Step Tutorial For A Fun Variation Of Braided Updos

Easy Braided Updos

Braided updos are always in style. However, a lot of women do not have the knack for braiding. And many of the braided styles today are so intricate that we often lose sight of simple traditional braids.

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If you are looking for easy hairstyles for long hair, we have a short braided updo tutorial to help you step up your braiding game. This style is quite simple.

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Simple Braided Updo For Long Hair

However, once you have mastered this simple look, you can move on to more complicated braid styles such as fishbone braids, box braids, or French braids.

Follow this simple guide for an easy braid. Good luck and have fun learning new and funky braided updos once you have mastered this simple tutorial.

  1. Apply a small amount of texturizing mousse to your hair while blow drying to add texture. You don't need smooth and silky hair for this braided updo. If you wish to add a little wave to your hair before braiding, curl your hair with a 1-inch curling iron.
  2. Start a braid with a section of hair from in front of one ear. Stop the braid when you are about ⅔ of the way to the end of your hair and secure with a hair tie. Repeat on the other side of your head.
  3. Section the remaining hair in two and clip up on side for now.
  4. Braid one of the back sections as above. If you want to use a fancier braid such fishtail or box braid, feel free to take it up a notch.
  5. Braid the remaining section in the same manner, using the braiding style of your choice.
  6. Spray your braids with a medium hold hairspray and gently pull at your braids using a massage-type motion to gently pull out small pieces of hair for a slightly messy look.
  7. Repeat this on all of the remaining braids.
  8. Take one of the two back braids and drape it to the other side of your head, securing in place with hair pins. And do the same with the other back braid.
  9. Take one of your front braids and drape it toward the back and across, securing with pins. Repeat with the 2nd front braid.
  10. Again, piece out a few strands for a soft, slightly unkempt look. Secure with bobby pins.
  11. Apply a strong finishing spray. If you wish, you can braid in some ribbons or beads or add a fun accessory to really make this style pop.

There you have it, a simple braided updo that will surely turn heads everywhere you go!

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Try Out This Braided Updo for Your Short Hair

You probably think that a braided updo is next to impossible for owners of a short hair cut, maybe only with the help of hair extensions. But today we gonna show you how to master a messy updo on your short or medium hair without any additional stuff in about ten minutes. The trick lies in making multiple braids.

  1. If you are a complete beginner in hairstyling, opt for regular braids, but box braids or French braids will also do. The first thing you will need to do before it is to make waves so that your do won’t look flat. If you have a thick hair type, you may skip this preparatory step.
  2. One of the most important things in creating updos for medium length hair is adding texture to the hair. It will look polished and easier to deal with. Make sure you spread the product evenly on all the length of your hair and roots.
  3. Now we will need to separate hair into sections. Make a part you usually wear. Now divide front part of your hair from the back right above your ear on both sides. Clip away the back part.
  4. Start making braids with your front parts, one on each side. You should braid not all the hair, but only two thirds of the length and secure it with a hair elastic so that you have the end unbraided. As for the back part, separate it into two sections and make two braids.
  5. The next step is pulling the braids in order to give them some volume and they won’t look tight. Pull out some hair strands for a messy touch.
  6. Now take one of the back braids and tuck it underneath the other. Secure it with one or two bobby pins. Do the same with the second braid. After this, you should take your front braids und tuck your unbraided ends into the back side. Don’t forget about bobby pins.
  7. For a final touch, you may pull the braids even more depending on the messiness of the look you are going for. Spritz some hairspray to make it last longer.

We hope you were inspired by this hair tutorial. Try to recreate it next time you are going out.

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Different Variation of Braided Updos

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And there are so many ways how to accessorize such hairstyles. For example, weave a beautiful rope in the braid. It can be bright neon or floral or whichever you like. Anyway, it won’t leave you unnoticed at any party.

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Amazing Braided Updos

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And there are so many ways how to accessorize such hairstyles. For example, weave a beautiful rope in the braid. It can be bright neon or floral or whichever you like. Anyway, it won’t leave you unnoticed at any party.

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