Tuck and Cover Half

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I love wearing the Tuck and Cover so much that I thought it was time to try out a new version of it. This is the exact same method but only uses hair from the sides of the face instead of all of it. A soft, fabric headband, like this one from Forever21, makes doing the style very easy because it has a no-slip grip. Curl your hair with a 1″ curling iron or flat iron and you are ready go head out the door!

Check out the original Tuck and Cover video tutorial here!

Follow these quick steps to achieve the look:

1. Place the headband over your head with the front of the headband about an inch back from the hairline.

2. Take a section on the left side of the face and tuck it into the band.

3. With the same piece of hair, loop it back into the band and pull it through the bottom.

4. Loop the hair one more time through the band and pull it through.

5. Repeat steps 2-4 with the hair on the right side.

6. When the entire band is covered, pull the hair together so it rests down the back of the head.


Check out the other versions of this hairstyle.

Original Tuck and Cover

Tuck and Cover Video Tutorial

Tuck and Cover Half

Tuck and Cover Great Gatsby Style

Tuck and Cover French Braid

Tuck and Cover French Braid Video Tutorial

Tuck and Cover Fishtail Braids

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  1. December 21, 2015 / 6:39 PM

    I’m from Russia ( my English is not so good) and i wery admire your beauty and talent!
    You inspire me to new experiments with my hair. :)

  2. Hailee
    April 2, 2015 / 4:43 PM

    I can never get a headband like that to stay put! Any tips?? It’s so pretty and I want to try it but I just know it won’t stay in place :(

    • April 5, 2015 / 11:43 PM

      Pin the back of the band against the head with hair pins (:

  3. Rose
    February 18, 2015 / 6:47 AM

    Congrats on your recent arrival! He looks super cute!
    Would you remember which lipstick you used for this shot? You look gorgeous.

  4. Blackkitty
    November 22, 2014 / 8:07 AM

    This must look nice with a “braided hair” headband! I just cut my hair and I’m excited to try new hairdos that my long hair couldn’t handle.
    I found this post through an article that linked to your homepage, had to do some digging with Google. Isn’t it annoying when they do that?

    • November 24, 2014 / 11:37 AM

      Yes, sorry about that but I am glad you enjoyed the tutorial! (:

  5. June 8, 2014 / 7:13 PM

    Too pretty. I wish my head wasn’t so round and would hold a headband of any kind lol ;)

  6. kaylynne
    February 27, 2014 / 11:15 PM

    where can i buy this head band?

    • melissa
      February 28, 2014 / 11:19 AM

      It’s from Forever21

  7. February 26, 2014 / 8:38 AM

    So cute! I always wondered what would be the best way to wear those type headbands. Love the new name! : )

    • melissa
      March 8, 2014 / 6:49 PM

      Thanks, Memory!

  8. February 25, 2014 / 11:37 AM

    p.s. Love your new site!!!!!!!!!

  9. February 25, 2014 / 11:22 AM

    OMG. MISSY!! This is beautiful! I love, love, love it !

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