taza’s hair tutorial: twisted braids

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hi everyone! i wanted to share a quick hair tutorial i put together a few months ago.  it’s the twisted heidi braids hairstyle  i love to wear in my hair and am often asked how i do them.  it is honestly one of the most simple hairstyles to do, takes just a few minutes and a few bobby pins.  i know there are a lot of hair tutorials out there and great beauty bloggers who could put this together far better than me, but since i’m often asked how i do this “do,” i wanted to share my way below. a special thank you to hairstylist aubrey nelson and photographer nicole gerulat for helping me put this tutorial together for you!

anyway,”twisted braids!” broken down into 4 quick steps below!


hairstyling for this tutorial by aubrey nelson.  ps. for the beachy/texture spray, aubrey used sachajuan ocean mist and finished it off with oribe superfine hairspray.

photos by nicole gerulat of nicole’s classes. nicole’s offering 30% off all of her online classes this week too with the code TAZA30.

  1. Chelsea

    so cute!! Such a great tutorial- it look so easy, which is always what I need. I get in a rut of wearing it long and down because I’m not sure what else to do with it. Hopefully it will still be as cute even without bangs.


  2. Iva

    you are getting prittier and prittier! happy holidays to all 5 of you!

  3. Rebekah McBride

    Okay, completely off topic, but we’re you guys on the intro of the new episode of The Middle last night? If not, you guys have major doppelgangers in Hollywood right now lol

  4. Love that Aubrey! She always makes pure magic with hair!

  5. Fatima

    I must tell you that I truly admire you, the ways how you manage to do everything in your life. To take care of your kiddos, of your apartment, go on dates with your husband, and all the while being so flawless and having a beautiful smile on your face. I know that many people told you this, it’s just that, I need to tell you that. Keep being so positive, you have no idea how you influence me. I have been reading your blog for three years regularly and you are the real inspiration to me.
    I wish you the best.
    Love, Fatima

  6. Claire

    Thanks for this tutorial! So pretty, a great idea for new year’s eve! :)
    best regards!

  7. Tammy

    I love that you did this. It is way easier than I thought. I thought it would be braided but I love the twist. If my hair was longer, I’d be rocking this look all winter.

    Usually, when you see this on beauty bloggers they always showcase complex braiding that quite frankly no one has time for anyway, but they are pretty to look at. Haha thanks for sharing Taza! :) You look beautiful.


  8. Alexa

    Love this! Thank you so much for sharing! xo

  9. abby

    Off to do this with my day three dirty hair…thanks for the tips:)

  10. Rachel

    Not everyone can pull off this hairstyle but you do! You look adorable! Thanks for the tutorial. I’ll have to try it out and see how it looks on me :)


  11. Laurie

    Are you posting old topic coz you’re in labor right now ?

    Ahahah so happy to see this new baby coming soon I’m suspicious for everything you post !

    If you are, I send you huge power from Paris !

  12. I have always wondered how you did your hair…
    how does the back look?

  13. kiely

    thank you for the tutorial! of course, i could never pull it off the way you do!

    xoxo, kiely

  14. EMILY

    I tried to use the promo code, but no luck! The website says it’s invalid.

    • TAZA

      Let me look into it! So sorry. I’ll reach out to Nicole now….

    • TAZA

      It should be working now!

  15. Emily

    The promo code won’t work :(

    • TAZA

      Sorry! I just reached out to Nicole to double check it. I’ll get back to you ASAP!

    • TAZA

      It should be working now!

  16. Carly

    Great tutorial! Braids are the perfect hairstyle for us busy mommies

    The Doctor Diva

  17. Katie

    Just checked my DVR after reading the comment about The Middle and that is totally you, right?

    • TAZA

      I don’t know! Someone else mentioned this too. I will have to check. It’s probably footage from a super old stock photography shoot we did several years ago.

  18. Kimber Pogue

    Oh I love this! Thanks for posting! You should also do a tutorial of how you do your braid across your whole head… it looks like bangs. I don’t even know if you know what I’m talking about. But you wear your hair like that a lot a I’ve always wanted to learn how you do it!

  19. Christina

    Hi! Seeing your pictures makes me a little “home”sick for the city – my husband also went to Columbia so we spent four years there in Washington Heights (Inwood 1st ward). I know it’s not easy with kids, but enjoy every minute!

  20. Ashley

    Holy cannoli, you are gorgeous!

  21. Kelly

    So cute, I will have to try it for brunch this weekend!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  22. gladmama

    Thansk for this, I LOVE quick and pretty hair tutorials.