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Types of French Braids

A Regular Three-Strand Braid
A Regular Three-Strand Braid

The basic braid, or, as we call it in the industry, a regular three-strand braid, is one of the most fundamental of hairstyles you’ll ever come across—it’s just as much a classic as a basic ponytail or a ballerina bun.

French Braid
French Braid

How to French Braid. Two Methods: Creating a Classic French Braid Creating a French Lace Braid Community Q&A. The French braid is a beautiful and classic hairstyle. Although its intricate weave may appear complicated, creating your own French braid is a simple process. The secret is to add a strand of hair to each section before braiding it.

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The Dutch Braid
The Dutch Braid

French Braid Hairstyles. A Dutch braid is the reverse of a French braid. It’s sometimes called an “inside-out” braid or reverse braid. The technique is the same, except that instead of bringing sections of your braid over and into the centre, you bring them under.

The Fishtail Braid
The Fishtail Braid

Four Methods: Doing a Regular Fishtail Braid Doing a French Fishtail Braid Adding Variations to the Fishtail Braid Making a Faux Fishtail Braid Community Q&A The fishtail braid looks elaborate and will become a favorite for rushed mornings, especially if you have long hair.

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The Four Strand Braid
The Four Strand Braid

A 4 strand braid can also be created dutch style, meaning a french braid that pops up. The technique is a little different. You’ll want to cross strand 1 under strand 2, over strand 3, and then under strand 4.

The Milkmaid Braid
The Milkmaid Braid

How to Milkmaid Braid Your Hair. A milkmaid braid is a beautiful way to wear your hair up. This hairstyle is basically two braids that are wrapped on top of your head.

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The Upside Down Braid
The Upside Down Braid

An upside down French braid can be the focus of your updo or just its complement. In this braided ‘do the large intricate bun is in the spotlight, while a small braid up the neck only works as an interesting detail, coordinated with the sparkly barrette.