I tried to make some hairdo to my friends when we were in Austria. Braiding's like a handcraft so I enjoed it. My first victim:-) was my friend who received a french braid that should have looked like a wreath.
The other one got my own invention - a kind of twisted braids. To me they're more simple than the french ones. You just divide a lock of hair in two parts and cross them. Take two strends of the hair and add them to those you have in your hands. If you've put the left lock over the right, put at first the right strand to the left one and then the other to the right. Now you can continue crossing. It's easier cause it's only from two locks.