How to make a French Braid loose, messy, big and loopy! :)
I've seen a lot of these messy looking bohemian style braids on teens and tweens lately. This idea isn't anything new, but seems to be a trendy hairstyle right now in 2011. I've even seen a few hairdos like this on TV, in movies, and on models in magazines (as I'm sure you have as well.)
You could make lots and lots of hair styles using this technique. I think a braided headband or milkmaid braids would be adorable made with the braid loose like this. You could also make the braid with a side ponytail like we did and add a messy bun or curls to the bottom. So many options!
Here's a video tutorial showing how to add a little mess and loosen up a french braid:
The princesses hair is naturally very straight and smooth and sometimes it is difficult to make it look messy, but still cute. If you have straight hair, you may try adding some texture before you start. If you have wavy or curly hair, this braid should work great with minimal effort!