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3 Ways to Rock the Half-Up Hairstyle

2015 was a year of messy buns and tight ponytails for me. I don’t like to wash my hair every day, rather every 2-3 days, so on the no-wash days I’d throw my hair up to get it out of my face (I can’t stand even slightly oily/dirty hair). By skipping some shampoo days my hair grew so much faster and had far less breakage, however I’ve encountered a new dilemma. My hair seemed to be thinning at the roots from too much harsh tugging and pressure due to the constant ponytails/buns. In light of all this, I’ve recently adapted a new style to accommodate to all of my problems.

If I’m being honest, I think the half-up hairstyle is completely underrated. We’ve got messy buns, ballerina buns, space buns (google it), braids that can contort into so many shapes and sizes, beach waves, loose curls, etc… but where is the love for the half-up hair styles?! Today I’m showing three different ways to wear this style that are all incredibly easy to pull off.

Boho Chic:

  1. Wave your hair with a 1 1/2 inch barrel curling iron or wand. Keep it loose and random.
  2. Lightly coat hair with spritz of hairspray.
  3. Make one thick and one thin braid right next to each other on preferred side of part.
  4. Tease crown of head.
  5. Pull back all hair into a loose half-up. Secure with bobby pins.

Understated Formal:

  1. Flat iron your hair until sleek and uniform.
  2. Gently tease the hair at crown, less is more for this hairstyle.
  3. In one swoop, gather hair on both sides of the part to back of head and fasten with bobby pins.
  4. This look should be simple and smooth with clean lines.

Edgy Effortless:

  1. Wave your hair with a 1 1/2 inch barrel curling iron or wand. Keep it loose and random.
  2. Lightly coat hair with spritz of hairspray.
  3. Pull back section of hair on preferred side of head and twist a few times.
  4. Secure to back of head with bobby pin.

I hope these styling tips helped inspire you!