Do you know rope braiding? It creates a more chic look compared to normal french braiding.
Just on the sides create a wave using a straight hair iron. Create a big braide with the top area of your hair. Pull parts loose to creat volume. Make rope braids on the side of your head. Pull parts out of this as well to create a more soft look. Take the two rope braids and pin it under the big braid so it is hidden. Now tie everything together. Use a straight iron to blend all the pieces together.
You can use a scrunchie or other accessories to make it your own!
Definitely give it a try!