Step 1: Take a one-inch section at your hairline and separate into three smaller sections.
Step 2: Create a French braid: right over, left over, adding hair from the root as you braid along your hair line.
Step 3: Secure with an elastic.
Step 4: Next, add a second French braid about an inch behind the first.
Step 5: Secure with an elastic.
Step 6: Pin back any flyaways or shorter pieces that are sticking up.
Editor tip: “This is no-joke actually easy. Try hiding the little nubs of hair that poke out when they’re too short by covering them up with some surrounding hair and pinning them down. It looks a lot more polished.” —Erin
How to Upside-Down Braid
Level of difficulty: 4
Time to complete: 7 minutes
Step 1: Flip your head upside down. Take a large section and split it in two.
Step 2: Start braiding the left section up. Secure with an elastic. Do the same thing with the right section.
Step 3: Now, flip your head up, pulling all your hair into a high ponytail.
Step 4: Twist the ponytail into a bun and secure with a bobby pin. Done!
Editor tip: “The hardest part about this was definitely the upside-down braiding part and not being able to see what you’re doing. Just go slow, and after that, it’s a breeze. It’s a great idea for working out!” —Kate