Now that summer is behind us and school has started I thought it’d be fun to share a hairstyle that would be perfect for playing sports or working out at the gym. This is a spin on a traditional braided hairstyle so I hope you love it as much as I do! xo, Missy

Four Dutch Braid Pigtails Supplies:

Four Dutch Braid Pigtails Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair slightly off center. *You can part the hair wherever you prefer but a middle part will help the sides be more equal in thickness.
  • Step 2 / Then create a zig zag part down the back of the head and tie off the hair on the right side.
  • Step 3 / On the left side, divide out a small (1/2″) section of hair for the first braid, from the top part line down to the nape of the neck.
  • Step 4 / Braid this section of hair in a dutch braid by dividing a small piece into three smaller sections and cross the side strands under the middle strand while adding new sections into the braid.
  • Step 5 / Continue the braid down the left side of the head, above the left ear and then towards the nape of the neck.
  • Step 6 / Once all of the hair from the section is braided in, continue the braid for a few more stitches and then cross a bobby pin over the bottom so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 7 / Now let down the hair at the top of the head and divide out a new section of hair, above the first one, for a second dutch braid.
  • Step 8 / Repeat the exact same steps as before and create a second dutch braid right above the previous braid.
    • If you want the braids to be similar in size then divide out a similar sized section as before and clip away the top hair so it doesn’t accidentally get braided into the hair.
    • When adding hair into the braid, make sure they’re small sections to make the detailing of the braid easier to see.
  • Step 9 / Now repeat those same steps with the hair on the right side creating two more dutch braids right behind the hairline.
  • Step 10 / When all four braids are finished, take the two braids on the right side and combine them with the remaining hair on that side.
  • Step 11 / Use a clear elastic band to tie it all together at the nape of the neck.
  • Step 12 / Remove the bobby pins from the ends of the braids and brush through the hair.
  • Step 13 / Repeat the same steps with the hair on the left side to create the second a ponytail.
  • Step 14 / Finish off the style by wrapping both of the elastics with a small section of hair from each ponytail, securing it underneath with a bobby pin.

I am currently 31 weeks pregnant and have been getting so many questions on my instagram that I thought I’d sit down and film a little pregnancy Q&A! Thank you to everyone who submitted a question for today’s video and I hope you find it helpful! xo, Missy

Who else can’t believe it’s already August? Where did the summer go?!

I wanted to share a bunch of different half up styles with dutch braids because they are one of my very favorite braids. School is just around the corner so hopefully these will give you some inspiration for some back-to-school hairstyles.

If you’re lucky enough to have a few more weeks of summer break then maybe they’ll just give you more summer hair vibes. Which one do you love the most? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you so much for watching! xoxo, Missy

5 Half Up Dutch Braid Hairstyles Supplies:

Half Up Single Dutch Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Divide off a large section of hair at the top of the head and braid this into a dutch braid, crossing the side strands under the middle strand.
  • Step 2 / Bring in two new sections right next to the braid.
  • Step 3 / Then bring in two sections from the temples and then above the ears.
  • Step 4 / Pull on the edges to make it wider.
  • Step 5 / Tie off the bottom of the braid with a clear elastic band but pull the hair halfway through to create a little loop.
  • Step 6 / Wrap the ends around the elastic band at the top of the loop and tuck the ends into the elastic underneath the bun.

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Half Up Double Dutch Braids Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Create a center part, clipping away one half of the hair.
  • Step 2 / Braid one half into a dutch braid working along the top of the head, pulling in hair from the part line and hairline.
  • Step 3 / Stop braiding once it reaches the back of the head and pull on the edges to make the braid fuller.
  • Step 4 / Create a little bun at the end of the braid, pulling the hair halfway through an elastic band and wrapping the ends around the elastic, tucking the ends into the elastic.
  • Step 5 / Repeat the same steps with the other section of hair on the opposite side.

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Half Up Mini Dutch Braids Instructions:

  • Step 1 / With a center part, begin braiding the hair in a dutch braid along the hair line, bringing in small sections from the hair line and from the backside of the braid.
  • Step 2 / When the braid reaches the top of the head, stop adding in hair and continue braiding the section down to the ends.
  • Step 3 / Repeat the same steps with the hair on the opposite side.
  • Step 4 / Take both braids and bring them around the back of the head and tie them together with a clear elastic band.

Half Up Dutch Crown Braids Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Part the hair where you normally part it. Begin braiding one side of the hair, bringing in sections from both the top of the head and from along the hairline.
  • Step 2 / Once the braid reaches the ear, stop adding in sections and continue braiding the hair down to the ends.
  • Step 3 / Repeat the same steps with the hair on the opposite side.
  • Step 4 / Go back over the braids, pulling on the edges to make them fuller.
  • Step 5 / Take one braid and pin it at the back of the head.
  • Step 6 / Pin the other braid over the end of the previous braid.

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Dutch Headband Hairstyle Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Divide out the hair that is going to be braided and clip away the hair at the back of the head.
  • Step 2 / Begin a dutch braid above the right ear, bringing in hair from along the hairline and to the backside of the braid.
  • Step 3 / Continue the braid up the right side of the head and along the top of the head, continuing the braid down the left side of the head.
  • Step 4 / Stop adding in new sections once the braid reaches the left ear and continue braiding the section in a regular three strand braid.
  • Step 5 / Divide off a small section of hair from the back of the head and tie the end of the braid to this section with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 6 / Hide the end of the braid with the hair from the top of the head.

It’s officially summer and scorching outside! Today’s tutorial is one of my favorite hairstyles for the hot, summer heat. It’s heatless and a great way to get the hair up and off the neck. Wear it to the pool, lake, gym, wherever your summer takes you. xo, Missy

Double Dutch Crown Braid Supplies:

Double Crown Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Create a zigzag part down the back of the head, dividing the hair into two sections, a left and right side.
  • Step 3 / Clip away the right section of hair.
  • Step 4 / With the left section, pick up a section near the hairline and divide it into three sections.
  • Step 5 / Cross the side strands under the middle section for the first stitch of the braid.
  • Step 6 / Continue crossing the side strands under the middle strand and begin incorporating new section into the braid.
  • Step 7 / Continue braiding the hair, incorporating hair from the left side of the head into the braid until it reaches the back of the head and all of the hair is brought in.
  • Step 8 / Continue braiding the section down to the ends and slide a bobby pin over the bottom.
  • Step 9 / Let down the hair on the right side and repeat the same steps braiding this section into a second dutch braid.
  • Step 10 / Once all of the hair is added into the braid, continue braiding the section down to the ends before securing the bottom with some bobby pins.
  • Step 11 / Spray the braids with hairspray and then go back over each one, gently pulling on the edges to make them look wider and more full.
  • Step 12 / Take the braid from the left side and wrap it underneath the right braid.
  • Step 13 / Slide some bobby pins into the middle of the braid, pushing them along the length of the braid.
  • Step 14 / Pin down the ends of the braids at the top of the head, removing the bobby pins that were at the end of the braid.
  • Step 15 / Then pin up the braid on the right side, laying it along the top of the left braid, sliding bobby pins into the middle and securing the end of the braid at the top of the head.