French Accent Braid

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It’s Summer! Yesterday was my birthday and I always consider my birthday to be the sign that Summer is officially here. This is one of the best times of the year because it means swimming, trips to the lake, outdoor barbecues, the 4th of July, parades, everything is so gooooood!

I love Summer and wanted to do a hairstyle that is quick and easy but great for keeping your hair off your face during the heat. I realize it’s probably best to put it all up into a ponytail on super hot days but that is a tutorial for another day! (:

Here’s a quick refresher course on how to French Braid! I hope you enjoy this one though and be sure to tag me on instagram or twitter if you recreate this look! Love ya!

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French Accent Braid

Supplies: Brush, Alligator clip, Clear elastic band, Flexible-hold hairspray

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Brush through the hair to remove any tangles.
  • Step 3 / Divide off a front section of hair by creating a vertical part from the original part down to the left ear. Clip off the back section to keep it out of the way.
  • Step 4 / Pick up a small, 1″, section of hair on the left side of the part for the braid.
  • Step 5 / Divide this section into three equal pieces.
  • Step 6 / Cross the back strand over the middle.
  • Step 7 / Then cross the front strand over the middle.
  • Step 8 / Cross the back strand over the middle and bring in a section of hair incorporating it into the braid.
  • Step 9 / Now cross the front strand and bring in another section.
  • Step 10 / Continue french braiding the hair down incorporating hair into the braid until it’s all brought in.
  • Step 11 / Braid the rest of this section down into a regular braid.
  • Step 12 / Tie off the end with an elastic band.
  • Step 13 / Curl the ends of the hair with a 1 1/4″ curling iron.
  • Step 14 / Mist the style with a flexible hold hairspray and you are ready to go!
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8 Comments

  1. Ann
    March 18, 2017 / 1:57 PM

    I’ve been practising the braid but even though I braid from the part, there tends to be a gap between the part and where the braid begins. Do you know why?

    • May 3, 2017 / 9:54 PM

      I am not sure but if you begin with really small sections it might help with this (:

  2. Vanessa
    July 10, 2016 / 8:24 AM

    I’ve been doing The French accent braid a lot and notice that I tend to get dandruff at the root if I braid too often. Do you know why or what I can do to prevent it? Thanks, Vanessa

    • August 29, 2016 / 2:33 PM

      I’m not sure exactly sure what causes it because it could be a number of different things. The best thing would probably be to just give your scalp a little break from the pulling and tugging that braiding can cause <3

  3. Mathilde
    June 12, 2015 / 10:00 AM

    I absolutely love your tutorials! But I was wondering how you get your braids to be so clean and defined. Is it just your hair, or du you have any tricks to tame flyaways and fuzziness?

    Belated happy birthday!

    • June 15, 2015 / 7:09 PM

      Thank you! Sometimes I apply Braid Paste by Oscar Blandi or some hairspray (:

  4. Jen
    June 11, 2015 / 1:58 PM

    It looks like you wrapped hair around the elastic at the end- how do you hold it there?

    • June 11, 2015 / 10:12 PM

      I slide a mini bobby pin over the hair and elastic band to secure it

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