French Braid Heaven

I am in love with French/Dutch braids. Unfortunately, I really can’t do them on myself! I trawl Pinterest and pin to my hearts content but when I try in front of the mirror – it just doesn’t happen. My fingers don’t bend that way!

Because I’ve got long hair which is quite thick I’m lucky in the sense that some of my more-able friends like to practice styles on me! I can’t take credit for any of these, they were all done by an incredibly talented work friend, but these are all me and I wanted to share the styles because some of them are soooo pretty.

Braid across the front, side and into a bun. I like this one because it’s a nice up do and looks kind of ‘little house on the prairie’. It’s one braid starting at the front of the head and crossing over round the side.

Festival plaits. Classic! Great for the gym or festivals, make you look kind of cool.

My favourite! This was a backwards French braid (starting at the bottom of the head) which is done with the model (me) with their head upside down the whole time. It looks amaaaazing from the back.

Side braid. Or Katnis braid! Love it.

Another favourite – a simple everyday look with one fat braid across the front. So pretty!

Can you do any exotic braid styles? Can you teach me??




  1. Nena September 22, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    Braids are probably my favorite hairstyle! So simple, yet add so much elegance:)

    • Jessica Emily September 22, 2016 / 5:09 pm

      Agreed! Wish I could do them on myself! Thanks for reading x

      • Nena September 22, 2016 / 9:11 pm

        You totally can! Practice little by little:)

    • Jessica Emily September 22, 2016 / 5:18 pm

      I know!! Tried and failed to teach my husband !!! Thanks for reading x

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