If you’re looking for a more natural looking hairstyle, the “half updo” style maybe one that appeals to you.
Ideal for curly or long hair this is one look that’s quite easy to create at home.
With the recent trend to wear your wedding hairstyle down in natural curls or waves, you can add a touch of elegance by pinning part of your hair up and adding a few well-chosen accessories.
The Perfect Softer Formal Half Up Half Down Hairstyle
This hairstyle is increasingly popular if you want a slightly softer, less formal look. And it’s actually very easy to do. There are several varieties, but I think my favorite is the one shown in the video below.
This style simply involves forming a twist on both sides on the backside of your hair, then taking the left and right hand sides and twisting them together at the center of the back of your head. To finish it off, simply clip it together with a barrette or elegant hair clip of your choice.
You could even form the left & right hand twists lower or higher on your head, or even asymmetrically. The only thing that can hold you back is a lack of creativity, so do some experimenting in front of your mirror in the comfort of your own home. This way, you’ll be able to see firsthand which variation of this classic style works best for you.
Of course, this is not the only half up half down hairstyle out there. In fact, there are dozens of such styles, each of which has its own degree of elegance. But, if you like to add pretty hair accessories such as barrettes to your hair, for special events or every day, the half up half down up do s is a great yet simple hairstyle. All you need is about 5 minutes and you’ll be good to go!
How To Create Quick Messy Half Updos
This style is also the basis for a more casual or “messy” look, and can be a great look for prom and party occasions.
It can be a fast way to create a cute look, if you’re short of time!
As you can see, all you really need to do is brush the hair back from the face and clip it or tie it with a grip.
If you have enough time, try adding a few curls with your hair straighteners.