Pretty and Easy Half Up Braid Hairstyle

I’m all about sharing hairstyles that I love on my daughter, but the best is when we do a hairstyle and she loves it on herself. It warms my heart. This pretty and easy half up braid hairstyle is one that she just LOVED.

Pretty and Easy Half Up Braid Hairstyle

pretty and easy half up hairstyle

When it comes to cute hairstyles there are hundreds of them that you can do on the hair. I love half up hairstyles because I love having my hair down, but also with the front sections up and out of my face. It’s just easy to do! This is one that I love because it’s classic and pretty and could really be worn just about anywhere.

I love that this one can be done quickly, too! Victoria had just gotten home from school and was invited over her friend’s house and wanted her hair up. I was able to do this hairstyle (while videoing) in less than 5 minutes. I also love with an easy half up hairdo there are options as to what you can do. I braided down the topsy tail sections, but you don’t have to do that!

Half Up Hair Tutorial

Here is how I created this half up hairstyle. It’s sweet as can be and I hope you give it a try!


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  1. Part the hair down the middle.
  2. Create 2 ponytails on each side.
  3. Topsy Tail each section.
  4. Braid down those sections.
  5. You can add ribbon or bows for some extra flair!

It’s just a perfect hairstyle for any occasion you have coming up!

Hair Products Used for this Heart Braid

Here are the hair products that I used for this particular hairstyle.


These are the Teenitor hair elastics I’ve been using lately. I was recommended to use them and couldn’t wait to give them a try. Victoria’s hair is on the thicker side, so I need to make sure I have hair elastics that will hold the hair and be extra durable. I also want to make sure the hair elastics won’t damage or crease the hair.

best hair elastics

  • Strong and stretchy: The elastics are not so thin that they break when you try to stretch, but they are not so thick that you can’t stretch them properly. They have stayed in very fine, soft hair through days of gardening. Also, they slide off the braids when grabbed and pull off clean. No rolling and catching the hair to make knots.
  • Great deal: This is a great deal on 2000 pieces clear rubber elastic hair bands, enough for braiding different hairstyles. You can keep a couple dozen in your purse, another couple dozen in your gym bag, some in your car…you get the idea. Any time you realize you need a hair tie, you’ll have a stash.

The best part is that you get 2000 for under $7!


It’s the one question I get asked the most lately, and I love it. It’s important to make sure you prep the hair before you create a hairstyle. I love to use hair styling cream because I know it will help to keep the hair smooth and shiny.

I prefer using Dae Hair Styling Cream.

dae Hair Cactus Fruit 3-In-1 Styling Cream

SIGNATURE BLEND – Our Cactus Fruit 3-in-1 Styling Cream is a clean, multitasking formula that smooths styled hair, preps shiny blowouts, and defines natural curls.
BENEFITS – Infused with desert-derived extracts, it adds polish and shine, while hydrating botanicals moisturize hair and tame frizz.
CONCERNS – Frizz, Shine, Curl Definition
KEY INGREDIENTS – Dragon Fruit: Rich in antioxidants & enzymes that lock in moisture & nourish hair from the outside in. Prickly Pear Seed Oil: Conditions strands to be silky, soft, & healthy. Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Restores dull & brittle strands to their natural glossy luster.

Buy it here.

Topsy Tail Tool

This is one of those hair products you absolutely need. It’s the perfect hair tool to create fun and easy hairstyles!

topsy tail tool

  • Best Hair Styling Tools: It’s the original hair tail tools. The set came with a small and large size, 2 Colors (Purple and Blue), total 2 Pairs for all hair types
  • Flexible but Strong: The stem is hard and the loop end is bendable It will only bend enough to pull your ponytail through and then instantly pops back to its original shape.
  • Makes Styling Hair so Easy!: Takes a minute to get the hang of actually braiding it and works fine to give a loose braid or ponytail styling. Brings you a new hair style in seconds!
  • So Many Hair Styles Can Be Accomplished: You can create basic style, partial style, double layer style, twisted side style, basic ponytail wrap style, side style and so on. Simple and elegant hair style, not only embellishes the shape of head and face, but also achieves graceful and sweet temperament

Buy it here.

Let me know if you try this one! And when you’re short on time in the mornings, create this one!

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Cute Pigtail Hairstyle for School

Easy Hairstyle To Do in the Morning

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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