How to Create a Chic, Half-Up Braided Style

A new hairstyle to try when you're bored from everything else.

half-up braided hairstyle tutorials

We all have those mornings when we just don’t know what to do with our hair. The thought process behind figuring our what new hairstyle to try next can be so overwhelming that we end up settling for a bun (low, messy or a combo of the two). It’s time to stop settling for boring hairstyles (not that buns are boring, but at times they can be) and try something new and exciting, like this half-up braided style that we’re currently obsessing over.

There are quite a few things to love about this style. Not only is this a look that’s on-trend at the moment (everyone is wearing the half-up hairstyle), it’s also so easy, quick-to-create on busy mornings and ideal for the office as well as after work drinks. Sound like something you’d like to try for a change? Read on as we demonstrate how you can recreate this half-up braided hairstyle in no time.

Half-Up Braided Style Tutorial: How to Create This Trendy Style


Start with clean hair.

Wash hair with Suave Professionals Avocado + Olive Oil Shampoo and Suave Professionals Avocado + Olive Oil Conditioner to start off with a smooth base and no unintentional frizz.

half up braided: hair down

Apply heat protectant.

Apply TREesemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray throughout your hair to protect and prepare for blowdrying.

half up braided tutorial: heat protectant



Blow-dry your hair.

Rough dry your hair with a blowdryer to create an effortless texture before creating your half-up braided style.

half-up braided: blow dry hair



Create your waves.

Use a curling wand and curl hair away from the face to create waves. If you need help with this step, learn how to create waves using our easy wavy hair tutorial.

half-up braided: create waves with curling wand

Braid your hair.

Take a small section of hair at the crown and create a braid. Once you’re done, repeat the same step on the opposite side.

half-up braided: braid hair

Final style.

Finalize your hairstyle with a flexible hold hairspray like Dove Style + Care Strength and Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray for a non-stiff hold.There you have it! A chic, easy, and versatile half-up braided hairstyle to try when you’re bored with every other hairstyle.

half-up braided hair: final style

If you’re looking for more new hairstyles to try on your hair we have many ideas! This is how you can create a braided top knot two different ways.


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