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25+ Trendy French Braid Hairstyles for 2024

By Darshit Tanna
Blog timeNov 17, 2023

Ready to dazzle with your hair? Explore a collection of more than 25 elegant French braid hairstyles for various occasions. From the classic three-strand braid to intricate fishtails and waterfall braids, we’ve got your style covered. Unleash the charm of different braid variations and turn heads wherever you go.

Your urge to try new and fashionable hairstyles isn’t hidden from us. And why not? You deserve to look gorgeous at your functions, whether at a wedding, an engagement, or any other event. Hence, we have curated some utterly beautiful French braid hairstyles that you should not miss. In this blog, you will find unique hairstyles ranging from double French braid to braid bun to side French braid.

Here are some of the unique French braid hairstyles that you should give a try to flaunt at your functions.

Triple French Braid Plait

triple braid - French Braid Hairstyles

This unique hairstyle is worth trying for your functions. Your long, thick hair can help separate the braids and you can have triple braids tied in a single perfect plait. 

Reverse French Braid Plait

reverse french braid hairstyles

A simple yet quirky hairstyle for you to try out is this reverse French braid hairstyle.

Intricate French Braid

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If you are a fan of detailing then this intricate Boho-styled French braid is perfect for you. The most lovable part of this hairstyle is that you don’t need long hair to possess it. A delicate side braid along with a half-braid in the centre makes this hairstyle one of a kind. 

French Braid Headband with Circles

French Braid Headband with circles

If you are someone ready to go all-out then this French Braid hairstyle is the perfect one for you. The braided headband circles above an intricately structured bun is something you should try out.

Halo-Crowned French Braid

halo crown - French Braid Hairstyles

A queen like you should have a hairstyle that stans your royalty. This rounded crown hairstyle will give you a halo-like effect and make you the center of attention. Wear this hairstyle at your Reception Party or Engagement or Sangeet and make everyone’s jaws drop. This is just one of the trendy hairstyles, check out more latest reception hairstyles here.

Thick and Messy Side French Braid for Long Hair

thick and messy french braid for long hair

If you are blessed with smooth and thick hair then this messy side braid French braid hairstyle would be the best choice for you. To achieve this hairstyle, part your hair to one side

Topknot French Braid

topknot hairstyle - French Braid Hairstyles

This a perfect hairstyle for you if you aim to achieve versatility. No matter what length of hair you have, this hairstyle goes well with every length. Create a French braid from the middle part of the hair and tease the pony before wrapping it into a bun to add volume and texture. Wear this hairstyle at your friends’ or relatives’ wedding and create a lasting impression.

Intricate French Braid Plait

Intricate plait french braid hairstyles

If you think you can achieve this stunning hairstyle is easy to do then think again! This intricate hairstyle that exudes Boho chic-like beauty is very difficult to achieve. It consists of intricate side braids and a half braid in the center, a perfect one to achieve.

Pulled Apart French Braid Ponytail

pulled apart braid - French Braid Hairstyles

You should go for this hairstyle if you don’t like getting all of your hair into a braid. This hairstyle begins from the top of the head and ends at the nape. Begin with tying the hair from the nape into a French braid ponytail. The best part about this hairstyle is the slightly pulled-apart braid that gently gets tugged out to create volume.

French Braid and Fishtail Chignon

French Braid hairstyle and fishtail braid chignon

This one is an exceptional braid hairstyle, a combination of French Braid and Fishtail braid. To get this hairstyle, part your hair to one side, and start fishtail braiding in a diagonal line across the head that goes all the way to the nape of your neck. Switch the directions after reaching your ears but keep the braiding style the same. Remember to secure your braid with a headband, and for better elegance twist it around and fasten the bun with a few bobby pins.

A Quirky Side French Braid Ponytail

side ponytail with waterfall braid - French Braid Hairstyles

We all have seen a side ponytail, haven’t we? But this hairstyle takes the cake as it is something different. Amalgamate a side ponytail with a waterfall braid and wear a retro-styled outfit to match the royalty of this hairstyle. Trust us, you will look no lesser than a retro queen.

Loose French Braid Plait

loose french braid hairstyle

If you like the laid-back French Braid Hairstyle then you will adore this similar-styled hairstyle. To achieve this beautiful hairstyle, start normal braiding and after every 4 cross-overs, add sections of hair from the sides. Do this till you achieve a good braid in the end. You can make the hairstyle look more relaxed by using your fingers to loosen up the braids.

Simple French Braid with Simple Adornment

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Who told you that a simple French braid won’t look good? Adhere to this simple French braid hairstyle and adorn it with cute flower pins to accentuate the overall look. This hairstyle would look good for small functions like the haldi ceremony, mehendi ceremony, etc.

Sophisticated French Braid Plait Rosettes

sophisticated french braid hairstyles with rosettes

If you adore sophistication, we suggest this complex and stylish hairstyle. One can achieve this hairstyle by following these steps:

  • Start a normal braid at the uppermost central point at the back of your head.
  • Leave one strand out of the main braid after every other cross-over.
  • Make sure there are three loose strands on both sides of the braids.
  • Make braids of these remaining strands and coil them into spirals.
  • Secure them with bobby pins.

An Inverted French Braid

upside down with piercings - French Braid Hairstyles

You aren’t aware of how cool an upside-down French braid hairstyles would look. This gorgeous inverted French braid hairstyle adorned with piercings (yes, you read that right) looks stunning. End the braid with a cute bun and your quirky hairstyle is complete. 

Mohawk French Braid

mohawk hairstyles - French Braid Hairstyles

Everyone knows the beauty of a mohawk hairstyle but what if we told you that this hairstyle can also be braided? A French braid mohawk that runs from the front to the crown getting converted into a ponytail is a jaw-dropping hairstyle.

French Braids that Unite in the Middle

two braids in one plait - French Braid Hairstyles

This easy-peasy hairstyle is something you should consider if you are looking for a quickie. The simplicity of two side braids joining in one plait in the middle is pleasing. Straighten the other hair and leave them open. If you adore this then we have some splendid side braid hairstyle ideas just for you.

A Formal Updo French Braid

formal updo - French Braid Hairstyles

Another simple French braid hairstyles to accentuate your formal wedding look. Curl your braid into a low chignon and adorn it with simple flowers to achieve this simply elegant hairstyle. 

Ponytails with French Braid Hairstyles

ponytails with french braid - French Braid Hairstyles

You will never know the beauty of this hairstyle if you don’t try it. Do justice to your long hair by wearing this beautiful amalgamation of ponytail and a French braid. Adorn this hairstyle with silky and colorful headbands. 

Double French Braid Hairstyles

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If you need to stand out of the crowd then you will need a hairstyle that accentuates your beauty. This hairstyle has double braids with long wavy hair that would be perfect for a wedding party or a ceremony.

Lacy French Braid

lacy braid - French Braid Hairstyles

If you’re looking for something out-of-the-box then this is the perfect hairstyle for you. To incorporate this hairstyle, create a deep parting, sweeping your hair to one side. Start your parting by braiding and then work your way along the hairline and towards the crown of your head. After that, do a normal braid at the back of your head and twist around the loose part of your long hair, securing the bottom with an elastic. 

Fishtail French Braid

fishtail braid - French Braid Hairstyles

Did you know that you can have a French-styled fishtail braid that can accentuate your look by tenfolds? Now you will know, very well. This wavy fishtail braid done in a French braid style can be your go-to for any function. To accentuate this hairstyle, check out these diverse options for your engagement gown.

Cutesy Tucked French Braid

tucked braid - French Braid Hairstyles

The standard French braid creates a gap between the braid and the scalp. Use this gap to tuck the braid inwards, which will result in a cute look. If you have short hair then you must consider this hairstyle. 

Scarf-i Amazing Hairstyle

french braid with scarf - French Braid Hairstyles

Ever thought of adorning your French braid with a scarf? This is the only thinking that is keeping you from looking like a princess. All you need is a colorful scarf and normally braid it in your hair to look like proper French chic. Ifally want a chic look then check out these stunning engagement hairstyles.

Side French Braid Bun

side braid bun - French Braid Hairstyles

Elegance just got a new definition looking at this side braid bun hairstyle. You need to be patient enough to possess this hairstyle as its complexity is something you’ll have to deal with. To incorporate this hairstyle, start by parting your locks to one side, braiding from the crown of your head. After that, gradually angle down towards the nape of your neck. Continue braiding the rest of the hair, along with the hair on the left side, in a normal style. We know that you like buns and hence we have curated these gorgeous bridal bun hairstyles just for you.

Dutch Braid

dutch braid - French Braid Hairstyles

Similar to a French braid, this Dutch braid can also cast a beautiful spell on everyone. This ethereal hairstyle will add volume to your braid and make you look ten times prettier. The only difference between this and a French braid is that the French braid is done overhand and this hairstyle is braided underhand. 

Bangs in a French Braid Plait Style

bangs in french braid - French Braid Hairstyles

Convert your bangs in a French braid hairstyles by starting from one side and keep braiding to the other till you have included all the hair of your bangs. 

You should consider these utterly beautiful French Braid Hairstyles for your various functions. Consider any of these and flaunt your look in front of your guests at your functions. 

Here are some FAQs related to French Braid Hairstyles:

Is French Braid Easier than Dutch Braid?

Both the French Braid and the Dutch Braid are difficult to achieve. But if you are a beginner and trying for a quirky and flawless look, we would suggest you start with a French Braid.

How Can We Do a Simple French Braid?

You can now achieve a simple French Braid Hairstyle with these steps:

  • The first step is to brush the hair and get rid of any knots or tangles.
  • Then, divide your hair into three sections just from the top, to the center of your head.
  • To begin with braiding, take the left section of your hair and bring it over the center section, switching it with the original center section.
  • Now, bring your right section above the now-center section and pull them to their new placements. Remember that every time you pull a side piece over the center, it becomes your new center.
  • Once you start repeating these things, add more hair every time overlapping it to the other side, this will create volume.
  • Continue the same process till only some parts of all the strands remain.
  • Last, secure the ends by tying them together.

What is a Milkmaid Braid?

A style in which a neat center part wraps around the head is a milkmaid braid. To create this, make two pigtail braids and wrap them up and around, crossing them over the top of the head.

What is a Waterfall Braid?

In a waterfall braid, half of the hair is braided while the other half is left open cascading down like a waterfall. People also call it a half-French braid.

What are Elsa’s Braids?

This French Braid hairstyle is a bit easy to do. Once you are done with your French Braid Hairstyle, you need to secure them with an elastic. After that, gently pull out the braid and pancake it to create a bigger plait. In the end, you need to make sure that the braid sections are loose for it to look like an Elsa Braid.

What is a Dragon Braid?

The ponytails going into each other are called dragon braids. Split the ponytail on top and bring the ponytail underneath, resulting in a cutesy dragon braid.

What is a Princess Braid?

A princess braid, also known as a crown braid or a milkmaid braid, is a charming hairstyle that exudes elegance and grace. To get this hairstyle, just follow these simple steps:

  • Pick your hair where you want to split it.
  • Grab a small piece of hair near your forehead.
  • Split that piece into three parts and start braiding. Only add more hair from underneath each time you cross over.
  • Keep adding hair and braiding until you reach the back of your head.
  • Once you’ve braided all the way, do a couple more braids and then tie it off.
  • Make sure the braid looks nice and neat. You can pull some pieces out to make it fuller.
  • Finish by adding a pretty accessory like a flower or bow.

Thanks for reading the blog and we hope you found the information useful and valuable.

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Darshit TannaHi, this is Darshit Tanna. I am a content writer at BookEventz. A silent storm that will take you on an adventurous journey of words.
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