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How to do a French Rope Braid

Easy Braids: French Rope Braid

This elegant two-strand braid looks a lot more complicated than it actually is, and results in some fabulous heatless curls once you take them out! Here’s how you can achieve the look at home:

What you’ll need:

  • A hairbrush
  • Hair elastics
  • Hairspray (optional)



  1. Start by brushing out your child’s hair. You want their hair to be tangle-free!
  2. Part your kid’s hair into two sections. Tie one section off so it is out of the way.
  3. Starting at the top of your first side, take a small section, and twist it in towards your child’s face.
  4. Take another small section and twist it in the same direction as the first section.
  5. Wrap both the second section around the first, away from your little one’s face. Twisting the sections together the opposite way they are twisted individually is what locks the braid in place.
  6. Add more hair into your first section, twist the whole section towards your kid’s face, then wrap it around your other section away from your little one’s face.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until you reach your desired length.
  8. Secure your first braid with an elastic, then repeat on the other side.
  9. Congrats! You’ve finished your set of French Rope Braids!

Tips and Tricks

  • To simplify the style, start with a ponytail. Split the ponytail into two sections, then twist each of those sections to the left. Wrap both sections around each other to the left. This makes a cute ponytail braid!
  • For overnight heatless curls, lightly spray your little one’s hair with some water to make it wet before braiding! (A continuous misting bottle makes this super easy- you can pick one up at Pigtails & Crewcuts West Cobb!) When they wake up, they’ll have the most precious waves with no heat damage!
  • To prevent flyaways and keep the style sleek, try a braiding balm or hair gel!
Now you know the ins and outs about how to do a french rope braid!

How to do Bubble Braids

Easy Braiding Series: Bubble Braids

Bubble Braids are one of the newest and trendiest hairstyles for the summer, and they’re super easy to do! Here’s how you can achieve the look at home. Follow along with the video or instructions below to learn how to do bubble braids!

What you'll need:

  • A handful of hair elastics
  • A hairbrush
  • Hairspray (optional)

How to do Bubble Braids - Instructions

  1. Start with dry, tangle-free hair. Clean hair is good, but hair that’s a day or two post-wash will hold the style better.
  2. Part the hair in the middle, dividing it into two equal sections. Tie one section off.
  3. Starting at the top of your child’s head, gather a small section of hair, and tie off about an inch or two down from the top of the section. We recommend taking diagonal sections, as the finished result will look neater.
  4. About an inch or two down from your first elastic, add in another section of hair. Secure this section with an elastic. Repeat this process until you reach the end of the hair.
  5. Starting from the first section, work your way down, using both hands to pull the hair apart. This is what creates the bubble effect.
  6. Repeat on the other side of your little one’s hair.
  7. You’re all done. Congrats!

Extra Info

Tips and Tricks

  • Use a hair balm or light gel to prevent or tame flyaways.
  • These instructions are for bubble hair braids, but you can simplify the style. Just start with two pigtails and add elastics every inch. The style just won’t be as close to their head.
Add some pizzazz!
  • Use colored elastics to add some fun! You could do a rainbow, fun colors, or elastics that match your little one’s outfit!
  • Use hair gems to add some sparkle! You can pick up peel & stick gems by the front desk at Pigtails & Crewcuts East Cobb.
  • Add some shimmer and shine with glitter. Glitter can be messy, but not with Galexie Glister luxury glitter gel! The product is mess-free and cosmetic grade, so it can be safely used on your child’s hair, face, and body. Pick up a jar at Pigtails & Crewcuts East Cobb.
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