Easy Braided Updo

February 11, 2016

I had this all ready to go and fell asleep putting the kids to bed… at 7:30.  Haha I didn’t wake up until 7 this morning!  Sorry it’s late but it was for a good cause!!!

Easy Braided Updo

Easy Braided Updo

Easy Braided Updo

Before Valentines Day comes and goes I wanted to share with you this super easy braided updo.  If you can braid — you can do this hairstyle.  I love how elegant it is and there are so many variations you could make using the technique.  I loved seeing your pictures of the crown braid, so many of you snapped me or tagged me on instagram and I LOVED seeing how gorgeous all of you looked!  If you decide to give this one a try, I wanna see!  And let me know what variations you play around with, who would have thought a banana clip of all things!

If you love this hairstyle, you might like one of these too! Fishtail Updo / Mixed Braids Half Up / 3 Easy Buildable Styles


Easy Braided Updo

Option #2, instead of braiding it around the nape of the neck, you just braid it straight down the middle!

Easy Braided Updo

Easy Braided Updo


Products I used

And the super duper easy peasy tutorial, I hope you guys enjoy!

  • I am one of those girls that are NOT talented with hair (haha!), but I think I could pull this one off! You’ve inspired me! Love your blog and snapchat!


  • LOVE this!!!! I can’t wait to try it 🙂

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  • Elisa

    I didn’t have a banana clip like you do, but decided to try it using the bobby pin technique you use in your faux hawk braid tutorial. It worked great! So don’t let the lack of a banana clip stop you!

  • lolme

    ok, so u don’t need extensions but u need some antique banana clip!? well I am going to enjoy looking for this thin from what the 80s!

    • Abby

      haha seriously, right?! You can find them all over the place now. Good luck!