Tuck & Cover with Side Braid Hair Tutorial
For today’s hair tutorial, I chose to put my own spin on the classic “Tuck and Cover” hairstyle, and added in a side braid for a girly, boho-chic look. This is a very easy hair style that would be perfect for any casual event. I hope you like the look and will give it a try as well.
Supplies Needed: Brush, Comb, Headband, Bobby Pins, 1 Clear Elastic Band
Let’s get started!
Step 1: After brushing your hair smooth and free of all tangles, carefully place a headband around your hair, letting it rest on the upper part of your forehead. Make sure the top part of your hair above the headband is smooth, and comb any flyaways as necessary.
Step 2: Starting on one side of your hair, grab a 1-inch section and hold it straight out from your head. If you have never tried a tuck and cover hairstyle, it is a very simple style in which you take strands of hair and “tuck” it over and under the headband to “cover” it.
Step 3: Take the 1-inch section that you are holding and take it over the headband, then under. Once the first strand has been pulled through, repeat the process using the same strand as before, and add in a little more hair each time. Side note: I personally always twist my hair before pulling it over and under, but that is just because I like the “curly” look that this gives it.
Step 4: Continue the tuck and cover process until you have reached the middle part of the back of your head, and have pulled all of the last strand fully through. For this particular style I was able to “tuck and cover” 5 times before finishing the one side, but this will ultimately depend on your hair length and thickness.
Step 5: If needed, secure the last tucked strand with a bobby pin in the back.
Step 6: On the opposite side, begin the tuck and cover process using a 1-inch strand of hair. Again, take the strand up and over the headband and then pull it under. Repeat until you have reached the completed area on the opposite side. Secure the last tucked strand with a bobby pin, if needed.
Step 7: Pull the remaining loose hair to one side and divide into three equal parts for braiding.
Step 8: Begin braiding hair into a simple braid. Take the far left strand under the middle strand, then the far right strand under the middle strand, alternating until you have braided all of the hair.
Step 9: Once you have reached the bottom, secure hair with a clear, elastic band.
And there you have it- a cute, boho-chic inspired hairstyle for your next casual day out. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and please let me know if you have any questions! Have you ever tried a “tuck and cover” hairstyle?
Thanks for stopping by! – Cara