Half Up Braided Roses Hair Tutorial

This style is great  if you like half up hairstyles and want a way to dress it up a bit. The braided roses add a hint of feminity to any outfit. I’ve wanted to try this style for a while now and thought my #BraidaDay 30 day hair challenge was the perfect opportunity to try it out. If you’d like to see more braided hairstyles follow along with me for my challenge on Instagram/InstaSnap and get daily hair inspo and tips. Without further adieu let’s get started on the braided roses hair tutorial!

Beginner step by step tutorial for this cute half up braided roses hairstyle. Great to add some extra cuteness and femininity to any look.SUPPLIES

All you need to get started is some small clear hair elastics, and some bobby pins.

  1. Small clear hair elastics
  2. Bobby pins
  3. Brush or comb (optional)



Separate the top half of your hair into 3 sections: the back, and each of the sides.


Make a loose braid out of each of the sections. Start with the back section, then do each of the sides after you pull out some loose face framing pieces.

Helpful tip – pull backwards as you braid the sides so your hair sits properly when you make the roses.

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Spray each braid with texturizing spray. I’m using Beyond the Zone’s teasing spray from Sally’s, but I really miss my Fave4 texturizing spray I got from Birchbox earlier in the year. It’s the best texturizing spray I’ve ever used and I need to find where I can get it again. It has the perfect amount of tackiness without hardening your hair. If you know where I can get it in Canada please let me know!


Pull each braid apart to create a nice, full looking braid. Slowly work at them until you’re happy with the size of your petals.

Helpful tip – pull it apart slowly, you can always pull out more hair but it’s hard to put it back. If your hair is too slippery just add more texturizing spray. 


Slowly roll your braid into a flat pinwheel so that one edge is on the outside, and the other is the center of the rose. Start with the end of your braid where the elastic is, and slowly roll towards your head. Secure with 2 bobby pins forming an X. Don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t turn out perfectly. My first one wasn’t that great, but I kept practicing and it kept getting better, so keep pushing through!

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Use bobby pins to secure any pieces that might be sticking out, or not quite sitting right. Set your cute new cute hairdo with some hairspray.


There ya have it, 6 easy steps to create an Instagram-worthy braided rose hairstyle. These tutorials have become highly requested on Instagram so I’m going to try to do one every single week for you, and my next tutorial will have a video for you. My mic decided to stop working so I have to pick one up on the weekend. For more hair inspiration and beauty tips follow me on social media, @HappyStylishFit, and join me on Facebook every week for Makeup Tip Monday.

Until next time,

xo Jannine


Beginner step by step tutorial for this cute half up braided roses hairstyle. Great to add some extra cuteness and femininity to any look.Beginner step by step tutorial for this cute half up braided roses hairstyle. Great to add some extra cuteness and femininity to any look.

By |2017-11-04T15:15:59+00:00August 10th, 2016|Hair, Hair Tutorials, Stylish, Tutorials|10 Comments


  1. Mimi paul August 11, 2016 at 4:38 am - Reply

    Hi Janine.It was simply a great hairstyle post.Loved it and keep up the good work.

    • Jannine August 12, 2016 at 1:10 pm - Reply

      Thanks for checking it out Mimi <3
      xo Jannine

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  4. Marette @ Floradise September 12, 2016 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    I am going to try some of these half up braids. Wish me luck!

    • Jannine September 13, 2016 at 8:57 am - Reply

      Good luck Marette! I’d love to see how it turns out 🙂
      xo Jannine

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