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The Three Best French Braid Hair Styles

Updated on June 17, 2014
French braid
French braid

French braids

French braids are a beautiful and elegant way to style your hair. Now more than ever they are becoming even more fun and versatile. These new looks can be worn with anything anywhere. These are three of the best new ways to wear french braids. Learn all about these new styles and how to wear them. Any of these are sure to add some flare to your look.

Basic french braid technique

Before you can style you hair in any of these styles you have to know how to french braid. The first step is to separate a small section of hair into three pieces. As you start to braid your hair keep adding more hair to each piece until you have all the hair in your braid. For a more detailed tutorial on french braiding watch this video it breaks down the basic technique.

This is helpful video on french braiding

Head band braid
Head band braid

The head band

This hairstyle is so much fun. It mimics the look of a headband by using a small french braid right across the hairline. It looks funky and cute while keeping your hair out of your face. Whether your look is formal or casual this hairstyle will fit perfectly. To create this look all you have to do is pull your hair back into a ponytail. The next step is to pull out the section closest to your hairline. Then you start at either side of your head and french braid your way to the other side. All you have to do now is secure you braid with a bobby pin or hair tie and you have got an awesome french braided head band.

French braided side pony
French braided side pony

The side braid

This braid can be worn two different ways. It can be styled to go halfway back into a bun or pony tail. You can also continue the braid all the way to the very end. Both of these styles look great. To get this look you start the braid on one side of your head and braid at an angel until you have met the half way point or the end.

French braided messy bun
French braided messy bun

The french braided messy bun

This is a style that combines the messy bun and a french braid into a beautiful updo. To create this style you just french braid you hair half way back then use a hair tie to secure it. The next step is to gather your hair into a messy bun and secure it with bobby pins. The complete look is awesome and can be accessorized with flowers or other fancy clips.

Celebrities wearing frenchbraids
Celebrities wearing frenchbraids

Some french braid history

Did you know the french braid has been around since the eighteenth century. It was started by a stylist who wanted to put a twist on the original English braid. This hairstyle is truly a classic worn by everyone. It was originally called the french plait. It has been worn by actresses, Athletes and singers throughout history.

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