Carrie Underwood Long Curly Half Up Hairstyle

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Added: 10 Nov 2010
Hairstyle Suitability Rating: ★★★★★
Hairstyle Popularity Rating: ★★★★★

Description

Carrie looked amazing at the Sony BMG post-Grammy party with this sexy half-up, half-down style. Long shaped layers were cut around her top and sides to add height and to enhance her wave. Long shaped bangs were also cut to add shape around her face. This style is will work best on medium to thick hair types.





Hairstyle Type

Category
Formal
Length
Long
Elasticity
Curly

Haircut Technique

Type

Suitability

Gender
Women
Face Shape
oval,oblong,square,heart
Hair Density
Medium/Thick
Hair Texture
Medium/Coarse
Age
Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, and 41 - 50
Height
Any
Weight
Thin/Average/Large
Forehead Height
Short/Average
Neck Length
Long
Ears
Small/Average
Nose
Small/Average
Glasses
Yes

Styling

Time
30+ minutes
Tip
Use the wax to define your curls and add hairspray for extra hold.
Products
Wax, Sculpture Lotion, Smoothing Shine, and Hair Spray
Tools
Blow Dryer and Curling Iron



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Styling Steps

1. Apply Moisturizer

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Apply a small amount of hair moisturizer to the palm of your hand and distribute it evenly through the mid-lengths and the ends. Moisturizer will help your hair to maintain good condition and protect your strands from heat as you style.

2. Apply Sculpture Lotion

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Apply sculpture lotion to the palm of the hand and then place it evenly throughout the hair. Sculpture lotion can be used as an alternative to mousse for messy hair, as a styling aid when blow-drying for volume, and for a stronger hold.

3. Part to the Right

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Using the corner of your comb and standing in front of a mirror find the middle of your right eye and then drag the comb straight up slowly until you reach your hairline and then continue back in a straight manner to achieve an even right part. A side part is great for longer face shapes because it creates the illusion of width.

4. Section Hair

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It is always a good idea to work in sections. This will help to make your hair styling quicker, easier to follow and more orderly. Comb your hair out and place your hair up into four equal sections, two in front and two in back, starting from ear to ear.

5. Use a Large Radial Brush

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A large radial brush is usually used on long straight hair types or to smooth out wavy or curly hair textures. When selecting a radial brush, always use one with a pure bristle as this will not tear or damage the hair.

6. Blow-dry the Back Under

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To blow-dry under, start at the nape/back and place your brush under the section of hair close to the nape. With the dryer held up over the hair, pull the brush from the roots and continue to the mid length's, keeping the blow-dryer following over the top. Once you reach the ends, curve them under. Repeat this step until the section is completely dry.

7. Blow-dry the Sides Under

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To blow-dry the sides, take out a small section of hair from the front and clip the rest of the hair away. Next, place the brush under the section and then pull the brush and hair forward around your face (this curving motion creates body). Place the hair-dryer on top of the brush until you reach the ends and then turn the ends under. Repeat until dry.

8. Blow-dry the Crown

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To blow-dry the crown/top sections, take a section of hair no bigger than the diameter of the brush and blow-dry the hair placing the brush under the section of hair. With your blow-dryer in front of the brush, follow the brush in an upwards direction at the roots and an outwards position at the ends for volume and softness. Continue until the section is dry.

9. Blow-dry Bangs Forward to the Left

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To blow-dry your bangs to the side, clip the back and side sections up, leaving just your bangs out. Place your brush beneath your bangs, holding your hair to the side and remembering to hold the tension between your hair and brush. With your blow-dryer on a low setting, apply heat by starting at the roots and make sure to stretch your hair out to the ends. Repeat until your hair is dry.

10. Use a Medium Curling Iron

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A medium curling iron is used to create medium sized curls.

11. Use a Curling Iron to Curl the Back

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Starting from the back, take a small section of hair and place the ends at the base of your curling iron barrel and then wrap the hair up around the barrel until you reach your roots. Hold the hair for 5 to 10 seconds and then release the hair by unwinding the strands backwards. Continue this step until the entire back section of your hair is completed.

12. Curl Mid-lengths and Ends with a Curling Iron

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Take a small section of hair and place the ends at the base of your curling iron barrel and then wrap the hair up around the barrel until you reach your mid-lengths. Hold the hair for 5 to 10 seconds and then release the hair by unwinding the strands backwards.

13. Pin the Hair Half Up and Half Down

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Take one section of hair from one side and secure it at the back of your head with a pin. Repeat on the other side to form this style.

14. Piece the Ends Using Wax

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Apply a small amount of wax to your fingertips and then lightly piece and pinch the ends of your hair.

15. Lift Roots Using Wax

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Apply some hard wax to your fingertips and then rub it into your roots while lifting your strands for soft volume.

16. Style Bangs to the Left Using Wax

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Apply wax to your fingertips then drag through your bangs, sweeping the hair to the left as you go. Pinching the ends will create soft texture.

17. Apply Smoothing Shine

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Apply a very small amount of smoothing shine to the palms of your hands and then run it through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Be careful not to add any to the roots or a large amount to any section of the hair as smoothing shine can be very heavy on the hair, weighing it down and making it appear oily.

18. Apply Hairspray

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To finish, apply a minimal amount of hairspray from an arms length distance to the top, sides and back. Take care not to use too much or you will end up with a white, flaky residue which looks like dandruff.




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