Talk about a productive weekend, between birthday parties and family dinners, I was able to sneak in some serious QT with the blog. Lately, I feel as though I haven't been showing the beauty and hair section of my blog enough love. Through both pin-spiration and a few Instagram screen-saves, I've been loving braided half-up styles. I love how this carefree style has an edge, while also being practical for hot Summer days.
The style itself is pretty basic, aside from knowing how to create a dutch or french braid, and this will work with either technique. For this tutorial, I'm focusing on a dutch braid, as I like the volume and texture that it gives to the crown.
- Start with dry hair, and part hair down the center.
- Using your index fingers, part your hair at the crown, separating the top section from the bottom. Keep hair tied back with an elastic.
- Make sure sections to the left and right of the center part are relatively even and both have a similar amount of hair.
- Clip one section of hair down and focus on dutch braiding toward the back of the head, in a horizontal fashion (i.e., not framing the face). Once you reach the top of the back your head, secure with a clear elastic or bobby pin.
- Repeat step four, again securing once you reach the end.