Take your classic French braid or everyday hairstyle to sophisticated, mature heights with a French tuck. The French tuck style is an upswept hairdo fitting for formal, elegant events. Perfect to complement a gown or keep hair secured and off your face, the French tuck is much easier to execute than it may appear.

Step 1

Before you begin braiding, gently comb any knots from your hair, ensuring that it is smooth and free from tangles.

Step 2

Begin the classic French braid by taking a two-inch section of hair from the hairline and separating into three equal sections at the crown of your head.

Step 3

Cross the right section over the middle section, making it the new middle section. Then cross the left section over the new middle section.

Step 4

Take a small piece of hair from the right side of your head, starting from the hairline. For precision, use a comb to create an even part. Add this new piece of hair to the right section, then cross the right section over the middle section.

Step 5

Take a small piece of hair from the left side of your head, starting from the hairline. For precision, use a comb to create an even part. Add this new piece of hair to the left section, then cross the left section over the middle section.

Step 6

Repeat steps 4 and 5 until your classic French braid reaches the nape of your neck. All of your hair should be woven into the French braid at this point.

Step 7

Continue the style as a traditional French braid until you reach the ends of your hair.

Step 8

When you have about two inches left before the end of your hair, secure the braid with a hair elastic.

Step 9

Fold the tail of your brain in half and tuck it underneath your hair so the ends are invisible.

Step 10

Secure the tucked braid with as many bobby pins as you need.

Step 11

Mist hair spray all over the style to keep it in place and to prevent flyaway hairs.