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Updated on November 07, 2021

Half braided hairstyles are a must-have if you like easy ways to pull your locks back. You can enjoy all the beautiful simplicity of leaving your hair down with a dash of spontaneity added in by your braids. All this and not having to brush the hair out of your face every few minutes—can you imagine?

Cute And Effortless Half Braided Hairstyles

A half updo with braids is a beautiful way to begin your morning. You can easily style it yourself. Experiment with different kinds of braids and enjoy the ease and cuteness of your free-flowing locks.

1. Easy Boho Hairstyle For Long Hair

This style is the definition of a beautiful mess. To get the casual vibe of a loose braid, pull the rope braids apart a bit after you tie them, so they don’t look too finished for an everyday style. Loose and relaxed is all the rage right now!

2. Double Dutch Braid Hairstyle

Pair this hairstyle with an oversized top, high-waisted jean shorts and some strappy sandals to channel your inner flower child. Choose your makeup carefully. Pick earthly tones and light lip swatches. Now put on your best 70’s music and rock out. Peace and love, man!

3. French Braid Tie Back Hairstyle

Not every lady is talented at doing her own hair and that’s perfectly fine! Even those who find the simplest braid challenging can manage this half braided hairstyle with a little bit of determination. With some gentle curling of the end pieces, this is the perfect choice for a wedding.

4. Snake Braid Headband

Switching from a beginner to an advanced braider: this braided style is a bit tougher to complete. If you can manage to get the two perfectly aligned braided V’s in the back, you know you’ve done a good job. Celebrate by taking selfies and alerting your Instagram followers of your new hairstyle success.

5. Tuck-Under Half Braided Updo

This updo is suited for formal wear and fancy occasions. Can’t you imagine? This gorgeous hairstyle paired with a flowing gown and sexy stilettos! The tuck-under aspect of this style is what distinguishes it from all the other half braids and makes it special.

6. Four Strand Headband Braid

Let’s talk about the four-strand braid. It may seem intimidating at first, but it’s not much different from any other braid you know and love. Here’s how to do it. Divide a section into four strands. Tuck the strand furthest away under the strand next to it then cross it over the next one and tuck it under the one closest to you. Then do the same thing backwards. Simple, right?

7. Lace Rose Half Up Hairstyle

Who doesn’t love the elegance of having a flower in their hair? With this half braided hairstyle, you get all the fun of a rose with none of the thorns. Forget about dealing with petals falling out midway through the night. This flower is created entirely with your hair!

8. Half Up Braided Hairstyle

This sleek hairdo is a perfect choice for catching up with your friends on a weekend night. You can wear your hair down without the added stress of having to fuss over it. Once the braided part has been pulled back, you’ll simply leave it be until it’s time to crawl into bed hours later.

9. Double Half Braided Hairstyle

This one is so simple – you could do it in your sleep! French braid sections from the front left and from the front right, pinning the two braids side-by-side as shown in the picture. To get some added volume on top, backcomb your roots before you begin to braid.

10. Waves And Half Up Braids

The half-up, half-down hairstyle is a favorite to be remembered. How many elementary school picture days did you sport the style in front of an awkwardly colored backdrop? For a new take on an old classic, try using braids to pull some of the hair back. You’ll wonder why you ever dropped the old reliable style?!

11. Braided Half Updo with Bun

To get this half braided hairstyle at home, start by pinning the front of your hair back. Then, take a section from each side and braid two thin fishtail braids. Twist the two braids together and pin them up into a cute compact bun.

12. Double Braided Half Updo

Simple, but unique! When you want to try out a style that you’ve never done before, this is a good one to consider. It sort of resembles a crown braid, but only from the back. In the front, you get the sleek, neat look of a half up, half down style.

13. Half Up Fishtail Braid

Everyone loves the fishtail braid for its keen ability to be both casual and classy all at once. In this take on the lovable style, you’ll tie half of your hair back with a small elastic and create the braid with the ends of that ponytail.

14. Thin Messy Crown Braids

You don’t have to be a mess when you run your Sunday errands! Sure, sweatpants and a topknot are the easiest way to get out and about quickly, but it’s nice to show off your style now and again. Meet a genius messy rope braid tutorial! The style has just the right amount of flare to take your tresses to the next level.

15. Half Up Fauxhawk

This look is a total rock star chic take on half braided hairstyles. The key to rocking this style like a bassist in a band is to really tease the middle section to achieve the unbeatable volume. You can’t have a fauxhawk without enviable big hair.

16. Quick and Easy ‘Do

If you love crown braids, then you’ll love this! This half up style is basically a smaller version of the well-known crown braid. The only difference is that it circles the crown of your head without using all your hair. The locks in the back are left down to soften the look of a go-to updo.

17. Triple Half Braided Hairstyle

Remember how much you loved bows as a little girl? Any hairstyle seemed infinitely better when topped off with one. Try it out now! This triple braided style comes together by pulling all three braids to the center and topping them off with a big, beautiful bow.

18. Multibraided Half Updo

This hairstyle is the epitome of eloquence. Choose this look for a formal date in a nice restaurant. The longer your hair length is, the better you’ll look with this style! The bun and the long locks contrast each other in perfect harmony, giving you the best of both worlds.

19. Half Up Side French Braid

Roots used to be a taboo, but not anymore. These days, dark roots on bleached hair are a winning color combination, showing off your dedication to your hair. This half braided hairstyle is the perfect way to display your natural hair sneaking in with a cute and effortless style.

20. Romantic Style with Braided Headband

Who needs a headband when you can make one out of your own hair? Braids are a fun way to experiment with new styles and you can make them look whatever you like, which includes turning them into a headband. In this fun style, you’ll utilize braids to do just that while also pulling half of your hair back.

These styles are great examples of how easy and fun half braided hairstyles can be. Try one out and see for yourself!

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