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Styling Tutorial: Half up Half down Bridal Hairstyles

Styling Tutorial: Half up Half down Bridal Hairstyles

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The iconic Half up Half down hairstyle is perfect for any occasion, whether your going to work or working out, for a bride or a bridesmaid it’s the fail proof hair solution for any event. The beauty of the Half up Half down hairstyle is that it works on any hair type and any length, you don’t need to have long flowing locks to pull it off and with a few nifty tricks we are going to show you how! In todays blog you’ll find a step by step guide, a video tutorial and tons of Half up Half down inspiration pics for the big day. We’ve even shown you how to add hair extensions to really amplify the volume if that’s the look your after. 

Half Up Half down Bridal Hairstyle for Short Hair 

Half Up Half Down Bridal Hairstyle For Short Hair

The Half up Half down hairstyle is as versatile as it is stunning. For any bride that is unsure of whether they want to wear their hair up or down on their wedding day this is the answer. It gives the best of both worlds, hair away from the face for practicality and flowing tresses behind for ultimate glam! You also have endless possibilities; you can choose to keep it super simple and neat or add a bohemian flair with braids and accessories. Straight, Curly, Long, Short, it really doesn’t matter what you have for this look as it all works. In the video below the stunning Alicia models a tousled Bridal Half up Half down style with a Grecian inspired hairpiece, this hairstyle was created by the super talented Chelsea (@theoriginalstylist_)

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Step by Step… 

  • First prepare the hair by curling it. To do this start from the nape of the neck and work upwards in sections. 
  • Step 2. Using hair straighteners curl the hair, after each curl add a generous amount of hairspray. Once the section is curled wrap the pieces around your fingers then secure in a pin curl with a clip. This will set the hair firmly ensuring the waves will last.  
  • Step 3. Repeat this process until all of the hair is curled and pinned. Add a final helping of hairspray and leave to set and cool for 10 minutes. Allowing the hair to cool down before brushing out will retain the volume and shape. 
  • Step 4. Once the hair has cooled and set you can carefully remove the pins allowing the curls to drop out. When all of the pins are removed give the hair another spritz of hairspray all over.
  • Step 5. Now using a wide toothed, anti static comb you can start to comb out the curls which will reform them into soft waves. Make sure you comb all of the hair together to create a fluid shape rather than separate curls. 
  • Step 6. Once the hair is combed out into waves use some Cliphair Moisture Spray to tame any frizz and add a dazzling shine. 
  • Step 7. Now take a thick section from one side of the hair and twist it around. Once twisted bring towards the back of the head and pin firmly into the middle. 
  • Step 8. Repeat the previous process on the other side of the hair. Take care to keep the look symmetrical in shape and position. 
  • Step 10. To finish add your chosen hair accessory. We chose to use a Grecian inspired golden/pearl hairpiece, hairpieces are also a great way to hide any stand out pins and clips. 

What We Used...

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Our Silky Moisture Spray is a firm favourite amongst stylists and retail customers alike. A unique formula to Cliphair creates a light, misty, serum like spray that adds shine to the hair whilst taming frizz and dryness. It can be used as a styling product to finish the hair after styling or sprayed on the hair when It is wet to dry in. Drying it into the hair will help to hydrate dry, damaged hair leaving a gorgeous healthy shine. 

Before and After Half up Half down Bridal style 

Before and After Fishtail Bridal Braid

In the photos above you can see how adding hair extensions can give you both length and thickness. To achieve this look simply add the hair extensions before the ‘Step 1’ stage and continue with the rest of the steps! 

What we used… 

To achieve this look we used 2 different shades to compliment the tones in our lovely model Annie’s hair. As the hair was not only short but thick and we wanted a super long finish 2 packs ensured that perfect blend between the extensions and natural hair. 

Now you know how to create a ‘Half up Half down Bridal Hairstyle’ with and without hair extensions, why not check out our ‘Ultimate guide to wedding hair’ with tons of other inspiration ideas and everything else you need to know about Bridal Hairstyling. Click Here to take a peak! Click Here to take a peek! 

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