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Chic weekend hairstyles: half-up fishtail braids vs. tousled waves

/ 05.29.2015
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Which half-up hairstyle would you wear?

Half-up hairstyles look great at any time of year, but they're a real summer staple. They're great for keeping the hair out of your face, and there are so many different ways to wear the look, so you'll never get bored with half-up tresses! We love half-up braids and twisted, half-up waves in particular, but which of these hairstyles would you be more likely to wear?

Half-up braids

As proven by the pretty simplicity of fishtail braid hairstyles in general, a little detail goes a long way. When worn small as part of a smooth, half-up hairstyle, the herringbone pattern really stands out, creating an intricate hairstyle that doesn't look like it's trying too hard.

Styling tip
Try this hairstyle with unwashed, day two hair and a little dry shampoo to absorb excess oil at the root. The powdery formula will also add texture throughout, making the strands easier to braid.

Half-up tousled waves

Messy waves look gorgeous in a half-up hairstyle, especially with a tousled, beachy finish. The soft texture works really well with some cute twists, and to make it your own, you can accessorize this 'do anyway you want: with shells, ribbon, cute clips... you name it!

Styling tip
Apply a wave-enhancing heat potectant spray throughout and blow dry your hair in twisted sections. Once dried, use a curling iron to add more waves as necessary.

Which half-up hairstyle gets your vote?

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