Famous celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and even the Duchess Kate Milddleton herself had started a brand new revolution in the hairstyle scene – the half-up, half-down hairstyle. This hairstyle looks difficult but it is actually relatively easy to do once you know the trick. The biggest payoff is that it provides a stylish and trendy new way to sport your long hair down, especially for women who are not fond of ponytails, buns, or other updo hairstyles. And yet, there is a soft romantic vibe to this look that will make you easily noticeable.
The first step is to establish the right texture for your half-up, half-down hairstyle. You can opt to work with curls (whether that is your natural hair texture or you opted to give it some curls) or work with the natural hair texture. This is completely based on your personal preference. However, the most important thing to remember is to make sure that your hair is not too soft. Hair that is very soft won’t be able to give a good grip when you are trying to secure the updo part of this hairstyle using pins.
A good product to use in order to provide more grip and texture to soft hair is hairspray. It provides some thickness and texture. But make sure to not add too much or else it will be difficult to create the twists and twirls in your hair. For naturally fine haired women, though, try adding a bit more hairspray than what you would use for normal hair texture.
At this point, you need to start dividing your hair into sections. You need to do this on the top of your head and you start by working on one side at a time. Gather hair at the top of the head and pull it back behind the ears. Use an elastic rubber tie to tie the section of hair you just gathered. There are several different ways you can style hair from here – you can 1) wrap all hair in one loop, 2) you can leave a piece hanging out, or 3) you can leave a few pieces out. You can even braid and twist the section of hair from the top of the head that you had gathered before wrapping it with an elastic tie.
If there are some smaller pieces of hair hanging out, such as frizz, then use a gel to smoothen out the surface. For those little pieces that stick out, you can also use bobby pins in order to flatten them out and create an even, smooth finish to the top.
Check out this video to see how this is done and to get more inspiration on how to create this hairstyle for yourself:
Do you like to leave your hair down or put it in an updo?