Spiral Twists | Updo Hairstyles

This is a viewer-inspired hairstyle! Cristina emailed me with a link to a YouTube video where she wanted to show me a hairdo that she loves to do on her daughter. We viewed it, liked it, and filmed our own take on it with an added “spin” {literally}!  Thanks, Cristina!

Back view of the Spiral Twisty Bun Hairstyle

This style is different than our Rosette Bun hairstyle, as the spirals set right against the head.  The Rosette Buns were essentially bantu knots, or twisty buns.

To begin this hairstyle, we decided to incorporate our Double French Twistbacks from the front that we added into a high ponytail. {We are a big fan of hairstyle combinations whenever it makes sense!} Then you simply divide the ponytail into three sections.

Take each section individually and twist them, and then roll it up into a spiral wheel {like a cinnamon roll}. Then simply bobby pin the spiral securely, and repeat the same with the other two sections.

Side view of French Twists into Spiral Twisty Bun

Now, I apologize on the photos for being taken 8 hours after we did the hairstyle {we forgot}, but what you see is that this style held up quite nicely after a fairly active day for an eight-year old! To help control the flyaways, you can use hairspray (which I also forgot to do).

This hairstyle is great for girls and women of all ages, and especially perfect for weddings, communions, baptisms, flower girls, ballet, Prom, Homecoming, etc. You will also find that by sleeping on the spirals… you will have a gorgeous curled ponytail as a “2nd Day ‘Do”! Enjoy!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 ponytail holder, 6-7 large bobby pins, hairspray.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes (15 minutes if you do the Double French Twistbacks)

Skill Level: Medium

Happy Hairdoing!

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  1. dear mindy,

    I love, love, love, your hairstyles and since im only in th 7th grade i do not have alot of time in the morning to do anything really hard on my hair. But if you could, would you post a video/hairstyle on here that i can do on myself that would be cute for school?

    P.S. congratulations on the new member on the family!!

  2. the sleepover girls say… “we are having a sleepover and thinking about doing a lot of these hairstyles. how long wouldthis one take if were not an experienced hair stylist? And if u were in the age range of 9-12 some of us have no experience…. but this hair style looks pretty!

  3. OMG!!!!!!!! I love your hairstyles I have been watching your videos for a year and i do my hair like the hairstyles you show everyone and I get so many compliments. Thank you so much!!!!!

  4. My daughters dance studio requires that she wears her hair in a bun for ballet class (3x a week). Therefore, we are always trying to find new bun ideas. This bun was SO MUCH FUN!! She got lots of compliments that day. Since she was wearing this style through school on to dance I was worried that the center of the spirals would not hold all day. After rolling the first bun I decided to reinforce the center of the spirals with a couple of bobby pins by pinning it after I rolled it up about 1/3 to 1/2 of the way (the length of a bobby pin). This gave me a stronger center support for the spirals, and also made it easier to keep the spiral together as I completed each bun. It also helped me reinforce the bun to the head assuring that the buns would stay put.

    I just thought I would share my tip with you since you so generously share yours with me. Thanks for your web site! We love it!!

  5. This is so pretty! I love all your updos, however I find most of them a little bit overly-cutsey and they dont exactly fit my face shape, but I absolutely love this one! This and the triple twist and pin. I wear them and I get a lot of compliments. Thank you so much! Btw I’m 13 and I have a hair-challenged mom lol 🙂

  6. Dear Mindy,
    I love your hairstyles and I always try the new ones out! Before I try this out, I wanted to ask if you have any tricks for head lice? Head Lice is going around at our school so I’m a bit worried! Thanks! Lily

    1. Our school has had a bad epidemic of lice this year as well. My mother told me the trick she used on us kids and it works. Just use a drop of peppermint or tea tree oil and rub it into their hair before they leave for school. My kids have never had lice and I think it’s because of this. BTW-Mom’s a teacher and never got it herself either.

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