French Braids

Don’t know how to style your hair for an important event? French braid is a great choice for all occasions! This hairstyle fits any style of clothing and is appropriate for both casual and formal look. The hairdos with French braids can be called universal – they can be worn anywhere and by anyone. A French braid gives sophistication, femininity, and elegance to any image. Maybe that’s why this braid is called French?

Many girls believe that it is hard to make beautiful French braids, and to make eye-catching updos with them is even harder. But in fact, even beginners will be able to cope with such a task.

We have collected for you a wide variety of hairstyles with a French braid. You just need to choose the one you like and create your perfect image. Pick up your perfect styling and experiment!

How to French braid your hair step by step

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The scheme of French braids weaving is the basis. There is a huge selection of hairstyles, which are based on this main weaving.  All you need to learn how to make French braids is knowing the technique and practicing. The practical skills depend only on you. We’ll help you with the technique providing step by step tutorials of how to French braid your hair.

1. Where to begin? Make sure the hair is not dirty and dehydrated. Otherwise, the hairs will electrify, stick to each other, to the hands, and to the comb. It is advisable that you can observe the process. This can be done either with the help of a camera phone or opposite mirrors.

2. Comb the hair well and take a wide strand from the forehead. Tie it with a thin elastic band, preferably matched to the hair color.

3. Take two strands on the right and left sides (their volume should be approximately equal to the volume of the first strand).  Put the right strand over the main one. Then cover it with the left strand.

4. Braid your hair like regular pigtails, grabbing a part of the loose hair with each throwing of the strand. When the braid is finished, tie the tip of it with a rubber band. Done! Nothing difficult, right?

Our pics will also help you to make the classic version of the French braid faster and easier – check them out!

Ideas of French braiding designs

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By taking the French braid as a basis, you can make real masterpieces with your hair. This is especially true for those girls who have long and thick hair. Even one thick French braid looks amazing, let alone unusual braiding designs. Want to make your look more creative? If the answer is yes, take a look at the photos. These hairstyles with French braids for long hair look gorgeous. What is more, they are perfect for a formal event.

Easy French braid styles with tutorials

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Tired of wearing loose hair? At the same time, you don’t want to spend hours in front of a mirror making complicated styling? We have something for you! Meet simple and quick hairstyles with French braids, which you can easily do at home by yourself. This is a great option for hairstyles for every day. Check out the images with tutorials and try to repeat them!

Cute French braid hairstyles

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Meet another interesting version of the braided hairstyle – reverse French braid (it is also called the Dutch braid)! One braid is good, but two are better. If you want to try something new, take a look at these pictures with two reverse French braids.

The main difference between the usual French braid and the reverse one is that during weaving the strands are not placed on top, but, on the contrary, “threaded” from below. Such braids look more volumetric. And, by the way, stylish!

Messy and loose French braids

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Wanna look like a Boho Queen? Messy and loose French braids are just what you need!

There are different reasons to try loose braids. Firstly, they are very simple. Even if you don’t have any skills in weaving, you’ll definitely cope with loose braids. Secondly, they are suitable for every occasion. No matter what you’re planning – a date, a walk with friends, a party – loose and messy French braids look cute! Finally, such hairstyles are Instagram famous! Create a cool image for a gorgeous photo and get thousands of likes!

Take a look at the ideas of braiding styles for men. 

Images of half French braids

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If you prefer to wear your hair loose, you’ll like the idea of a half French braid. This hairstyle is perfect for cases when you need to keep your hair from falling on your face – for example, at work.

Half French braid perfectly complements your look. You don’t even need to use additional accessories to look attractive. Check out the best images with half French braids and catch more ideas to style your hair!

French braid into a bun

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The French braid is truly universal. It can transform your whole image! Even the simplest bun will look eye-catching if you combine it with a plait. Take a look at the photos and see for yourself!

Such creative French braided buns can be made on both short and long hair.

You will definitely find these wedding updos for black women interesting!

Interesting hairstyles with a French plait

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The French braids are a great base for the African-American type of weaving, namely, cornrows, box braids, various plaits with extensions etc.

Black girls have excellent hair texture for weaving. Their hair is easily twisted and braids hold for a long time. So you can wear the same hairstyle for several days! In addition, African-American braids protect hair from sun and wind damage (therefore, they are known as protective hairstyles).

Check out the most interesting hairstyles with French braid weaving!

Cool French braided hairstyles

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Hairstyles with the French braids are amazing! At first glance, it’s hard to believe that such a chic hairstyle can be made using only a comb. But yes. Any woman can create gorgeous evening and casual hairstyles from French braids regardless of her hair length.

You shouldn’t immediately begin with weaving of four, five, or seven strands. The result is likely to upset you, and perhaps desire to braid hair will disappear. Start with the simplest pigtails, and then gradually develop your skills.

We offer you a collection of cool hairstyles with a French braid. Check them out and get inspired to repeat!