Tuck and Cover Side Braid

tuck and cover with side braid tutorial

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!

tuck and cover with side braid tutorial

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.

tuck and cover with side braid tutorial

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.

tuck and cover with side braid tutorial

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.

tuck and cover with side braid tutorial

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.

tuck and cover with side braid tutorial

Step 5: If needed, secure the last tucked strand with a bobby pin in the back.

tuck and cover with side braid tutorial

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.

tuck and cover with side braid tutorial

Step 7: Pull the remaining loose hair to one side and divide into three equal parts for braiding.

tuck and cover with side braid tutorial

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.

tuck and cover with side braid tutorial

Step 9: Once you have reached the bottom, secure hair with a clear, elastic band.

tuck and cover with side braid hair tutorial

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

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30 Comments

  1. This looks great, I need to do some more exciting things with my hair. A plait never stays in as I have quite a few layers, but I do like what you have done with the hair band πŸ™‚

    1. Thank-you! I have a lot of layers too from originally having a short, choppy bob, so it has taken me awhile to get it grown out to be able to braid again.

  2. This looks so good on you! I’ll have to try it.. you made it look easy though so we’ll see haha =)

    1. Thanks! Aw, I know what you mean. Mine is just now getting long enough for different braids. Having short hair does have its benefits though and yours is very cute πŸ™‚

  3. I cannot even tell you how cute you look! Absolutely adorable and super pictures for a great tutorial! I hope your Monday is off to a lovely start!!

    1. Thank-you! I get bored with just wearing it down/straight all of the time. You should try this out πŸ™‚

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