March 06, 2016

The Flipped Braid Updo

Are you looking for an easy yet beautiful updo for prom or any other formal occasion? Brooklyn and I will show you today how to create this super cute Flipped Braid Updo hairstyle!

Flipped Braid Updo | Prom HairstylesThis style seriously has to be one of the easiest updos you could ever create. If you can make a simple 3-strand braid without any problem, then this updo will be a piece of cake! (This tutorial was inspired by a speedtorial I saw from @whatlydialikes on Instagram.)

Flipped Braid Updo | Prom Hairstyles

Flipped Braid Updo | Prom Hairstyles

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I highly recommend this updo for graduation, Prom, Homecoming, ballet, or any other formal occasion. Also, feel free to dress it down a little with a cute shirt and jeans! It can be adapted to your lifestyle and fashion in any way you like!

Flipped Braid Updo | Prom Hairstyles

Flipped Braid Updo | Prom HairstylesItems Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 2 small hair elastics, 3-4 small bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 2-3 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Video Tutorial:

 

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by teasing the top of the hair near the crown {for a more mature look, make sure to curl the hair beforehand}…
  2. Pull the hair back into a ponytail near the nape of the neck, and secure with a hair elastic…
  3. Now divide the hair into three strands and create a regular 3-strand braid, and secure it with another elastic…
  4. Then, create a hole off to the left of the top elastic and take the braid up and through that hole, thus creating a reverse hair flip…
  5. Make sure to pull the braid up all the way through the hole until the elastic flips up and under the hair at the nape of the neck…
  6. Create another hole on the right side and feed the braid end down through it {essentially taking the braid up through one hole on the left, and down through another hole on the right}…
  7. Tuck the braid ends up and under the hair at the nape of the neck, and secure with bobby pins…
  8. Go back and tug on the hair at the crown area to again add volume to desired fullness…
  9. Add access0ry and hairspray {if desired}.

If you loved this Flipped Braid Updo tutorial, please be sure to leave a comment below to let us know!

Happy Hairstyling!

This week, my twins BrooklynAndBailey shared with us a few of their tips for online privacy and safety. I thought they did a great job, and literally laughed when they showed me how they were going to present them! Click below, watch the video, and let me know what you thought!