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A simple and elegant half up hairstyle
This is a very simple braid that would be perfect for school or a day at the office or even the beach, to keep it out of your face but look pretty at the same time!

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  • How to style a braid / plait. Mermaid Half Updo - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with a section of hair in the center front of the head.

  • How to style a braid / plait. Mermaid Half Updo - Step 2
    Step 2

    Divide the hair into three equal sections

  • How to style a braid / plait. Mermaid Half Updo - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cross the left section over the middle, then the right section over the middle (begin a three strand braid).

  • How to style a braid / plait. Mermaid Half Updo - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take a section from the front (not a slice all the way through the hair, just a chunk from the hairline) and add it to the left side piece and cross the whole thing over the middle. This is what is called a mermaid braid. It's a lot like a French braid but as stated before, you are taking chunks of hair from the hairline rather than slices all the way through the hair.

  • How to style a braid / plait. Mermaid Half Updo - Step 5
    Step 5

    Repeat step four on the right side.

  • How to style a braid / plait. Mermaid Half Updo - Step 6
    Step 6

    Repeat steps 4 and 5 one or two more times, or until you have reached the desired braid length.

  • How to style a braid / plait. Mermaid Half Updo - Step 7
    Step 7

    Finish off by doing a three strand braid to the ends of the hair and tying off with an elastic. You are done!

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