Hair Tutorial: Half Up Side Braid

May 22, 2019



A sweet friend came over the other day and did my hair for me. It was such a gift to have those moments for self care and to spend time connecting. She gave me the dreamiest braid, and I am excited to share what that was like, step by step!


She started with soft curls. Having hair that isn’t freshly washed is best for longer hold, and she used a curling iron with a bigger barrel to create a more natural look.

Next, starting at the top of my scalp, she did an inside out braid down one side. She kept it loose as she braided.


Then to create a softer look, she gently pulled each part of the braid outward to make the braid appear thicker.


She pinned it off about halfway back, and then we added in some pretty clips that I found on Amazon! (similar set here)


The whole process didn’t take long at all, and I felt amazing all day! It even lasted through date night, which was such a happy coincidence. Taking a few extra minutes to add some special touches to our hair can help us feel pulled together and more confident, no matter where we’re going or what we’re doing, and is always worth it.