We’re always looking for a quick and simple hair DIY for the weekend! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner we’re opting for a reverse french braid. We asked our studio hair stylist, Julie M. to give us the inside scoop. Follow her tips below to learn how to style a reverse french braid like a pro in no time!
Step 1: Untangle any knots to make braiding easier.
Step 2: Divide a section on top of your head into 3 equal strands. You can start at the very top or if you have bangs or front pieces you want out, start a little further back leaving those out.
Step 3: To establish a secure braid, start by taking right section and go underneath the center strand and pull it to the middle.
Step 4: Now take the other end strand and go underneath to the middle.
Step 5: Do this one more time with the other end strand, going underneath to the middle.
Step 6: Now it’s time to start pulling additional hair from the sides. Like a typical french braid, start pulling equal slices of hair on each side of the head, adding it to the outer strand and taking it to the center…but instead of going overtop the center strand, take everything underneath.
Keep repeating from side to side, taking equal sections of hair from sides of head and taking it underneath the center strand. This creates a braid that sits on top of the head rather than underneath.
Step 7: When you reach the nape of the neck, do a traditional three strand braid to the bottom.
Step 8: Secure with elastic.
Step 9: Viola! Looking for other great hair DIYs? Check out how to make a waterfall braid or learn how to make a fishtail braid!