The Braided Back


Today’s tutorial is perfect for those of us wanting to subtly wear a braid. This is a very flattering and versatile style, that can be done on curly or straight hair.

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

the braided back

*perfect for mothers day! 

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Comments (42)

  1. Posted April 23, 2012

    Nice design collection here, i like to see this blog. thanks for shearing!

  2. Sarah says
    Posted April 23, 2012

    You hair is gorgeous, as usual! Just signed up for Twitter and am following you now 🙂


  3. Posted April 23, 2012

    That braid is adorable!

  4. Posted April 23, 2012

    Love that braid, Kate! 🙂

  5. Posted April 23, 2012

    oh! This is so cute Kate! I love it

  6. Brandy says
    Posted April 23, 2012

    Gorgeous hair! Love it

  7. Posted April 23, 2012

    Love it! Braids are so versatile!!!

  8. Posted April 23, 2012

    Super cute Kate! I love your style. And I LOVE your new layout!

  9. Posted April 23, 2012

    This is so cute!


  10. Posted April 23, 2012

    Super cute and I love the way you took the elastic out.
    Tres chic!

  11. Posted April 23, 2012

    What lipstick are you using in these pictures? its a nice color for daily use!

  12. Posted April 23, 2012

    I cannot seem to figure out how to braid the back of my hair! My hands get too confused.

  13. Anonymous says
    Posted April 23, 2012

    Love this hairstyle! You should post a tutorial for the waterfall braid!! (:

    • Anonymous says
      Posted April 27, 2012

      Oh yes, please do! I can manage to do the first few steps, but that’s about it unfortunately :/

  14. Ashley says
    Posted April 24, 2012

    My hair is long and really smooth and won’t keep any style to it, even when I load it up with mousse and hairspray! Do you use anything special to give your hair the texture it has? I love the braid!

  15. Anonymous says
    Posted April 24, 2012

    Love the look! I have tried something similar and it never looked right, now i understand why! As an elementary school teacher, this would be perfect for a nice style, but out of my face! Thank you!

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  17. Posted April 24, 2012

    I LOVE this look! I am always looking for new ways to wear brands and this is one I have never seen!

    I also purchased a Birchbox subscription today because of all your posts!! AND I blogged about it! So thank you for the inspiration!

    Come visit me anytime! Love your blog!

  18. Anonymous says
    Posted April 24, 2012

    Love your blog and the hair tutorials! I really want to try Aquage Uplifting foam but no one anywhere close to my town sells it…do you have any recomendations for a reputable online retailer? I just want to make sure I am buying a legitimate product.

  19. Tiffany says
    Posted April 24, 2012

    Maybe you could live at my house? Hehee. You do the best tutorials. I log on almost every day to play them on my bathroom counter. Thanks!!

  20. Jill says
    Posted April 24, 2012

    I love it! Thanks so much for posting!

  21. Posted April 24, 2012

    love this hairstyle! I do this with my hair all the time to keep it off my face but still have it mostly down 🙂

  22. Audrey P says
    Posted April 25, 2012

    Thank you so much for the great ideas, Kate! I love your blog! Question for you: what is your natural hair color? I have been brunette my entire life but have always wanted to go blonde. I LOVE your blonde hair..would you recommend going blonde after being a brunette forever? Too much maintenance?

  23. Debbie says
    Posted April 25, 2012

    I just recently found your blog while searching for hairstyle ideas for my upcoming wedding. I just love this blog! Fun, fresh, informative, and hip! I was wondering if you would consider doing a post and a tutorial on some wedding hairstyles? Ooh, what about some wedding day makeup tips/tutorials? Thanks for your fun blog.

  24. Chrissy says
    Posted April 26, 2012

    Super cute! Who doesn’t love a French braid! Love your blog and ALL your hairstyles! I would love to see more “do’s” for the bangs. Like that 50s bump thing in the front that seems to be very popular. I can never seem to get it just right:/ yor ideas are always great and as always super cute. Keep em coming!!!:)

  25. Maria says
    Posted April 27, 2012

    Kate-I love your hair! I’m looking for a new style (trying to grow out my bob) Do you have layers? If so how can i explain this style to my stylist? Ty;)

  26. Anonymous says
    Posted April 28, 2012

    Love all of your tutorials. Any advice or styles for someone with natural curly hair?

  27. Anonymous says
    Posted April 30, 2012

    Just found your blog and love it. I LOVE the color of your hair in these pics. You gave the color on your FAQs, is this the colors you have now? And what is your natural hair color? Oh, just tried the double twist today. 🙂

  28. Posted May 1, 2012

    I have been following your blog for a while and always love to see the new hairstyles. I tried Aquage uplifting foam and have fell in love with it. I did this hairstyle last week on straight hair and the next day after having sock buns in my hair did it with curly hair. I had many compliments even from hairdresser friends. Thanks for all your great ideas.

  29. Posted July 26, 2012

    Just another visitor saying love your tutorials! Thank you so much!

  30. Posted September 4, 2012

    You are a true hair arteest 🙂

  31. Posted June 10, 2013

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  32. Posted August 22, 2013

    I just came across your blog on pinterest. I have thick, naturally wavy hair. The styles and tutorials are amazing and you make it seem so easy. I am anxious to try some. Thanks for posting these.

  33. Posted September 21, 2013

    Is there a way you can do hair styles on other people.. other types of hair.. my hair is long and i can never get it to look right!

  34. Posted May 29, 2015

    Love the hairstyle! i want to try this on parties and events

  35. Posted September 2, 2015

    that is what i want.

  36. Posted November 2, 2015 is informational post.

  37. iTunes says
    Posted March 17, 2016

    Thanks a lot again for the blog.

  38. Posted November 7, 2018

    I love your hairs look!