How to rock the half-up, half-down bun like a pro


That’s right, the half-up, half-down 'do is back and it’s better than ever. It has been spotted everywhere lately, turning boring everyday hair into something fabulous and effortlessly chic. The casual, loose style can be worn with pretty much anything, plus we can't help but love how it literally takes seconds to master. Still a little intimidated to try it out? Don’t worry. We’ve got a few simple tips to help ya work this partial updo trend like the stylist you never knew you were. 

Waves are your friend

The key for the half bun is awesome texture. Create beachy waves by letting your hair air dry after showering and spray it with some sea salt product.

Try using: Not Your Mother's Sea Salt Spray, $5,


Keep it low

The half bun is not a time to experiment with a top knot. It’s got too much height and primp for this laid-back style. Keep your bun toward the back center of your head, on the crown, right along the line where you separate the two sections from up to down. 

Every bun is unique

Remember, every messy bun is different. The way your bun comes out really depends on your natural hair texture and what style you prefer. You can either pull your hair through a hair band a few times to create a messy bun, or wrap your hair as you twist it up into a bun and then wrap your hair tie around that. Whatever works best for your hair type. Take your pick!

Keep it in place

We don’t mean spray a thick layer of goop so your strands don’t move. Just spritz a little hairspray to keep those flyaways at bay and your locks in place. Still can't seem to keep those wandering hairs still? Grab some bobby pins and stick a few at the base of your bun to pin your hair tie in place. This will secure the bun so you don't have to constantly touch it to feel if everything is in place by lunch time.

So there you have it, girlie! Now you know how to do the easiest semi-messy-yet-chic hair trend going around.

Do you rock the half up half down bun? What do you think of this new hair trend? Share in the comments below!  

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by Brittany Goers | 4/9/2016
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