Having medium length hair is never easy – especially when you’re debating going longer or shorter. Hairstyles that look chic and sexy with long hair don’t exactly suit you and your shorter hair. On the other hand, your hair is too long to get the cropped, edgy look down. So what to do when you’re eager to style and not so sure how to do it? We suggest going for the half up half down look. It’s cute, sexy, and you’ll be sure to turn heads with these simple pointers. Before we get started on how to, there are a few tools you may need at your disposal to perfect the half up half down.
For starters, a teasing comb should always be a staple in your armor of hairstyling weapons, but for a half up half down hairstyle it’s almost mandatory. We suggest using Spornette Little Wonder Teasing Brush in BCA Pink. This brush has nylon bristles that allow you to get a full body look for your half up half down hairstyle. This brush also appointed end that allows you to draw a straight lined part for the most clean looking style. The next go-to style tool you need for this look is hairspray. Some added height will give this look more style and edge. Ojon’s Color Sustain Gloss Finishing Hairspray boosts vibrancy and gives a lightweight hold is perfect for the half up half down.
The best way to get the most beautiful half up half down look is to keep things soft and focus on accentuating the volume that can come from having shorter layers. Use your teasing comb to create two different layers between the top and bottom of your head. This can be as thick or thin as you desire. Avoid gathering too much hair – you don’t want to end up giving yourself a mangled ponytail. Use a hair elastic or a small clip and push your hair towards the base of your head and up. This will create height that you can hold with hairspray. If pieces fall down around your face, this shouldn’t be a problem – go for the softer look when you’re sporting a half up half down hairstyle. Anything too harsh may look juvenile.
Most importantly, the look should be fun and sexy! Do whatever makes you feel comfortable! There should be a certain edge to the no-rules look to the half up half down.
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