This style has been catching my eye all over the place so I couldn’t resist creating my own tutorial for it. I think this is such a cute look for Spring and half up braids are so pretty and fun. This hairstyle starts out like french braids, turns into lace braids, finishes with a cute little bun and has such a girly, bohemian vibe that I love. Thank you so much for reading! xoxo, Missy
Half Up Lace Braid Mini Bun Supplies:
4 Bobby pins
Half Up Lace Braid Mini Bun Instructions:
Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair where you normally prefer. I’m placing my part on the right side.
Step 2 / Divide out any hair to frame the face. Then pick up a small section near the part for the braid.
Step 3 / Divide this section into three pieces and begin by crossing the right strand over the middle and then the left strand over the middle.
Step 4 / Now cross the right strand over the middle, pick up a new section of hair and bring it into the middle strand.
Step 5 / Then cross the left strand over the middle, picking up a new section and cross it over and into the middle strand.
Step 6 / Repeat those steps once more crossing the side strands over the middle strand while bringing a new section into the braid.
Step 7 / Now continue the braid but only add new pieces of hair into the top side of the braid. So continue crossing the left strand over the middle but don’t add in any new sections on this side of the braid and this technique will create the lace braid.
Step 8 / Repeat those steps only adding in hair from the top of the head until the braid reaches around to the center of the back of the head.
Step 9 / Then braid the hair a little further down and cross two bobby pins over the ends.
Step 10 / Now repeat those same steps and create a second lace braid on the right side of the head doing three stitches of a regular french braid and then only adding in hair from the top of the head to create another lace braid.
Step 11 / When the braid reaches the first one, continue braiding the section a little further down and slide two bobby pins over the ends.
Step 12 / With both braids are done, tie them together close to the back of the head. I wrapped the elastic band twice and then removed the bobby pins from the ends of the braids.
Step 13 / On the last loop of the elastic only pull the hair halfway through to create a little loop.
Step 14 / With the ends left sticking out, wrap these over the elastic band and pin them in place.
Step 15 / Then double-back the hair to create the second wrap, under the first, and pin down the ends with another bobby pin.
Step 16 / Now go back over both of the braids and pull on the edges to make them fuller. Tip: On the top the braid, only pull on the looped pieces and not the hair going into the braid, otherwise the braid will fall loose.
I am such a fan of fishtail french braids because they always look so beautiful and intricate. For today’s tutorial, I decided to recreate this older tutorial and swap out the french braid for a fishtail french braid instead. I also decided to make a few other tweaks so I hope you enjoy the tutorial. Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments below!
Fishtail French Braid Double Bun Supplies:
10-12 Bobby pins
Fishtail French Braid Double Bun Instructions:
Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
Step 2 / Divide out a section of hair on the heavy side of the part and divide it into two pieces for the fishtail french braid.
Step 3 / Start by crossing a small piece from the right side over to the left side and a small piece from the left over to the right.
Step 4 / Now cross a small piece from the right over to the left, then pick up a new section of hair and cross it over to the left side.
Step 5 / Then cross a small piece from the left over to the right, pick up a new section of hair and cross it over the right side.
Step 6 / Repeat those steps continuing the fishtail french braid, crossing small pieces from one side over to the opposite side while adding new sections into the braid until it reaches the ear.
Step 7 / Once the braid reaches the ear, stop adding new sections into the braid and just continue the fishtail a little further down before crossing a bobby pin over the bottom.
Step 8 / Next slide some bobby pins along the back of the head that line up with the braid to help create an anchor for the bun.
Step 9 / Now pin up the braid right over these bobby pins.
Step 10 / Pick up a section of hair behind the left ear, create a loop over the braid and pin it in place with bobby pins.
Step 11 / Then pick up a new section, create a loop, and pin it next to the first one.
Step 12 / Now take a section of hair from the right side of the head, twist it slightly and pin it next to the loops.
Step 13 / Take the ends and create a third loop, pinning it in place with more bobby pins next to the first two loops.
Step 14 / Combine the remaining hair, twist it all together and wrap it clock-wise into a bun underneath the loops.
Step 15 / Slide bobby pins around the base of the bun until it feels nice and secure.
Step 16 / Set the style with a medium-hold hairspray.
I have been seeing styles similar to this all over Instagram so of course I couldn’t resist creating my own version of it. I love how edgy it looks and think it’s such a fun style for everyday. Once you master this look you can easily switch it up with french braids or a combination of different braids. If you love this look be sure to check out the Mohawk Braid Top Knot and this double braid version as well!
Half Up Triple Braid Mini Bun Supplies:
2 Hair sectioning clips
6 Bobby pins
1 1/4″ Curling Iron
Half Up Triple Braid Mini Bun Instructions:
To prep the hair for this style, I curled small sections away from the face using a 1″ curling iron.
Step 1 / Begin by dividing out a 1″ section of hair at the top of head.
Step 2 / Clip down the bottom hair on both sides.
Step 3 / Pick up a section of hair near the forehead and divide it into three smaller pieces for the braid.
Step 4 / Begin a dutch braid by crossing the right strand under the middle and then the left strand under the middle.
Step 5 / Now cross the right strand under the middle, pick up a new section of hair and cross it under the middle strand.
Step 6 / Then cross the left strand under the middle, pick up a new section and cross it under the middle strand as well.
Step 7 / Repeat those steps crossing the side strands under the middle strand and bringing new sections into the braid until it reaches the crown.
Step 8 / Then continue the braid a little further down and slide a bobby pin over the end so it doesn’t unravel.
Step 9 / Next divide out a new section of hair on the right side of the head by creating a slight arc shape and clip down the bottom hair.
Step 10 / With this new section, repeat the same steps creating a second dutch braid towards the back of the head and slide a bobby pin over the end.
Step 11 / Now create a third dutch braid on the left side of the head, dividing out a section of hair, and braiding the section towards the crown before sliding a bobby pin over the end.
Step 12 / Next pin down the braids at the crown so they’re overlapping each other.
Step 13 / Remove the other bobby pins from the ends of the braids and unravel them.
Step 13 / Now pick up a section of hair at the crown and twist it together.
Step 14 / Wrap the hair clockwise into a bun and pull the ends through the center to create a knot.
Step 15 / Then continue wrapping the ends of the hair around the bun.
Step 16 / Slide a few bobby pins around the base of the bun to secure it in place.
Step 17 / Spritz the hair with hairspray to smooth down any flyaways.