Half-Up Half-Down Rosette Braid in 9 Easy Steps

Rodarte inspired Rosette hairstlye - the Half Up Half Down braided hairstyle is one of best braided hairstyles for parties. This step by step tutorial explains how to do a half up half down braided bun updo. Easy hairstyles for women who have people to see and places to go.


Braided hairstyles are perfect for everyday or your special day. Why compromise? Have your cake and eat it too with a half-up half-down braided updo. This Rodarte inspired rosette hairstyle is braided to perfection. 
How to do a half up half down braided updo


Tools Needed: Elastic bands, hair pins, curling iron, hair clip
How to do a Half-Up Half-Down Braided Updo - tools

Step 1: Separate a triangular section of the hair from the temple to the front of the ear. Then divide that into three sections.
How to do a Half-Up Half-Down Braided Updo - Step 1


Step 2: And make a normal braid, pulling toward the back of the head.

How to do a Half-Up Half-Down Braided Updo - Step 2

Step 3: Stop halfway, and secure with an elastic band. Then repeat on the other side.
How to do a Half-Up Half-Down Braided Updo - Step 3



Step 4: Pin up a small, triangular section of the hair in the back of the crown and secure it with a clip.
How to do a Half-Up Half-Down Braided Updo - Step 4


Step 5: Bring the braids from both sides and all the loose hair above the braids to the back of the head and secure with an elastic band.
How to do a Half-Up Half-Down Braided Updo - Step 5


Step 6: Braid the combined ponytail the rest of the way. And secure with another elastic band.
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Step 7: Take the top section of hair, curl it with a one and a quarter-inch curling iron.
How to do a Half-Up Half-Down Braided Updo - Step 7


Step 8: Wrap it around your finger to make a rosette bun on where the braids meet. 
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Step 9: And secure with hair pins.
How to do a Half-Up Half-Down Braided Updo - Step 9


There you have it. The Half-Up Half-Down Braided Updo.
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Where would you wear this half-up half-down hairdo? Share with us in the comments section below.

Looking for something more managable as a braided bun updo? Check out this step by step video tutorial for braided bun hairstyle here.

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