Are you like me and you’re lucky enough to have beautifully natural wavy hair, with just a little bit of default volume? I love showing off the waves in my hair sometimes with very simple styles that display how ti kind of curls and falls so prettily without needing hot styling to put those waves in. Half up, half down updos do the trick quite well, so I’m always playing with that kind of technique! Just in case you’d like to learn one of my very favourite styles lately, here’s the one I documented recently because I was so happy with how it turned out!
Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For this style, you’ll need:
- Hair elastics
- Bobby pins
- A brush
- A fine tooth comb with a pointed end
Brush your hair out entirely so it’s tangle free. Let the part fall naturally or put it wherever you prefer. Starting about an inch behind the hairline, separate a section that encompasses the hair round the crown. Use the point of your comb to split this section in half and use a clip to pin the top half up out of the way. Lift the half that you left down straight upwards and slide your comb down the hair towards the root a few times in order to back brush the piece and give it a little more height and volume. Once you’ve back brushed that section, unclip the top piece and split it into two layers once more. Repeat the back brushing process with this layer. Finally, release your last clipped up top layer and smooth that hair over your back brushing so the height shows but everything looks very neat.