Watch the Tutorial

You woke up. You went to the gym. You’re ten steps ahead of me and you totally rock…but now it’s time to leave for work or go to your parent/teacher conference, and it’s T-minus 5 minutes ‘til go-time. You need to look presentable stat.

No problem. You’ve got this. All you need are some clear rubber bands, bobby pins and hair spray. No, braids are not just for teenagers. Yes, they will save you So. Much. Time.

Today we’re trying out what I call the “Topsy Braid.” It’s a throwback to the topsy tails of the ‘90s. Oh yeaaa.

Watch the video above to see how to get this look!

Here’s a step-by-step guide:



Step 1 — Part dry hair down the middle.

Step 2 — Pull two chunks of hair from the front quadrant (like you would do for a regular half up) to the front of your face and braid them. Then, tie with an elastic.

Steps 3, 4, 5 — Pull braid from beneath your chin over your head.

Step 6 — Pull braid down at the back of your head. Now, smooth out hair by your face so it looks good from the front.

Step 7 — Topsy tail your braid (hey, middle school!).

Step 8 — Pull braid down and loosen the braid a little bit to make it fuller.


Stay beautiful,


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