Half Up Dutch Braids

Half Up Dutch Braids is a great hairstyle for Summer and just so happens to be the exact reverse version of Braid 11-Half Up French Braids. I love both these hairstyles for summer because they have such a bohemian vibe that I think jives perfectly with the carefree feeling of the season.

I will confess that I am already looking forward to Fall. It is my absolute favorite season with cozy sweaters, plum hued lip stains, and nightly reads by a fire. I am getting way ahead of myself so let’s move on to this tutorial.

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Click through for the instructions Half Up Crown Braids

Step 1 / With a deep side part on the left side, take a section of hair, on the heavy side of the part, and divide it into three pieces.

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Step 2 / Begin a Dutch braid by crossing the front, side strand under the middle section. {check out this video for learning how to Dutch braid}

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Step 3 / Next, cross the back under the middle strand.

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Step 4 / Cross the front strand under the middle, take a section of hair directly below it and add it in as well.

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Step 5 / Then, take the back strand, cross it under the middle, and bring in a section of hair, adding it in with the strand.

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Step 6 / (oh snap, that transitioned quick!) Simply repeat steps 4 and 5 until the braid reaches the top of the ear.  Then continue braiding a regular braid to the end of the hair and tie it off with a clear elastic band.

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Step 7 / Repeat steps 1 through 6 with the other side of the head.

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Step 8 / *optional: take a teasing comb and back comb the hair at the top of the crown to create volume for the finished hairstyle.

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Step 9 / Wrap both braids to the back of the head and tie them together with a clear elastic band. Then remove the original bands from each braid and smooth out the strands.

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  1. ayrrianna
    December 22, 2017 / 9:02 AM

    thank you so much for trying new hairstyles and showing how to do them

    • July 23, 2014 / 2:30 PM

      Thank you, Rachel! (:

  2. joseph
    July 23, 2014 / 10:16 AM

    thanks so love trying new stlyes thanks for showing how to do them

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