Half Up Half Down Hairstyles For Easy Updos

The style of wearing your hair half up and half down is an ideal middle ground look. If you are not sure if you want to wear an updo, or leave your locks flowing, the half up, half down look is a perfect compromise.

Half up, half down hairstyles are beautiful for any formal event or occasion. If there is a wedding day or prom in your future, this can easily be the right hairstyle for you. Your tresses can be adorned with ribbons, flowers, hair jewelry or other accessories to make your hairstyle even more elegant.

If a more casual look suits your needs, that can be achieved with the half up, half down hairstyle as well. This look is perfect for lunch with the girls or carpooling.

There are an endless amount of styling options available when you choose to wear your tresses in a half up, half down hairstyle and it will have you looking great whether going for groceries or a walk in the park. You can opt to wear the hair that remains down in flowing curls for a soft, romantic look.

Or, perhaps you may decide to use a straightening iron for a style that is sleek and sexy. The hair that is worn up for the half up, half down hairstyle can be styled in a variety of ways as well. The upper half of your hair can be pulled back tight into a small bun.

Or, you could make the bun soft and loose. The upper part could be made into a braid, or perhaps a ponytail would suit your hairstyle more.

Tendrils of hair can be gently pulled free from your half up half down hairstyle to caress the sides of your face. The your locks do not necessarily have to be long to achieve the half up, half down hairstyle.

As long as you can pull a portion of your hair back, you can wear a variation of this look. Highlights and lowlights can be incorporated throughout your half up, half down hairstyle allowing you to have fun with your look.

This style can be suitable for those who prefer funky hairstyles as well. The upper half of your hair can be slicked up into tiny spikes, held in place by pins. You can wear little braids running sideways across your crown.

You are limited only by your imagination. Even the simplest of the half up, half down hairstyles can be dressed up or down as desired. You can easily achieve the look of a basic half up half down hairstyle at home.

Styling Steps

Pull half of your hair up into a high ponytail and secure. Lightly mist your locks with spray gel.

Dampen the ponytail and wrap small sections around medium sized rollers. Allow your locks to dry naturally if you have the time.

When hair is completely dry, remove the curlers and wrap the curl around your finger to help hold the style. When all curlers have been removed, gently pull on each curl to lengthen.

If desired, use a medium barreled curling iron to style your fringe, or create additional curls around your head. Mist with spray shine if desired. Spray lightly with hairspray for hold.

Updated February 13, 2014
Author: Tanna Mayer

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