50 Elegant French Braid Hairstyles

French braid hairstyles are timeless classics and they’re picture perfect for so many occasions. From classy affairs in the evening and weddings to relaxed days around town, French braids, fishtails, and Dutch braids will accompany and complement your every outfit. All you need to do is to master a few braiding techniques and then get a bit creative.

#36: Side French Braid to Four Strand Braid

Your first step will be to sweep all your hair over one shoulder and start braiding right from the top. Continue in a parallel line with the contour of your face, past and behind the ear, to the nape of your neck. At this point, remember to leave one strand out of the braid. Keep braiding a little further down, then secure the tail with an elastic. Make a thin braid out of the strand you left out. Remove the elastic and braid a 4-strand braid. At the very end, secure with an elastic and loosen the four-section braid with your fingers. Voila! You have achieved a sophisticated variation of the French braid hairstyle.
36 side french braid to four strand braid
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