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The 5 Prettiest Half-Up, Half-Down Braids to Wear This Summer

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We rounded up the 5 best half-up, half-down braid tutorials to try right now

Braids can be a tricky hairstyle to wear. Not because the majority of them require superhuman dexterity and 15 fingers on one hand, but because the “wrong” style can give you the appearance of either a third-grade schoolgirl or an 82-year-old librarian, which, hey, no shade at either of them, but it’s not exactly what we’re going for on a Saturday afternoon. And that’s why we’re so obsessed with the half-up, half-down braid for summer.

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Yes, it’s an incredibly specific hairstyle, but it’s one you’re about to see everywhere this month thanks to its soft yet refined finish — basically, the this-ol’-thing? of hairstyles. Plus, it’s a style that works on pretty much every hair type, texture and length, so you’ve got no reason not to try out all of our favorite tutorials, below, on yourself today. Keep reading (and watching!) to find your new summer style.

We rounded up the 5 best half-up, half-down braid tutorials to try right now
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Soft, messy, boho braids

Cornrow braided topknot

Curly, multilayered braids

Double-Dutch braids

Voluminous fishtail braids

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