3 HALF UP HALF DOWN HAIRSTYLES FOR SUMMER
Hello lovely! This week I feel inspired to share 3 half up half down hairstyles for summer! With different levels of difficulty, so I’m sure you’ll find the right one for you. I’ve really been enjoying the weather here in Barcelona lately. It feels like the early stages of summer, when it’s not yet too hot and humid, so it’s still possible to wear some of the hair down! 😀 Did I mention summer is my favourite season? 🙂 Let’s jump right in!
Half up half down hairstyles for summer
For the most part these are quite easy to do too! Maybe the third one with the 4 strand braid is a bit more complicated, but once you get the hang of it it’s so worth it, as it gives that intricate looking finish! 😉 You can always switch it up for a 3 strand lace braid instead, if you find that easier. Or you can watch the video and give it a try! 😉 Not up for it yet? That’s ok too! The first option is the easiest and still, quite possibly my favourite!
#1 Double twisted tie back
- Optional – curl your hair for a softer, more romantic finish. For a heatless option you can check out my post on heatless curls from last week.
- Section off some hair to frame your face, whatever you want to leave out in the front.
- Pick up a small triangular section close to the parting and divide it into 2 strands.
- Start twisting the strands over each other in the direction away from your face, add in new hair to the lower strand before you twist it over. Repeat 3-4 times.
- Now continue twisting the strands over each other without adding in new hair (until the twist reaches the back of your head)
- Pull on the edges of the twist and pin it securely to your head.
- Repeat steps 3-6 on the other side and tie both twists together in the back with a clear elastic. Go back and pull on the edges of both twists until you’re happy with how full they look 😉
- On both sides, pick up a section of hair just below the first twist and twist those sections away from your face. Tug a bit on the edges like before, and tie them together in the back, into a little ponytail just below the first one.
#2 French braid tie back
- Like before, section off some hair in the front to frame your face.
- Pick up a small triangular section close to the parting and divide it into 3 strands.
- Start braiding a french braid by crossing the outer strands over the middle one and adding in new hair to the outer strands as you continue braiding.
- Stop adding in new hair to the braid once you reach the top of your ear (leaving out the face framing pieces). When adding hair into the braid from the back, make sure you reach for hair a little bit underneath, so that you leave out hair in the crown area. This will look prettier once you pull the braid to the back.
- Repeat steps 2-4 on the other side, tie both braids together in the back and tug and pull on the edges gently to make the braids look fuller.
#3 Asymmetrical 4 strand braid – twist tie back
- This option is suitable if you want all of the hair out of your face, but if you want to, you can most definitely leave something out 🙂
- Make a side parting and pick up a section of hair close to the parting on the side with more hair. Divide that into 4 strands.
- Cross the outer strand from the back UNDER the one next to it and over the next one again. Then cross the outer strand from the front OVER the one next to it and under the next one.
- Cross the outer strand from the back UNDER the one next to it, add in new hair from the back to that strand and cross it over the next one again. Then cross the outer strand from the front OVER the one next to it, add in additional hair from the front into that strand and cross it under the next one.
- Keep repeating step 4 until you reach the top of your ear and then without adding in new hair to the braid, continue a normal 4 strand braid a bit further down (step 3) and tie it off with a clear elastic or secure it safely with a clip.
- Pick up a section of hair on the other side of the parting and divide it into 2 strands.
- Do exactly the same as in style #1, start twisting the strands over each other in the direction away from your face, add in new hair to the lower strand before you twist it over. Continue until you reach the top of your ear and then just twist the strands together without adding in new hair. The twist has to reach the end of the braid on the other side.
- Tie the twist and the braid together in the point where they meet.
Which one of these half up half down hairstyles do you like the most?
I’d love to know how it goes, so let me know in the comments! Also feel free to let me know what you would like to see or read about next! 🙂 As always, have a great hair day lovely! See you next Tuesday!