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Double Braids Half-Up
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Double Braids Half-Up

Elevate gorgeous long locks with pinned-up braids and soft natural-looking waves for a romantic and versatile style.

A look you’re going to love; plaits and waves are a match made in heaven, so work them both for this dreamy half up hairstyle. Take the time to perfect this ethereal look and start the year with a new, beautifully feminine go-to style.

Achieve a braided half updo at home with the help of ghd. Follow our step-by-step guide for easy styling and stunning results.

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STEP-BY-STEPS

Double Braid Half-Up


How to create a braided half up hairstyle:

1. Prep the hair with product

2. Take a section from the right-hand side of the head
and clip it up

3. Place the styler below a small section of hair

4. Twist wrap the hair around the wand and hold

5. Drop the curl into your hand and allow to set

6. On the next section, place the styler above the hair
and repeat the twist, wrap and drop technique

7. Continue working in small sections until all the
hair is curled

8. Take two sections of hair from either side of the
parting at the front

9. Divide the right-hand section into three and plait until
you reach the ends

10. Secure with an elastic

11. Repeat on the opposite side

12. Pinch and pull both braids all the way to the ends

13. Take the braids and wrap around to the back of the head

14. Bring the two together and tie into a simple knot,
securing with pins

15. Pinch the roots to loosen the crown section and create volume

step one: Prep the hair with product

step one: Prep the hair with product

Spritz dry locks with ghd curl hold spray for long-lasting waves.

step two: Take a section from the right-hand side of the head and clip it up

step two: Take a section from the right-hand side of the head and clip it up

At the hairline, take a 4cm-wide section of hair from the right-hand side of your parting and clip it up and out of the way to help make curling easier.

step three: Place the styler below a small section of hair

step three: Place the styler below a small section of hair

From the remaining section of hair below, take a one to two-inch section and place the ghd curve® creative curl wand underneath it near the root.

step four: Twist wrap the hair around the wand and hold

step four: Twist wrap the hair around the wand and hold

Wind the section of hair around the barrel of the styler and hold for five to eight seconds.

step five: Drop the curl into your hand to set

step five: Drop the curl into your hand to set

Drop and cup the curl in your hand to allow it to cool and set.

step six: On the next section, place the styler above the hair and repeat the twist, wrap and drop technique

step six: On the next section, place the styler above the hair and repeat the twist, wrap and drop technique

Take the next section of hair and now place the styler at the root above the piece. Use the same twist wrap and drop technique from steps four and five.

step seven: Continue working in small sections until all the hair is curled

step seven: Continue working in small sections until all the hair is curled

Repeat steps two to six through your locks until you’ve created a full mane of curls. Alternating the wand above and below the sections will give you a more natural, textured finish.

step eight: Take two sections of hair from either side of the parting at the front

step eight: Take two sections of hair from either side of the parting at the front

At your hairline, take two sections from either side of your parting, around 4cm in size.

step nine: Divide the right-hand section into three and plait until you reach the ends

step nine: Divide the right-hand section into three and plait until you reach the ends

Take the right-hand section, divide it into three and use a classic plaiting technique to braid it all the way to the ends.

step ten: Secure with an elastic

step ten: Secure with an elastic

Use a hair tie to secure the plait.

step eleven: Repeat on the opposite side

step eleven: Repeat on the opposite side

On the left-hand side, repeat steps nine and 10.

step twelve: Pinch and pull both braids all the way to the ends

step twelve: Pinch and pull both braids all the way to the ends

Use your fingers to gently pinch and pull both braids to fatten them.

step thirteen: Take the braids and wrap around to the back of the head

step thirteen: Take the braids and wrap around to the back of the head

Pick up the braids and bring them around to the back of the head.

step fourteen: Bring them together and tie into a simple knot, securing with pins

step fourteen: Bring them together and tie into a simple knot, securing with pins

Take a braid and bring it over the other braid, loop it under and create a simple knot. Use hair pins to secure the plaits in place.

step fifteen: Pinch the roots to loosen the crown section and create volume

step fifteen: Pinch the roots to loosen the crown section and create volume

Finish off this half up hairstyle by pinching the roots with your fingers to loosen the crown section and create volume.

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