If all this talk of elections has put France on your mind, there’s no better way to indulge that than with a French braid – and a box of macarons. Forget the usual classic style and give your ‘do a tantalizing twist instead with these six simple yet striking ways to add a little je ne sais quoi to your beauty look.
Read on to discover the top tips and tricks to upgrade your French braid today.
If you want to wear your hair down and still rock a braid, this is the style for you. It’s all about letting the sections of the braid fall through one another to create that “waterfall” effect. Click here for an easy-to-follow video tutorial on how to get the look yourself.
The Plaited Pony
For the perfect pony, add a plait. The options are endless, and there are so many ways to jazz up your usual updo. You can either secure your pony as normal and braid just the end section, or you can braid your hair before tying it into a tail. For an even bolder look, combine both!
The Pigtail Plaits
If you thought pigtails were reserved solely for the schoolyard, think again; they’re one of the hottest hair looks in the fashion world. From Lily Aldridge to Kylie Jenner and Hailey Balwdin to Karlie Kloss, everyone’s been sporting them lately. This look really is as simple as creating two plaits for the perfect pigtail look.
The French-Braid Crown
Whether worn with loose locks or incorporated into an updo, the braid crown is one of the most beautiful hair ‘dos out there, and doing it yourself is not as hard as it looks. Click here for Savoir Flair’s step-by-step tutorial to learn how to create the look in eight simple steps.
The French 'Hun'
The ‘hun’ has been a firm celebrity favorite for a while now. Give it a fresh twist by braiding the top half of your hair before securing it into a bun.