Braided Updo

A braided updo makes a great protective style.

The only problem?

Most braided updos are too serious looking for a little girl.

So, with that in mind, I created a one of a kind, kiddy updo!

It took the whole length of Toy Story 3 and two breaks to get my younger sister to sit still, but I think I pulled it off.


Left Side

What You’ll Need:

Start with clean, detangled hair for best results.

I want each updo to be original and unique to the child, so I won’t go into too much detail about where to put the braids. Just have fun with it!

I started with parting the hair on the left side, then parting it to the ear from that part for the bangs.

Clip that section up and out of the way. Remember, this is optional. Not all girls like the bangs.


Take the rest of the hair and part that in half, from one ear to the other. Starting with the bottom half, braid the braids up to the center part.

I choose to the braid the braids all the way to the end, but DON’T do this.

The reason I say this is because, a few days later, the braids were starting to stick out all over the place. Use rubber bands and braid the hair halfway as shown above.

Now do the top anyway you want, leading the braids to the center part. If you feel up to the challenge, try something really awesome like Zig Zag Braids or criss-cross cornrows for special details.


Now take the rest of the loose hair and braid it over to your bangs.

Add a rubber band to the end of your chubby braid and braid it into one of your cornrow braids.

The arrow shows how I did mine.

Now add beads or ribbons to the ends of your braids if you like and you’re all set to go!

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