Tuesday, June 21, 2016

{How To} Half-Up Hairstyle 2 Ways


I got so many requests for a half-up topknot tutorial after this outfit post so today I'm sharing my 2 favorite ways to wear this trendy hairstyle. I've seen countless renditions of this look (messy bun in the back, tiny topknot at the crown, sleek ballerina bun, etc) - I suggest getting some ideas on Pinterest and test out a few styles to see what looks best on you. Below are my step-by-step instructions for the messy bun and twisted topknot. Which one is your fave?

Messy Half-Bun

{1}
I like both of these hairstyles more with textured waves so I curl my hair first (see my bed head waves here). Start with second-day hair since it will hold the style better. I use dry shampoo at the roots & add a loose curl to the bottom half of my hair.

{2}
Starting at my ears, I take a small section of the front of my hair and part it away from the bottom half. I comb my fingers through it to make sure it's not tangled.

{3}
At the crown of my head, I start to tie this top section of hair into a hair elastic. I tie it up as I would a ponytail, but don't pull the last bit through and make it into a bun. I have long hair so I make the bun small and let my layers stick out to create a messy effect.

{4}
I like to cover the hair elastic so I take a small piece from the section hanging out of the bun and wrap it around the base once. Use a bobby pin or two to secure it in the back underneath the bun. Voilá!





Half-Up Twisted Topknot

{Start with steps 1 and 2 above}

{3}
I twist my hair from the roots to ends and begin making the top knot a couple inches above than the crown of my head. Wrap the twisted section around itself tightly (I loosen it later.) Tie the bun using a hair elastic.

{4}
I loosen the bun by lightly tugging the sides out just enough to spread it out a bit more. Then, using a couple bobby pins, I secure it into place. I don't use hairspray for this look, since I prefer the undone look, but feel free to spritz some at the end if you fear the fly-aways.

34 comments:

  1. I've been vibing on the half up, half down styles lately- they're too cute! Love these on you!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  2. These both look great! Thanks for the tutorial - I will have to try one of them!
    Thanks for sharing
    Julia xx
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

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  3. Nice hair :)
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    Maria V.

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  4. Love both of these! I really should try a topknot on my short hair. ;)

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. A topknot would be so cute on you! Thanks lady!

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  5. It never looks this cute when I try this. :) You look so pretty!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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    1. Ha! It takes some practice for sure :) Thanks so much Shauna!

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  6. It never looks this cute when I try this. :) You look so pretty!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  7. Beautiful hairstyle <3
    kisses
    http://irreplaceable-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  8. Loving the top knot look! Too cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  9. Very cute!!

    Adi xx
    www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  10. You look so pretty with you hair half up! I never thought to twist my hair while putting it in a top knot, I'll have to try this!
    Rachael
    www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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    1. Thank you so much Rachael!

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  11. Both hairstyles are cute! Thanks for sharing this :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // New post

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  12. Great hair styling ideas!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  13. Babe did you ever thinking of modelling? You should cos your totally gorgeous!! Loving both these up and down hairstyles on you- I'm totally gonna try the 1st one myself.

    Rachel xx
    The Daily Luxe // Bloglovin

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    1. OMG you are way too sweet girl! Thank you so much! The half-bun would be sooo cute on you! :)

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  14. Ugh seriously you make me want to grow my hair out again so bad! I LOVE that fun messy bun--too cute!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  15. Seriously your hair is fab both up and down! Gorgeous!

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

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