33 Aesthetic French Braid Hairstyles For 2013

Are you looking to jazz up a plain hairstyle? You can easily make it interesting by adding a few braids. Braiding your hair can create many different styles, ranging from sweet and traditional, to boho and ultra modern. A twisty French braid bordering the side of your forehead, adds interest to long open hair. In the olden days, French braids were used to add elegance to a formal updo. This is still common today, especially in hairstyles for formal occasions such as weddings.

You can braid your hair and make a twisty back bun. You can also pull your hair up into a thick braid that wraps around your head. Braids can also be used to create a play of texture. If you have layered hair, a single braid woven into the side layers, looks sensuous. You can braid the hair on top of the head, or make a thick braided border for your forehead. Flat braids look interesting with simple bun hairstyles. To create a rich look, go all the way with French braid hairstyles. If your hair is thick and long, make a double braid, and tuck it in at the back, to create a princess updo hairstyle. Check out these braided hairstyles.

French Side Braid

French Side Braid

In this thick braided hairstyle, the side hair is braided to create an elegant look.

French Side Braid

French Pretty Braid Hairstyle

French Pretty Braid Hairstyle

The front hair is braided to border the forehead, in this pretty updo hairstyle.

French Pretty Braid Hairstyle

French Braid Summer Updo

French Braid Summer Updo

Short layers frame the forehead, as a wrap-around braid adds a summery look.

French Braid Summer Updo

Many Braids Hairstyle

Many Braids Hairstyle

Multiple tiny side braids create an interesting textured look, in this updo hairstyle.

Many Braids Hairstyle

French Braid Formal Updo

French Braid Formal Updo

The front hair is pulled back to create an elegantly braided updo hairstyle.

French Braid Formal Updo

French Windaround Style

French Windaround Style

The side hair is braided to wind around the head, in this cute ponytail hairstyle.

French Windaround Style

French Intricacy Style

French Intricacy Style

An intricate side braid near the forehead, adds interest to this long open hairstyle.

French Intricacy Style

French Neat Braid Open Style

French Neat Braid Open Style

A side braid keeps the hair neatly in place, in this layered ponytail hairstyle.

French Neat Braid Open Style

French Braids Snake Style

French Braids Snake Style

In this side parted hairstyle, thick braids snake along the side of the head.

French Braids Snake Style

French Braid Frame

French Braid Frame

A loose braid framing the forehead, adds elegance to this hairstyle.

French Braid Frame

French Braid Top View

French Braid Top View

Get a top view of this cute braid created using the front hair.

French Braid Top View

French Bun Braid Hairstyle

French Bun Braid Hairstyle

The wide front braid is twisted into a side bun, in this elegant formal hairstyle.

French Bun Braid Hairstyle

French Braid Wind Around

French Braid Wind Around

A thick braid winds around the head. Twisty loops add interest to the front and back of the braid.

French Braid Wind Around

French Boho Twist Style

French Boho Twist Style

A thick braid wraps around the forehead, in this elegant boho updo hairstyle.

French Boho Twist Style

French Snake Braid Style

French Snake Braid Style

A narrow braid snakes across the forehead, in this shiny back braided hippy hairstyle.

French Snake Braid Style

French Double Braid Style

French Double Braid Style

The double braided hairstyle for medium hair has a traditional feel.

French Double Braid Style

French Braid Curly Updo

French Braid Curly Updo

A cute side braid adds glamor to this elaborately curly updo hairstyle.

French Braid Curly Updo

French Wide Plait Updo

French Wide Plait Updo

A very wide side braid creates an interesting profile, in this cute ponytail hairstyle.

French Wide Plait Updo

French Tight Braid Updo

French Tight Braid Updo

The hair is tightly pulled back and braided, in this formal bun hairstyle.

French Tight Braid Updo

French Braid Diva Updo

French Braid Diva Updo

A pretty braid elegantly frames the forehead, in this lavish updo hairstyle.

French Braid Diva Updo

French Wrap Braids Hairstyle

French Wrap Braids Hairstyle

Two cute wrap-around braids keep the hair neatly in place, in this hairstyle for little girls.

French Wrap Braids Hairstyle

Topbraid Hairstyle

Topbraid Hairstyle

The front hair is loosely braided on top of the head, and left to flow down the shoulders.

Topbraid Hairstyle

French Elegant Hairstyle

French Elegant Hairstyle

The hair is pulled back in an elegant updo hairstyle with a flat braid on top of the head.

French Elegant Hairstyle

Cute Braided Open Hairstyle

Cute Braided Open Hairstyle

A narrow pigtail looks cute with this shoulder length open hairstyle.

Cute Braided Open Hairstyle

Back View Braid Hairstyle

Back View Braid Hairstyle

A thick braid sits at the back of the head, in this summery updo hairstyle.

Back View Braid Hairstyle

Fun Braids Hairstyle

Fun Braids Hairstyle

Narrow braids along the forehead and the side of the head look super cute.

Fun Braids Hairstyle

Traveling River Braid Hairstyle

Traveling River Braid Hairstyle

The long shiny hair is pulled into a tight side braid that travels along the ear.

Traveling River Braid Hairstyle

Hairband Braid Hairstyle

Hairband Braid Hairstyle

A pretty braid makes a natural hairband, in this smooth layered haircut with bangs.

Hairband Braid Hairstyle

Flat French Braid Hairstyle

Flat French Braid Hairstyle

A flat wide braid wraps around the forehead, in this boho updo hairstyle.

Flat French Braid Hairstyle

French Braided Hairstyle

French Braided Hairstyle

The thick braids are designed to weave around the head, in this elegant updo hairstyle.

French Braided Hairstyle

Sweet Side Braided Hairstyle

Sweet Side Braided Hairstyle

A few front hair strands are loosely plaited on the side, to create a sweet profile.

Sweet Side Braided Hairstyle

Egyptian Double Braided Hairstyle

Egyptian Double Braided Hairstyle

The double braid makes a thick border for the forehead, in this sensuous hairstyle.

Egyptian Double Braided Hairstyle

Loosely Braided Boho Hairstyle

Loosely Braided Boho Hairstyle

A narrow side braid wrapped in a boho fashion, holds the wild red mane in place.

Loosely Braided Boho Hairstyle

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