8 Under Braid Hairstyles to Sass Up Your Week

PJ Gach | 26 January 2018
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Braids are an easy way to switch up your look. In fact, there are dozens of types of braids to try. Have you tried under braid hairstyles? Once you master under braid styles with our tutorial, you can create one or two under braids, and can even tailor your look for daytime or for a night out, like a prom or even a wedding. Not only that: Under braid hairstyles can be accented with hair rings, flowers and even a tiara, for a double dose of style.

Under braid styles are created by starting the braid at the nape, and weaving upside down to end at the crown. The secret to creating the look is to flip your head over, before braiding away. Read on for some major hair inspiration:

8 Under Braid Hairstyles for Every Occasion

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Upside down is the way to go!

 1. Under Braid Hairstyles: Three Under Braid Pony

The basis for this style is three under braids that are then gathered into a pony. Section hair into three sections and go! Bonus for using an actual inverted stitch too, a.k.a. a Dutch braid (so meta!). Step-by-step directions are found here. Keep your hair shiny and minimize frizz with Nexxus Oil Infinite Oil Nourishing Hair Oil.

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Sleek and chic. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Top Knots

Hot date? Why stop at two under braids when you can have multiple? Switch up the under braid with pony into an under braid and top knot look that’s sure to make for a dramatic entrance (and exit!).

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Create under side braids for a fresh style. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

3. Side Braids

Once you’ve mastered the basic under braid, create two under braids on both sides of your head, use small clear elastics to the end of the braid, and finger comb the strands while blending into the rest of hair. Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hair Spray is a lightweight spray that gently holds your style in place, without making tresses feel sticky or hard.

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Swing it with a high pony and under braid.

4. High Pony

This is an easy way to highlight under braid styles. Create a high ponytail, and leave some strands out to wrap around the pony base. Use bobby pins to keep them in place. Flip over and create an under braid that winds down the length of your pony.

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Go fancy with sparkly hair rings. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

5. Hair Jewels

This French braid is accented with hair rings. (Follow this tutorial for an easy guide!) Keep everything in place with Suave Professionals Natural Hold Non-Aerosol Hair Spray.

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Boho chic under braid hairstyles for the weekend. Photo Credit: Dvora

6. French Under Braid and Messy Top Knot

Go boho with a messy under French braid that ends in an equally messy top knot. Bed Head by TIGI Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo adds an instant refresh to any hairstyle.

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Follow our tutorial to create the French under braid and ballerina bun style.

7. Under French Braid with Ballerina Bun

Finish off your French under braid with a ballerina bun for a sweet style. The style is great for second day hair. Keep hair fresh, easy to style and smell heavenly with Dove Refresh+Care Fresh & Floral Dry Shampoo.

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Feeling a bit #extra? Adding a tiara to a hairstyle is always a good idea.

8. Tiara Topper

Prom coming up? Dress up the under French braid and ballerina bun style with a sparkly tiara.

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