Triple French braided updo tutorial

/ 04.03.2014
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French braids and braided updos are basically a match made in hairstyle heaven. Less complicated than a fishtail technique but more intricate than a classic three-strand braid, a French style is perfect for creating a fresh new look that won't make your arms ache... too much. This interesting triple French braid look is very pretty, a little romantic, and really useful for anyone with long hair during the hotter summer months. (We're tired of winter; it's time to start planning ahead!)

While this hairstyle might appear quite difficult to master, it's actually fairly simple once you know how!

What you need:

Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse
Tail comb
Three small hair ties
Bobby pins
Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray

Step one: Before you start braiding, you want to add as much volume into your hair as possible. To do this, scrunch through some Volume Inject Mousse evenly from roots to ends and rough-dry with the blow-dryer set to a medium heat.

Step two: Once dried, divide all of the hair into three vertical sections using a tail comb. Clip two of them out of the way while you work on the remaining section.

Step three: Loosely French-braid each third, starting as near to your hairline as you dare, and braiding all the way down to the nape of your neck. Once all the hair has been gathered into the braid, use a regular three-strand technique all the way down to the ends. Secure each one with a small hair tie.

Step four: What you do with the braids now is kind of up to you. We love the idea of winding them into a simple low bun, or even leaving one loose. The choice is yours!

Step five: At the front, gently pull a few strands of hair loose to frame your face. This will add a little extra romance and soften the silhouette of this hairstyle. So, embrace the flyaways!

Step six: Mist generously all over with Bold Control Hairspray to finish. This will give you long-lasting hold, ensuring that your new look stays put for up to 24 hours.

Happy styling!

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