- Half Up, Half Down Hairstyle for Spring
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- 18 Quick Half Up, Half Down Hairstyle Ideas for Busy Mornings!
- Easy, Cute Half Up, Half Down Hair Tutorials:
- Half Up, Half Down Hairstyle Tutorials:
- 1. The Twisted Half Up – The Small Things Blog
- 2. 7 Heatless Half Up, Half Down Hairstyles – Lyss Ryann
- 3. 4 Quick Go-To Half Up Styles – Annies Forget Me Knots
- 4. Half Up, Half Down Hairstyle – Lainey Marie Beauty
- 5. Half-Updo with Hidden Bobby Pins – Maggie Margarita
- 6. Voluminous Twisted Half-Up Hairstyle – Sexy Hair
- 7. Half Up Romantic Knotted Style – Confessions of a Hairstylist
- 8. Twisted Crown Braid – Abby Smith
- 9. Looped Half Updo – Missy Sue
- 13 Prettiest Half Up Half Down Hairstyles for Every Hair Type 2020
- Half Up Half Down Hairstyle Tutorial with a Twist
- Half Up Half Down Hairstyle
- What Are The Best Tools to Hold This Hairstyle in Place?
- Does My Hair Need to Be Clean or Dirty?
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- Half Up Half Down Hairstyles to Try
- Step 1: Start in the shower
- Step 2: Create your waves
- Step 3: Hack your way around all this with a dry shampoo
- Step 4: Create your twists
- Step 5: Finish with hairspray
- 1. Simple Twist
- 2. Half Top-Knot
- 3. Braided Half-Up
- 4. Twisted Sides
- 5. Pulled Fishtail
- 6. Messy Twist
- 7. Half-Up Space Buns
- 8. Wide Top Knot
- 9. Accessorized
- 10. Retro Half Up Half Down
- 11. Middle Part Half-Up
- 12. Flower Updo
- 13. Beehive
- 14. Box Braids Updo
- 15. Middle Top Knot
- 16. Curly Half Up Style
- 17. Face-Framing Pieces
- 18. Rope Braid
- 19. Dutch Braid Half Updo
Half Up, Half Down Hairstyle for Spring
Every year when springtime comes and the weather is finally warm enough that we can take our winter hats off for the year, I get a little bit of an upswing in the hairstyling department.
I always feel showing my hair off a little bit more after it’s been covered up so often for so many months! That’s why, even though spring isn’t here yet, I’ve already been practicing with a few styles so that I’m all ready to look my best the moment the weather gets warmer.
I’ve done a few I really d so far, but this particular half up, half down style was my absolute favourite.
As usual, I opted to lay out the steps for my favourite spring style so that other DIY enthusiasts can try it out too. Tutorials have always helped me when I need a bit of guidance, so I returning the favour.
Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For this style, you’ll need:
- Hair elastics
- Bobby pins
- A brush
Half Up, Half Down Hairstyle for Spring
Brush your hair through entirely so it’s free of tangles. Let it part wherever is most comfortable for you. Start by sectioning out a piece on the left side, about two inches wide, at the top front near the part. Split this piece into three evenly sized strands. You’ll use these to turn the whole section into a standard three strand braid.
Pass the strand in your right hand over the one in the centre and into your left hand, taking the centre one into your right. Then pass the far left strand over the new centre piece, taking the centre one in that hand as you pass the left strand to your right. Repeat this process all the way down to the end of the section.
Don’t pull the hair too tightly; you want to keep it a little looser so it looks it has a little more volume and texture. You can also get this look by lightly pulling the woven strands to loosen them up a little while you hold the ends tightly together, but don’t pull anything so hard the it comes entirely loose.
When you’re done, fasten the braid at the end of the strand with a small hair elastic.
Right below the section you just braided, separate another section at the front around the same size. This time, you’re going to create a fishtail braid. Separate the section into two equally sized pieces, one in each hand.
Take a thin piece from the underside of the left strip, bring it to the right side, and pass it up and around the right strand, merging it back into the left strand at the middle between the two main sections.
Then take a small piece from the underside of the right strand, bring it to the left side, and pass it up and around the left section and down into the middle to join the right strand again. Repeat this process all the way down the section until you get to the end.
Loosen your woven pieces for a voluminous look again, just you did with the first braid, and fasten the ends with a small hair elastic when you’re done.
Repeat the entire process of making both of these braids on the other side of your head, placing them evenly in height to the first ones you made. Repeat the loosening steps for volume aiming for the same thickness and textured look as well. Once again, you’ll make one three-strand braid and one fishtail braid.
Let the pairs of braids you make on either side rest where they are for a moment and work with the hair at the back of your head now.
Starting at the crown, section a piece of hair that spans almost enough width to meet up with your side sections, gathering up about half the hair at the back into your hand for decent thickness while still leaving a good volume of hair down.
Tie this section of hair into a ponytail at the back, but do so loosely and a little lower down than you might usually if you were making a regular high ponytail tight to the head.
Once you’ve got the elastic in place, split the ponytail in two and pull the two sections away from each other to slide the elastic up the ponytail a little. This will bunch the hair above it, giving it a raised, voluminous look. Pull and adjust the section as you need to in order to get the height you want at your crown for the style.
Pick up the pairs of braids on either side of your head and bring them smoothly towards the back to meet up with the ponytail you just made. Gather the ponytail and the four braids all together one piece and wrap a hair elastic around the whole bundle.
If your hair is long enough that this new amalgamated ponytail features a lot of braid in it, feel free to take the elastic you put in the end of each braid out and use your fingers to break up the woven pieces and blend them into the rest of the ponytail.
The elastic that you tied all of the hair together with will hold the braids above that in place and stop them from unwinding as well.
Take your gathered ponytail and split it into two sections, one in each hand. Give the section in your right hand a twist to the right and then pass it over the other section into your left hand, taking that second untwisted section into your right hand from underneath.
Then give that section a twist to the right and pass it over the other just before. Repeat this process to create a twist, wrapping the pieces all the way down to the ends. Fasten the ends in place with a small hair elastic.
Feel free to loosen the woven pieces again you did before to give the twist a little more volume.
Take the twist by the end and curl it around and upwards to the right. Start spiralling the twist around itself to create a bun, tucking the end under. Hold the bun in place and insert pins around the edges to jeep the bun in place and wrapped properly. Adjust the hair on the twist and around the bun as needed.
Overall , the style reminds me a little bit of a rose, which I think is why I it so much for spring! Just in case you’d to try any of these styles out for yourself, here’s a fantastic tutorial video to help you!
18 Quick Half Up, Half Down Hairstyle Ideas for Busy Mornings!
Hey supermom, are you stuck in the mom bun rut?
I feel you.
And even though a cute, messy bun can seem a great idea at first, I get to the point where another bun just makes me feel tired and old.
That’s why I love sharing quick and easy hair tutorials that can give us a lift, so we can feel human again and enjoy chasing our kiddos around a little bit more.
Or, am I the only one that feels this way sometimes:
Easy, Cute Half Up, Half Down Hair Tutorials:
All of these cute half up, half down hairstyles can be done in a few minutes, usually with hair that hasn’t been washed in a day or two.
A little dry shampoo can help if you’re feeling a bit oily at the roots.
Or, don’t be afraid of using sea salt spray to get awesome texture and life, which goes perfectly with a half up style.
Half Up, Half Down Hairstyle Tutorials:
I’d love to take credit for these adorable styles, but alas – each video is credited to the genius behind the style.
Please feel free to visit their channels for more awesome hair tutorials or hang out on their blogs.
1. The Twisted Half Up – The Small Things Blog
Kate is a master of all things hair. Check out more on her channel here.
2. 7 Heatless Half Up, Half Down Hairstyles – Lyss Ryann
7 adorable, achievable half up, down hairstyles from Lyss Ryan here. She drops new videos weekly, so if you her style – check out her channel.
3. 4 Quick Go-To Half Up Styles – Annies Forget Me Knots
Great ideas for longer hair. Of course, her hair is just Disney princess perfect. See more of her styles here.
4. Half Up, Half Down Hairstyle – Lainey Marie Beauty
Such a great style and she whips this together in 7 minutes, while talking and explaining it to us. Imagine how fast it could be once you get the hang of it. Love. Her channel has a ton of great content, too.
5. Half-Updo with Hidden Bobby Pins – Maggie Margarita
This one is so chic, it would work great for a date night, work day, or even a special event.
A lot more great ideas this on her channel here.
6. Voluminous Twisted Half-Up Hairstyle – Sexy Hair
Love everything about this. Sexy Hair has such great products and their channel is a treasure trove of great info.
7. Half Up Romantic Knotted Style – Confessions of a Hairstylist
If you prefer more soft, romantic waves, this is the half-updo for you. I love this one. Perfect for an event, attending a wedding, or to wear with a cute dress.
Love her channel, too, check it out here.
8. Twisted Crown Braid – Abby Smith
Love this soft look by Abby Smith. She is such a fun vlogger to follow. She’s even released some books on braiding and has her own hair tool line. So fun.
9. Looped Half Updo – Missy Sue
I love Missy Sue’s videos – so easy to follow and they work for more hair types. She has almost a million subscribers, so safe to say I’m not the only one that loves her channel.
So cute! Did you find one you want to try?
If you love hairstyling, check out the other posts in this series on easy updos, braids,messy buns, beachy waves, power ponytails and hairstyles for little girls.
Have a fabulous day,
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13 Prettiest Half Up Half Down Hairstyles for Every Hair Type 2020
Ah, the magical half-up, half-down hairstyle. The look that says, yes, I wanted my hair in a ponytail, but no, I did not want to look a hot mess today. The style that can be glammed up with accessories and pins or downplayed with elastics and natural texture.
It is, dare I say, the most versatile hairstyle, and it doesn’t get nearly as much love as it deserves. And to change that—and get you your hair rut—I rounded up the 13 prettiest half-up, half-down hair ideas to copy next time you wanna try a bit.
Just, , a little bit.
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1 Half-Up, Half-Down Studded Bun
Okay, aside from the fact that Lucy’s stick-straight hair looks it could actually cut glass (goals), her half-up, half-down baby bun is perfectly sectioned above her temples,combed back and pinned to the crown of her head, and then adorned with a dozen star pins (P.S. I’m wearing these pins right now. Am I also a celebrity?! Yes?!).
2 Half-Up, Half-Down Braids
Whether you’re working with locs or braids, you can copy this super-easy style (you’re probably already wearing it right now, TBH). But to make it feel a little ~newer~, try leaving out two face-framing pieces, à la every single icon of the ’00s, and pinning or tying your hair off at the nape of your neck rather than at the crown.
3 Half-Up, Half-Down Braids
I truly cannot get over how gorgeous these fairy-esque braids were at the Alice + Olivia spring 2020 show—I mean, please just look at them. LOOK AT THEM.
To recreate, rake the sides of your hairline back into two braids, pinning them in place in the center of your head before tying the ends into a knot.
Then stick sprigs of fake lavender through your braid, bobby-pinning the ends in place.
4 Half-Up, Half-Down Curls
Alright, so Joan Smalls’ hair isn’t exactly half up—more one-third up. Still, I’m counting it, because it’s also the perfect trick for anyone who has fine hair (hi) and can’t scoop up half of their hair without looking they’re balding on the bottom.
5 Half-Up, Half-Down Bun
If you’ve got a ton of thick hair, gathering half of it and pinning it to the top of your head isn’t exactly feasible (or comfortable). Instead, section off just the top of your hair, from temple to temple, and twist it into a bun, securing with pins or a cute scrunchie.
6 Half-Up, Half-Down Twists
Yes, this half-up, half-down hairstyle looks hella complicated, but it’s honestly not: Just scoop the sides of your hair back, twist them, and pin them on top of one another straight across your head. Then weave a thin gold chain (can legit just be from a necklace) around the twists, letting the ends dangle free or bobby-pinning them in place.
7 Half-Up, Half-Down Curls
Vanessa Hudgens, I cannot handle the vibes you are giving us in this photo. The makeup, the hair, the perfectly blown-out swoops…sigh. To recreate on yourself, DO NOT EVEN TRY, but also, blow out your hair with a large round brush, then wrap the two-inch section of your hairline around velcro rollers for major volume.
8 Half-Up, Half-Down Pearled Twist
Again, this half-up, half-down look is way, way easier than it appears. Yes, it’ll take a few tries, but to get this result? It’s worth it. Think of this style a French braid but with twisting instead.
Scoop the crown of your hair back, twist once, then pin in place. Scoop up the sides of your hair, twist it all together once, then pin in place. Then scoop up another layer of hair, twist together, and pin in place.
Confused? Just watch the tutorial, and grab some pearl pins to get ready.
9 Half-Up, Half-Down Knots
Space buns meet 2019 with Isabela Moner’s incredibly cute half-up, half-down hairstyle. Just section your hair in half from temple to temple, split your hair down the middle, then twist and pin each side in two knots.
10 Half-Up, Half-Down Bows
So glossy…so shiny…so pretty. This half-up, half-down hairstyle veers on the edge of a ponytail, but as someone who hates having my hair in my face, I’m down with it.Twist the sides of your hair back and pin in place at the nape of your neck before clipping on a bow. This Perlita bow costs $198, but don’t worry—cheaper options also exist if you’re on a budget.
11 Half-Up, Half-Down Ponytail
Simple yet effective: Scoop your curls into a high half-up, half-down ponytail and secure on the top of your head. Pro tip: Use a PuffCuff—an O-shaped clip that’s a godsend for curls—instead of an elastic to secure your hair without destroying your curl pattern.
12 Double Half-Up, Half-Down
If you look closely, you can see that this half-up, half-down hairstyle isn’t just one section of hair scooped and pinned in back—it’s actually two.
To recreate, section off the hair at your crown, lightly back-comb it, then twist and pin in place. Then scoop up the section of hair beneath, back-comb, then twist and pin in place.
Add two black bow barrettes if you’re feeling faaancy.
13 Half-Up, Half-Down Bun
This is pretty much the ultimate this-ol’-thing? hairstyle I dream of wearing yet can never get right. The trick, as I’ve discovered, is to play with how much hair you section off on top (for me, I look best with less hair on top and more on the bottom, just this look). And, um, to also have a cool scrunchie and an Instagrammable background.
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Half Up Half Down Hairstyle Tutorial with a Twist
If you have long hair, then you will love this simple half up half down hairstyle. This tutorial is a bit more than your usual half-up style, as this has a cute twist and added embellishment.
This works not only for casual days at work but also for any event that is not formal but a little bit dressy.
Half Up Half Down Hairstyle
I find this hairstyle works best for wavy hair or hair that has been curled. Straight hair can create the same style, but the waves add a bit more sophistication to this otherwise simple hairstyle.
While it is shown on longer hair, it can work on shorter styles, just remember that some short styles will need more bobby pins or barrettes to hold the style in place.
If you are tired of a basic ponytail but don’t want your hair hanging down in your face all day, this is a great idea! For those who have straight hair but want the waves as shown check out this fun way to curl your hair using only paper towels!
Have curly hair and get frustrated trying to style it? Check out this video for how to style curly hair easily!
What Are The Best Tools to Hold This Hairstyle in Place?
For this style, longer hair will work fine with just 1-2 bobby pins or a small barrette to hold it in place. If you have a shorter or short layered hairstyle, you will definitely need a few extra pins to hold the sides in place when twisted.
Some of my favorite options are the classic Goody bobby pin in a color close to my own natural hair color. This blends in well and isn’t as conspicuous when using multiple pins to hold your hair in place properly.
If you want or need to have something a bit stronger to hold your hair in place, I highly recommend investing in snap clips. They aren’t as easy to hide but work great for holding your hair more securely.
Does My Hair Need to Be Clean or Dirty?
Personally, I find that my hair tends to fall barrettes and pins when it is freshly washed. I have very fine hair, and that means that it doesn’t always stay in place easily.
So, if I am 1-2 days after a wash, then this style will stay in place longer and look better. This also applies to when I am curling my hair or styling with anything I want to hold a wave or style for very long.
If you find your hair feels in need of a boost, check out this list of amazing homemade hair masks. These are excellent for restoring tired tresses.
ProTip: If you want to go longer between washing, I absolutely love the OGX Dry Shampoo. There are several options for different hair types and needs. This brand isn’t a “one size fits all” product.
Having tried several types in the past, this is the only one I . It doesn’t create a heavy build-up on my hair or discolor it when used.
Begin by combing or brushing your hair to remove any tangles. This will create a clean and ready base for the next steps.
To begin, you will gather a section of hair at the forehead that is around 2″ wide and pull it toward the back.
While you pull this back, you will slowly twist the hair. As you twist, you will begin rolling it inward toward your scalp as you go.
If your hair is especially thick, you can pick up more hair as you move backward to make a thicker twist.
Once you have that side twisted back to the middle of the back of your head, you will use a bobby pin to secure against the scalp.
Repeat this process on the second side securing in back when twisted.
Now, take both sides and twist them around each other then you will secure in the center with a bobby pin.
When both sides have been twisted and pulled back in a half up half down hairstyle, it is time to secure with a small barrette, snap clip, or additional bobby pins. If your hair is fine or you have flyaways, you can also spritz a bit of hairspray at this time to help hold it in place.
At this point, you can twist or braid the hair a little more to secure, or leave as is before adding your final touches.
The final step in creating this hairstyle is to add an embellishment to your hair. A simple clip or comb with beads or flowers can be slipped into the sides of the twist.
Add this against your scalp, leaving the twist showing, but the additional flowers adding a bit of life and extra beauty to the style. If wanted, you can use a curling wand to add a bit of curl along the sides.
Now that you’ve tried this easy but beautiful style, make sure to comment and let us know what other styles you want to see!
15 Simple Hairstyles that are Half Up
We’ve covered everything from easy updos to easy braids, but what’s a girl to do when she can’t decide between wearing her hair up or down? Rock a half updo, of course! Not only are they simple and easy to do, but they are also extremely versatile.
You can go from casual to dressy in a matter of seconds! Here are our favorite simple half-up and half-down hairstyles. Whether you have a few seconds or a few minutes, you’ll find a chic, easy hairstyle to suit your hair length.
The best part is that half-up hairstyles are amazing at disguising dirty or oily second-day hair.
Casual Hair Styles
This chic and simple half up twist is perfect for curly hair. It looks so romantic!
via Hair Romance
You can’t get much easier than this half-up hairstyle secured with a single pin. Back combing adds volume to fine, limp hair.
via Treasures and Travels
The half-crown braid can be dressed up or down. Curl your hair this for a holiday or formal hairstyle; leave it straight or wavy for a more casual look. You may also these braided hairstyles for little girls!
via The Freckled Fox
Have dirty hair and no time to wash it? This twisted half-up style is just what you need! It works best with hair with a bit of grit or texture.
via Twist Me Pretty
A braided headband looks gorgeous in medium to long hair and works great with just about any hair texture – curly, natural, wavy… you name it!
via Missy Sue
This half twisted fishtail braid looks it took ages, but you’ll only need a few minutes.
via Barefoot Blonde
This soft and curly half-do kind of reminds me of a cheerleader look, but it would be equally pretty on a date night out.
via Camille Styles
You’ll need a few (or a lot of) bobby pins, but this criss-cross twist is so pretty it’s worth it. And it’s not hard to pull together, either.
via Good Housekeeping
Simple HairStyle Half Up
The Rodarte-Inspired messy braid looks a combination of a knot and a braid, and it’s just gorgeous. One braid is wrapped around the other to get the knotted, messy look. Love!
via Latest Hairstyles
Pull two strands together at the back of your head, and tie them into a bow. It doesn’t get easier than that! You’ll need a bit of hairspray to hold it in place if you hair is fine mine.
via We See Rainbows
Lots of volume and a couple of easy twists on the sides are all you need for this wintery half updo. Gorgeous.
via The Beauty Department
Short hair? Long hair? No problem. The half-up bun suits all hair lengths! It looks lovely on little girls, too.
via Cute Girl Hairstyles
Simple HairStyle Half Down
Pull off this two-minute twist when you want to dress up your hair without spending a lot of time on it.
via Cup of Jo
The second day boho braid is a sneaky way to hide greasy hair. The dirtier, the better, actually.
via Total Beauty
If you have super long hair, the wrap-around braid is the do for you. Look how gorgeous!
via Hey Wanderer
Looking put together doesn’t have to take hours. It doesn’t always require a curling iron either. All you need is a couple of minutes and some inspiration. Whether you’re going out with the girls, have a big date planned, or are just heading to the grocery store, there is a half-up half down look that’s perfect for you. Which hair-do was you favorite?
More Simple Hair Style Ideas
For even more simple hairstyles, read 18 Easy Styles for Short Hair and Lazy Hair Ideas for Girls!
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Half Up Half Down Hairstyles to Try
As far as cute looks go, half up, half down hairstylesare take the cake.
Not only are half-updos a completely wearable—and on-trend—throwback to ’90s hairstyles, they’re also a hit for practical reasons: This hairstyle is never too overdone and always has your back.
It’s a great style now that we are home all the time, it works for dirty hair or to serve as a cute style to make you feel on your game. We also love that you can wear the half-up, half-down look in so many different combinations.
To inspire you to try out this look, we’re sharing hair tutorials that you can easily master and a few of our favorite inspirational styles featuring this classic look. Read on to discover how to create one of the easiest hairstyles out there.
Prep hair with a thermal protectant, TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray, and blow-dry till hair is almost completely dry. Next, using the end of a rat-tail comb, create a sharp U-shaped section from your crown to your bang area, as you would when sectioning off your hair for a half-updo. Make sure to define both your left and right partlines!
Divide your half-updo part into three sections for your braids. Clip up or tie the left and right sections off, and leave the middle section loose to start.
Begin weaving a baby Dutch braid from your hairline to the top of your crown. How to plait: Split your section into three slivers, and cross the sides under each other towards the middle (instead of over), so you end up with a raised, banana- braid. Secure with an inconspicuous hair tie.
Braid the left, then the right side sections in the same manner, securing each Dutch braid with a hair elastic. Make sure the elastics are all aligned in one row for a neater effect.
Take the ends of your braids and gather them up into one ponytail. Secure with a hair tie.
Backcomb your ponytail slightly to give your bun more traction and to create more texture and lift.
Coil your ponytail around itself to create a top knot. Secure the ends with bobby pins tucked in the folds, or loop a stretchy hair elastic around your knot to keep it really snug.
Refresh your second or third-day old hair by spritzing on Dove Refresh+Care Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo. Spray the dry shampoo around 8 to 12 inches away from your hair, focusing on the roots, as it works to revive your locks and soak up any excess oils. Don’t forget to spray your fringe!
Brush or finger-comb your hair to ensure that the dry shampoo has been evenly distributed all throughout your locks.
For a sleek half up half down hairstyle, apply some serum, TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum. Apply a tiny pump to the ends of your fingertips and comb it through the ends of your hair to help eliminate frizz as you seal in some shine.
Use a curling wand to create loose curls throughout your hair. Start by using a small section of your hair and wrap your strands around the wand, working at an angle.
Use a comb to separate a piece of your hair away from your bangs. Repeat this process on each side of your head.
Using your comb, start at the front of your hair (right at the base of your bangs) and tease at the front and work your way backward.
Use one hand to hold hair into a half-up hairstyle while the other hand works to comb your hair. Then, smooth down any flyaways in your half-up bouffant using your comb and your hands.
Hold your half-up hairstyle as if you are about to place it in a ponytail. Since you have the extra volume, make sure that you use your hands to lift your hair before you pin it in place. Gather a small section of your hair from the side.
Twist that piece of hair and bring it around to the back where your half-up hairstyle is. Pin it in place with a bobby pin. Repeat this on each side. Use some of the TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray to lock in your style.
Not only will you get a strong hold; it also helps protect your hair against humidity and flyaways.
Add some festive flair to your look by adding a velvet headband. Start by placing it on the top of your fringe as you carefully place it over your bouffant. Next, bring the back of the bouffant over your headband. Then use your comb to clean up the top of your bouffant.
Use a mini hair straightener to create a center part for your bangs. Then, use a comb to tease the bottom of your hair and your bangs to create a messy look. Then, lock in your half up, half down curls by using some more hairspray.
Optional: add some glitter to your face to fully rock this party look!
The twisted half-up look is both work and play-appropriate and easy to achieve on the go. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com
Step 1: Start in the shower
Wash and clean your hair with a smoothening system that imparts a pretty, healthy-looking shine and bounce, such as TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color Shampoo and Conditioner. Rinse well and towel-dry.
Step 2: Create your waves
Use a flat iron to create soft, deconstructed waves—don’t forget to urge in a bit of texture at the fringe area too! A curling iron can be used for bigger, more structured bends at the back of your head.
Step 3: Hack your way around all this with a dry shampoo
If you’re on the go or want a quick day-to-night hairstyle, the twisted half updo can also be achieved on day-old hair with the help of some dry shampoo. Apply TRESemmé Clean Pro Pure Dry Shampoo while lifting the hair slightly to refresh the scalp and help urge in some freshly washed traction and volume.
Step 4: Create your twists
Part hair in the middle, and then grab a strip of hair from each side, a few inches from your forehead (leave the tendrils free around the fringe area). Twist your strips around your finger and bring each to the back of your head. Fasten them together with bobby pins.
Step 5: Finish with hairspray
A firm-control hairspray that also has a non-sticky finish is key to locking down this look without looking overdone. Spritz a bit of TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray on a toothbrush or spooley, and gently smooth down any errant frizz or flyaways away from the face. Spray all over your head around 12” away for good measure, and your twisted half updo is done!
1. Simple Twist
This simple twisted half-up look is a crowd pleaser. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com
Creating a center part, gather your hair back and secure it with a clear hair tie, flipping the ponytail in through itself to create an elegant twisted style. This style is understated and chic on its own or the perfect base for summery floral hair accessories.
2. Half Top-Knot
A half-up top knot is about to be your new go-to. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography
It doesn’t get any easier than this half up half down top knot. Gather your hair into a ponytail and wrap the ponytail around itself before securing it with a hair tie. Loosen the bun with your fingers and pin any loose strands in place.
3. Braided Half-Up
Braids on braids on braids. Photo credit: Dvora
A braid within a braid? Sign us up. Grab a two-inch section from the back of your part and braid it in a three-strand braid all the way to the ends. Using this braid as one of the three strands for the next one, take two thick pieces from either side and loosely braid all the way down. Secure the end with a clear hair tie.
4. Twisted Sides
A coiled twist completes this look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com
The key to getting this look licorice- tight on both sides? Wrapping the twisted strands in the opposite direction.
Taking two thick strands from above your ears, twist them both around your fingers down towards your shoulders. When you’re ready to wrap them around each other start up towards your ears. This will lock the twists into place for all-day wear.
Repeat on the other side of your head and secure them together in the back.
5. Pulled Fishtail
An inverted french fishtail? Try saying that five times fast.
Starting at the front of your hair, create an inverted french fishtail braid.
What does that mean exactly? Cross the strands under each other instead of over and add more hair as you work your way down. Pull each strand tightly and every few inches use your fingers to lightly pull at your previous work.
This will create the ever-popular boho vibe, making it look you spent hours on your hair.
6. Messy Twist
A chic way to wear your hair half up. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com
Check out this messier version of a classic twisted style that features some carefully placed wisps pulled out along the sides of your face.
7. Half-Up Space Buns
A modern way to rock the half up half down hairstyles. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith
A fun style for the modern gal, we love this take on the space bun trend that features two signature buns.
8. Wide Top Knot
A new way to wear a top knot style.
Up your top knot game by including more hair in your bun. When paired with a pop of color, this look gives your hair some seriously dimension and texture.
A chic way to upgrade your half-up style.
Enhance your half updo with a fun accessory!
10. Retro Half Up Half Down
A retro look that’s totally glam.
Take notes from classic 60s-inspired half up half down hairstyles for long hair. We love how polished and elegant this style is – it’s perfect for weddings or special events!
11. Middle Part Half-Up
A stylish look we can’t get enough of. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com
For another take on a classic polished look, try out this middle parted style where you pull your hair to the back for a slightly looser half-up style.
12. Flower Updo
A circular style that shows off your hair. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith
This style truly shows how versatile the half up half down hairstyle look is where you can rock two (or more) braids that you wrap around into a bun. The rest of your hair is free, gorgeous and flowing as your buns take center stage. Master how to create this look in our Celtic knot hair tutorial.
Rock a half-updo on your short hair.
Mix up your short hair with this fun beehive style. Be sure to have some hairspray on-hand to lock this look into place.
14. Box Braids Updo
A fun way to wear your box braids.
Another take on the top knot half up-half down hairstyle, this look is all about twisting your box braids up into a bun and then showcasing them on the side of your head.
15. Middle Top Knot
This look is all about the middle top knot. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com
Yet another take on top knot, this look is all about its unicorn style middle part where you leave some hair out on the sides. Paired with some crimps, this look makes for a very trendy style to try out.
16. Curly Half Up Style
Accentuate your curls with a half-up style.
We also adore this half up half down hairstyle on curly hair as it allows you to showcase your unique curl pattern.
17. Face-Framing Pieces
A half-up style with face-framing wisps. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com
Rock your half-up hairstyle by taking out pieces from the front of your hair! This loose and laidback style is chic and undone.
18. Rope Braid
This braided style is stunning.
One of the more romantic half up half down hairstyles out there. All you have to do is create twists on both sides of your head and then gather them back into a half up half down style to finish!
19. Dutch Braid Half Updo
If you can Dutch braid, you need to try this style.
Create a Dutch braid but stop gathering and braiding about halfway down to create this fun look!