If you have shoulder-length hair, section off a portion of hair in the front for your braid. "Pretend you’re going to do a French braid along your hairline, but instead of taking three pieces, take just two. Tie them together once in a knot," says Ess. "Now add a piece to each side, the same way you would with a French braid, and tie those together." Keep going until you reach the end and secure with a hair tie. Still scratching your head? Click here
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