Formal Half Up Half Down Hairstyle With Tight Curls

Added: 09 May 2017
Tight curls are dressed throughout these long blonde locks to give the over-all style subtle movement and bounce. This funky half up half down style is easy to re-create at home with the right tools and needs a little product to tame fly-away hair. Regular trims are needed to prevent split ends.

Our model looks lovely here in a sexy, striking, curly hairstyle. Having an oval face shape and high, rounded hairline, her face looks best in ‘dos with a grown out fringe and longer layers around the face. This simple layered cut creates a nice frame around her cheekbones and allows her hair’s natural texture to do its thing, adding body and bounce all over. The longer layers soften up her jaw line area and gives her tresses some movement. A center part in the front finishes this ‘do off nicely and works well with her high forehead, although a side-swept look would be ideal for her. By sweeping the hair to one side, our model adds excitement to her half up half down hairstyle and shows off her neck and shoulders for a sexy look.

Our model has a warm complexion with golden undertones and light eyes. This makes her suited to hair colors that have a yellow or gold base to them, like the light blonde seen here. This bright platinum shade is ideal for her complexion and it brings out the intensity of her eye color. It also completes her hair's wild look and feel and suits this 'do, which is ideal for parties and/or a sexy look.

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Hairstyle Suitability Rating: ★★★★★
Hairstyle Popularity Rating: ★★★★★

Hairstyle Type

Hair Color
Light Blonde

Haircut Technique

Scissor Cut


Face Shape
Hair Density
Hair Texture

Under 21, 21 - 30, and 31 - 40

Forehead Height


20 minutes
Use moisturizing cream on towel-dried hair to keep curls looking healthy and shiny.
mousse, moulding cream
finger dry

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step 1

Apply styling mousse to damp hair, using your palm as a measuring guide, and evenly distribute it along the hair shaft. Styling mousse will add hold and can help achieve better results.

step 2

Tip your head upside down and move the diffuser up to the ends, motioning the diffuser to the scalp in circular movements. Make sure the blow-dryer speed is on low and try not to completely dry the hair off. Leaving a little bit of moisture will allow the hair to dry naturally.

step 3

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.

step 4

Apply moulding cream to your fingertips and then tilt your head forward and scrunch your hair.

step 5

Take your section of hair and pull it tightly across to the opposite side and pin it securely into place.

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