it is. 🙂 thanks!

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