Hair Tutorial: Inside-Out Side French Braid

Today's hair tutorial comes from Hailey Hollstein (of Genesis Salon) and her amazingly talented sister and photographer, Katie Grace Photography. We're giving you the full step-by-step tutorial for an Inside-Out Side French Braid

You'll need: Redken Push Powder (the stuff that gives your hair volume!), curling ironhairspraybobby pins, comb, rubber band.

Step one: Curl your hair to give it texture.

Step two: start to do a french braid on one side of your head by gathering a section of hair on the top of your head. Cross the sections underneath instead of how you would normally cross the sections on top, to create the inside out effect.  Watch THIS video for more help on this type of braid!

Step three: add hair to your sections as you go, completing the french braid. For the strands that you add in on the right side of your head, you will grab sections of your hair from the far right side of your head. Bring these strands over and add them to the braid, keeping the line of the braid on the left side of your head. (This keeps it a side braid, as opposed to a regular straight french braid.)

Step four: once you're done with the braid, pull apart the braid a bit, stretching out the strands. This gives is a relaxed look. Finish with hairspray and pin any hairs that are popping out of place with a bobby pin.

Photos by Katie Grace Photography 
Shop my look below:

I'm happy to report that since these photos, the snow is officially melting and I *think* Spring is on its way! This California girl is excited to see grass again here in Michigan. Let me know if you try the inside out side french braid tutorial!

Have a lovely day!


  1. LOVE your outfit and your hair is adorable....super cute!!!

  2. French braids are always so difficult to achieve. It takes a lot of practice, but finally perfecting it is super worth all that sweat. Hahaha! Anyway, your outfit looks great together with your hairstyle, Michaela! Totally on point! Thanks for sharing that! Stay gorgeous! ;)

    Sadie Montgomery @ Hoshall's Folsom


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