Swept Braid Updo

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Texture, braids, a casual updo. . . all of my favorite things in one hairstyle! Listen, just promise me something, will you? Stretch your braid out way more than you think you should. I think you’ll like it that way.

The texture product I mentioned in the video is Amika’s Un.Done Texture spray. The runner up would be Bumble and Bumble Dry Spun Finish. The flexible hold hairspray is Amika Touchable Hairspray.

If you need a tutorial on how to soften and stretch braids, check this one out!

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Comments (24)

  1. Posted November 2, 2015

    Gorgeous as always!

    Her Heartland Soul
    http://herheartlandsoul.com

  2. Laura says
    Posted November 2, 2015

    So pretty, I need to take time to learn some of these styles!

    Laura
    http://www.24-7style.com

  3. Adrienne says
    Posted November 2, 2015

    Your makeup perfectly complements all the pretty happening in this up do. Just had to mention that :).

  4. Posted November 2, 2015

    So pretty!
    Abbie E.
    http://abulouslife.blogspot.com/

  5. Posted November 2, 2015

    LOVE this! Definitely going to try this this weekend for my daughter’s birthday party that we’re hosting. I always like to get dolled up for princess parties 🙂

  6. Kim says
    Posted November 2, 2015

    Your hair looks gorgeous! I LOVE it!

    Kim

    http://trendkeeper.me .. Happy shopping!

  7. Catherine says
    Posted November 2, 2015

    LOVE this hairstyle, and your top! Definitely my style. Where is it from?

  8. Posted November 2, 2015

    Oh this one is beautiful! I can’t wait for my hair to grow out a bit more to try this!

    http://www.writingmotherfashionista.com

  9. Allysia says
    Posted November 2, 2015

    This hairstyle is so cute and casual! The slightly messy look about it makes me think that this is something I could actually pull off on myself. Favourited for later!

  10. Posted November 2, 2015

    Kate, you make French/Dutch braiding look so easy! I love the undone look of this style…can’t wait to try it!

    http://www.jenniferpeer.com

  11. kerry says
    Posted November 2, 2015

    ok that braiding is literally the hardest thing Ive ever tried. LOL. you make it look so easy but im braid challenged apparently

  12. liza says
    Posted November 2, 2015

    oh man… I think a tutorial on french braiding is necessary… I suck at it and am totally missing out on this super cute trend!

    • Sara says
      Posted January 8, 2016

      Uggh, me too! I have waist length hair, and have found so many cute braid styles I could totally do….I just can’t braid my own hair!! : (

  13. Arianna says
    Posted November 3, 2015

    oOOO! it´s so romantic and so nice! Thank you: I am definitely going to try this one!

    https://pandaonavespa.wordpress.com/

  14. Posted November 3, 2015

    Such a soft and pretty look!

  15. Christina says
    Posted November 3, 2015

    Loving your background music choices lately 🙂

  16. Posted November 3, 2015

    Awesome! I love wearing my hair up and this is a super cute way to achieve that! I totally love your lipstick by the way! What’s the name of it?

    Abby
    Faithfulelegance.blogspot.com

  17. Christine says
    Posted November 3, 2015

    Pretty! So amazed how you can braid your hair behind your head without looking!!!

  18. Shaelyne W says
    Posted November 4, 2015

    Been waiting patiently or maybe not so patiently for you to post this style!! Thank you!!

  19. Adrienne says
    Posted November 5, 2015

    I am having the hardest time when it comes to changing the direction of the braid. Do you have any tips for how to keep the braid going when you change the direction?

  20. Billie Costello says
    Posted December 1, 2015

    This tutorial is so cute, looks easy to follow but I am braiding challenged! I usually style my hair straight, do you have any tutorials on different hairstyles that are straight? Thanks, I love your blog!

  21. Janella says
    Posted June 29, 2017

    Help! I am hair clueless, but I can do a basic braid. What is the braiding pattern. 1- toward face/bottom,2,3- top plat. Is it 1 over 2 & 3 over 2. Or is she going under? 1 under 2, 3 under 2. Then add hair. How? Does she add hair to both sides or only the upper plat?