- Start by parting your hair down the middle. Pin the hair above your part to the side.
- French braid the lower section of hair around the back of your head until you reach the opposite side. Pin it with bobby pins that are a similar color to your hair hue, like Jessica did.
- Let down the top section of your hair. Gather it to the side so that your french braid is exposed.
- Take a thick section of hair from the bottom of the loose section and wrap it around the rest of the hair, securing it with bobby pins.
- Finish with a hefty dose of hair spray to keep your plait in place.
If you want healthy hair, then it's not a good idea to wash it every day. Over-cleansing strips your hair of the natural oils your scalp produces. They actually act like a natural shield for your locks, which is good if you're a fan of the blow dryer. But, unfortunately, not everyone's second-day hair looks as pristine as it does after that initial wash. So how do you reconcile? With a quick hairstyle to hide the evidence, of course! The halfway french braid is just that — a french braid that only extends halfway around your crown. Learn how to ace this elegant but easy style when you keep reading.
Sage found an image on Tumblr with a French braid done in a "S" shape. I duplicated it for her for school:
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Amanda Seyfried arrived on the red carpet for her new movie Letters to Juliet last night wearing one of the big, messy fishtail braids that the long-haired and glamorous are favoring in Hollywood these days. But just a few weeks before at the Mother and Child premiere, she wore a classic, understated French braid. They were both pretty styles but totally different takes on the look. Which one do you think she pulled off better?
Get tips on re-creating this double-the-fun bohemian style when you read more.
French braiding may be second nature to some of you, but have you ever tried to explain it to someone else . . . without visuals? While not everyone will instantly catch on, I've written down a cute tale that was told to me when I first learned this style. It's story time. Read on for an easy way to remember which hair goes where (and a step-by-step photo demo).