Who else is ready for Fall? I’m slowly getting there so I wanted to share a fun hairstyle that would work for a bunch of different occasions. School has started so homecoming is coming up along with some of the best holidays. This style would be great for whatever you have on your calendar and if you haven’t tried the pull thru braid yet you need to give it a shot. It’s quickly becoming a basic in my book!

Double Dutch Pull Thru Braid Supplies:

Double Dutch Pull Thru Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Start by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Divide out a section a hair a few inches back from the hair line on the left side and clip away the forward and back hair.
  • Step 3 / Braid this section into a dutch braid, crossing the side strands under the center strand while incorporating new sections into the braid.
  • Step 4 / Once the braid reaches the left temple, stop adding new sections into the braid and continue braiding the section down to the ends in a regular three strand braid.
  • Step 5 / Slide a bobby pin over the bottom so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 6 / Let down the front section of hair and braid this into a second dutch braid.
  • Step 7 / Create one more dutch braid with the hair on the right side of my head so I’m picking up a new section, dividing it into three smaller pieces and I’m going to cross the side strands under the middle strand while incorporating new sections into the braid.
  • Step 8 / Go back over the braids and gently pull on the edges just slightly to make them wider and more full.
  • Step 9 / Now take the braid from the right side and bring this around the back of the head and pin it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 10 / Then take the two braids from the left side and lay these over the right braid and pin them against the back of the head with more bobby pins.
  • Step 11 / Remove the bobby pins from the ends of the braids and unravel them.
  • Step 12 / With the remaining hair left down, divide it into two sections a top and bottom section and with the top section, divide this into two sections and wrap them around the bottom section of hair.
  • Step 13 / Then tie the two sections together underneath using a clear elastic band.
  • Step 14 / With the new top section of hair, divide this into two pieces and wrap them around the bottom section of hair and then tie them back together with another clear elastic band.
  • Step 15 / Repeat these steps, working down the length of hair until there are 4 or 5 sections of the braid. You can create more or less depending on the length of your hair.
  • Step 16 / Go back over the sections and pull on the outside edges so the pull through braid looks wider and more full.

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.