The upside down French braid tutorial

Arianna | 08 December 2016
10 min Style Medium

It’s all ‘business in the front, party in the back’ with this upside down French braid bun!

If you’ve been searching high and low for the perfect upside down French updo, then you’ll be happy to hear, that we’ve done all the legwork and found it for you. Yes, really – consider it an early present from the All Things Hair team!

Not only is the hairstyle we’ve chosen guaranteed to last you all day and night – no matter how much dancing you do – but it also looks fabulous from every single angle (especially the back!). So, if you’re ready to learn how to rock a hot party updo, simply scroll down to unwrap the upside down French braid bun!

How to do an upside down French braid

1

Prep your hair.

This upside down French updo requires sleek, tangle-free hair. So wash your mane with the Toni&Guy Smooth Definition Shampoo and Conditionerfor smoother-looking strands.

 

2

Smooth strands.

After drying your hair straight, apply some TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Beautifying Oil to your strands, to help them stay salon-smooth and banish any signs of frizz.

3

Create your upside down French braid.

Now for the fun part: how to do an upside down French braid! Flip your hair upside down to make it easier to reach behind your head. Then, take a 2-inch wide section of hair near the nape of your neck, and divide it into 3 equal sections.

To French braid, you’ll need to cross the strands once like a typical braid (left over middle, right over middle), before picking up additional hair from each side as you continue to weave and incorporating it into your braid. Repeat this motion until you have braided to the top of your head.

4

Tie an upside down French braid ponytail.

Secure your braid by tying it into a mini ponytail. Then secure all of your hair to create an upside down French braid ponytail. Twist your ponytail to make a top knot and hold in place by using bobby pins that match the colour of your hair.

 

5

Final look.

Give your hair a spritz with the VO5 Classic Styling Extra Hold Hairspray to help your hair stay in place all night! And just like that, your stunning upside down French braid bun is complete! Now, the only question left is: which party will you be flaunting this ‘do at?

 

Loved this upside down French braid? Looking for even more braided styles to rock? Then head on over to our braided bun article and Braids page. Go on, these hairstyles aren’t to be missed!

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