Hey guys! We hope your 4th of July holiday was wonderful. Ours was memorable but low key! We’re back today with a half-up braided style that we know you’ll love. It’s sort of a combo of several of our hairstyles we’ve created over the years. Lately, my youngest has asked for 4 strand braids a lot. Specifically round or 3D 4 strand braids. So this pretty hairstyle has 2 different types of 4 strand braids in it. We’ve got a round or 3D braid, as well as a flat “regular” 4 strand braid. So needless to say, she loved this one!
As always, here’s our quick video showing how we did it, and then below are instructions and more pictures. If you have trouble viewing the video, go HERE to watch it.
1 – Part out a triangular section of hair from the temples back to the crown. Secure the hair on the crown with an elastic to form a small ponytail.
2 – Divide the ponytail into 4 even sections of hair. Create a round or 3D 4 strand braid.
If you need help with this type of braid, watch our Round 4 Strand braid video HERE.
3 – Braid all the way to the end, and secure with a clear elastic. Gently pull on the edges near the top elastic so the first few sections of the braid are a little wider.
4 – Next, part the hair from ear to ear to create a half ponytail. But do not include the braid from above in the half ponytail.
5 – Secure the half ponytail with an elastic right on top of the 4 strand braid.
6 – With this ponytail, divide it into 3 even sections. Then pull the braid from underneath so it is in the 2nd position from the left.
7 – With the 3 straight sections of hair, and 1 braided section, begin a flat 4 strand braid.
Starting on the right side, take the far right side, and pass it over the 3rd section, and under the braid (2nd section.) Then move to the left and pass the far left section (1st section) under section 2 and over the braided section.
8 – Continue the braiding pattern all the way down to the end and secure with another clear elastic.
9 – Loosely wind this 4 strand braid up into a bun. Secure with bobby pins as needed.
10 – Optional – Curl the remaining hair that is down in back.
She had loose waves from a braid from earlier, and then I slightly curled the ends with my CHI Flat Iron.
FINISHED Half-Up Braids & Bun!
Here’s a few of the styles this was inspired by:
Please share this one with your friends & fam! Or PIN for later! Comment and let us know if you like flat or round 3D 4 strand braids better!