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.

#50: Four-Strand French Braid Hairstyle

This spectacular style is, in a way, the queen of all braid hairstyles. It’s best explained in video tutorials over and over again but, basically, if you’ve mastered the regular four-strand braiding technique, you’ll be able to pull this one off, too. Pro tips: it helps to dampen your hair before you begin; also, a three-way mirror will go a long way if you want to keep track of the strands you’re working with. The braiding technique involved with this style is the classic one. Start at the top of the head, at its back, and keep incorporating strands of hair from the sides of your head as you are braiding your way down to the tips. With this more complex hairstyle, we recommend a tighter style of braiding, so that your work doesn’t come undone halfway through.
50 four strand french braid hairstyle
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