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Half Up Braided Messy Bun {Hair Tutorial}

Hi Everyone!!

We are continuing our weekly hair routine today with day 4 in the series!

So we’ve already gone through:

Day #1 –  Easy Overnight Waves
Day #2- Half Up Fishtail
Day #3 – Half Up Side Fishtail

And Day #4’s style is the Half Up Braided Messy Bun!! Thank you Lauren for helping me come up with this weekly hair schedule, and Jasmine for taking the photos!!

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So continuing with the last hairstyle, the Half Up Side Fishtail – you can easily turn this into a new style by undoing your braid and pulling your hair into a messy bun!!

Now I know your half up braid is going to be pretty messy at this point, but that’s ok cause that’s the look we’re going for with this style!

Step 1:
Wake up with hair already in the Half Up Side Fishtail from the day before.

Step 2:
Undo side braid gently.

Step 3:
Pull loose hair together at the nape of your neck. With a strong hair band, pull half your hair through, then twist and pull the rest through.

Step 4:
Secure with bobby pins. You’ll probably need ALOT of bobbies! 😉 Secure the poking out pieces on your half up style as well.

Enjoy running out the door with this quick, simple, sassy hairstyle!!!

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Half Up Fishtail Braid {Hair Tutorial}

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

I’m so excited to continue sharing the hair collab project I worked on with the amazing Lauren of Hello, Darling Hair!

Each style had to be fun, sassy, easy & less than 20 minutes.

Today’s style is Day 2 of our weekly routine.
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So you wake up with hair still slightly wavy from the previous day (see previous post).

You’re going to build off of of this.

Step 1:

Part hair on the side or in the middle. Grab a section of hair near your part leaving some hair between the section and your face.

Step 2:
Fishtail braid that section of hair pulling your hands toward the back of your head to angle the braid. (Watch this video for how to fishtail braid) Braid all the way down and secure with a rubber band. Pull pieces of hair to loosen the braid, and create a thicker look.

Step 3:
Create another fishtail braid in the same way, on the other side of your hair.

Step 4:
Tease back of hair if you like lots of volume. Bring fishtail braids toward the back of your head in a criss cross.

Step 4:
Secure with bobby pins tucking the ends of your braids under the opposite braid.

Step 5: 
Walk out the door feeling sassy & fresh!

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Thanks Jasmine Kalfayan for the pics!

Easy Winter Side Dutch Braid with a Twist

Wintertime is for cozying up by the fire, long days in PJs, and hot chocolate in hand. Good books and candles flickering and lots of snuggles on the couch.

Ok, for me, snuggles are for every season 😉

Here is my FAVORITE  hairstyle for December! Just check out the video above for a step by step tutorial.

easy-winter-dutch-side-braid-with-a-twist-suzy-vandyke-blogWhether you’re staying home and relaxing on the couch, or out Christmas shopping, here is a fresh go-to style where your hair will not only look great, but be out of your face, too!

It’s quick and simple so anyone can do it!

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The “twist” on this style is my favorite part – instead of braiding all the way down, you stop a few inches before the end of your hair, right where your layers separate, and put a band in. Then you simply split your hair in two pieces, twist each one, then put another band in.

This is great for layers  because it keeps them from poking out of your braid. Another close up of “the twist” – easy-winter-dutch-side-braid-with-a-twist-005