I am currently 31 weeks pregnant and have been getting so many questions on my instagram that I thought I’d sit down and film a little pregnancy Q&A! Thank you to everyone who submitted a question for today’s video and I hope you find it helpful! xo, Missy

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!

Thank you so much for watching! xoxo, Missy

5 Half Up Dutch Braid Hairstyles Supplies:

Half Up Single Dutch Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Divide off a large section of hair at the top of the head and braid this into a dutch braid, crossing the side strands under the middle strand.
  • Step 2 / Bring in two new sections right next to the braid.
  • Step 3 / Then bring in two sections from the temples and then above the ears.
  • Step 4 / Pull on the edges to make it wider.
  • Step 5 / Tie off the bottom of the braid with a clear elastic band but pull the hair halfway through to create a little loop.
  • Step 6 / Wrap the ends around the elastic band at the top of the loop and tuck the ends into the elastic underneath the bun.

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Half Up Double Dutch Braids Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Create a center part, clipping away one half of the hair.
  • Step 2 / Braid one half into a dutch braid working along the top of the head, pulling in hair from the part line and hairline.
  • Step 3 / Stop braiding once it reaches the back of the head and pull on the edges to make the braid fuller.
  • Step 4 / Create a little bun at the end of the braid, pulling the hair halfway through an elastic band and wrapping the ends around the elastic, tucking the ends into the elastic.
  • Step 5 / Repeat the same steps with the other section of hair on the opposite side.

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Half Up Mini Dutch Braids Instructions:

  • Step 1 / With a center part, begin braiding the hair in a dutch braid along the hair line, bringing in small sections from the hair line and from the backside of the braid.
  • Step 2 / When the braid reaches the top of the head, stop adding in hair and continue braiding the section down to the ends.
  • Step 3 / Repeat the same steps with the hair on the opposite side.
  • Step 4 / Take both braids and bring them around the back of the head and tie them together with a clear elastic band.

Half Up Dutch Crown Braids Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Part the hair where you normally part it. Begin braiding one side of the hair, bringing in sections from both the top of the head and from along the hairline.
  • Step 2 / Once the braid reaches the ear, stop adding in sections and continue braiding the hair down to the ends.
  • Step 3 / Repeat the same steps with the hair on the opposite side.
  • Step 4 / Go back over the braids, pulling on the edges to make them fuller.
  • Step 5 / Take one braid and pin it at the back of the head.
  • Step 6 / Pin the other braid over the end of the previous braid.

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Dutch Headband Hairstyle Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Divide out the hair that is going to be braided and clip away the hair at the back of the head.
  • Step 2 / Begin a dutch braid above the right ear, bringing in hair from along the hairline and to the backside of the braid.
  • Step 3 / Continue the braid up the right side of the head and along the top of the head, continuing the braid down the left side of the head.
  • Step 4 / Stop adding in new sections once the braid reaches the left ear and continue braiding the section in a regular three strand braid.
  • Step 5 / Divide off a small section of hair from the back of the head and tie the end of the braid to this section with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 6 / Hide the end of the braid with the hair from the top of the head.

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

Double Dutch Crown Braid Supplies:

Double Crown Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Create a zigzag part down the back of the head, dividing the hair into two sections, a left and right side.
  • Step 3 / Clip away the right section of hair.
  • Step 4 / With the left section, pick up a section near the hairline and divide it into three sections.
  • Step 5 / Cross the side strands under the middle section for the first stitch of the braid.
  • Step 6 / Continue crossing the side strands under the middle strand and begin incorporating new section into the braid.
  • Step 7 / Continue braiding the hair, incorporating hair from the left side of the head into the braid until it reaches the back of the head and all of the hair is brought in.
  • Step 8 / Continue braiding the section down to the ends and slide a bobby pin over the bottom.
  • Step 9 / Let down the hair on the right side and repeat the same steps braiding this section into a second dutch braid.
  • Step 10 / Once all of the hair is added into the braid, continue braiding the section down to the ends before securing the bottom with some bobby pins.
  • Step 11 / Spray the braids with hairspray and then go back over each one, gently pulling on the edges to make them look wider and more full.
  • Step 12 / Take the braid from the left side and wrap it underneath the right braid.
  • Step 13 / Slide some bobby pins into the middle of the braid, pushing them along the length of the braid.
  • Step 14 / Pin down the ends of the braids at the top of the head, removing the bobby pins that were at the end of the braid.
  • Step 15 / Then pin up the braid on the right side, laying it along the top of the left braid, sliding bobby pins into the middle and securing the end of the braid at the top of the head.

Today I’m finally sharing a tutorial for this hairstyle that I posted on Instagram. I love asking which tutorials you guys want to see the most and this one received soooo many votes!

I hope you enjoy the video and try out this hairstyle for yourself! Let me know what you think in the comments below! Thank you so much for watching! xoxo, Missy

Twisted Braid + Pull Thru Braid Supplies:

Twisted Braid + Pull Thru Braid Instructions:

  • 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.