A half-up, half-down look is the perfect balance between an elegant up-do and a dramatic down-do. Whether you’re going out on the town and getting dressed up or you want an extra-special day look, this style is grown up and glamorous. Often seen on A-listers like Jessica Alba, remember to keep the look on-trend by brushing out the waves so they look soft and not too over-done. And don’t forget to finish with some medium-hold hairspray (not firm hold – no-one wants crispy hair!)
What you will need
- Curling tong
- Volumising dust
Part the hair with a clean middle parting, take random sized sections and tong the hair in different directions - this will help add movement and bounce.
Backcomb the hair slightly and shake a little volumising dust over your hair like Schwarzkopf's got2b volumising style powder (£2.99) for added volume, then take a diamond-shaped section from one side of your head and split into two pieces.
Twist each section against itself all the way to the ends of the hair.
Wrap each twisted section around the other, leaving a little loose at the ends.
Secure the twists with elastic, remembering to keep the twists tight as they could unravel. The hair should look relaxed so tease a few bits of hair from each braid.
Hair by Headmasters.