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Ok dokey!  Here is our very first hair tutorial.  We’re branching out people!

Is it a single?  No!  Is it a double??  NO!  Is it a triple French braid??!!  YES!!!  It is!  This hair tutorial involves three French braids to create a rather different, yet lovely hair style.

I know what you’re thinking, “HELP!  I don’t even know how to French braid… it sounds so… complicated.”  Well yes, that’s what I also used to think, but you know what, one day, I finally decided to learn how, after experimenting for a while.  Seriously girls, just look up a video, it’s not that hard, all you do, is plait and just add in a bit more to each section as you move down the head.  At least, that’s how I do it, correct me if I’m wrong. 🙂

In this tutorial, I will not be showing you how to French braid, but rather, how to combine those skills into making a very pretty, yet unusual hair style.  I did actually ‘invent’ this one, however, as a rather kind friend pointed out, I may have ‘invented’ it along with  a load of other people in the world who had the same ‘original’ idea…  Anyway, it consists of three French braids brought together at the back, tucked under, and pinned.  I’ll skip the description and show you step-by-step.

Enjoy!  Feedback is welcome (even embraced) and suggestions for other hair styles you’d like to see on here will also be considered, as I rather enjoyed doing this and would be happy to do it again!  (The steps correspond with the photo above them).

1.  Take a section of hair from the top of your head with a comb.

2.  Start French braiding it down the centre, taking a little bit more each time and adding it to your three sections.  (This part is just like a normal French braid).

3.  Continue right down to the base of your head, and once there is no more hair left to add, just finish off with a normal braid.  Tie it off with a hair tie.

4.  On the left side, do exactly the same and take a section of hiar.

5.  Just like the top braid, divide it into three sections.

6.  And start French braiding down the side until you have finally used all of the hair on that side in a French braid.  Tie with a hair tie.

7.  Now, on the right side, do exactly the same thing.  French braid the whole way down.

8.  Take both the side braids, and cross them underneath the top braid.

9.  Bring all the ends together, remove hair ties, and replace with one tie holding all three ends.

10.  Tuck under.  It’s as easy as that, you may have to try it a few times, but just tuck under, and stick several pins in to secure.

11.  You are finished!  Even though this is relatively simple, it looks rather complex.  I am not at all experienced with hair styles, but if you can just master the art of more or less French braiding, then the world of hair styling just opens right up!

Try tying a scarf around your head to add a little fashion to your look.

Tying a knot in the scarf and placing it on top isn’t such a bad idea either.

And there we have it, the final look!

A very big  thank you to Ambley, my good friend, who patiently sat, while I snapped pics, stuck pins into her hair, and constantly said, “No, a little to the right… hmm, actually maybe to the left.”  You endured a lot, but made a beautiful model!


Hair stylist – Esther

Photographer(s) – Matthew (that talented brother of mine) & Esther

Model – Ambley


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