Holiday Hair in a Hurry: Easy Tuck Braid Headband Tutorial


Jetting off to your next holiday party just got easier with this ultra simple, statement-making holiday hair tutorial. Perfect for the girl-on-the-go, this quick and easy tuck braid headband tutorial can get you out the door in a hurry. 

Creating this tuck braid headband provides quickly groomed hair that’s away from your face and way cuter than simply tucking your hair behind your ears. (Plus, this is a great style tip for bangs or layers that are being grown out.)

Why it’s great for the holidays & more:

  • It’s easy to do just about anywhere
  • It’s simple and pretty—the simplest styles sometimes attract the most eyes
  • It’s fantastic for any type of holiday soiree
  • It’s quick
  • It gets you out of a hair rut
  • It turns a bad hair day into something polished and presentable
  • It lasts all day
  • It gets your hair out of your face


  • Two small rubber bands
  • Large hair clip
  • Four hair pins
  • Holding hairspray


Step 1: Lift up your crown and secure with a clip.

Step 2: Take a small section of hair on both sides of your head. (Usually the amount of hair that lies in front of and on top of each ear is best.)

Step 3: Start creating a french braid near the scalp, and then continue braiding until you’ve reached about halfway down the parted section.

Step 4: Secure with a rubber band or use a hair clamp to hold braid in place. (The need to use a rubber band depends on the thickness of your hair.)

Step 5: Tuck the braid underneath your hair that’s being held in the large clip. Hold your side braid in place by criss-crossing two hair pins together. The weight of your loose hair in the back will disguise the pins when you let it loose.

Step 6: Repeat on the other side.

Step 7: Spray both sides in place with firm holding hairspray.


Hair by Maritza Buelvas of Beauty For Bloggers

Photography by Will Walker of Will Walker Studios

Modeling by Karolina O.

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