Half Up Side French Braid is a french braid that trails down the left side of the head, into a lace braid then regular braid, and worn as a half up style with most of the hair left down.
I recently wore a similar style in this instagram picture but when I sat down to film the tutorial, I ended up changing it a little bit. For this version, I pulled in hair on the back side the entire way down the head, keeping the pieces slightly hidden underneath the hair on top. It gives it a softer, more romantic feel.
I really love this style but can definitely see myself wearing both versions all the time.
Now I have to mention those roots! Holy…talk about ombre! I haven’t gotten my roots done in for-ev-ver!
If you watched my recent hair care video then you know I wait 3 months to highlight my hair but I am seriously contemplating letting it grow out into a full on ombre… or is it sombre now?
The Half Up Side French Braid:
- Starting with a side part, take a section of hair on the heavy side of the part.
- Divide this section into three smaller sections.
- Cross the back piece over the middle then cross the front piece over the middle.
- Cross the back piece over the middle and bring in a small section of hair below where the braid started.
- Cross the front piece over the middle and bring in another small section, right below the start of the braid.
- Repeat steps four and five until the braid reaches the top of the left ear.
- Once the braid reaches the ear, only bring in hair on the back side of the head, that trail straight down the back of the head.
- When all the hair is brought in, and the braid is at the nape of the neck, continue braiding the hair down into a regular style braid.
- Tie off the end with a clear elastic.
- Gently loosen the braid by pulling on the edges of the hair. This gives the braid a softer look.
- Finish by curling the hair with a 1″ curling iron and spritzing down any flyaways with hairspray.