Elegant half-up hairstyle how to from The Small Things blog

by Hair Romance on December 3, 2012 · 14 comments

in Hair Stars,Hair Style Advice,Hair Trends,Tutorials

Have you visited The Small Things Blog? You probably recognise Kate’s hair from Pinterest and her sweet hair tutorials.

Kate is a hairdresser living in North Carolina, sharing easy hair tutorials, beauty tips and crafty projects on The Small Things Blog. Today I’m sharing her elegant half-up hairstyle how-to.

Click here if you can’t see the video tutorial

How to get the look

  1. Start by blowdrying your hair with a volumizing mousse. This style is shown in straight hair, but also works with curls.
  2. Take a section of hair from the top of your head, around to the edge of the crown of your head. Lift it slightly to create some height, then pin in place at the back of your head with two horizontal bobby pins.
  3. Next take a small piece of hair from the front layers on the left side of your face. Bring this hair horizontally across to cover the pins at the back and pin in place vertically with a bobby pin. Tuck the ends of your hair under.
  4. Repeat on the right hand side, bringing a section across and under the left piece of hair, and pin in place with a bobby pin. Insert the pin vertically to hide the pin under your hair.
  5. Pin one more section from either side and pin in place in the same way at the back of your head. Tuck in any loose ends and make sure the style looks even from all sides. Gently loosen any pieces that are too tight.

Head over to The Small Things Blog to see more of Kate’s cute styles.

I love that this look works in shorter and long hair. Where would you wear this hairstyle?

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Kelly G December 4, 2012 at 12:34 am

So simple, but beautiful! Love how elegant it looks without being too stiff.
And a new blog for me to follow. :)
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Hair Romance December 4, 2012 at 12:35 pm

You’ll love her blog Kelly! Xx


yojo December 4, 2012 at 7:04 am

What a cute ‘do!!!!
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Hair Romance December 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Thanks Yojo, Kate has more fabulous styles on her blog too


Michelle@Radiant Brown Beauty December 4, 2012 at 8:19 am

love it! I’m going to try this on my stretched hair for a girls night out event tomorrow! Thanks for sharing
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Hair Romance December 4, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Thanks Michelle, this would look great in your curls too x


gio December 4, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I love it. It’s simple and elegant!
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Hair Romance December 4, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Kate does some beautiful styles, you’ll love her site Gio x


Kendra December 5, 2012 at 8:02 am

Oh my goodness this is so beautiful! I will definitely have to try this out.
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Hair Romance December 5, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Let me know how you go with this in your hair Kendra x


Amy December 14, 2012 at 10:09 pm

One of the hardest parts about being in a choir is what to do with your hair for the concerts! You want to have your hair down so you don’t look bald, but you don’t want your hair to be in your face to see you music and the conductor. This look is perfect! I have a concert this weekend, and plan on doing this for it! =)


Hair Romance December 15, 2012 at 9:50 am

Thanks Amy! That’s a problem I hadn’t considered before, I’ll do some new half up style tutorials in the new year x


Julie January 7, 2013 at 3:02 am

This TOTALLY worked for me for a New Year’s Day party. Thank you for sharing/demo’ing. Big help! Happy New Year.


Hair Romance January 7, 2013 at 10:23 am

Thanks Julie! Happy New Year xx


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