Make a horseshoe shaped parting from recession to recession, just below the crown, then take a diagonal forward section at the ear.
Comb the section in front of the ear to the center back and secure with a bobby pin.
Back brush the top section to build the foundation.
While starting the crest of the roll use abba Firm Finish Hair Spray to provide hold to the structure and the shape.
Carefully create a half roll in the front working into a complete roll at the crown.
While securing the section with your left hand start making a two strand braid by picking up a section of hair and incorporating it into the center.
Continue working from the right to the left adding each section in the same fashion as a French braid but with only two strands.
Past the nape of the neck the braid becomes a fishtail braid.
Once the braid is complete, tuck it under in the nape area and secure with bobby pins.
The finished shape imposes a strong silhouette yet retains softness and elegance.