Tempted by all the half braided hairstyles out there? Then step this way for the most stunning half up braid braid you’ll see today…
Have you been missing our lovely Style It On series with your favourite YouTube stars? Well, dry those tears, because it’s back and better than ever! And kicking things off for the new year is Nikki Phillippi with her take on an uber cool half-up, half-down braid top knot ‘do.
Now, it’s no secret that half braided hairstyles are seriously hot-to-trot. But what makes this look extra special is that it is worked into an on-trend bun, too! So, are you ready to try a fab half-up braid? Then watch the video above, or read on for a step-by-step guide to get acquainted with the look you won’t be able to live without.
Style It On: How to get a half-up, half-down braid
Wash your hair.
Squirt a tennis ball-sized amount of mousse into your palm and evenly distribute it through your damp hair.
Not only will this mousse help make your hair appear fuller and more volumised, but it will also help protect it from heat damage! Smart, right?
Section and curl.
Continue working in these sections until your entire head (except the top section) of hair is curled.
Create your parting and braid.
Then begin to Dutch braid (crossing the 2 outside strands under – not over – the middle strand), until you reach about 2-inches before your hair ends. Secure your braid with a hairband.
If you prefer to work a half-up, half-down French braid, simple cross your strands over the middle section, instead of under.
Create your bun and set the look.
Set the look with a spritz of Toni&Guy Extreme Style Creation Hairspray. This will help give the control and definition that this chic, yet playful hairstyle calls for.
Simply can’t get enough half braided hairstyles for your mane? Great! Then you’ll love the stunning half-up, half-down French braid looks we created just for you. Check them out!