Hair Braiding Styles That Switch Up The Classic French
No longer relegated to playground folly, the French braid has become a staple in our hairstyle arsenal. The simple technique of folding, adding a section of hair and folding again has become second nature, shaving precious minutes off our morning routine. If the runway and red carpet have shown us anything the past few seasons, it's that the classic French can be slightly tweaked to create a whole new look. To get you started, try the three hair braiding styles below.
Twist Into a Bun Braid the hair down the head like you normally would. But instead of letting the tail fall, gather it into a bun at the nape of the neck.
Change the Part If you usually braid right at the hairline, create a part at the center or at the side. If you normally part to one side, switch it to the other. This gives you subtle height without having to add product at the root.
Go Dutch Instead of folding the sections over one another, fold them under. The braid looks almost 3D, sitting on top of the head instead of blending into the hair.
For more options, peruse our favorite hair braiding styles from Pinterest in the gallery above.