Fade to Fall Hair and Makeup Tutorial

Sideswept Dutch Braid Tutorial
Fall is officially here and today I am excited to be teaming up with Sally Beauty again to share an easy everyday look that is perfect for the new season. Whether you’re heading to work or out with friends, this everyday makeup look and pretty side-swept style will have you looking chic and sleek for any occasion.

Sideswept Dutch Braid Tutorial

Whether you prefer a video tutorial or reading through the steps, I’ve got you covered with both below! Let’s start with this pretty makeup look first!

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Step 1 / Starting with the brows, I’m going to lightly fill them in with the Femme Couture Perfect Arch Soft Powder Brow Pencil in light brown. I love using this because it’s a soft, powder formula that blends easily for a natural look.

Step 2 / Then I’ll set them in place with the Femme Couture Perfect Arch Fiberized Brow Gel which is a great product for building thicker looking brows.

Step 3 / Moving onto the eyes I’m going to prime the lids with the Femme Couture Flawless Touch Eye Primer and blend it in with my ring finger. This is an important step because primer helps prevent creases and lines while making eye shadow last longer.

Step 4 / Then using the Face Secrets Eye Contour Brush I’m going to pack this Bitzy Eye Shadow in the color gold all over my lids. These eyeshadow shades are silky and vibrant, great for everyday wear.

Step 5 / To help blend the crease I’m applying this light brown Bitzy eyeshadow shade ‘Caramel Latte’ to the crease using the Face Secrets Blending Brush.

Step 6 / Next I’m using ‘Bonfire Attire‘ to help deepen up the crease and I’m using this Face Secrets Flat Eyeshadow Brush.

Step 7 / Now I’m going to line my lashline with Palladio black brown eye liner. This liner is so easy to use because it has a retractable applicator, doesn’t smudge, and glides on so smoothly.

Step 8 / For my lashes I’m applying a few coats of the Femme Couture Fake Lash Mascara to my top and bottom lashes to create dramatic volume and length. I love this formula because it’s long wearing and doesn’t smudge throughout the day.

Step 9 / Moving on to the face, I’m going to start by priming it with the Femme Couture Get Primed Facial Primer.

Step 10 / Then I’m applying the Femme Couture Get Corrected CC Cream Tinted Moisturizer in the shade light using the Face Secrets Foundation Brush. This easily blends into the skin for a natural looking complexion giving it a silky smooth finish.

Step 11 / After contouring I’m going to add a little color with the Bitzy Bronzer Blush Duo in the shade Sunset using the Face Secrets Blush Brush. This is a great product because it’s two in one and gives the skin a sun-kissed look.

Step 12 / To finish off the look I’m applying a Bitzy Lipstick in the shade “in the nude.” This is a great makeup look for wearing everyday but a super simple way to transition your look for Fall is to apply a deeper shade of lipstick; preferrably one that matches your nails.

This Bitzy Lipstick in the shade “cabaret” is a pretty burgundy shade and now after one extra step your makeup look is ready for the new fall season.

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With the makeup done, we’re ready to move into the hairstyle.

Step 1 / To add a bit of texture, I’m going to spray my hair and roots with the Ion Styling solutions dry shampoo. This is a favorite because it absorbs oil while refreshing my hair without leaving behind any flaky, white residue.

Step 2 / Next create a dutch braid incorporating new sections into the braid until it reaches the top of the left ear.

Step 3 / Once the braid reaches the left ear, continue adding in hair to the right side braiding down to the nape of the neck. Then braid a few more stitches of a regular braid.

Step 4 / Now divide off a small section of hair from underneath the hair left down

Step 5 / Tie the braid to this small section of hair with a clear elastic band. This will hold the braid in place and ensure the style maintains the sideswept effect.

Once the braid is tied off then you can go back and make the braid a little bigger and more full by gently pulling on the edges of the braid working from the bottom up towards the top.

Step 6 / Now we’re ready to curl the hair and I’m going to first spray it with the Beyond the Zone Smooth Criminal Thermo Protect Spray. I love using this before any heat styling because it seals the hair cuticle minimizing heat damage while leaving it shiny and smooth.

Step 7 / Grab the GVP Professional Clipless Curling Wand and pick up a small section of hair, wrap it around the wand so it’s curled away from the face. Continue curling small sections of hair until it’s all curled, holding each section for 3 to 5 seconds before releasing it.

Step 8 / Once all of the hair is curled then I run my fingers through them to help break them up so they blend a little better and then I’m going to set them with the So Gorgeous Thermal Styling and Finishing hair spray. This is a favorite hairspray because it helps lock-in style with a natural finishing hold and can be used to protect the hair from heat styling damage as well.


I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial for a fun Fall hair and makeup look. You can find all of the products used in this tutorial at your local Sally Beauty store or online at SallyBeauty.com. They’re a hidden gem for finding salon-quality products priced under $10 so you can easily achieve any look on a budget without having to sacrifice quality. They always stand by their Love It or Return It, Guarantee.

Thank you to Sally Beauty for partnering on this post.


  1. Marjorie
    October 6, 2017 / 11:37 AM

    For this tutorial where do you place your Luxys ?!?
    Thank you!

    • October 19, 2017 / 12:06 PM

      Hi Marjorie, I am wearing a two clip and three clip weft at the back of my head (:

  2. Carly Rowland
    June 28, 2017 / 1:31 AM

    Aw thank you so much xx

  3. Carly Rowland
    May 15, 2017 / 3:47 PM

    Hi Missy.
    I remember watching a video of yours a while ago and you mentioned some body products that work with the water in your skin, but I can’t find the video where you talk about it.
    I’m sure it was you lol
    I remember the bottle was white with blue writing.

  4. DoleWhip
    October 12, 2016 / 8:45 AM

    Am I too late for this? I’d like to see a tutorial series for elvish hair or hair I could wear to a hard core dance class. Thanks!

  5. September 27, 2016 / 1:51 AM

    You always look immaculately lovely. I love how you make your make-up and hair tutorials simple to follow.

    • October 5, 2016 / 2:58 PM

      Thank you! I try so that is very kind of you to say <3

  6. Hope
    September 8, 2016 / 6:37 AM

    You look great!! There is something about your lipstick color, blue eye color, relaxed shirt and elegant hairstyle combined together… I don’t know. But you go, girl! ;)

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