This is an option for long or very short hair. I sectioned out the part I wanted to braid and clipped the rest out of the way. Begin the french braid just behind one ear. I placed the braid near the part in the hair. I only added hair from the front as I was braiding. I secured it with a small pony tail holder for babies. I pinned this behind the ear with a u-shaped hair pin. Short hairs are trying to escape from the braid and I don't have a solution for this as of yet. Maybe I'll try to slick then down with gel. Adding styling wax before braiding didn't do the trick. Please excuse the odd expression.