French braids will forever be a classic. They are the next step from a normal braid and can be worn in a number of different styles. This half-up version is easy, fast and a great way to get the hair off your face. Since I’m a new mom, I’m pulling my hair back all day and this style is perfect for just that, but in a very nice way. With a more casual, unconventional vibe, this half-length French braid will always be a clean look that you can always return to!
Half Up French Braid Supplies:
Half Up French Braid Instructions:
- Step 1 / Brush through the hair to remove tangles, then create a part where you normally do. Divide a portion of the hair on the crown, about two inches back from the hairline.
- Step 2 / Divide the cut into three equal parts and make one stitch of a normal braid by crossing the side strands over the middle strand.
- Step 3 / Separate a new small section of hair from the left side below the top.
- Step 4 / Insert the outer section into the strand on the left side and cross it over the middle strand.
- Step 5 / Separate another small section, this time from the right side.
- Step 6 / Insert the new section into the right strand and cross it over the middle strand.
- Step 7 / Continue creating the braid and crossing a new section from the left side over the middle.
- Step 8 / Now cross a new section from the right side over the middle section.
- Step 9 / When the braid reaches the ears, add a section to the back of the head and place it in the left side of the braid.
- Step 10 / Now add a section of the hair from the back of the head on the right side of the braid.
- Step 11 / Make another 2-4 stitches of the braid before removing it with a transparent rubber band.
- Step 12 / Gently pull on the edges of the braid to make the style looser and more relaxed. Curl the ends of the hair with a 1 “curling iron and set the style with a medium hairspray.