Single Frenchback into Round Braid | Back-to-School Hairstyles

August 11, 2013

Today we want to show you a beautiful new high ponytail that is now sitting in my Top-5 list of CGH hairstyles!

Frenchback into Round Braid | Back-to-School HairstylesWith back-to-school season already here, it is great to head into the school year with a few super-cute, and quick hairstyles ready to go. This hairstyle is certainly on our list!

This is a very versatile look with the braid going well with just about any outfit, and the style holds well for sports, cheerleading, and dance. You can even choose to wrap the braid into a bun for a very beautiful updo!

Frenchback into 3D Braid | Back-to-School Hairstyles

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Frenchback into 3D Braid | Back-to-School Hairstyles

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We have shown you before how to create a chain braid, and a Double-Twist Ponytail. This braid has a ver similar look, but we are actually using single Frenchback into a Round {or 3D} Braid.

Frenchback into 3D Braid | Back-to-School Hairstyles

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The braid stranding is a bit confusing, but once you have the hang of it, this can be a 3-minute hairdo! {That is the only reason why this hairstyle is rated “Medium” in skill level.}

Frenchback into 3D Braid | Back-to-School Hairstyles

Frenchback into 3D Braid | Back-to-School Hairstyles

Frenchback into 3D Braid | Back-to-School Hairstyles

Brooklyn wore this hairstyle during our meet-up a week ago in Downtown Disney, and it definitely was noticed by the fans!

Enjoy!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 large hair band, 1 small hair elastic, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Step-by-Step Instructions:

There are many ways to style this braid. Here, I have used a single Frenchback into a high ponytail, but you can use it in any variety of hairstyle combos.

  1. Begin by pulling the hair into a high ponytail, and secure it with a hair band…
  2. Now divide hair into 4 equal sections, laying each section between one of your fingers on your right hand….
  3. The hair should lay like this: Strand #1 {outside pinky finger}, Strand #2 {between pinky and ring finger}, Strand #3 {between ring finger and middle finger}, strand #4 {between middle and index finger}…
  4. Now, take the index finger on your left hand and use it to hook Strand #3. It should now lay between your pointer finger and your middle finger.
  5. Take your middle finger and hook Strand #1. This will now lay between your middle and ring finger…
  6. Take the last two pieces and twist them once {so they cross over each other} and place them so Strand #4 lays between your ring finger and pinky and Strand #2 lays outside your pinky…
  7. All strands should now be sitting in your left hand and will be numbered 1-4 from left to right…
  8. Take your right index finger and hook Strand #2. This will now lay between your index and middle finger…
  9. Next, take your middle finger and hook Strand #4. This will now lay between your middle and ring finger…
  10. With the last two remaining strands, do a half twist so they cross, and then place them so Strand #1 now lays between your rink finger and pinky, with Strand #3 laying outside your pinky…
  11. Repeat Steps #4-10 until you run out of hair…
  12. Secure with an elastic and add accessories as desired.

Please feel free to leave me a comment below letting us know what you think!  As always, if you loved this hairstyle, please feel free to share it!

Happy Hairdoing!

Also, don’t forget my twins’ video this week on their YouTube channel! Both of them wanted to upload a Babysitting 101 video for younger girls looking to start! All of the tips were their own ideas! So cute!

46 thoughts on “Single Frenchback into Round Braid | Back-to-School Hairstyles

  1. Im most like Bailey, i love the fashion world and jewelry! but I also like to put myself out there and have a little fun!

  2. I love Mindy’s hair in this video. Would you ever show us how you did the white band in your hair with the side pony. It looks adorable. So cute and girly!

  3. I’m most like Mindy. I love doing hair, and I have a french braid idea of where you part the hair and on the side with more hair, you flip the rest over to and do a winding french braid on the head. You start in the back right next to the part and wind the french braid. I haven’t been able to do it on my sister, but I will once I get the chance!

  4. I really like this hairstyle its so pretty. I think it would be good on holiday when you are all hot and stuff. Love this !!!!

  5. Brooklyn and Bailey, thanks so much for this video on babysitting! My daughter adores your videos and this in particular was very informative. I’d like to add another piece of advice from a mom view: babysitters, please be modest when you show up for a job. Often you will be bending over to change a diaper or tie a shoe, or playing a fun chasing game, and it is embarrassing to the children if they can see your underwear (or more) when you’re just trying to play and have fun. Before you leave home, it’s a good idea to stand in front of a mirror and raise your arms and bend over so you can see what others might see. As a mom, modesty would be one of those make-it-or-break-it considerations when deciding to hire a certain babysitter again. As always, keep up these great videos you’re doing! My daughter and I discovered your blog a few years ago and it’s been a great relationship builder to watch and learn together. Thanks so much!

  6. I’m a ten year old girl and I try to do your styles in diy because my mom stinks at doing hair. can you put some kids DIY on your site? if you could it would be very much appreciated . by the way I love cgh and show me cute!!!! thx bye

  7. I am new to your site. I have 7 sons and 1 daughter. For years I have just cut/styled my boys hair…easy! Then came our little cherry on top! I am doing ok with her long hair but need and love your new ideas. Thanks so much. I am also commenting to enter the contest for a free Nume. I dont have any curling iron etc that I use on her. Would LOVE the one that is thinner on the bottom as It was so cute on your littlest girl. My sweetie is 7 next month. Really Any size would be fun. Thank you thank you. Sue

  8. I think I am most like Brooklyn because I have en outside adventureful personality. also I really like this braid it is interesting and you are right it looms so cool and three d.
    p.s what time and what day do you guys post a new hairstyle every week because I check and then I realize all over again that I need to know that

  9. Could you do a video on how to do this one on yourself? I’ve tried a few times and I just cant get the fingering right. Help!

  10. you guys should make videos of cutte things to wear to school that are really in right now and tell where you got them. I dont have the best fashion sense compared to my sister.

    Thanks

  11. A friend recently showed me a trailer for Disney’s new movie Frozen (the trailer was in french if you are interested in looking it up) and it seems like there are many beautiful hairstyles going to be featured in it. Will you be doing tutorials for these hairstyles? The bun that Elsa wears at her coronation is simply gorgeous!

  12. What kinds of shampoo did you use for your daughters?
    Your daughters hair look smooths and shinny.
    My hair really frizzy after I shampoo my hair and its hard to brush too . So can you tell me please!!! Thanks

  13. I did this on my 3 year old daughter and it was so cute. I wished my 9 year old step-daughter’s hair was long enough to do some of these hairstyles.

  14. MINDY,I DON’T KNOW IF YOU HAVE EVER DONE A TUTORIAL ON LIKE A FRENCH FISHTAIL BRAID STARTING AT THE VERY TOP OF THE HEAD(RIGHT ABOVE THE FOREHEAD.I DID THIS IT IS SOOO CUTE. I PUT A HEADBAND IN BECAUSE IT WENT ALL THE WAY DOWN MY HEAD.MY SISTER LOVED IT SHE WANTED ME TO DO IT TO HER TOO .IF YOU READ THIS PLEASE DO A TUTORIAL ON THIS .THANKS,KATHRYN

  15. Hi, I am a big fan of your blog, and I was wondering if you could do a french or dutch version of this braid?

  16. I think I’m most like Brooklyn because Im a twinny. I’m 13 and I am more boyish than my sister (her names bailey!) Shes more like the bailey of the 2 of us because she is girlier but we still enjoy a lot of the same things.

  17. I think I am most like Brokklyn!! I love her style and I am not really into a bunch of girly things. Tell Brooklyn and Bailey to start reading the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer!! Love your videos!!

  18. I am one of the biggest fans of cute girls hairstyles and brooklyn and bayleigh. I think i am alot like brooklyn and bayleigh because i love the outdoors and sports but i have to admit that im a huge fashionista and i care about how my hair and my clothes look. i am also a bit like cgh3 because i can be very shy at times. I loved the babysitting tips and all the great hairstyles!!!!!!

  19. I think I am like Brooklyn, because I am the total nature lover, boyish, fantasy-freak kinda person. I would do ANYthing to learn how to use a sword or bow and arrow. I love spending time outside and hiking in the mountains. Sometimes, a little bit of girly pops in, but I’m usually a wild girl who doesn’t care how she looks.

  20. Love this braid. Easy when you get the hang of the stranding and a great style for my daughter’s cheer practice. Always get lots of comments.

  21. I am kind of a mix of brooklin and bailey

    PS. There is this movie called ever after where they got beautiful hairstyles you should see it and do tutorials :)

    Sorry for the spelling mistakes, I am a mexican girl.

  22. I do a really simple version of this where you divide the pony in half, do a two strand twist with each section and then twist the two sections together. The twists need to be the same direction and you have to twist the twists the right way or it won’t chain up correctly, but I love that round rope look!

  23. This hairstyle is so cute .My hair is not long enough though ,will you do some hairstyles for not short but mid-length hair?Those babysitting tips were awesome .I love babysitting little ones !!! Thanks for all the great hairstyles,Kathryn

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