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10 half-up hairstyles to try this weekend

/ 12.05.2014
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  • Half-up off-center braid
  • Half-up pomp
  • Half-up beehive
  • Blake Lively with half-up waves
  • Half-up 50s hair with a scarf
  • Half-up mini knot
  • Half-up bun
  • Half-up braided hairstyle
  • Freida Pinto with half-up hair at the Golden Globes 2012
  • Braided headband

After ponytails, half-up, half-down 'dos are probably our favorite casual hairstyles. They're practical, pretty, and there are so many different ways you can wear them!

Styling ideas

1/ Waves

Half-up hairstyles look work really well with waves and curls. If your hair is naturally straight, add movement by applying a wave enhancing spray throughout and blow-drying it in twisted sections. You can then add even more texture by scrunching some wax through the ends once your mane has been dried and curled.

2/ Amp up the volume

Whether you want to try a retro bouffant or a more modern quiff hairstyle, volume is the key ingredient. To build height that lasts, spray your hair, especially the the roots, with a volumizing hairspray, then tease your locks from behind. For long-lasting hold, complete your finished look with a generous mist of hairspray.

3/ Sleek chic

For a glossy look, blow-dry your hair after applying a straightening cream to help smooth the cuticle as the hair dries. When you're done, add shine and banish any unwelcome flyaways with a serum. To finish, mist with hairspray to make sure your glossy locks stay just the way you want them throughout the day.

What do you think? Which half-up hairstyle will you try first?

Read more: Take a look at these gorgeous celebrity side braids for even more casual-chic hairstyle inspiration this weekend!

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