If you’re uninterested in an everyday previous ponytail and on the lookout for a extra dynamic solution to maintain your hair out of your face, you’ll be able to’t go improper with a French braid coiffure. A bit extra complex-looking (although not any tougher) than an everyday braid, the French braid is a basic model that’s each practical and fairly.
“A French braid is one of the most known braids,” movie star stylist Matthew Collins tells Bustle. “It’s also the simplest braid to do and can also be referred to as a French plait.”
Collins says what differentiates a French braid from the remaining is the act of including extra hair into your braid as you go. First, he likes to first dry hair with a dryer just like the Dyson Supersonic to essentially easy out strands. Celebrity hairstylist and proprietor of Deeper Than Hair salon Annagjid “Kee” Taylor then says to divide your hair into three sections, prepping with a hydrating oil (Taylor likes the Deeper than Hair’s Glass Brilliant Shine to additionally decrease flyaways). Then you’ll braid as you usually would, including sections from every side of your head as you go and crossing them over one another.
“You want to start with the middle piece and cross the right over the middle then the left over the middle,” says Collins. “Now with your finger, [you’ll] pick up more hair on the right side and add it that left piece you crossed over. [Then] place that over the middle section and add to the piece that was on the left, always adding to each piece and crossing over the middle.”
Once you’re completed styling, you’ll be able to set it with a hairspray or a styling gel like Taylor’s rec, the Braid Bae Styling Gel, to carry your look in place.
You can maintain it easy and stick to 1 taking place the middle of your head or change it up in so many various methods. From French braided crowns to double braids that morph right into a ponytail, the variations are actually infinite. Below, see 10 distinctive and celebrity-approved French braid hairstyles.