Pretty half-up hairstyle tutorial: beautiful baby braid

/ 04.30.2015
Half-up braid
Half-up braid

Half-up hairstyles come in many forms, from statement-making volume to smooth, understated looks like the one above. With a sleek, flyaway-free finish, this pretty braided style is elegant without seeming uptight or severe, meaning you can rock it interchangeably with casual outfits and pulled-together workday attire.

To find out how to recreate this hairstyle, all you need to do is follow the tutorial below.

How to style it

Step 1

Starting with damp hair, apply Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Thermal Smoother Cream throughout. Blowdry your hair in sections, using a paddle brush to keep the hair straight.

Step 2

Once dried, use a flat iron to finish straightening your hair. When you're done, smooth some hair oil through the ends to soothe and nourish your strands after heat styling.

Step 3

Use a boar bristle brush to sweep your hair back then section off two small pieces level with your temples on each side of your face.

Step 4

Pull both pieces of hair taut then tie them together at the back with a small elastic. At this point, you should have created a fairly straight horizontal line across the back of your head.

Step 5

Braid the lengths of the two pieces you just tied together and secure at the ends with another elastic.

Step 6

Complete the look with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray to prevent frizz, add shine and tame any flyaways.

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