Tutorial: Faux French Braid
With summer in full swing my hair is always in a messy side braid. I wanted to try out something new so I enlisted stylist Jen Mathison to teach me a different take on your basic braid. Check out below how to achieve a messy Faux French Braid...
It is best to start this style with textured hair or yesterday's hair as I like to call it. If you have freshly washed hair I recommend either putting a loose wave in it or spraying a beach hair spray in prior to styling.
Gather a section of hair from the crown of your head. Braid into a simple three strand braid and tie with a clear elastic. If your hair is layered, try to incorporate longer pieces, to make sure the braid runs down, close to your ends.
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Take a small section of hair from the right side of your hair and thread through the braid on the left side.
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Take a section of hair from the left and thread through the right side of your braid. Continue this pattern until you reach the ends. Tighter tension will give a very polished finish, here, the aim was a loose/organic feel.
The Final Look
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