I used to find French twists intimidating -- it seemed like a hairstyle one could only pull off on special occasions, when there's lots of time . Recreate this chic-yet-casual French twist at home in just five easy steps. Mar 19, · Twist and Pin: Flatten hair over thumb and twist as you lift up. Pin. 4. Make a Knot: Tie hair above the twist into a gentle knot and pin. Make a Knot: Tie hair above the twist into a gentle knot and pin.