Hairstyle: Messy French Plait / Braid on Layered Hair

Ever since I had my hair cut in layers (see photos here), doing plaits/braids has turned into a bit of a challenge. So I decided to embrace the messiness of a layered hair when plaited and created my first french plait since the cut.

I had to start the plait on the very top at the front of my head, so the plait could include my fringe as well. I think it turned out better than I expected, but I still would’ve liked it to be a bit more uniform all the way down. I guess I’ll just have to practice more!

I know braiding your own hair can be a bit of a palaver sometimes, especially if you have shorter layers at the front like me, so let me know if you want to see a step-by-step tutorial on how to create this hairstyle and I’ll work on a post for you girlies. I’ll try my best to give you some practical tips and share the expertise I’ve gained through ‘trial and error’.

What do you think of my Messy French Plait / Braid hairstyle for Layered Hair? :)

Au revoir!




  1. 3 April 2012 / 8:14 pm

    Aw, thanks Rachel! I’ve been trying for quite sometime now, so keep trying and you’ll get great results :) xx

  2. Ivan Hairdresser
    3 April 2012 / 8:32 pm

    I liked it. To be honest I love the messy style, its more natural, and you can mix it with a very well done/strong make-up.

  3. 3 April 2012 / 8:35 pm

    I’m flattered! My baphonico hairstylist likes my feeble creation :) I’m quite enjoying some of the messy styles lately! x

  4. Madiha92uk
    4 April 2012 / 11:50 pm

    this is absolutely stunning on you :)

  5. Arnita Manandhar
    17 April 2012 / 7:18 pm

    i love this!!!

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