THE BRAIDED FAUX SIDE FRINGE
Hello lovelies! 🙂
Do you some times have these days where you don’t necessarily feel like washing your hair but you’d still like to look and feel great? I often do… 😉
You’ve probably heard of this trick that says you can only wash your fringe in the front to freshen up your whole look? Seems to be very true because we often tend to touch our hair in the front more which in turn makes it the most greasy 😉
However you still need a certain amount of time, even if it is only to wash, dry and style your fringe, so braiding it can be a great shortcut!
There are a lot of ways to do that and today I want to show you how to achieve a faux braided side fringe effect and three ways to style it.
Let’s go ahead and begin!
Step 1. (pictures 1-2) Part your hair on the side, pick up a thin section close to the parting and divide into 3 strands.
Step 2. (pictures 3-4) Begin crossing the outer strands under and to the middle. After crossing the third strand under you’ll complete one stitch. I like to do two stitches before I start adding in hair.
Step 3. (picture 5) After completing one or two stitches start adding in new sections of hair from the back (only the fringe part, don’t go to far back). Try to keep them thin and the same size. You’ll be doing a lace braid where you’ll be adding hair to the braid only from one side, using the dutch braid technique where you’ll cross the strands under each other. That way the braid will show more.
Step 4. (pictures 6-8) Continue adding in a new section of hair every third strand, combining it with that strand and crossing it under. You can direct the braid more on your forehead or to the side. Try to imagine where you will be securing the braid at the end and try to direct to that place while you braid, so that you don’t get bulks when you pull it back later. After reaching a little bit above the temple, stop adding in new sections and braid a regular braid a bit further down.
Step 5. (pictures 9-10) Pick up a bit of hair on the side as shown in the photo and clip it away.
Step 6. (picture 11-12) Now simply pick up a thin section of hair underneath the hair you clipped away and next to the braid, then tie them together with a clear elastic. Find the perfect spot for tying it by trying out exactly where you want the braid to lay. This will keep the braid in place without the need to use a bobby pin.
Now just release the clipped away hair and you’re done 🙂
You can either let the rest of your hair loose or you can:
ADD A TWIST
Step 1. Pick up some hair on the other side and twist it a couple of times away from your face.
Step 2. Take a bobby pin and secure the twist. You’re done 🙂
…OR ADD A ROPE BRAID
Step 1. Pick up a section of hair near the parting on the opposite side and divide into 2 strands.
Step 2. (pictures 2-5) Start twisting the strands over each other away from your face. You’ll be adding a new section of hair after each twist to the lower strand. That means you’ll be adding a new section only from one side, from your hairline.
Step 3. (pictures 6-7) You decide when you want to stop braiding, then you pick up a thin strand of hair at the nape of the neck (or next to the braid from underneath some hair, the point is to hide it) and tie it together with the braid to keep it in place without using a bobby pin.
I hope you enjoy this look and have fun trying it out! 🙂 Maybe you have some cool modifications of your own? In that case I’d love to hear about it!
I also have a video tutorial below for those of you who prefer to see and hear the instructions 😉
Kisses from Barcelona! :* Have fun braiding!