Dutch Braided Half-up Bun

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a fairly casual and relaxed hairstyle. A basic dutch braided messy bun, in a nice half-up.

It can easily be dressed up or down and is perfect as one of those ‘running late, but still want to have a nice hair’ type hairstyles, if you know what I mean. 😉

I hope you like it!

Items needed: 1-2 hair ties, and a few bobby pins

Time: 5-8 minutes (depending on your dutch braiding skills, it will take either more or less time. 😉 )

Difficulty: Easy

Step-by-step instructions:

1.) Pick up a section of hair closest to your part line (I did a side part) and divide it into three pieces.

2.) Start a basic dutch braid now, only it will be more of a lace dutch braid as you will only add in hair from the top section..

3.) Once you reach near the back of your head stop adding in hair.  With one hand holding the strands of hair, pancake the braid with the other hand by tugging on the outer edges of the braid.

4.) When you’re happy with how the braid is looking, plait the hair down a couple of more stitches and secure with an elastic for the minute.

5.) Next, you can either do a dutch braid on the opposite side of the head as well, or you can simply gather up  some hair from the side of the part all the way to the back of your head (which is what I did) to tie into a ponytail with the dutch braid.

6.) All you need to do now is create a basic messy bun (you can chose to do it whichever way you like.) Pin in place and feel free to adjust things to your liking.

And you’re done!

Well that’s all I have for today, I can’t believe it’s already the end of October!

Have a great All Saints Day tomorrow (does your family do anything special for the feast day?), and enjoy the rest of your week!

4 thoughts on “Dutch Braided Half-up Bun

  1. Really pretty Clare! And looks so simple! I’ll be sure to give this a go! Happy All Saints’ Day for tomorrow to you too!

    1. Thank you Therese, I’m so glad you like it! And yeah, it’s super simple as long as you can dutch braid. 😉 I’d love to know how it turns out if you do! Aw, thanks! 😉

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