We Call It “The Apéritif”
Since we started teaching guys how to braid their hair, men have been demanding a tutorial on how to French braid. Well here we are…welcome to advanced class.
If you’re new to braiding you might start with some beginner braids that are easier to pull off. We’ve demonstrated The Rope, The Brave, The Angler, The Willie Nelson and The Split Tail—but learning how to French braid is a little more tricky.
It’s a more difficult braid because you must continually transfer three sections of hair between two hands, at times holding all three sections in one hand. It takes some dexterity with the fingers, tremendous arm strength and lots of practice, but worth the effort.
The French braid is ideal for weddings, outdoor cocktail parties and swanky holiday mixers, and since everything French is a little bourgie, we call this one…The Apéritif.
For safety I recommend adjusting your air conditioning settings to polar freeze, because you’re likely to start sweating and possibly reach total arm failure. Everyone thinks they’re tough until you’re holding your arms up for seven minutes.
Grab a hair tie, a glass of chablis and a croissant, if you’re anything like me you’ll find learning how to French braid, how do you say…c’est si bon!
Co-Founder, CEO & Chief Manetenance Officer for The Longhairs, El Rubio is a writer, traveler, avid skier and athlete. He writes most of the words you read from The Longhairs.