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Tutorial: Faux French Braid

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...

You Will Need

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How To: 


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.

Step 1:

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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Step 2:

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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Step 3:

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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Finish by securing with a second clear elastic and a light spray of session spray to hold the style.

Tip: This style is best suited to hair that has previously been styled with beach waves or a loose curl.

Note: For professional stylists and artists all products used in this tutorial can be purchased at West Coast Beauty Supply.

Credits: Julie Bajic Photography / Makeup: Katie Elwood / Hairstyling: Jen Mathison.

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