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!
It’s officially summer and scorching outside! Today’s tutorial is one of my favorite hairstyles for the hot, summer heat. It’s heatless and a great way to get the hair up and off the neck. Wear it to the pool, lake, gym, wherever your summer takes you. xo, Missy
Step 1 / With a part on the right side, divide out a section of hair on the left side from the part line down to the left ear and clip away the forward hair.
Step 2 / Then repeat the same thing on the right side, dividing off a section above the ear and clipping it out of the way.
Step 3 / Now divide out a section of hair at the crown, twist it together and pin it against the head with a few bobby pins.
Step 4 / Let down the left section of hair, pick up a small piece near the part and divide it into two pieces.
Step 5 / Cross the left strand over the right strand then add a new section of hair into both pieces and then cross the left strand over the right strand again.
Step 6 / Twist the two sections towards the face and add a new section into both pieces again.
Step 7 / Then cross the left strand over the right strand again.
Step 8 / Repeat those steps twisting the sections together until reaching the left temple.
Step 9 / Now stop adding in new sections and continue twisting the two strands together until reaching the end of the section.
Step 10 / Slide a bobby pin over the bottom so it doesn’t unravel.
Step 11 / Now repeat those same steps with the hair that was clipped away on the right side.
Step 12 / Once the twist reaches around the back of the head, pin it underneath the crown section with a few bobby pins.
Step 13 / Take the twist on the left side and go back over it pulling on the edges to make it wider and more full.
Step 14 / Now bring it around the back of the head and pin it underneath the other twist with bobby pins.
Step 15 / With the remaining hair, divide it into two sections, a top portion and a bottom portion.
Step 16 / Take the top section and divide it into two smaller sections, wrap them around the bottom portion of hair, combining them back together underneath and then tie them off with an elastic band.
Step 17 / Now with the new top section of hair, split this into two sections, wrap them around the bottom section of hair, combining them back together underneath and then tie them together with another elastic band.
Step 18 / Repeat that steps once more so there are three sections of the braid. You can create more sections or less, depending on the length of your hair.
Step 19 / Now go back over the sections, pulling on the edges to make them fuller.
Step 20 / Set the style with hairspray and smooth down flyaways.
I was recently inspired by these double dutch braids and thought it’d be fun to share four different ways to style them. This is such a fun Summer hairstyle so let me know which version is your favorite!
Start by parting the hair down the center and clip down the hair on the left side.
Create a diagonal part from the center of the forehead on the right side, creating a triangle shaped section, and clip down the bottom hair to keep it out of the way.
Pick up a small piece of hair in this triangle section and divide it into three pieces for the braid.
Begin a dutch braid by crossing the right strand under the middle, then crossing the left strand under the middle strand.
Then cross the right strand under the middle strand, pick up a new section and cross it under the middle strand as well.
Now cross the left strand under the middle strand, pick up a new section of hair and cross it under the middle strand like before.
Repeat those steps continuing the braid until reaching the crown of the head.
Now stop adding new sections into the braid and continue braiding the section before sliding a bobby pin over the end so it doesn’t unravel.
Let down the right section of hair and repeat the same steps creating a second triangle dutch braid.
Once both braids are done, take the end of the right braid and remove the bobby pins.
Wrap a clear elastic down the section then flip the hair around to form a loop, grabbing the base of the bun with the left hand and wrap the elastic over the hair a second time to form a bun.
Then loop the ends back towards the bun and tuck them into the elastic.
Pull on the edges of the bun to make it bigger and use bobby pins to pin any pieces sticking out.
Then repeat those steps with the end of the left braid, creating a second bun.
Divide the hair into two sections by creating a part line down the back of the head.
Take the right section of hair, brush it up towards the crown of the head where the braids end.
Create the same buns as before, sliding the elastic part way down the hair, then flip the ends up towards the top of the head, grab the base with the left hand, then wrap the elastic over the hair to form the bun.
Pin down any pieces that are sticking out with bobby pins.
Repeat those steps with the hair on the left side.
Then set the style with hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.
Single High Bun:
Combine all of the hair together at the top of the head.
Then wrap it once with a hair band and twist the hair band over the right hand before removing the bobby pins from the ends of the braids.
Spread the ponytail around the hair band and then wrap the hair band over it to form the base of the bun.
Pull on the edges to make the bun bigger.
Take the ends left sticking out and bring thm around to the front of the bun.
Loop them back towards the bun and tuck them into the hair band.
Then use bobby pins to pin down any sections sticking out and set the style with hairspray.
Half Up Bun:
Combine the ends of the braids, twisting them together.
Wrap the twist clock-wise at the crown of the head.
Bring the ends through the middle of the twist.
Continue twisting the ends around the bun, tucking them underneath.
Wrap a clear elastic over the bun to hold it in place.
Spray the style with hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.