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HOW TO: BRAIDED FRONT HAIRSTYLE

Braided in the front, curls in the back

Use Estelle’s Secret hair extensions you can create a braid to remember.  In this easy tutorial, we will teach you how to achieve this classic and romantic look!

 

Braided in the front, curls in the back—this is a classic romantic look! You can achieve it with a little bit of patience and some hair extensions.

We’ve included a short video to help you along. In this video, we used 20-inch ESTELLE’S SECRET Hair Extensions colors: Chocolate Brown 4 + Chestnut Brown 6. You can mix and match colors to your own taste.

We’ll be doing this in four parts: braided front, back, curls, and finishing up. You’ll be adding extensions and styling your hair with a curling iron to soften the added locks with your natural hair.

  • Your natural medium-long hair
  • ESTELLE’S SECRET 20-inch Mixed Colors Hair Extensions
  • 1 ½-inch curling iron
  • Hair Mousse
  • Elastic Bands
  • Hairpins
  • Hairbrush

 

BRAIDED FRONT

STEP 1: BRUSH YOUR HAIR

Brush your hair and part down the middle.

STEP 2:SECTION YOUR HAIR

Starting on one side, section off the front part of your hair, right at your ears.

You’ll be working with the front part to create the braids. Leave the rest of your hair behind your shoulders for now.

STEP 3:MOUSSE IT!

Work mousse into the front section of hair.

Comb it down from the roots—and don’t be stingy with the hair product. This will help keep your braids in place and prevent fly-aways.

STEP 4: START BRAIDING

Starting with a ½-inch section from the top, start your French braid.

You’ll be braiding in the remainder of this section of hair in the front as you go down the side of your face, pulling similarly sized sections alternating from either side of the braid. Once you get to your ear, braid the rest of it out to the ends.

STEP 5: SECURE

Secure the bottom of the braid.

Use an elastic band or clip to secure your newly made braid.

REPEAT STEPS 2 THROUGH 5 FOR THE OTHER SIDE.

BACK

STEP 1:SECTION YOUR HAIR

Section off your remaining hair from temple to temple, and clip the top section of hair to the crown of your head.

Make sure your line is clean and even. Take the top portion of your hair, brush it up, and clip it to the crown of your head.

STEP 2: EAR TO EAR

Section off your remaining hair from ear to ear, and clip the top section of hair to the crown of your head (separate from the previously clipped-up section).

Again, make sure you have an even line. You’re going to be adding extensions here, and you want a straight part to work with. You’ll want to leave the bottom section of your hair down, so you can brush in the layers of extensions as you go.

STEP 3: BRUSH YOUR HAIR

This will give you an even space to work within your hair with the extensions and smooth out fly-aways and tangles.

STEP 4:ADD HAIR EXTENSION

Attach the appropriately sized ESTELLE’S SECRET 20-inch Hair Extension weft.

Choose the color and size that fit you, and attach it to the You’ll want to make sure it’s right near the part, attaching it to the roots of the bottom section of your hair.

STEP 5:MORE OF YOUR HAIR

Bring down a ½-inch section of hair from the top, and clip the rest back up.

Keep that line even and parallel with the previous weft attached.

STEP 6:ADD ANOTHER EXTENSION

Attach the appropriately sized ESTELLE’S SECRET 20-inch Hair Extension weft.

Choose the size that fits along the back of your head, and attach it near the part.

STEP 7:BRING DOWN HAIR

Bring down the remaining section of hair in the bottom clip attached to the crown of your head.

STEP 8:FINAL CLIP!

Attach the appropriately sized ESTELLE’S SECRET 20-inch Hair Extension weft.

SAME AS STEP 6!

STEP 9:BRUSH YOUR HAIR OUT

BRUSH YOUR HAIR OUT

STEP 1:CURL IT!

Curl your hair in 1-inch sections.

Leave the temple-to-temple section of hair clipped to the top of your head. Use a 1 ½-inch curling iron, roll a 1-inch section of hair around your curling wand. Start towards the roots of your hair and the base of the iron, wrapping the hair loosely around the wand out towards the tip. Release the curl into your hand and let it cool down.

STEP 2:PIN YOUR CURLS UNDER

Hold your curl for a moment for it to cool down, and then keeping the curl under, pin it in place to itself.

STEP 3:CONTINUE CURLING

Work around, curling 1-inch sections of hair.

You’ll have a bunch of pinned-up curls around the bottom half of your head!

STEP 4: PIN BRAIDS BACK

Pin your braids back along the weft line.

Working below the sectioned-off hair on top, bring the braids back along the weft line, and meet in the middle at the back of your head. Secure with a small elastic band.

FINISHING UP

STEP 1:YOUR HAIR

Taking from the sectioned-off hair at the crown of your head, bring down another ½-inch section of hair.

We’re going to finish up adding extensions to the hair you’ve had piled up on the crown of your head. Bring down another ½-inch section of hair, and pin the rest back up. Make sure your parting line is clean and parallel with the previous weft you attached.

STEP 2:NEXT CLIP

Attach the appropriately sized ESTELLE’S SECRET 20-inch Hair Extension weft.

REPEAT STEPS 1 AND 2 TWICE MORE.

STEP 3:ADD YOUR HAIR

Taking from the sectioned-off hair at the crown of your head, bring down another ½-inch section of hair.

Pin the rest back up.

STEP 4:CURL IT!

Curl the newly made section of hair in the back.

Just like you did in Steps 1 through 4 of the Curling section of this tutorial, you’ll want to curl and pin in 1-inch sections all around the back and sides of your head using the layer of hair and extensions that are now laying on top of your curls.

STEP 5:TOP SECTION

Do the same for the top section of hair.

We’re almost done now! Let down your hair that’s clipped up to the crown of your head. Using the technique described in the CURLING section, work around in 1-inch sections to curl your remaining loose hair.

STEP 6: REMOVE THE PINS

Take out all the pins holding up your curls.

You don’t have to be too careful, but try not to snag and yank quickly.

STEP 7: BRUSH YOUR HAIR BACK

Congratulations on your romantic waves and curly ends!!

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