Half French Braid Half Up

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Could I use the word “half” one more time in this tutorial? πŸ˜‰

This is a new way to pull half of your hair back while also including a braid! If you can’t do this style, today’s tutorial will be a great alternative for you.
It’s also a really adaptable style. . .meaning it can be done on a variety of hair lengths and textures! 
At the end of the style, I place 2 bobby pins in vertically to hold the hair in place. They are completely visible (as you will see in photos). Sometimes I like that look. If you don’t, the only thing you would need to do differently is to place the bobby pins in horizontally against the section you pull over the braid. It will all make sense when you watch it.

Refer to this post to see what’s in my hair. 


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Comments (34)

  1. Posted January 9, 2012

    Love it!!

  2. Kate says
    Posted January 9, 2012

    honestly kate, i think this is my favorite style so far! very cute =) i can’t wait to try it!

  3. Lea says
    Posted January 9, 2012

    Adorable! Can you come live next door and do my hair for me?!

  4. Charis says
    Posted January 9, 2012

    oh I like! thank you!

  5. cerniks says
    Posted January 9, 2012

    I love this! You always have the most adorable ideas! (And you make it look so easy!) I have hair envy!

    Whitney
    http://www.cerniks.wordpress.com

  6. Leslie says
    Posted January 9, 2012

    Can’t wait to try this, although I am seriously bobby pinned, teasing and braid challenged, but practice makes perfect right?!?

  7. Posted January 9, 2012

    Just tried this this morning! Its amazing though… you needed only 2 bobby pins and I needed 8! And our hair is even the same length, mine just doesn’t like to hold. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the cute (and quick!) hairstyle πŸ™‚

  8. Posted January 9, 2012

    So fun! I will be trying this tomorrow! I am pretty sure I have fine motor skill envy now…thanks πŸ˜‰

  9. Bucky5 says
    Posted January 9, 2012

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  10. Posted January 9, 2012

    oh my, this is so cute ! It is a goal of mine to be more creative with my hair…it is long and thick, and sometimes that is a problem with up do’s or even half up do’s…I don’t have the patience to put 100 bobby pins in and I often get headaches…

  11. Lauren says
    Posted January 9, 2012

    sooo, can i just come visit you and have you do my hair for me? please? πŸ™‚ (obviously, super cute ‘do!)

  12. Anonymous says
    Posted January 9, 2012

    I love your tutorials! I have been able to try so many different things with my hair after watching! Thanks for taking the time to demonstrate!

  13. Kristen says
    Posted January 10, 2012

    I love this look. I need you to be my personal hairstylist. I’m terrible, about two looks I can master, haha =)

    Kristen

  14. Anonymous says
    Posted January 10, 2012

    You are seriously the super cutest girl ever!!! If people don’t like the visible bobby pin look, another idea is painting the bobby pins with funky colours using nail polish, that way it’s an obvious fashion statement!! -Jodi

  15. Posted January 10, 2012

    I absolutely LOVE this style! Thank you so much for your tutorials. I use them all of the time.

  16. Posted January 10, 2012

    You have the perfect hair and you are perfect at fixing it!! I love all of your hairstyles now if I could just have you fix my hair every morning before I go to work! I take your pictures to my hair dresser all the time and I am so close to getting my hair cut to your length, but just haven’t gotten brave enough. My hair has become a security blanket and it really isn’t even that long! Thanks for all the cute hairstyles!!

  17. Carrie says
    Posted January 10, 2012

    Love this. I’m going to do this fir work tomorrow. THANK YOU I JUST ADORE YOU¡

  18. Posted January 10, 2012

    Looks so nice. I would love to be able to do this, but I don’t think it would turn out quite the same. Although after watching this video I’m very tempted to cut my hair much shorter!

  19. Anonymous says
    Posted January 10, 2012

    Kate, it’s Zeljka from Croatia Europe again πŸ™‚
    Today I took my children to our hair stylist to cut their hairs. First thing she said was – you look sooo good! What is going on with you? And I told about you, your blog, my newly discovered beautifull hair! Tnx, dear! You rock!

  20. Lisa S. says
    Posted January 10, 2012

    How long does it take you to do this type of hair style?

  21. Anonymous says
    Posted January 11, 2012

    Love it and can’t wait to try it this weekend! I work in childcare so during the week it’s mostly quick ponytails for me.

  22. Posted January 11, 2012

    I love your hair.do you fix your hair like that everyday?

  23. Posted February 6, 2012

    I love this,I can’t wait to try it tomorrow.your blog is so great. Thanks!

  24. Posted February 19, 2012

    I love your style. I tried to get my hair cut like yours but they screwed it up..so now it has to slightly grow out until I can do some of your things, but I love them all!! You really know how to style your hair. I have shared your link to so many people and they all love your hair as well. Very cute and practical!

  25. Lucinda says
    Posted February 22, 2012

    Amazing! Your hair is the perfect texture for these hairstyles. I have thick straight hair and its just not as pliable…but Ill try!

  26. Lauren says
    Posted March 1, 2012

    any tips for someone who wants to do something braided, but can’t braid very well and has very thin hair….. I tried this and my braid was so little you could barely see it

  27. Anonymous says
    Posted April 10, 2012

    Hi Kate,
    I love your blog! I just wanted to let you know that you inspired me to cut my hair short (well medium, but short to me). I have always used the excuse that I wouldn’t know how to style my hair if it was shorter, but your blog fixed that! Anyway today I cut my hair off and donated it! Thanks Kate!

  28. Posted May 14, 2012

    You are good girl!

  29. Jess says
    Posted June 8, 2012

    Kate, I love this! I did it today, my hair is pretty long and has a good amount of natural wave, it came so cool! I was at the grocery store, and got compliments on it! Yay! Love your blog and all the hair tutorials, they are really awesome… Keep up the good work!

  30. Jess says
    Posted June 8, 2012

    Kate, I love this! I did it today, my hair is pretty long and has a good amount of natural wave, it came so cool! I was at the grocery store, and got compliments on it! Yay! Love your blog and all the hair tutorials, they are really awesome… Keep up the good work!

  31. Mira says
    Posted September 23, 2012

    I had read your blog.It is very informative.Thanks for sharing it.

  32. Posted October 27, 2012

    LOVE THIS!!!