This interesting braid is somewhere between Game of Thrones, and a beaver’s paddle-like tail. It is lovely and queenly in a slumpy sort of way……Odd, yet undeniably cool. The Paddle Braid is a different take on a classic french braid. It starts very low, and so the hair that gets added in continues all the way to the ends!
A Paddle Braid can be done on medium to long hair.
Today’s Bethefair hairstyle combines a paddle braid with a few accent braids to fancy it up a bit. Here is how we did it.
Begin by parting off both sides of the front of the head. Make a center part, and then bisect the center part with a part that goes over the top of the head from one ear to the other.
Make a braid on either side, all the way to the ends. Secure with a small elastic, and then deconstruct the braids a bit.
Now, take one braid and pull it across the back of the head, pinning it into place. Pull the other braid across the first braid, tucking and pinning the ends under the first braid. Add more pins as needed to secure your first two braids.
Now, beginning below your pinned braids, take a small section from the center of the hair that is down. Split it into 3 and begin to braid it.
Overlap 3 times, then start adding in a small bit of hair from either side as you overlap, as you would a classic french braid. Make sure you are using no tension at all when you add in your sections, but then make the braid itself nice and snug by overlapping with tension. This will create a tight and secure braid, with loose drape-y sides.
Work your way to the ends braiding hair in, then secure the end of the braid with a small elastic.
I promise you will be the only gal around with this hairstyle:) Enjoy!