For short hair
1. Half Headband French Braid
Pick which side of your hair you want to braid, then do a regular French braid:
1. Divide the hair into three parts.
2. Take the rightmost piece and cross it over the middle section.
3. Take the leftmost piece and cross it over the middle section.
4. As you continue, pick up small pieces of hair from your parted section.
2. Half Crown Braid
Part your hair as you normally would. Do one regular French braid while getting portions of hair from the front. Once your braid reaches your ear, secure your hair with an elastic band.
Do the same on the other half of your head.
Take the two braids and tie them together.
3. Braided Updo For Short Hair
Take your curling iron to curl the ends of your hair. Then do a half crown braid on one side of your head.
Twist the other half of your hair in and secure it with a hairpin. Do the same for the loose ends of the other half of your hair. Spritz on some hairspray to keep your pins from sliding.
Now you have a fab braided updo!
For medium to long hair
1. Full French Braid
Start by taking a section of hair from the top of your head and divide it into three parts. Take the rightmost piece and cross it over to the middle. Take the leftmost piece and cross it over to the middle.
Start working in more hair as you go along your braid. Before crossing over a piece of hair, pick up more hair from that section.
Keep doing so until you reach the end of your hair. Secure tightly with an elastic.
P.S. Remember to pull tight when braiding to keep your hair from developing an awkward bump in the nape area.
Note: For a Dutch braid, do the same steps, but cross the hair UNDER, not over.
2. Rope Braid
Put your hair up in a ponytail. Divide your pony into two sections and twist them in the same direction.
Cross the two sections together until your reach the end and secure with an elastic band.
If you want to keep stray hairs in place, smooth on some hair wax.
3. Fishtail Braid
Divide your hair into two sections. Pick up a small section from the outside of one section and cross it over to the middle.
Take another small section from the outside of the other section and cross it over to the middle again.
Keep doing this until you reach the end of your hair. Secure with an elastic.
To make your braid look more lived in and casual, loosen the braids a bit by gently pulling them apart.
4. French Braid To Bun Updo
Do a French braid diagonally (think Katniss!) until you reach the end of your hair. Secure it with an elastic band.
Wrap into a small bun on the side of your head. Use bobby pins to secure the bun.
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