Flower Half Up

Back view of a little girl wearing a blue dress sitting outside modeling "Flower Half-Up" hairstyle
Close up back view of a little girl sitting outside modeling "Flower Half-Up" hairstyle
Close up of the "Flower Half-Up" hairstyle
Back view of a little girl wearing a blue dress sitting outside modeling "Flower Half-Up" hairstyle

Today, Katie is going to show you how to create a pretty half-up hairstyle.  Half-up hairstyles are so beautiful and girls love them!  We love them because we can keep hair out of our face while still having hair down.  The Flower Half-up is perfect for girls or women of any age with medium or long hair.  This half-up would be great to add to your Boho/Festival list. To see your own photo recreations of this style featured in our app, feel free to tag your photos on IG with: #CGHFlowerHalfUpItems Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 6-7 small hair elastics, 9-10 bobby pins, and hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5-10 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Step-By-Step Instructions:

  1. For added texture, I added curl to the hair before starting.  This helps give a softness as well as fullness to the hair.
  2. Pick up the top section of your hair and pull to the back.  Part line should be a about 2″ above the ear.  Leave out little wispy’s in the front around the face if desired.
  3. Comb or brush the hair to smooth. Secure with an elastic at the back of the head.
  4. Take a small section of your ponytail and wrap around your elastic a couple of times and pin underneath.  This is called a hair wrapped ponytail.
  5. Pick up a small section of hair below your part line, on each side of the head.  ( Again, I have left out wispy’s in the front.) Take the two sections backward and secure them together with a small elastic.
  6. Flip your ponytail (the one you just made) up and and over itself twice.  This will give your strands a twisted effect. Now pull on the edges of your twists a bit to give a full/fluffy look.
  7. Repeat steps 5&6 two more times just below your second ponytail.
  8. With all three of your small twist-back ponytails, create a normal three strand braid all the way down.  Go back and pancake one side.  Secure with a small elastic. (you want two braids with the same side pancaked, and one braid with the opposite side pancaked.)
  9. Pick up one of your braids, starting at the bottom, roll the braid around until you reach the top.  Secure your flower with bobby pins.
  10. Repeat making two more flowers and secure with bobby pins.
  11. Finish with hairspray. {if desired}

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