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I’m loving the braid trend right now (along with everyone else on pinterest) so here is a simple way to pull your hair out of your face with some braids! It can be done on almost any length hair (if you can pull it half up without braids, you can probably pull it half up with braids!).

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


**I’m wearing a new lip color by MAC called Bare Again.


**If you want to cover the bobby pins a little more, like I did, just grab a bit of hair near the pins and pin them so they cross over and hide the original pins.


(Like my new francesca’s bag? $16.00 baby! On clearance and then marked down even further!)
{shirt: J.Crew outlet Fall 2011, vest: Banana Republic outlet Winter 2010, bag: Francesca’s, Jewelry: Elisabeth Ashlie Jewelry

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Melissa, The Happier Homemaker says · 10.31.11

Love it! Thanks!

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Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims says · 10.31.11

very cute!!! I need to be more creative with my day-to-day hair styles haha.

love the outfit too! 🙂

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a happy little life says · 10.31.11

Another great style option!
I have always loved braids, but haven’t wore them in years because of my age. This is a nice way to sneak it into my style rotation when I let my hair go curly.
Tracie

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Elizabeth says · 10.31.11

I absolutely love your blog! I think I have learned more about how to do my hair in the past weekend from reading your blog than I have learned in my entire life! Thank you for being so helpful and taking the time to do so many tutorials. I wish I lived closer so you could be my new hairdresser! Happy Monday hun!

XOXO

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Rheana says · 10.31.11

You are so pretty and your outfit is so cute!

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BlessedMama says · 10.31.11

Super cute! You are so stylish too…:) Love the bag 🙂

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On Stage Hair Design says · 10.31.11

I agree! I see so many braided hairstyles on Pinterest! I’m so glad you did a tutorial on one!

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Danielle says · 10.31.11

super cute love it!

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Ashley says · 10.31.11

What’s the name of the necklace you are wearing so I can buy one? I couldn’t find it on your etsy shop. I love it!

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Ashley says · 10.31.11

My email is [email protected] 🙂 Forgot to include it in the last comment! Thanks!

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Kandyce says · 10.31.11

I envy your curls!! My hair can never keep the curls.

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Stephanie Madsen says · 10.31.11

I am so in love with your blog! I came to it via Pinterest. I love your hair and look at your blog daily 🙂

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The White's says · 10.31.11

Hi Kate, ok, I just tried the formspring thing and I’m not computer smart enough to figure it out so I’ll just post here – sorry 🙁

I’m getting my haircut this week and was wondering how you would currently say your hair is cut? And also the bangs…I have bangs but they aren’t working well, I think my last cut on them was terrible! Thanks!

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Lauren says · 10.31.11

So I tried to do this, but my hair is growing out from a graduated bob, and it wouldn’t work, so I decided to do a “bangs” twist with bobby pins and it turned out really cute! Basically just on one side. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Mallory says · 10.31.11

I want to buy the necklace and earings from your site. I couldn’t find them on there though! Let me know how I can purchase! my e-mail is [email protected].
Thanks & great post~!

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Christine Trevino says · 10.31.11

I love this! I just tried your ponytail/headband tutorial this morning and my husband loved it! Thanks for all your tips!

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Hi, I'm Kate says · 10.31.11

@The Whites: See this page: https://www.thesmallthingsblog.com/2011/09/my-haircut.html

let me know if you have any other questions!

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ATC says · 10.31.11

Hi Kate…LOVE the bag! Could you post an item number or something so that I can try and located one for myself? Thanks!

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The So-Called Wife says · 10.31.11

OK, this hairstyle is super cute! Thanks for posting the tutorial. I just stumbled across your blog today, and I’m already in love with everything here!

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Kara @ Mine for the Making says · 10.31.11

LOVE this Kate! And your outfit too 🙂 Trying it for church this sunday 🙂

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Lindsay says · 11.01.11

This is gorgeous! I think I can totally give this a try! Thanks Kate, you rock. 🙂

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[email protected] says · 11.01.11

Very cute!! And what a steal on that bag…very pretty!

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Mommyblogger says · 11.01.11

Gorgeous hair- totally loving it!!!!
Thanks for sharing. I really need some new hair ideas!

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helloannabeth says · 11.01.11

i love this hair style! i’ll definitely be copying this! 🙂

http://helloannabeth.wordpress.com

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LC says · 11.01.11

LOVE this look too! I can’t do anything though with my hair though! Even with all the videos I just can’t get it right. 🙁

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Dayna says · 11.01.11

Gorgeous!! I have really enjoyed all your tutorials!! And I agree with Elizabeth….I’ve learned SO much from you and wish I lived closer so that you could be my hairdresser. And I found you through pinterest;)

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lala says · 11.01.11

What color is your nail polish? I love it!

Thanks!
Lindsay

Lalalovelylindsay.blogspot.com

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Hailey says · 11.01.11

I LOVE your blog….discovered it just a few days ago and find myself checking it all.the.time!

For this reason I have passed the Liebster Blog Award onto you…check out the link below 🙂

http://www.cutelikemeblog.com/2011/10/31/liebster-blog-award-on-my-birthday/

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beth @ a latte inspiration says · 11.01.11

I will definitely be trying this hairstyle this week, thanks for the idea Kate!

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Hi, I'm Kate says · 11.01.11

@lala: I think that was Essie Chinchilly!

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Beth says · 11.01.11

Thanks for another great tutorial!

I’d love to buy that necklace as well but can’t find it in the shop, can I custom order it?

bethapearce(at)gmail(dot)com

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Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It says · 11.01.11

Cute, cute!

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Tracy1918 says · 11.01.11

Hi Kate! I just found your blog and I cannot thank you enough. Your videos are fabulous and I’ve learned so much! Can’t wait to work on these styles. You are fantastic!! : )

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Casey says · 11.01.11

Beautiful!

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Tiffany says · 11.02.11

My sister loves your blog because it has given me the inspiration needed to pretty myself up. She says that you’ve helped me become a girl 🙂 hehe.. Thank you so much for your tutorials, I love the hairstyles and can’t wait to see what you do next!

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KC says · 11.02.11

Wore my hair like this to work today (I am a hairstylist) and everyone loved it…I even taugh two clients how to do it…so much fun

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Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} says · 11.02.11

Love it! Your shirt and vest are adorable and of COURSE I love your bag 🙂 Your stylin’ girl!

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alicia says · 11.02.11

I love this! gonna try to recreate 🙂

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megan {homemade ginger} says · 11.02.11

beautiful! your blog is super cute as well!

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Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com says · 11.02.11

I look forward to seeing what you post every week. Love your tutorials!

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Mindie Hilton says · 11.02.11

Beautiful hair. I would love for you to join my weekly linky party fri-monday come strut your stuff.

http://www.bacontimewiththehungryhyp.blogspot.com/

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Tiffany says · 11.03.11

I would LOVE to learn how to do a waterfall braid across the top of the head.. I can’t figure out what to do with the hair that I end with in the front.. You are amazing.

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morenumerousthansand says · 11.04.11

I love braids too and this is a great style! So pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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Char says · 11.04.11

You are adorable! And I totally will now do braids since you showed me how! Love your blog. 🙂

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Dawn S. says · 11.05.11

I tried looking for the bag at Francesca’s and I couldn’t find it! Love the bag!

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Steph B says · 11.05.11

I love your necklace! Did you make it and where can I get one?!? Love your website btw:)

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Hi, I'm Kate says · 11.06.11

@Steph B: we aren’t taking any custom orders at this time, but after the holidays you can send us a message if you are interested!

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The Shackelford's says · 11.07.11

How do you always look so darn cute?!? I know you post videos, but my hair never seems to look like yours at the end 🙁 I buy all the stuff and do all the tips…sigh…..I’ll just watch the videos and do my best. I asked for a new blow dryer and straightner for Christmas…HA!! Maybe that will help me out. Thanks for all the inspiration!!

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Dawn S. says · 11.08.11

Kate, do you have a link to where you found the bag?

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Amy Bowman says · 11.08.11

You are featured on New Nostalgia’s Anti-Procrastination Tuesday! Again–lol. My readers love you. Thanks for linking up!

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Ty and Whitty says · 11.09.11

Seriously girl I LOVE you! you are so stinkin talented. I can’t wait to grow my hair out a little bit so I can do your fun dos. my favorite part is you have mid length hair and do the cutest things. Thank you for sharing them all. I wanted to drop by to let you know that I featured you this week on my show and share post. Come check it out and grab a feature button. Thank you so much for linking it up. http://tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com/2011/11/show-and-share-13-and-features.html

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Hi, I'm Kate says · 11.10.11

@Dawn: it doesn’t have a style #! Sorry!!

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Rach H @ FamilyEverAfter says · 11.11.11

Hey Kate, thanks for linking to my party last weekend! Your braids are a hit, and will be featured at my party tomorrow night 🙂

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Bnikkel says · 11.17.11

I love your hair ! I have tried to style mine with the curls you have but I dont understand how to get my hair after I curl it and try to give it volume to not be so frizzy. If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them !!

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Annaliese says · 11.18.11

I love your blog & all the awesome hair tips! when it comes to styling my own hair I like the “pull it up in a messy bun & slap a headband on for some bling” look. having 100 thumbs, and curly hair isn’t always conducive to a great styling experience. your tutorials are super easy and actually make me want to spend time doing my hair again! thanks do much for sharing :0)

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Ramblings by Brandi says · 11.20.11

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Ramblings by Brandi says · 11.20.11

I love your hair and your blog. I am too afraid to cut my hair that short, but is there a way that I could get more volume or a cut like yours with longer hair my hair is a little longer than chest length?? I would also love to have side bangs but I am afraid they will bug me I think they are so so cute though. Any tips would help thank you!

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Hi, I'm Kate says · 11.20.11

@Ramblings: product will definitely help with volume on longer hair, and the way the layers are cut! Try volumizing products to help with lift!

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Hannah says · 11.22.11

I’ve been doing this hairstyle for awhile now only I do it by french braiding my bangs into the braid on that side of my head. I think it adds a nice touch and gets those annoying bangs out of my face for the day 🙂

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Lauren says · 12.10.11

This is really pretty! Especially from the back! I’m so glad I found your blog (I googled hot tools curling hair tutorials)!

Lauren
http://www.laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

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Tess says · 12.27.11

I love all your hairstyles!! I do most of them everyday. I just love them!

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Lisa {Smart Food and Fit} says · 01.16.12

I just found your blog today from pinterest! I’m so excited and can’t wait to try this tomorrow!

I’ll be telling all my friends about your blog and I posted something on my fan page to check your blog out!

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Anonymous says · 01.20.12

thanks your awesome! i cut my hair short a month ago and it looks so boring i hate it. you showed me some new stuff that i cant wait to try 🙂

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Miss Parker says · 01.21.12

I just found you blog on pinterest… I’m so excited with all you ideas, I’ve been having so much trouble with mu short hair lately… Thank you!

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Anonymous says · 01.21.12

I am soooooooo hair challenged this was the only tutorial I could do and have it look half decent. Do you have any suggestions?

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Carie Green says · 02.13.12

Hi Kate,
thank you for the great ideas. Many beauticians do not like to give away their secrets. Thank you for not being one. I too, would love to buy those earings and necklace.
Thanks for giving us some trade secrets.
Hugs!
Carie

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Carie Green says · 02.13.12

my email address is [email protected] if you want to tell me where the buy those accessories. Thanks!

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Donna says · 02.27.12

Love love love learning all this stuff BUT what color is your polish?

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Deirdre says · 03.22.12

Love this! I will try it out tomorrow!
Thanks!

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kasey nix says · 05.31.12

im pretty sure you just have perfect hair!(:

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Beauty Tutorials says · 06.07.12

This hairstyle is really pretty. I see lots of people in school who do this kind of braid, and it looks really good.

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Cathy Abreu says · 07.03.12

I just came across your blog last night and LOVE it! I am always looking for different ways to do my hair, but have difficulty sometimes. I’m really hoping that your videos will help me look better! I can’t wait to try some of these new styles. Thank you for taking the time to write or video how to do these styles for the rest of the world : )

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Ariiana Crabtree says · 07.11.12

I love the waves in your hair, I have thin straight hair, how would I get my hair to be wavy like yours? Its beautiful !

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Sandy Pierce says · 07.11.12

Love it! Great tutorial, I’m going to try this I have long curly hair!

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Anonymous says · 09.11.12

This is so beautiful! I did this today, and it turned out great! 🙂 Thank you so much! I love your tutorials, I’m always looking for ways to style my shorter hair!

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Kate Huffman says · 01.03.13

What kind of products do you use…I guess what I’m trying to ask is how to get you that texture-ey/piecey look in your hair?

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Mousumi says · 03.31.13

Nice stylish Half Up Braid option. Greatly done.

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Cathy Hoffart says · 08.25.13

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Cathy Hoffart says · 08.25.13

I would love a hairstyle like yours. If I went to my local salon, what would I tell them to do? I have hair that is a bit layered but have always wanted the body on top but it’s so thick that it pulls down. Any suggestions? Also, love your bangs but am TERRIFIED of cutting my long lengths. Thanks for info.
[email protected]

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Jesse says · 05.15.14

I just found your site tonight and love it!!!! I love this cute style. I have shoulder length hair and no bangs. Do you think this would still work. Unfortunately I do not have time to curl in the morning.

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Jen says · 07.27.14

I am the MOH in a wedding next weekend and am going to recreate this hairstyle. Thank you for the inspiration!

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angela briana lopez says · 10.07.14

You need to come to my house to do my hair

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Emily says · 10.23.14

Thnx!

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Jesse Lee says · 05.09.15

How long is your hair here before you curled it? I love love your hairstyles but I have always had extremely long hair and I need a change. My hair is very thick and heavy. I want it short but not so short I can not put into a ponytail ( I work outside ).

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Leslie says · 10.06.15

I love your videos! I recently went to a wedding and did my hair like this by myself and felt so happy and confident. I have always spent a ton of money going to the salon before a wedding or military ball, and this was the best I have ever felt or looked, so I’m really appreciative of your step by step tutorials and the clear links for more info! Yay!!

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Monica Erwin says · 09.14.16

I tried this but when it’s time to pull the braids back it left side horns where the braid starts and didn’t lay flat against my head. I braided it like you too, top over middle. Ugh 🙁 Any suggestions?

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