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DIY French braid updo

DIY French braid updo

When it comes to hairstyles, women are always in a big dilemma for their choice. It mostly depends on the occasion or where do you want to wear it. Be creative and make the hairstyle that everyone will admire. A new simple style, yet very elegant. If you are looking for a glamorous hairstyle for a wedding ceremony, for your first meeting or a cocktail party, below is our new tutorial. Try it and you will get a sweet hairstyle for less than 10 minutes. NOTE: This tutorial is suitable for medium length hair.

Enjoy!

What you need for this DIY French braid updo are bobby pins and hairspray.

Before we start, you need to know how to do a classic French braid. If you don’t know how to do it, here is video where you can learn it. The video is for those who haven’t mastered the good old french braid yet. It’s a tricky little thing. Hopefully, it will help you understand it better. Honestly, the regular french braid is hard to learn. So don’t get frustrated. It can take a long time to get it. Once you do, you’ll be able to use it in so many ways.

The tutorial has 10 simple steps. Read them carefully before you start.

  1. Start with clean, dry hair.
  2. Part your hair all the way around in a big horseshoe shape about 1-1 1/2 inches above your ear. Clip that section up.
  3. French braid both sides and get them to meet in the middle in the back of your head. Take both of the loose ends and make a teeny tiny bun. If you need hairspray to make the bun stay, give it a little shot and then bobby pin. It’s totally okay if it’s a bit messy. It’s going to get covered up anyway.
  4. Let down all the hair from the section on top and take a bit of texturing spray to it.
  5. Tease the crown area for some volume and then smooth it over with your comb.
  6. Give the top layer a light veil of hairspray.

    DIY French braid updo

    DIY French braid updo

  7. Now start twisting the sides back as you see in photo 7. Pin the twist to the braid as you go. NOTE: That’s the whole point of the braid. You are using it to secure the hair. That’s the trick to getting short hair “up”. Otherwise everything tends to fall out or not reach.
  8. Repeat the same twist and pin method to the other side. Secure the twist by pinning it to the braid as you go.
  9. Once both sections reach the back, roll those two “tails” you have left over from the twists. I prefer to roll upward. You can roll sideways or down if you prefer. Just be sure to check your work in the mirror. Look at it from all sides to make sure it looks balanced. If you have a hard time rolling, you can always just tuck them into the braid. If the hair is too soft, spray a little with some hairspray.
  10. Once you are done, give it a good veil of strong-hold hairspray.
    DIY French braid updo

    DIY French braid updo

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