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HOW-TO: The Upside Down French Braid by Kylee Heath

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When you’re regular top knot is feeling stale, add some flair in the back with a reverse french braid! Braid guru Kylee Heath walks us through how to recreate the look at home.

reverse french braid how to step 1

STEP 1

Create a triangular shaped section from temple to temple to the crown of the head then clip away.

reverse french braid how to step 2

STEP 2

Flip head upside down and brush all hair forward. Starting at the nape of the neck, create a dutch french braid (by adding hair underneath each section instead of over), braiding up the head.

reverse french braid how to step 3

STEP 3

When you’ve added all of the hair to your french braid (besides what is clipped away), continue braiding until you’ve reached the ends. Then add your clipped away section and secure with an elastic.

reverse french braid how to step 4

STEP 4

Use your fingers to pull apart the sides of the braid and create random texture.

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STEP 5

Twist and loop the remaining hair to create a top knot, then secure with french pins.

reverse french braid how to step 5

FINISH


 

Model: Nicole Whittaker @nicolewhittaker

Hair: Kylee Heath @kyleeheathhair

Makeup: Ashley Cordova @ashleybeverly

Styling: Nicolas Bru @mrnicolasbru

Photographer: Mike Rosenthal @mrmikerosenthal

Producer: Andrea Berk @aaahndrea

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