Video Tutorial: Wrap-Around French Braid

In January 2009, I posted a hairdo described as Wrap-Around French Braid. (It would more appropriately be named a Wrap-Around Halfsie-French “Pop-Out” into a Side Pony, but we would lose people at halfsie!) A photo of the completed hairdo is seen here…

Wrap-Around French Braid

I have had a few readers ask for a video tutorial to show exactly how this hairdo is done. (Just like in French Braiding, sometimes it is better to see it done, rather than try and follow a picture tutorial.) Having just received my iFlip video camera back from a good friend, I decided to show you exactly how to create this beautiful hairdo…

To see your own photo recreations of this style featured in our CGH App, feel free to tag your photos on IG with: #CGHWrapAroundFrenchBraid

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, 1 hair elastic, hairspray and accessory {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Wrap-Around French Braid

Step-By-Step Instructions:

  1. Start with wet hair and comb out all the lumps, bumps and tangles.  I parted the hair on the left.
  2. On the same side as your part, pick up a small section of hair.
  3. Divide section into three small sections like you are going to start a French Braid.
  4. Start braiding into a french braid, ONLY adding in hair along the bottom.  (Closest to ear and neck)
  5. Continue to braid around the head and low along the baseline of the hair.
  6. When you have braided all the way around, secure your ponytail with an elastic.  (Should be at the opposite ear from where you started.
  7. Spritz with a little hair spray if desired.
  8. Add bow or flower for added cuteness!

Happy Hairdoing!

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  1. This was my favorite hairstyle back when I first found you in like 2010 and I always did it for school and got heaps of compliments. Can’t believe how much your blog has changed!

  2. I love this! I am 13 years old and did it on myself and my boyfriend Josh said I looked EVEN BETTER! Now that feels good! He gave me an extra-long hug that day after school!!!!! YAY!!! 🙂

  3. OMG today i tried like 3/4 hairstyles with my mom and boy she kept moaning on how old and tired she is. Thankfully she didn’t give up on me yet. Thnx so much 4 this hairstyle. It’s tight and pretty. I could go to Great America tomorrow and go on all rides like an anima.

  4. Love this hairstyle! Thank you for yet another great video =] I also loved the piano in the background, not sure if anyone else heard it :p lol

  5. lov your videos!!!! ^_^ 🙂
    im 10
    i love this hairstyle and i love to french braid its so much FUN!
    thanks for making videos!:) ^_^

  6. When i do this i make the french braiding stop a little behind my ear so it isnt covered, and braid all the way down instead of a side pony tail…

  7. I love this hairstyle! I’m 12 years old, and I still couldn’t braid to save my life! I hope my mom can do this tomorrow based on what I explain to her…. 😉

  8. i love this hairstyle ! ive beeen watching your hairdo and i luv all th hairstyles you do and ive been subcribing on all the video

  9. Hi, i love this hairstyle i used it but instead of doing a french braid i used one of the twists, with two parts, another idea is to use a fishtale baid into side ponytail. Hope that helped:)
    Thanks a bunch 🙂

  10. I absolutely loved trying this style on my little girl! She’s only two and it works perfectly to keep her hair in. Thanks so much for a new spin on braids!

  11. Thank you so much for your website! I suck at doing hair, but thanks to your video was able to figure out how to my daughter’s hair cute (she’s 2). I braided her hair once, and it turned into a disaster. I will call it a success this time and will come back often for help.

  12. OMG! I love ur site I have trying to do hairstyles on my self for awhile and now i know where to get the good ones. I can totally use these styles. Thnx. 🙂 I’m 13 by the way

  13. Hi! I was looking for a Hairdo for my sisters wedding this september and found it! The wrap around french braid is perfect!! I`m 22 years old so I have to do it myself, and need a little bit more practice. But thnx for the tutorial!
    (sorry if my writing isn’t perfect I`m Dutch and still live in Holland, that’s why ;))

  14. I’ve done this braid to both of my 4 year olds and I’ve done it on myself and let me tell you everyone loves it…I’ve also done a bunch of other hair styles from you and everyone asks how i came up with it and i seen them straight to your’re hair styles are cute and pretty easy to do and i absolutely love them please think of more lol

  15. Hi! I really love your videos. I try to do as many as your hairstyles as possible. Some of them I really love, but mu hair is thick and curly so sadly, I can’t do them all. I even made my own topsy tail tool after you posted the video on how to make one. I use it all the time for the “Twist-back Flip under.” Me and my friends all love your videos and at our sleepovers we style each others hair!It is so much fun! So i just wanted to say thank you, and to keep on doing what your doing because your an amazing hairdresser.
    -Jessica (13)

  16. I haven’t tried it yet but I will and in the rest of your videos could you show the hairstyle from the front view at the end

  17. Hi, I love your tutorials! I don’t have a daughter so I do these styles on myself. The wrap around french braid is beautiful! I do it but I turn the ponytail into a messy bun to make it mature and grown up. Thanks so much for the excellent videos!

  18. I found this style on your website and did it on my daughter. She said she had so many compliments at school. It really wasn’t difficult and was VERY cute.

  19. Thanks a lot. I used to think my hair was impossible to use. It still hurts a lot but after ten years of living trying to style it your website helped a lot.

  20. Thanks a lot. I used to think my hair was impossible to use. It still hurts a lot but after ten years of living trying to style it your website helped a lot.
    Emily, 10 years old

  21. I want to do this as a “headband” braid for my wedding! Thanks for the tip on only taking hair from one side to make it pop out – exactly what I was looking for!

  22. Hi! I love your hairstyles! I am only 10 but I do my hair EVERY morning in cute, fast and quirky styles from ure website! Thanx a bunch!

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