A form of braid which starts higher on the head, instead of at the nape of the neck. The braid is generally started near the crown, and hair is added into the braid as it travels down the scalp to the nape. The hair can be also separated into two or more french braids to form twin braids. A similar hairstyle is the fishtail braid, but the fishtail only uses two sections of hair, while the french uses three like the common braid.
As of 2022-12-22, 99% of these posts are mistagged and should use one of the following tags below (though there's no specifically "half updo braid" tag). A French braid involves scalp/crown to nape/neck and doesn't hang loosely until the bottom.