I’m so excited about today’s tutorial because I always fall in love with cute Bohemian hairstyles. This half-length updo has two Dutch braids that connect into two small Bubble Fishtail braids making it quick and easy. It’s a great look for every day of the week because it’s casual enough for errands but can be easily lined up for dinner. I wore this style the rest of the day and it really did hold well as it uses a combination of hairpins and hair tie.
Let me know what you think and if there is a particular hairstyle you would like to see in a future tutorial, then leave a comment below!
Half Up Dutch Braids and Bubble Fishtails Accessories:
- Rat-tail comb
- 4 elastic bands
- 2-4 hair clips
- Medium-hold hairspray
- 1 “curling iron ( for these curls )
Half Up Dutch Braids and Bubble Fishtails Instructions:
- Step 1 / Start by splitting the hair where you normally prefer; I put my more in the middle.
- Step 2 / Now create a Dutch braid by placing three sections on the right and left sides of the braid and then braiding the rest of the section down in a normal braid. Be sure to secure the end with an elastic band or a few bobby pins. It does not matter what we will remove later.
- Step 3 / Now repeat the same steps to create a second Dutch braid on the right side of the head. Attach three sections on both sides of the braid and braid to the floor before loosening the edges; tie it with another elastic band.
- Step 4 / Divide one section of hair at the top of the head, making sure you include the two braids we just made.
- Step 5 / Cross the left side over the right side and attach it to the head with a few bobby pins. After being fixed, you can remove the elastic bands from the ends of the two Dutch braids.
- Step 6 / Next, take a small section of hair underneath the pinned section and braid 9 or 10 stitches of a fishtail. While braiding, go ahead and pull the two sections away from each other to pull up the braid. This is important for the look you see in the end.
- Step 7 / Now go back and gently pull on the edges of the braid to make it a little wider and tie it off with an elastic band.
- Step 8 / Next, cut off a small piece of hair, wrap it around the elastic band and secure it with another elastic band that wraps it over the ends of the wrapped section to make sure it stays nice and comfortable all day long.
- Step 9 / Now create another fishtail braid with the same hairline and braid about 10 stitches of a fishtail braid. Pull on the edges to make it slightly wider, and tie it with an elastic band.
- Step 10 / Finish the look by wrapping a small piece of hair around the elastic band and binding a second rubber band over the ends to keep the braid tight all day long.