Hello lovelies! Happy Monday to you!
Today we are bringing you another fun hair tutorial. Whether you have done it before or this is your first time, we’re working on the classic half up/half down hair style. If you have not noticed already, Jaded Beauty is ALL about volume, texture, wild, “undone” hair. Why do we love this type of style so much? Well, because it’s SEXY and wearable for an everyday style, on a date, or to an event. We want to keep things simple while adding a little bit of SASS to this classic style.
Believe it or not, this style is actually quick and easy. One of the most important pieces to this is, you have to lay the proper “ground work.” Your ground work is your bread & butter, your mac & cheese, your bacon and eggs! You have to, have to, HAVE TO do it. Your ground work is prepping with mild hairspray, curling, teasing and adding a mild layer of quality products to achieve your desired level of texture. Some people love a lot of texture and some only like little, small amounts of texture. As long as you have some texture in there, this style should be easy breezy for you! (You can also prep hair by watching our last video “Bombshell Hair”). We will also go over how to properly use a bobby pin. Seems simple, but trust me, most people have it backwards! After that, we will incorporate twists, curls, pins and a little extra SASS for you at the end!
Step by step:
1. Begin by creating clean sections in the hair, starting from the bottom. First lightly mist your section with a mild hold hair spray, then curl each piece section by section with a 1-1 1/2″ curling iron. My favorite mild hairspray and the one used in this video is Davines Medium hold hairspray (all products are listed at the bottom and sold and Adorn Salon).
2. Once you get to the crown of your head, use a teasing comb and begin to spray with hairspray and tease with your comb for a nice layer of backcombing.
Pssssst… Here’s a quick video that demonstrates how to properly tease your hair!
3. Smooth teased crown area on top. Find your part. Pick a side (I typically go with the heavy part side because there is more hair). Then you will begin to grab one side per section and secure it in the back of the head, creating a criss cross overlay pattern of pieces. So, grab your first piece, then begin to follow the direction of the curl and rotate to the back and secure it with a bobby pin (at a diagonal).
– IMPORTANT – Do not grab sections of hair that are directly along the hairline. This will create a severe look and you will quickly run out of hair to grab on each side. Select your first pieces of hair right behind or above the ear.
4. Go to the other side, grab a piece of hair (behind or above the ear), smooth it out, direct towards the back, and secure with a bobby pin. Continue to grab section by section until you are satisfied with the amount of hair that is pulled back away from the face.
5. See? EASY BREEZY!
If you would like to move forward to the final style (half up/half down with a bun), the last few steps are very simple.
1. Grab a tail end of one of the pieces of hair you have secured into the half up/half down style.
2. Roll that piece (move with the direction of the curl), create a little loop and secure this piece into the style.
3. Continue to grab pieces of tail ends and roll into the style until you are satisfied with the “bun” effect.
– IMPORTANT –
Keep in mind that you want to keep your rolled up sections of hair in the same vicinity of each other (in order to create a bun effect).
That. is. it! I hope it was easy for you! Please comment below if you have any questions OR feedback!
Ray Trout with Under the Garter Photography is an incredibly talented person who is responsible for all of the behind the camera and editing work. Ray is the reason these tutorial videos are possible. THANK YOU, RAY! Check out Ray’s other work here!