French rolls, or French Twists as some say, are so beautiful, but often people get intimidated by them. Aren’t they super fancy up-dues that you need to go to a hairdresser for? Well, while it may take a few tries and definitely some practice will be required, the steps themselves are not hard.
Also, not every ballet company has hair dressers, so it good to learn how to make your own. And besides French rolls are fun to wear off stage too- in class or rehearsal. It’s such a pretty and professional look, and knowing how to do it yourself can really comes in handy.
In my company, the Estonian National Ballet, if ever we are in need of help with French rolls, we all know who to go to! Lola. There have been days when I have seen her work alongside our hairdressers right before a show! Everyone loves how she does them and how beautiful she makes them look. But, my girls, she can’t be doing this for everyone all the time, so let’s learn for ourselves. And if don’t have an amazing Lola in your life to help you out, now you do.