Create a Pinterest-worthy side French braid with our easy video tutorial and step-by-step.
Long hair is trending once again but those with flowing tresses will know the difficulty of finding practical styles that keep your hair out of your face. Today we’re showing you one of our favourites with our side French braid tutorial, a twist on the classic French plait that’s perfect for everyday wear.
The perfect balance between smart and girly, once you get the hang of it this versatile look should take you under 10 minutes. So, whether you’re a total beginner or a braids lover looking to expand your skills, let our side French side braid hair tutorial show you how it’s done. Hit play on the video above to see exactly how it’s done or read on for more help on each step.
Take a section of hair & divide into 3.
Editor’s tip: Try applying the TONI&GUY Flexible Hold Braid Balm before styling. Not only will it add texture, making it easier to braid in the first place, it’ll also give your braid more staying power so it lasts longer.
Add in more hair as you weave.
Continue braiding around the back of your head.
Once you run out of extra hair to pull in, complete the rest of your side French braid using the regular 3-strand braid method.
Secure with a hair tie.
Editor’s tip: Don’t have any clear hairbands to hand? Take a section of hair and wrap it around the end of your ponytail to conceal your hairband and give a cleaner finish.
Pancake your braid.
Then, give it a spritz with a strong-hold hairspray, like the VO5 Ultimate Hold Hairspray. Not only will this lock your style in place, it’ll also prevent any unwanted frizz from cropping up throughout the day.