Kristen Bell’s Braided Half-up Hairstyle How-to

A half-up follicular moment is my new go-to formal style and I’m loving this one that stylist Emily Owen from Dyer & Posta, a Marie Robinson salon affiliate, created for new mom Kristen Bell. Here’s how to get the look., according to Owen.

    1. Start by french braiding the top of your hair until you reach the middle of the back of your head (level with your ears).  When you reach the middle of your head, switch to a basic traditional braid.
    2. Tie the end of the braid with a hair tie and pull the braid back so that you can flatten it down with your hand.
    3. Next, take a small section of hair starting from your right temple and braid it traditionally toward the original French braid so that it meets the middle part of the back of your head and connects with the original braid. Then tie with a hair tie and pin for hold.
    4. Repeat this process on the left side of your head using two smaller braids to finish.  You should come out with one big braid in the center of your head, one braid coming around the right side of your head to meet the large middle braid, and two smaller braids coming around the left side of your head to reach the other braids.

For this look, Emily recommends applying Bumble and bumble Texture Crème while hair is damp.  This product will help with hold and provide a matte-look finish.  Bumble and bumble Surf Spray should be applied next while hair is still damp before blowdrying. Bumble and bumble Spray de Mode Hairspray is perfect for setting and finishing the style.

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2 Comments Kristen Bell’s Braided Half-up Hairstyle How-to

  1. Rhonda

    What a BEAUTIFUL look!!! Thanks for the how-to. Have you seen the 77Looks app? Your tutorials totally remind me of the stuff on there.

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