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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!!

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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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