Hairspiration

Today's 'hairspiration' of the week inspired from my Pinterest board is the half braided up-do. Such a sophisticated look you could wear anywhere. Down below you will find a helpful tutorial to help you achieve this look. Would you wear this hairstyle? 

What look would you like me to try next? Share in the comment section below!

The inspiration vs. my take. 

Now onto the tutorial! 

.. Half Braided Up-Do ..





STEP ONE: Brush through hair and create a part that works for you. I did my signature side part.
STEP TWO: Take two small sections from the front on the right and left. Push the rest of hair behind shoulders.
STEP THREE: Fishtail braid the first section. Secure with small hair tie. 
STEP FOUR: Fishtail braid the second section. Secure with second small hair tie.
STEP FIVE: Prepare the two made braids to crisscross. 
STEP SIX: Take first braid, lay horizontal bringing to opposite side, and pin down with bobbi pin an inch behind ear.
STEP SEVEN: Take second braid, crisscross on top of first braid, pinning down with bobbi pin an inch behind ear.
STEP EIGHT: Use as many bobbi pins as needed to help further secure your up-do. Tuck end pieces underneath braids near ear. Secure with bobbi pins, and there you have it!!

104 comments:

  1. Love this hairdo! So clever. xx

    yecrad.co.vu

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  2. you would be a real hair stylist

    Royal Wang,stay in touch

    http://www.fashionculturediary.blogspot.it/

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  3. lovely hair!!!

    www.bstylevoyage.blogspot.com
    xx

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  4. Beautiful! Unfortunately I can't do this with my short hair

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  5. AWW SO CUTE....
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  6. Awesome job it looks beautiful on you.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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  7. This makes me miss my long hair, I love braids at the moment but they look kind of silly on my shoulder length do. And I actually prefer your version to the pinterest original, nice work :o)

    katie@ http://whatyoudoingkatie.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. u genius... i was finding it so tough when saw it on random pictures,,, but dam, it's quite easy...
    i am trying right now..follow u via G +, gfc and bloglovin

    keep in touch
    http://glamforgood.blogspot.in/

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  9. Oh my gosh! Love this--so adorable!!

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  10. oh i'm so terrible at doing my hair - but this is adorable. can i just borrow you to come give me some cute looks? :)

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  11. I wish I had the patience to do these things!! love it.
    Kisses
    Fashion Avenue by Adriana
    http://fashionavenueabc.blogspot.de/

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  12. You did such a great job on this style!

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  13. Your hair is seriously perfect! I wish I could do things like this and have it look as amazing as yours does!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  14. gorgeous! I've actually tried this one before and I love it! but my hair is to straight that it's hard to keep the bobby pins in place :S

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  15. Oh, wow! You are so talented ! I've no ability to do my hair, I can't do it. Your result is much better than the inspiration photo.xx

    www.shineonsilver.blogspot.com

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  16. wooow!!
    amazing hairstyle!!
    love it :D
    xoxo
    http://www.tastemycloset.com/

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  17. i just totally looked up how to do a fishtail braid because i want to try this out! it turned out so nice!

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  18. Ohhh that's so cool and it looks so easy!

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  19. You are so good at this stuff! Also you look GORGEOUS!

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

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  20. gorgeous!! i will have to try this!

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  21. i love this!! i can't believe how easy it looks. can't wait to try it!
    xo jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

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  22. This is such a good look on you! If only my hair was longer, I'd totally give this a go if I wasn't feeling too insanely lazy about my hair.

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  23. Hi,

    Lovely post! Your blog looks amazing! <3

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    Let me know.. x

    Love,
    ThatGirlFromColombo

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  24. Love it! I like your pics and explanations... They are so clear! x

    http://trend-mae.blogspot.com/

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  25. Love these posts! That style is amazing! I might have to try it in the near future so gorgeous!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  26. I already saved the picture so I can give it a try later :)

    http://mykindofjoy.blogspot.pt/

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  27. love this tutorial! I cant wait until my hair is long enough again to give it a try!

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  28. oooh this looks super easy and super cute! lovin' this series, tj!

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  29. your hair looks SO good. i want my long hair back so i can do this!

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  30. Ok, I know I alreay wrote this, but hands down, you're so good with these hairstyles :)! Loving it.
    Hope you had a lovely BD, gorgeous!

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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  31. This looks like such an easy tutorial! I think I could actually do this!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

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  32. In love with your blog, thanks for the fab post x

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  33. Awesome post! Beautiful hairdo, it seems very easy to do, can't wait to try it too! =D

    http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jess

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  34. What a cute hairdo and it looks super easy, too. Definitely will try this one.

    -Gita
    www.mimiandchichi.com
    Keep in touch with me on Bloglovin

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  35. Great post! I love this tutorial so much,,,, and you look gorgeous!


    I AM ALSO ON: Instagram @kennydaily, Bloglovin and Facebook (i follow back, just let me know your links)


    xoxo;
    What Kenny Hearts a Lifestyle Blog

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  36. amazing hairstyle :D
    xx
    http://littlemisstwiggy.blogspot.com/2014/03/art-nina.html

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  37. such a pretty hairstyle and a great turorial!
    you look wonderful!
    happy day!

    <3
    http://www.getcarriedaway.net/

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  38. Wow...such stunning pics and amazing hairstyle dear...you look beautiful...you have a lovely blog...it would be great if we can follow each other...do let me know honey...its good to stay connected...:-)
    www.beautyandfashionfreaks.com

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  39. Simple and great :D You had me wishing for long hair now :p
    xoxo
    http://cassie2fashion.blogspot.com/

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  40. love this, I must have to try:). thx for the inspiration hairdo. ox.

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  41. Gorgeous!! Love the look. I REALLY need to consider doing more with my hair. I can't wait until it gets longer.

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  42. Oh wow! this is one of my favorite posts that I have ever seen :) thanks for sharing these tips, I will style my hair like that.
    Love,

    www.agirlinafrica.com

    Diana

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  43. I must try this, you look pretty with this hairstyle it really suits you. In response to your question I'd love to see you make a coachella inspired outfit, that would be cool!! What you think? :))

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    1. Love this idea!! With Coachella coming up I might just have to do this!! Thanks for the idea lovely lady :)
      xx

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  44. Ooh, this one is particularly pretty. I love it!

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  45. You do the best styles on your hair! Love this one!

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  46. oh my gosh! this is perfect, TJ!!!
    very stunning. you always do your hair AWESOMELY.
    I'm so inspired right now. :)

    ~Abigail
    http://sweetergetsthejourneyblog.blogspot.com/

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  47. You look beautiful, lovely hairstyle :)

    http://danadimitras.blogspot.com

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  48. thank you for this tutorial, it looks east to do yet looks so pretty.

    Jess x

    www.jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk

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  49. I get pretty excited about your hair tutorial posts TJ, they are so well done and you make it all look so easy, thanks for the step by step help, I love this style and definitely going to try it now. Thanks for stopping by hun :)

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  50. Love this hair style! If only I could do the fishtail braid :( You look BEAUtiful!
    <3 Rach & Sho
    www.sophieandtrey.blogspot.com

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  51. i've tried this before.. but because of my really thick hair, the bobby pins just can't hold my braids up for long! hahaha! :D this looks lovely on you, nevertheless.. :)

    Animated Confessions

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  52. I love how you did your hair, it's fantastic! I definitely going to try it out :)

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  53. so easy! and looks great! thanks for the tutorial.

    reckless abandon

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  54. I just wish I had the skills to braid my hair, I am so bad at it. But this is a great tutorial!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  55. such a cute hair do! so fun! love how simple and chic it is!

    kelseybang.com

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  56. I JUST chopped my hair and this makes me sad I did! Love this!

    xx
    http://alisialynn.blogspot.com

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  57. Stunning!! I love this look sweetie! Great inspiration!!

    Diana
    www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com / www.MISBoutique.storenvy.com
    New Blog Post: [Outfit Idea] A Cold Spring Day
    Previews Blog Post: [Beauty & Style] How To Choose The Right Accessories

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  58. great and beautiful hairstyle
    xo

    http://devsnochaos.blogspot.fr/

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  59. okaaay i am OBSESSED with this one :)

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  60. So romantic + pretty, babe!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  61. Nice hairdo. I am not such a fan of braids but your hair looks amazing.

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  62. Fabulous hairstyle! You look great in these photos.

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  63. This is amazing!! You are so beautiful <3


    x Jacquelyn
    www.thestyleworthwhile.com

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  64. Great post!!!! :) http://outsidefashioncatwalk.blogspot.com.es/

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  65. Hey girl, thanks for stopping by The Bee's Knees. ;) LOVE this tutorial! Seriously. It helps that you have 'amazing' hair.

    Melissa
    thebeesknees-mel.com

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  66. I enjoyed reading your opinion on my last post. Happy Friday Dear!

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  67. this is beautiful! YOU are beautiful! thank you for sharing this, i can't wait to try it out!

    msemilybee.blogspot.com

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  68. Oh I totally want to try this! Looking gorgeous girl.

    thelolajames.blogspot.com

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  69. So beautiful! Love it x

    http://fashioliezta.blogspot.com

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  70. LOVE IT!!!!! perfect

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    http://top4addictions.com/

    Love
    Milee

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  71. You are seriously one heckuva hair genius!

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  72. i hope, i hope, i HOPE that one day my hair is long enough to put up in fun hairdos like this! so pretty and still functional!

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  73. I can never make this look right! I have a cheat way that I do it since I can't get it to look as beautiful as you talented people!

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  74. Can I pay you to come do my hair everyday?? You're perfect

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  75. still on the hair nice
    new post here
    http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/2014/03/feeling-young-and-free-with-red-tartan.html

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  76. oh goodness this is one of the best kind of braids i've ever seen! love this so so much it's so perfect!

    Check out my latest outfit post teaser! :)
    AL xx
    RASSP blog

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  77. This tutorial is already famous on Pinterest! =)

    http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jess

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  78. So perfect! Love the great idea! :DDD

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  79. This is genius! I'm going to try it out tonight! Thanks for this and keep up the hair tutorials, they are amazing xx

    New post on:
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  80. Great look, I just need to get my hair a little longer :-)

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  81. Great post hun:))
    Love your blog,followed!

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  82. This is absolutly beautiful. I love all kinds of braids so I will definitely be trying this out! :)

    /Cindi

    www.cherriesandsunflowers.blogspot.com

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  83. wow it looks more complicated than it actually is, cool post!

    www.thestylebender.com

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  84. Lovely hair

    http://www.icelawblog.com/2014/03/brown-affair.html?m=1

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  85. Such a cute style! Things like this make me regret having all my hair chopped off!

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  86. you look great :)
    following your blog on bloglovin! don't forget to do the same <3
    LUSCIOUS STYLE
    Daria

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  87. Love it! Hope you don't mind if I steal your idea for an outfit post... that is if I can actually manage to braid my hair this way... :)

    http://bellapummarola.blogspot.it/

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  88. Amazing post dear,beautiful hair style! Have a lovely weekend :-)


    http://anatkoren.blogspot.com/

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  89. i tell you what, you can work some magic with hair! beautiful, as always! :)

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  90. great tutorial. wish I had long hair again. you're so pretty,
    adore your blog.
    x

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  91. Loving this look - but I just don't have the self patience!

    Hmm maybe...

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  92. your hair is beautiful but have you ever done a makeup tutorial? I LOVE your makeup in these photos

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  94. amazing tutorial pics. It looks so much beautiful. I'll try it. Thanks

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