Long Caramel Brunette Half Up Braids With Blonde Highlights

Added: 08 Jan 2014
Looking for a new hairstyle? These caramel brunette braids with blonde highlights are perfect for you! This half-up braided hairstyle is beautiful and flattering. The caramel brown color and blonde highlights make her look elegant, stylish, and edgy.

Our alluring model perfectly flaunts soft caramel braids and blonde highlights. She is wearing a light purple sweatshirt. Her hazel-colored eyes are perfectly complemented by her glossy pink lips, creating an elegant look. For this hairstyle, the length of these beautiful highlighted locks is left out to fall over the shoulders showing off the dainty waves added to the mid-lengths to ends, while the top half is pulled back and braided into the length to create this formal half updo. These long caramel half-up braids with blonde highlights are perfect for oval, oblong, and square face shapes. This hairstyle adds volume and fullness to your hair with a smooth finish. This style is perfect for any occasion.

This half-up braid hairstyle is excellent for those who want to keep their long hair looking healthy but need more time to maintain it daily. Maintain this hairstyle with regular trimming after 4 to 6 weeks. This hairstyle is perfect for those looking to add a new look while maintaining their current style or trying something new. Try these long caramel half-up braids with blonde highlights now!

Visual Story

Long Caramel Brunette Half Up Braids With Blonde Highlights- Visual Story

Hairstyle Suitability Rating: ★★★★★
Hairstyle Popularity Rating: ★★★★★

Hairstyle Type

Half Up Long
Hair Color
Caramel Brunette with Blonde Highlights

Haircut Technique

Scissor Cut


Face Shape
Hair Density
Hair Texture

Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, and 41 - 50

Forehead Height
Neck Length


30+ minutes
This is a very loose style that is easy to do with the right tools.
mousse, smoothing shine, hair spray
blow dry, curling iron
step 1

Apply styling mousse to damp hair, using your palm as a measuring guide, and evenly distribute it along the hair shaft. Styling mousse will add hold and can help achieve better results.

step 2

A medium radial brush is used on medium to long hair types to smooth out wavy or curly hair textures or to add body to straight hair. When selecting a radial brush, always use one with a pure bristle as this will not tear or damage the hair.

step 3

To blow-dry under, start at the nape/back and place your brush under the section of hair close to the nape. With the dryer held up over the hair, pull the brush from the roots and continue to the mid length's, keeping the blow-dryer following over the top. Once you reach the ends, curve them under. Repeat this step until the section is completely dry.

step 4

To blow-dry the sides, take out a small section of hair from the front and clip the rest of the hair away. Next, place the brush under the section and then pull the brush and hair forward around your face (this curving motion creates body). Place the hair-dryer on top of the brush until you reach the ends and then turn the ends under. Repeat until dry.

step 5

A large curling iron is used to create large soft curls and can be used to add body.

step 6

Take a small section of hair and place the ends at the base of your curling iron barrel and then wrap the hair up around the barrel until you reach your mid-lengths. Hold the hair for 5 to 10 seconds and then release the hair by unwinding the strands backwards.

step 7

Once your hairstyle is complete, hold your hair into place and then pin your hair into your desired direction.

step 8

Apply a very small amount of smoothing shine to the palms of your hands and then run it through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Be careful not to add any to the roots or a large amount to any section of the hair as smoothing shine can be very heavy on the hair, weighing it down and making it appear oily.

step 9

To finish, apply a minimal amount of hairspray from an arms length distance to the top, sides and back. Take care not to use too much or you will end up with a white, flaky residue which looks like dandruff.