Braids are one of those timeless hairstyles that is always appropriate but when you’re tired of the same French braid or loose side-braid then it’s time to switch it up. Whether you’re looking for a hairstyle for your wedding, prom, a night out on the town or just a casual evening then a braided half-up hairstyle is a simple way to dress up your hair. Check out these gorgeous half-up braided hairstyles for every occasion:
Layered Back Crown Braid
A simple way to style your loose curls or straight locks is to braid several braids towards the front of your hair and then pull them back around to the opposite side of your hair in a stacked position and pin them.
Half Up Fishtail Braid
There are great ways to incorporate a fishtail braid into your half-up half-down hairstyle. The easiest way is to simply pull your hair back and complete the length in a fishtail braid but if you have some braid-talented fingers then when you pull your hair back try braiding the swept back portion of the hair by your crown in two fishtails and tie in the middle.
The waterfall braid is a recent trend and we understand why it caught on so quickly. This easy to do braid is a simply hairstyle that looks like it takes hours to complete. The waterfall braid can be done on short or long hair, curly or straight, coarse or fine, making it the ultimate go-to half up braided hairstyle for everyone.
Full Braided Headband
Also known as a crown or halo braid, this glamorous French braided hairstyle can be tricky to perfect but once you have it will be your go-to hairstyle. You can create thick or thin braids around your crown depending on your type of hair.
Half-Up French Braid
French braids don’t always have to be tight, proper and polished. A loose and half up French braid towards the back of your head is a soft and elegant hairstyle for every event. Don’t worry about it being perfect and about it being completely done. Add a bow to complete the look.