Holiday Party Hairstyle How-To – A Braided Updo

Christmas is the party season and this gorgeous braided updo is perfect for your next night out. Inspired by this tutorial from Lilith Moon, (http://youtu.be/G5giN55iNMA) I recreated her dutch braided upstyle.


Braids work best in hair that has some texture. So if you’ve just washed your hair don’t blow dry it too well, or use a dry shampoo to add some texture. This hairstyle is perfect for second day hair.

Here’s how to get the look:

  • Brush your hair to remove all knots.
  • Take a section at the top left and divide into three parts.
  • Dutch braid (also called inside out braid) – bring the left under the middle, then the right under the middle, and keep repeating.
  • Add in sections of hair from each side as you braid.
  • Angle your braid diagonally across your head.
  • Keep braiding to the end and secure with a hair band.
  • Loosen the braid by pulling gently to make it look bigger.
  • Twist the end of the braid around to create a flat bun and pin in place.

If your hair is very long, you can finish this hairstyle in a side ponytail or braided bun.

 Hope you have fun with your hair this holiday season!
Will you try this braided upstyle?

braided updoAbout Hair Romance: Christina is the hair behind Hair Romance (http://www.hairromance.com). Christina met her husband and her hairdresser in the same street and there began her two romances. She writes about her love for all things hair at Hair Romance – styling tips, tricks, trends and more – because your hair is your best accessory.

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