May 19, 2016

Half Up Hairstyles

Half up Hairstyles | CGH Lifestyle

Hi, it’s Katie and Charlie with Abella’s Braids!  We had a lot of fun coming up with some fun, playful half up hairstyles for you for this season!

We love that when you wear your hair half up, you can show off your length but still wear a beautiful and elegant braid/style!

For some of these braids, we used our micro crimper.  Micro crimpers are a great way to add lots of volume and texture and lengthen the amount of time between washings.  If you want bigger braids, a micro crimper is great to have!  You can still achieve more volume by pancaking your braid, though, so tools definitely aren’t a must!

Half up Hairstyles | CGH Lifestyle

I think I’ve said it before, but I just LOVE flower braids! They are so simple but they look stunning!  Take the top section out and section it into three.  The middle section is a triangle, with the point in the back.  French braid this middle section and braid all the way to the ends.  Pancake out one side of the braid tail as you go.  The other two sections are put into ponytails, as close to the center as possible.  Braid both ponytails to the ends and pancake out one side.  Roll each braid up into a flower and pin down.

Half up Hairstyles | CGH Lifestyle

This half up style is simply knots!  The texture helps with the volume here a lot but we also added some curls with our largest curling iron for more texture.  I adore the way this shows off her natural ombre so much!  I try to tell her to appreciate it while she has it, but I don’t think she understands.  Haha! To create this style, take a chunk of hair, tie it in a loose knot and pin it down.  Repeat this all over the top, keeping the knots in a group in the back on top and you’re satisfied with the look. You can let some of the curled ends hang down a little if you’d like!

Half up Braid | CGH Lifestyle

Charlie and I went shopping after doing this style and we got stopped so many times by people wanting me to explain how I did it!  Start by taking a section from ear to ear (where a headband would sit).  Part it down the middle. Braid up starting at the hear until you reach the middle.  Continue braiding through the ends.  Repeat on the other side.  The trick here is that I French braided starting in the middle right under the headband braids, down to about her ear.  I braided through to the ends, pancaked it, and made a bun with it.  Then I crossed the top to braids and wrapped them around the bun and pinned it down!

Half up french braid | High ponytail | CGH Lifestyle

By far my favorite trend right now is the half up high ponytail.  Of course, I couldn’t help but add a braid to it!  I started out with a large curls for volume and texture. I took a section from the top, middle and did a French braid.  Tug on each section the braid gently to loosen it a little. Put an elastic to hold it in place where you want the ponytail to sit.  Then I took a section all the way around the sides and back of the braid and pulled it together with the ponytail I made.  I pulled out some strands to make the style look a little messy and carefree.  I also wrapped hair around the elastic to polish the look.  Make sure to leave hair out above the ears on the sides for the best results and the ponytail should be nice and high on the head.  I also back combed the hair on the top of the ponytail for more volume!


Half up Hairstyles | CGH Lifestyle

This style is a combination of lace braids and twists!  Do you think you can figure it out how it’s done?  Try it out and tag your recreations #ICanAbellasBraids

Thank you for reading and make sure to check back this time next month for our next post!   Until then, visit our website: Abella’s Braids

Half up Braids | CGH Lifestyle







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    I. Love doing the halfup halfdown hairstyle

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  • Channel Capili

    Love the half up high ponytail with braids. I’m gonna do my daughter’s hair like this for a wedding that we are attending 😊

  • Cassie Danckert

    gotta try some of these

  • ♡✝Sara Perez.✞

    So beautiful!(:

  • Trinity

    This is so pretty.

  • Meghan Castillo

    I love the hairstyles, they are all so pretty

  • Danielle B. Davis

    So cute..

  • Ashley Gompert

    i love these

  • Pretty!

  • Katie Webb

    I love this!

  • Brooke custer

    I love them!

  • Di’shanic Holt

    She looks great

  • esther__


  • Hannah Brown

    She has gorgeous hair!!

  • Hannah Brown

    Beautiful hairstyles!

  • Allison

    Great for semi lazy days when you want something with a bit of style but really easy!

  • Alyssa

    All of these are gorgeous

  • Carissa Lininger

    I love these. Especially the one that looks like a fishtail into the ponytail😍

  • Amy M

    They are all so amazing😻

  • Anna Hoffmann

    these are so pretty!

  • sabrina longman

    soon cute!!

  • Aubrey


  • Emma

    These are all so beautiful!!!

  • Wendy Diaz

    Love it!!!!

  • Melanie

    I love the bonus style one!!

  • Abdel Mentalist


  • Melanie

    That looks amazing!

  • Nicole

    These r so cute!

  • Rebecca Boyss

    I used to love this hairstyle when I was little! I called them half ponytails 😊

  • اميره عبدالعزيز

    can you do the first and the last one on a video unfortunately I couldn’t do it, it’s tricky

  • اميره عبدالعزيز

    I tried the 3ed one the half up high ponytail and I did it was so pretty and so easy

  • Teresa Jean Domingos

    LOVE the hair styles!!!

  • Mizzy

    I ❤️ Ur designs on different hairstyles they look inspiring and they are soooo Cute.

  • Viktoria

    Woww beautiful!!! Love it!!!

  • Simrran

    Love these!

  • ❁M❁A❁R❁I❁T❁Z❁A❁

    I need to see a tutorial for these.

  • Nina Janzen


  • Claudia Sanchez

    So adorable!

  • Ana lopez


  • Selen Sahin

    Those are so cool I love it

  • Krista Smith

    These hairstyles are absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing your many talents with the world! Good luck and May the Lord bless each and everyone and their friends and family !

  • Kiera Schmidt

    So amazing

  • Xenia

    OMG!!! Theses are so cute!😍😍😍

  • Cynthia Estevez

    Adorable and cute hairstyle!!!

  • yusra

    love this 😍😍

  • saphiresandiamonds

    So cute

  • Eden

    This is so cute

  • Ana Sotelo

    Cute and awesome hairstyles for little girls or older.

  • miaelizabethvlogs

    This is so cool!

  • Traela

    Awesome! !

  • PAo10

    OMG! I love all of them!

  • Jo Jo Greenlee

    So pretty!

  • Elise Hinzmann


  • Anna Thulin

    I think I know how the last one was made. I am definitely going to try it!

  • Rebecca Leathers

    Definitely going to try these. The hairstyles are cute and simple.

  • Leanza Montez

    Adorable, ❤️ These hairstyles.

  • Jaidyn

    I love these soooo MUCHHHHH

  • Marla

    wooow that looks very pretty<3

  • Kadie Holien

    My favorite type of hair do’s

  • Monica Inza

    Oh my gosh! These would be perfect for a flower girl!!

  • Tracie Nguyen

    I LOVE these!!!

  • Allison

    I love the 2nd one it looks extra fancy.

  • Avital Frank


  • Aswathy SG

    So adorable & cute😍

  • Nina Janzen

    so cute

  • faye

    These are so cute! 😍

  • Jada Walker

    All are adorable!!!

  • ❁M❁A❁R❁I❁T❁Z❁A❁

    I’m super excited to try these out! I think I might even use one of these hairstyles for prom instead.

  • Mystical Memories

    Both of these hairstyles are super cute! This hairstyle would look amazing on my sister.

  • اميره عبدالعزيز

    the one before the last it’s so good for the small visit

  • اميره عبدالعزيز

    I looooooooved the 2nd for the next party

  • Rose Leon


  • Chinasa Okuma

    she is adorable!

  • Abdel Mentalist

    She is so cute

  • Nicole


  • Kay-Ann O

    So cute 😍😍

  • Kara DePrano

    I love the flower braids. How sweet is that?!!

  • Melanie Perez

    Wowowowow I love these styles for prom

  • L Saturday

    hair goals! way better than mine tbh and I’m 15 haha

  • Jillian Stone


  • sidra fatima

    Dunno what’s more cute the kids or the hairstyles!

  • MBGrammer

    Very cute

  • Nabila Bestari

    Her hair is definitely better than mine 😪 But i love the half up high ponytail as well 😍😍😍

  • Beatrix

    omg so cute!!!!

  • Devinee

    Oh my! How cute!

  • Simrran

    How cute!

  • ST


  • Kirsten

    love the ideas!

  • Mizzy

    Love this hair look it’s Soo Cute😍

  • hanh nguyen

    very cute!!

  • Melanie

    I think these are creative and gorgeous ideas for hairstyles!!

  • Alejandra Villarroel


  • Kenzi Walcer


  • Gess

    Wow. These are all so gorgeous!

  • Danielle B. Davis

    So adorable

  • Cynthia Estevez

    :))) pretty

  • Ana lopez


  • Macall

    Hair goals!!

  • Jimena Fernandez


  • emilie minassian

    these looks are my favorite

  • Taylor Wenzel

    Wow this is so pretty

  • Keyana Toure

    I love these looks❤️

  • Ana Sotelo

    To cute!

  • T Difo


  • Izzy Nguyen


  • Hey It’s Deli

    Sooo cute!!❤️

  • ㋡Brianna Atkinson㋡

    I wish I could do these on myself, they are all so elegent!

  • Kay-Ann O

    Love ❤️

  • Alejandra Villarroel

    Beautiful and elegant!

  • Mariel Quinto Villanueva

    I love your half up hairstyles its so elegant and so feminine

  • cortney brown

    super cute

  • cheryl

    cool coming up with these hair designs, too be young again

  • Sandrina Gomes

    Very cute!

  • Yaneth Barrera

    So cute. I like her hair .

  • leah

    I love these hairdos!

  • Erika Al

    it looks so cute!

  • sage rawls

    I wish I could pull this off

  • sophia cavalcante

    Loved those styles

  • samantha smith

    I like her hair color.

  • Elise Hinzmann

    Super Cute!!

  • Jasmine


  • Clare Maguire

    The flower braids are the most beautiful omgosh

  • Anna Thulin


  • JackeeRenahe

    I love the half up high pony with a braid. So cute!

  • Mónica López


  • Charlene

    I wish there was an explanation how to do this when I was a little girl

  • Jana Klement

    No that’s a half up half down I like 😉

  • Jurika Martinez

    these are amazing

  • Katie Webb

    These are so cute!! Great hairstyles for summer or any time of year!

  • Kristen Marie

    Aww these are so cute! Great for summer too

  • Jorchet

    Such lovely styles! She looks so cute!

  • Paris Perez


  • Paris Perez

    I LOVE THIS😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍