Half French Braid Half Up

Could I use the word “half” one more time in this tutorial? ;)

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. 


Comments

  1. says

    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. :) Thanks for the cute (and quick!) hairstyle :)

  2. says

    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…

  3. Anonymous says

    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!

  4. Anonymous says

    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

  5. says

    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!!

  6. says

    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!

  7. Anonymous says

    Kate, it’s Zeljka from Croatia Europe again :)
    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!

  8. Anonymous says

    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.

  9. says

    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!

  10. Lucinda says

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

  11. Lauren says

    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

  12. Anonymous says

    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!

  13. says

    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!

  14. says

    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!

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