Today one of Team LC’s very favorite bloggers, Amber Fillerup of Barefoot Blondewill be sharing an original beauty post with all of you! Amber’s braids and updos are what our hair dreams are made of, so you can imagine why we’re excited to have her contribute to today’s post. Keep reading to see her half-updo messy braid tutorial below!

Amber Fillerup's half-up messy braid tutorial

Hey guys! It’s Amber here from Barefoot Blonde! Today I’m sharing a new hairstyle with you. It’s pretty straightforward and doesn’t take a lot of time, so it’s great for the girl on the go! I like to have a little list of quick styles I can do when I am in a hurry since I always wait ‘til the last minute to get ready. Here are the steps so you can recreate this hairstyle yourself!

1. First, tease your hair to create a little extra volume. Then pull your hair into a half up with a clear elastic.

How to recreate Amber's half-up messy braid

2. Braid the ends of the half up portion of your hair and secure the braid with a clear elastic.

Amber Fillerup's messy half-up hair how-to

3. Pull the braid apart until it is as thick as you would like it to be. I like to mess mine up a bit to make it look thicker and more texturized.

Half up messy braid

4. Take a small section of hair from underneath the braid and wrap it around the first clear elastic you used to secure the half up portion.

Half-up messy braid via Amber Fillerup

5. Bobby pin the section of hair in place.

How to recreate Amber's half-up messy braid look

6. Mist with a little bit of hairspray and voilá!

Amber Fillerup's messy half braid

And there you have it! If you liked this post from Amber, be sure to check out her Textured Double Braid, Double Dutch Braid Bun and 1-Minute Knotted Half Up-Do tutorials. Thanks for sharing today’s Hair How-To, Amber!

Will you be trying out this up-do messy braid?

Let us know if you do in the comments! If you snap a photo be sure to tag @amberfillerup and @laurenconrad_com on Instagram.

XO Team LC

Photos: David and Amber Fillerup Clark for Barefoot Blonde