3 New Half Up Braids to Master for Fall

You can never try too many braids!

Over the summer, the slicked back high half pony hairstyle has been making appearances everywhere. We have to admit though, the updo can start to feel a little bland over time. The start of a new season is the perfect time to switch things up. I mean, how you approach a basic hairstyle like this can be a total game-changer. It’s a great way to push yourself out of your hair comfort zone. Who knows? You may just find your new favorite fall style! Keep scrolling to find new half up braid styles you need to master for this upcoming season.

3 New Half Up Braids to Master for Fall

Braid across back of head
Secure braids across the back of your head for a unique twist

Secure your half up braids sideways.

To create this look, start by adding some volume and refreshing your hair with Dove Fresh and Floral Dry Shampoo. We love this shampoo because it does a great job absorbing excess oil, and it leaves your hair with a fresh scent. Next, you’ll want to grab a section of hair above your ear. Begin braiding this section normally, and then bring the braid across the back of your head. Secure the braid with a couple of bobby pins, then repeat on the other side.

waterfall braid
Mix things up with a waterfall braid.

Use a waterfall braid to keep hair out of your face.

Half up braids are a stylish way to keep hair out of your face. Hey, it’s a lot cuter than your basic half pony. This waterfall braid is a great example and it’s actually a whole lot easier to create than you’d think.

To do a waterfall braid, start by grabbing three sections of hair towards the front of your head. Begin a normal french braid, but when you pick up the left strand of hair the second time and cross it over the center section, you will want to drop the bottom piece of hair. After dropping the bottom piece of hair, pick up a new piece on the right side, which will cross over the center piece to continue the braid. Repeat this until you reach the back of your head, then secure with a clear elastic.

Once both sides are complete, finish the waterfall look with a spritz of TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray Smooth Hold Level 2. This spray will hold everything in place throughout the day while resisting humidity and frizz.

half up braid
Use this simple half up braid for an elegant style.

Add a simple half up braid for an elegant touch.

Are you looking for to carry some boho summer vibes into fall? If so, this is the braid for you. We love how this braid can be very casual, but it can also be dressed up and styled to fit a formal and elegant look.

Start this braid by grabbing one section of hair above each ear, these will act as the left and right sections of your three strand braid. Bring these sections of hair towards the back of your head, and pick up a piece of hair in the center of your head. I bet you can guess, but this center section of hair you picked up will act as the center section of your braid. Begin a normal three strand braid, then secure with a clear elastic.

If you want a more princess or boho feel to this style, create loose waves with a 1-inch curling iron. Don’t forget to use TRESemmé Repair and Protect 7 Pre-Styling Spray to protect your luscious locks from any damage.

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