French Braids: Instructions and Styles
- The model is wearing a very classy French braid. When pulled back from the sides to the back the braids give a very sophisticated look
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The French braid is a classic, which is constantly being reinvented. Although this favorite style takes a bit of practice, the results are definitely worth it. We will show, step by step, how to best do it and how varied it can be
We love the French braid in all its lengths and variations. Since it is so unique as it may look, it can be woven and styled. The French braid put together as a braided strand is by far the best known method, but it can also be divided, for example, for a very eye-catching effect.
French Braid: Tips for this Classic
1. Work some mousse into the hair in order to have some body. Next, pull back the hair, and take a section from the top and divide it into three equal parts.
2. Weave the right-hand section over the middle section, so the right-hand section now is in the middle.
3. Weave the left section over the middle section, so the left-hand section is now in the middle. This is the base for the French braid.
4. Now take some hair from the right side, weave it with the right section, and braid it again over the middle section, so that this hair from the right section is now in the middle.
5. Take some hair from the left side, weave it with the left section, and braid it again over the middle section, so that this hair from the left section is now in the middle.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until there is no more hair length remaining, and braid the rest normally to the tip.
7. Finally, set it all in place with hairspray for an optimal hold.
French Braid: Wonderfully Different
Once you have understood the basics and principle behind the classic French braid, you are ready to try out different variations. Our gallery illustrates five different ways of doing a French braid.