French Braid Updo

A french braid updo for that special night out or even just when you feel like playing around with your hair. The bun in the back is a definite necessity to have in your hairstyle arsenal and wrapping it with a chic french braid takes it to the next level.

Finish off the look with your favorite gold headband and you are ready to have all your friends asking how you did it. Give it a try and don’t forget to tag me on instagram (@MissySueBlog) so I can see your recreation of the style.

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French Braid Updo

French Braid Updo
  • Step 1 / With a side part on the right, place a headband about 2 inches back from the hairline.
  • Step 2 / Next, separate the hair into three sections, one on each side of the head, and one in the back.
  • Step 3 / Take the back section, rolling the hair around into a twist, wrap it into a low bun and secure it in place with hair pins.
  • Step 4 / Once the bun is secure, gently pull on the edges to create a fuller bun and help hide the hair pins.
  • Step 5 / Pick up the hair on the right side, gently twisting the hair towards the back of the head.
  • Step 6 / Wrap the twist over the top of the bun and pin it in place with hair pins.
  • Step 7 / With the remaining hair on the left side, pick up a section near the part and divide into three pieces for the french braid.
  • Step 8 / Create a french braid by crossing the back strand over the middle, then cross the front strand over the middle. Now bring in sections of hair, incorporating them into the braid as well alternating the side pieces over the middle sections. \
  • Step 9 / Once all the hair is incorporated into the braid, angle the braid upwards, over the bun, and braid the rest of the hair into a regular braid.
  • Step 10 / Now wrap the braid around the top of the bun and pin it in place.

French Braid Updo

Easy Knotted Updo

I am excited to share this ridiculously easy knotted updo tutorial with you today. For once it pays to have your hair all knotty because this hairstyle is done by actually tying it! This knotted ‘do is perfect because it is one of those styles that can be worn with sunglasses and a pair of jeans during the day, or a little sequined dress and some heels in the evening.

This hairstyle really does require a little bit of hair tying, but the back portion can be changed up to accommodate any type of knot or wrapped bun. Just play around a little bit and see how it works out for you. This can literally be worn nearly anywhere and is the perfect everyday hairstyle!

Head over to Latest-Hairstyles.com for the full tutorial!

Knotted Updo

37 Weeks Pregnancy Update

37 Weeks Pregnancy Update

37 Weeks Pregnancy Update

Baby’s gender:

Boy

Baby’s size:

He now weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel, about the size of a bunch of Swiss chard.

Baby’s development:

Your due date is very close now, but doctors don’t consider your baby “full term” until 39 weeks. Spending the next two weeks in the womb allows your baby’s brain and lungs to fully mature.

Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long.

My weight gain:

33 lbs

Craving:

Water – I can’t go anywhere without a water bottle on hand. If I forget, I have to stop somewhere and pick some up. It’s definitely a pain but if it’s helping this little bun grow then I am happy to do it.

Feeling: 

Nervous and anxious. Nervous I am not going to have everything done in time and anxious to have my body back, hahaha! Getting out of bed is a struggle, getting out of the car is a struggle, picking stuff up off the floor is like “ehhh, it can stay there.” I wish I had someone to follow me around and put my shoes on or clip my seatbelt. It’s really crazy how easy it is to get winded by the simplest things.

Grocery shopping or walking anywhere too quickly sends me into a series of serious side aches. I have to stop and look around pretending I’m fine while slowly dying inside from the pain.

Things of Note:

I have always hated taking baths but ever since being pregnant I could literally lay in the tub all day long. Half the time I’m asking myself whether I’ve waited long enough to get back in. I love to just lay there soaking and usually only get out when the water becomes too cold or I get too hot. I never fill it up all the way because I’ve heard hot water can be bad during pregnancy so I always make sure my entire belly is exposed, out of the water. I honestly don’t even know if that matters but it’s so wonderful to just lay there suspended. I should’ve gotten a pass to a pool somewhere or something, haha.

Also, my belly button has officially popped out. AJ always pokes it and tells me my turkey is done.

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