French braid hairstyles are the most popular types of twists and most people who want to knit their hairs will always turn to these hairdos. A French twist is a simple hair design that entails dividing the hair into three sections that you should then braid together from the crown towards the nape of the neck. Although they are called French, they do not have origins from France, and this is contrary to what most people think. The hairdo has been around for thousands of years, and you can find it in artistic depictions in different cultures such as Greek and Celtic. However, the earliest mention of this braiding technique is in rock art in a mountain range in Algeria, but the term French Braid comes from an 1871 issue of the famous Arthur’s Home Magazine.
Most people confuse these twists with Dutch Braids and Fishtail, but they are entirely different. In a Dutch braid the three hair sections intertwine below the braid while in a French style, they cross above the twist. The difference is also evident when it comes to the fishtail, and this is simply because a fishtail twist divides the hair into two sections instead of three like in the French style. The 70 hairdos below will help one understand how the French twist looks and its different styling variations.
# 1 Classical French Braid Hairstyle
You do not always have to do much to create an updo because you can achieve one quickly with a French twist. And to do this you only need to sweep back your strands, section them into three and weave all of them into a twist starting from the crown to the nape of the neck and finish by tying with a band a few inches from the end.
A reverse twist like this one will look stylish on any woman with long hair. And it is also very easy to create as you only need to start your braid at the back and finish it at the center of the head in a stylish twisted bun.
# 3 Side Braid with Undercut
The undercut at the back of this headdress has some beautiful razor patterns, and it makes a huge difference in the style. Apart from this the strands also have a loose side twist that helps to create a refined updo design.
# 4 Cute French Back and Side Bun
This hairdo is very inventive, and it entails weaving a simple French twist at the back. It starts from one side and finishes on the other where you should also create a neatly braided bun.
# 5 Fancy Lace Updo
Lace is a beautiful twist and in this design, it helps form a very adorable up style. The hairstyle starts with a simple crown twist that wraps around the head. There is also another smaller braid above it that ends in a tight bun at the center of the head to create the beautiful updo.
# 6 Intricate Violet Blue Hair with a Pigtail
The violet and blue pastels in this design make a huge difference because they give it a perfect shade. However, this style would not look this elegant without the diagonal twist at the back that starts on one side and finishes on the other at the back with a pigtail.
# 7 Double the Beauty
If you can’t get enough of the gorgeous French braid, then you should try this fantastic hairdo for double the beauty. To create it you should start by dividing your long blonde strands into two and then weave each section into a French twist that ends with a simple tie using a band.
# 8 Easy and Trendy
This beautiful hairdo is a straightforward three-strand French braid, but it looks very distinct. However, its unique look comes from introducing a beautiful headscarf to the twist and also from the fact that the hair is very long.
# 9 Crop Circle Braid
Although you will need some extra skills to create this design, it is still achievable. It entails weaving some medium twists that wrap around the head to form an adorable crop circle braid. And to create this design you will need to weave all the strands in your head.
# 10 Angled and Diagonal Braid
To create this lovely hairdo, you will only need to knit your strands angled down from one side to the other. You should also create a Dutch braid that joins the French twist from below and finishes by securing both with pins and parallel to each other.
# 11 Simple and Fun Twist
If you have a beautiful natural blonde hair like this one, then you will not have to do much to create a fashionable look. A straightforward and fun twist on the side that starts from the natural part line is enough to make you look fabulous.
# 12 Beautiful Snake Braid
This snake twist is easier to form than it looks and it only requires basic braiding skills. To create it you only have to weave a diagonal twist from one side to the center of the head where you should change its direction of flow. Shifting the direction while still continuing with the same braid pattern is what creates the snake look.
# 13 Elegant Twist Into a Chignon
Chignons make lovely updos but if you want a style that will help you look trendy you should also include a braid to the design. The one on this style is massive but also neat, and it starts at the front of the head and ends in the fancy chignon.
# 14 Fancy Side Braid
Here is another beautiful braid that ends into a massive bun at the back. The twist has a typical French design, and it incorporates all the strands starting at the front but flowing on the side to finish in a cute bun. This hair also has a lovely black to brown ombre shade that also enhances the overall appearance.
# 15 Ponytail and Side Twists
A long and healthy natural hair makes styling easy for a woman. In this style, the long strands only require an easy French plait on the side and pulling everything to the back to create a ponytail that makes the hair look fantastic.
# 16 Messy and Loose
Messy hairdos are very trendy, and so you can be sure of a fashionable look if you give your French twist a shaggy look. Here you should knit your long strands loosely and messily and finish by tying the end with a band.
# 17 Three Silky Goddess Braids
The length of this hair and its amazing dazzle make it look very healthy. However, the three huge goddess twists are the centers of attraction as they are not only neat, but they also create a very fashionable look. And to create them you only need to portion your hair into three and knit each section into a long French braid.
# 18 Easy and Funky Blonde Twist
This style will require almost no effort at all, and you can make it in a few minutes. It entails sweeping back your textured blonde locks and weaving them into a simple and slightly loose French braid to create a perfect summer hairdo.
# 19 Silver Gray Twists
Granny hair is very fashionable, and you can achieve it by giving your strands a silver gray dye job. However, you still need to style it well to look trendy and for this one two simple French twists on the sides are perfect.
# 20 Romantic and Elegant French Updo
Whether you are going to a prom, a black dress dinner or even your wedding, this style will be perfect for you. It entails weaving a massive twist in the sides and then finishing it at the back with a lovely twisted and curly bun to create a beautiful updo.
# 21 Loose and Adorable Upstyle
Some ladies think that weaving hair is painful, and it strains their strands, but this is not always the case. If you have some beautifully textured bangs you can weave them easily and without hurting your strands by making the braid loose but still adorable. You can also leave a few free locks hanging on the sides to spice up the look.
# 22 Simple But Pretty
Here is another example of a braid style that is simple but still very lovely. It entails creating a center part to section your strands into two. You should then knit each into a French braid and join them at the back to create a beautiful braided bun.
# 23 Long Icy Blonde Twists
Long hair is perfect for any style, and so if you are patient enough to grow your strands, then you can have an adorable look like this one. It entails giving your strands an icy blonde dye job in an ombre pattern and weaving them into two twists that finish with a small pigtail.
# 24 Purple Pastel Braid
Purple pastel is not just a bright shade but it is also gorgeous, and if you use it well it can give you a fantastic hairdo like this one. And with such a beautiful tone all that you need is a simple braid that starts from one side to the other to create a simple updo.
# 25 Side Braided Curls
Although long curly blonde locks are very adorable, you can still take their appearance a notch higher with some braids. One way to do this is to introduce a loose twist on the long curls and then style with a side part and by sweeping the twists and curls sideways.
# 26 Blue Green Mermaid Upstyle
It is hard to figure out the type of braid in this mermaid updo because it looks like both a fishtail and a French twist. However, regardless of what you call it, the fact remains that it is a beautiful hairdo, and this is also because of the blend between the green and blue pastel shades.
# 27 Golden Brown Crown
French Braid Hairstyles are very adorable, but a perfect one like this is not only attention grabbing but also a class higher than the rest. It entails weaving the strands into a massive crown braid that wraps around the head to tame the flow of the mane and to create a very upscale appearance.
# 28 Side Braid and Low Bun
This fancy hairdo entails weaving some neat twists on the sides and finishing them at the back in a simple bun. You should also have a center part between the two side braids if you do not want to end up creating a crown design unintentionally.
# 29 Bridal Twist and Chignon
The simplicity of this bridal hairstyle and its neatness are what make it perfect, and they will make you have a very memorable wedding. This elegant style starts with one large French braid that flows neatly on the side and ends in a simple chignon at the back. And if you accessorize it with a lovely flower you will look very refined.
# 30 Big and Wavy
This French braid looks a little different and some people may confuse it for a different style. However, it is also very effortless because you only need to knit your wavy strands loosely and finish by tying with a band to create a pony-like design at the end. The lovely brown shade of the hair also makes it look very stylish.
# 31 Messy Bun and Side French Twist
A messy bun is perfect when you want to create a unique updo hairdo, but this one looks even more distinct because of the lovely French twist on the side. The twists start on the sides, and you should weave them loosely but uniformly before joining them at the back to form your messy bun.
# 32 French Plait into a Fishtail
Modern French braid hairstyles require a little inventiveness if you want to look unique. This particular one has all the creativity that you can ever wish for in a headdress. It involves weaving a side French braid that incorporates all the strands but you should transition it onto a fishtail before you finish it to make it look unique.
# 33 Three Braid Elegance
Experimenting with your strands can give you a charming headdress like this one. This fancy hairstyle entails creating three medium size twists and joining all of them at the back to create a huge and very original twist that looks a little messy and complicated.
# 34 Double Wrapped Braids
You do not have to keep a very long mane to wear this fantastic design because it also works for a medium length. It entails weaving the strands into two simple twists that wrap around the head. You should also leave a few loose strands just to give your design a slightly messy appearance.
# 35 Waterfall Crown Braid into a High Bun
Crown braids are breathtaking, but you can make yours unique with a waterfall twist instead of going with the usual or traditional braids. And to spice up things further, you should also style the waterfall by pulling it into a high messy bun. The texture of these long strands and its beautiful chocolate brown shade are also vital to the style as they give the design some extra beauty.
# 36 Golden Blonde Upstyle
The shade that you use on your strands is as important as the style itself. And with a beautiful golden blonde hue like this one you will not need to do much to look stylish. A simple loose French braid that wraps around at the back and ends in a small braided bun is enough to give you all the elegance you want.
# 37 Easy French Plait with Color Melt
Here is another hair with a beautiful shade that comes from blending blonde with chocolate brown. However, the French twist is still the highlight of the hairdo, and it is as easy as it can get. You only need to push back your strands and weave them into a simple braid that you should finish with a band on the end.
# 38 Funky Twist with a Ribbon
The beautiful ribbon on the end of this hairdo makes it look sophisticated, but it is not. In fact, this is a very straightforward braid in a French design that entails sweeping back and weaving the strands into a neat twist and tying the end with a ribbon.
# 39 Half Up Design
This style may be a little hard to figure out, but once you do it, then you can replicate it effortlessly. It entails weaving the strands on top into a single braid that finishes at the center of the head by wrapping into a bun. You should then have the rest of the wavy strands flowing in different directions around the twist on the crown.
# 40 Intricate Blondie Twisting
You have to know how to knit hair well if you are to replicate this design. It starts with a massive twist at the top, but you should transition it into a smaller and tighter one at the center of the head. You should then make the small braid neat and wrap it around at the center of the head to create a beautiful circular pattern.
# 41 Shaggy French Braid Updo
These strands are gorgeous, and they have everything that a woman can ever wish for in a hair including a perfect length and volume. However, their styling still takes their appearance a notch higher, and it entails spinning them to create a loose twist and also making it messy before accessorizing with some beautiful pearls.
# 42 Fashionable Over The Shoulder Locks
This style is perfect for a long curly hair, and it is also very easy to create even if you are not very good at knitting hair. To replicate this style you only need to weave two medium size twists with your natural strands and style by pushing them to the front and over the shoulder.
# 43 Chic Waterfalls
These waterfalls are unique but also quite complicated to make, and so you may need the services of a skilled stylist, but they are worth the extra cost. They are in three rows that start on the side and end on the other where you should join them to form a medium size French braid.
# 44 Twisted Crown for Wavy Hair
It is not easy to see the braid on this hairdo because it is a simple twist that wraps around the head to create a simple crown. The hair also has some beautiful wavy locks that create a charming face framing design that makes the hairdo look very stylish.
# 45 Exquisite French Braid Pony
French braid hairstyles are quite common but they are also very versatile and so with a little inventiveness you can still create a distinct look like this one. This style starts with a simple twist that incorporates all the strands, but it finishes in a simple ponytail at the back to make the design unique. The silver blonde shade of the strands is also beautiful, and it helps to spice up the overall appearance.
# 46 Combo Twist with Flowers
This headdress also combines two types of braids, and so most people will not be able to figure it out. It has both a fishtail and a French twist with the latter starting and transitioning to the former. And to finish the refined look you only need to accessorize it with some beautiful flowers.
# 47 Diagonal Braid on Soft Curls
If your natural hair is healthy and beautiful with some soft curls like this one then braiding it also becomes easy because you do not need a complicated twist to look elegant. A simple diagonal flowing twist that uses a few of the strands while leaving the rest to flow freely is enough to give you a polished headdress.
# 48 Cool French Plait into a Fishtail
Here is another trendy hairdo that combines French and fishtail twists to create a very refined hairstyle. The style starts with the French design on top, and it flows to the side before transitioning into a fishtail that you should style to hang over the shoulder.
# 49 Simple Twist with Enough Beauty
With such a beautiful hairdo you cannot desire anything else. This design entails weaving your golden blonde hair into an adorable French twist that uses all the strands in the head and finishes with a simple band in the end that creates a pigtail like design.
# 50 Stunning Double Braid Design
Having two types of braids in one hairdo is now very trendy, and so you should try a design like this one if you want to keep up with the times. It entails starting a massive French braid on the crown and changing it into a fishtail halfway to the end. The only other thing that you need is some beautiful pearls to spice up your hairdo.
# 51 Neat and Unfinished Side Twists
Some ladies just love their natural hair and do not want to do anything to it, and this is more so if it is straight and smooth like this one. If you have such a lovely hair, you can still enhance it with two neat unfinished twists on the side as they will not use many of your gorgeous strands.
# 52 Beautiful and Intricately Braided Design
Most of the beauty of this headdress comes from its natural length, volume and also the lovely blend of blonde and brown. However, the intricate and massive French braid style is also amazing and enhances all the other elements of the natural hair.
# 53 Gorgeous Braided Bronde Upstyle
Brown and blonde blend perfectly to give your strands an amazing tone but this is not always enough to give you a refined look. You still need an inventive styling and for this style a gorgeous braided bun that starts with a medium size side French twist is sufficient.
# 54 Sassy Two Style Twist
As a lady, you have to keep up with the trend, and so if you are thinking of twisting your strands, then the two braid design is the way to go. It is a very attractive design and it entails knitting a neat French braid on the crown and then changing it to fishtail at the nape of the neck to create a very fashionable and elegant style.
# 55 Creative and Fun Updo
Sometimes the usual hairstyles can get boring but you can try something fun like this creative updo, and the good thing about it is you will not have to do a lot of braiding. The design also works for medium length and to create it you should weave a medium size twist on the side and finish by pinning it into a neatly wrapped bun.
# 56 Glossy Crown Updo
The little braid in this hairstyle helps to create a simple but stylish crown that ends in a medium size messy bun at the back. This hairdo also has a beautiful flower that accessorizes it and adds some elegance to the overall appearance.
# 57 Adorable Half Up Half Down Design
Everything from the styling to the beautiful clip in this design is just amazing. And if you have a voluminous natural hair with subtle curls then this is one of the best hairdos that you can have. To create it you should knit the strands on the top into a crown-like design and then accessorize them with a fancy clip to create a lovely half up style.
# 58 Cute Yellow Flowers on Neat French Braid
This design is not just neat, but it is also quite compact meaning that you can keep for some time. It is a very straightforward French twist that incorporates all the strands and any lady with long hair can achieve it. It also has some beautiful yellow flowers that also make it look lovely.
# 59 Long Layered Crown Braid
Your long hair should not stop you from creating a neat crown or force you into having a very massive one. You can still create some medium size crown braids like these, wrap them around the head with one on top of the other and use some pins to hold them in place.
# 60 Delicate Side Twist
Although these strands also have an amazing dark tone their simple side braid is what makes this a fashionable hairdo. The design entails weaving your strands from the crown flowing to the sides to form an extra-long twist that you should finish by tying with a band to form a simple pigtail.
# 61 Sleek Feed In Rows
If you prefer more protective French braid hairstyles, then you should try these nice feed in rows. They are simple extra-long cornrows that you can create with your natural hair if you have a long mane or add some extensions if your strands are short.
# 62 Fairy Hair with Flowers
To replicate this fairy hair, you will first need to give your strands a dye job to get the blue to pink ombre pattern. The next step is to divide the strands into three parts and weave a neat French twist and accessorize with some lovely flowers.
# 63 Pretty Viking Style Twist for a Redhead
Your red hair may be gorgeous, but the color is never enough to make it look fashionable. And so you need an elegant style like this Viking design that entails weaving the strands on the crown and tying them into a simple knot at the center of the head. You should then brush the rest of the strands to the back and use a hairband to hold them together.
# 64 Basic But Pretty
This hairstyle is another proof that you do not have to complicate anything to create a refined hairdo. To replicate it you only need to knit your strands into a medium size twist that starts on the crown and flows all the way to the back incorporating all your hair.
# 65 Multiple Braid Intricacy
Some intricate rows of braids will also give you a breathtaking look, but you have to form them inventively if you want a refined look. The ones on this style entail weaving three rows on each side and then joining them at the back to form two larger ones that flow over your shoulder.
# 66 Excellent Braided Updo
This headdress involves knitting your strands to create a typical tight French twist and then finishing it on the side. You should then wrap and pin the braid to form a simple but stylish braided bun that is what makes this an updo design.
# 67 Messy and Stylish Crown
You can never go wrong with a crown braid, and it is also one of the easiest hairdos that you can wear. This particular one is also messy, and this gives it a very stylish look, and if you spice it up with a few fancy pins, it will look exquisite.
# 68 Massive Diagonal Flowing Ginger Twist
Your ginger strands may have a beautiful color, but this does not eliminate the need to have a stylish design. And if the stands are medium length or long you can give them a fashionable style like this one by introducing a neat twist that flows diagonally from one side to the back of the other.
# 69 Twisted Messy Bun
Although this headdress will require you to do little braiding, it still looks magnificent. And to create this refined look, you will only have to weave two side twists that end at the back where you should style them into a twisted and messy bun.
# 70 Adorable Chunky Braid
As gorgeous as this hairdo may look you can only achieve it if you have a long perfectly textured hair. It entails weaving the strands loosely to create a luxurious side braid that flows over the ear to the chest. You can have it in any color, but a blend of blonde and brown will be perfect.
French braid hairstyles are as elegant and trendy as you can ever wish for and so if you are looking for a design that will take your appearance a class higher then you should try them. These styles also work for any length because they are very versatile, and the 70 hairdos above should give you some inspiration on the different looks that you can create.