Ever wondered how to make a French braid inverted? Well wonder no more, because we’re going to show you how to do an inverted French braid bun in 7 simple steps!
What you’ll need
Ladies of great style, please gather around: we have some exciting news to share with you. Mega-babe Nikki Phillippi is the first beauty vlogger to take part in our brand new Style It On series, where she’s demonstrating how to create an inverted French braid bun!
Each month, we’ll be testing the hair skills of our favourite beauty vloggers, by providing them with a hairstyle theme and a box full of handy hair products. Then, we’re leaving it completely down to them to create a tutorial of their favourite hairstyle.
To see Nikki in action, watch her #StyleItOn video, above. And if you want to try her fabulous French braid bun, just read below for our step-by-step guide to creating an inverted French plait!
How to do an inverted French braid bun
Wash, dry and section your hair.
Then, on damp hair, Nikki advises that you should apply some TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Dual-Action Maximiser from root to tip, to help add volume.
Next, blowdry your hair! Once dry, brush it through to remove any knots or tangles. Then section your hair in half, clipping the top half up and out of the way for now.
Curl your hair.
Once you’ve finished curling all of the bottom section, move onto the top half of your hair which you clipped aside in step 1.
Nikki’s top tip: When releasing your ringlet from the curling wand, hold it in your hand for a few seconds. This will help the curl last longer.
Section the front.
Create your inverted French braid.
Continue this plaiting process while picking up more hair from each side, adding it to your braid as you go.
Pancake your braid.
Create a bun.
Pin any loose strands in place with bobby pins that match the colour of your hair.
Final look: Finish with hairspray.
If you’re planning on trying out Nikki’s inverted French braid bun tutorial, remember to use the hashtag #StyleItOn when posting your finished look to Instagram or Twitter. Nikki will be passing on her challenge to the lovely Breanna (AKA MiniMarley12), so don’t forget to check back in to see her take on this month’s #StyleItOn.