Dutch braided updo/Running Late Hairdo

  By Emily

Hello y’all!  Emily here!  Today, I’ve got this super easy, perhaps a tad time-consuming, but totally worth it, hairstyle.  😉  I like ranking this hairdo on my list of “running late hairdos.”  Because, this hairstyle is really so simple, it’s the perfect hairdo for when you’re running late, and in a hurry to make your hair look gorgeous.  😉  (Please excuse the terrible photo-taking quality, and the possible messes around the floor.)  Let’s go!

 

Time: 5-10 minutes

Skill level: medium

Step-by-step:

So, first thing’s first: brush your hair.  (And a little tip: putting a small amount of mousse in really helps the hairdo to hold up)  Alrighty!  After you’ve done this, we’re on to the first real step.  😉

1.  Taking a small portion of hair on the left side, begin to french braid the section to the back of the head.  When you come near to the middle of the head, stop and braid the rest of the hair(no longer french-braiding!):

 

 

Be sure to secure the braid with a small hairband (clear bands are the best, in my opinion… a little less noticeable.  😉 )

2. Go through the braid and loosen it slightly, giving the braid a bit of a “messy look.”  Make sure that you don’t pull the braid apart!  Do this all the way down the braid, to the very bottom:

 

 

 

3.  on the other side of the head (opposite of the one with the braid), gather a small section of hair:

 

With this portion of hair, you’re going to tease it.  You don’t have to, however, it does look better/more voluminous if you do.  So, tease the hair, then pull it back to join the braid at the back of the head:

 

You may want to make certain that any possibly open spots are covered by the hair:

 

4.  You’re going to take this hair and very carefully pull it through a section of the braid.  Like so:

 

You’re going to pull this all the way through:

 

And, afterwards, you’re going to lightly/carefully work that section of hair down along with the braid, hiding it from eyesight.  Working the hair down to it’s end, as a part of the braid:

 

(This may seem a little more work than just pinning the hair to stay there…but, it honestly looks better.  And, best part is, doing it this way: you’re free of bobby pins!)

5.  Is also optional.  You’re just going to curl all the leftover hair.  You don’t have to do this, I honestly only did it because my little sister has slightly thin hair, and curling it helped to make it seem as though her hair was thicker.  😉  Now, you can leave your hair like this.  Still looks super gorgeous!  OR, you can move on with me to the next step…

6.  Is simply pulling all the hair into a ponytail.  Should look something like this:

 

(as I said: sorry that my pics aren’t the best quality… taking pics while doing hair is slightly less than simple, haha. 😉 )  Now this is another option.  You can leave it as it is now, or you can go on to the last step.  Your choice!

7. all that you’re gonna do is gather all the hair into a messy form of a bun, and either bobby pin it in place, or, use a hairband to secure it.  Should look like this:

 

Overall look:

 

And that’s all there is to it!  Super easy!  And, not too time-consuming, right?  All in all, whichever option you decide to go with, I personally find it gorgeous!  Happy hairstyling, y’all!

~Emily

8 thoughts on “Dutch braided updo/Running Late Hairdo

  1. Great post Emily!
    Ironic how you named it a “running late hairstyle” right after I realised I hadn’t posted it this week, hence the post being late 😉 😀 .

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