The half-up style
This partially pulled-back look is everything you want in a hairstyle: a little tousled, a little edgy and a lot sexy. “It’s business-casual in the front and party in the back,” explains hairstylist Mark Townsend. And it’s easy to pull o with dry shampoo
If your hair is straight Don’t attempt this style on dirty hair. “Pulling back oily strands is a recipe for scalp exposure,” says Mark. For texture, blast clean hair with dry shampoo before beginning the styling process. If you want to boost your volume, work a thickening mousse, like  Moroccanoil Volumising Mousse (R340), into damp hair, then rough-dry it to build body. After brushing your hair back, push it up towards the crown and slide in a few pins.
If your hair is wavy First, apply a sea-salt spray and rough-dry your hair to enhance its natural texture. If that’s not enough, wind random sections of hair around a 2.5cm curling iron; skip the ends to keep your style imperfect. Pin as you like.
If your hair is curly Since you’ve got volume to work with, Mark reveals that you can play with various heights. Prep with a frizz-fighting oil, like  Garnier Ultimate Blends The Sleek Perfector Oil (R149.95). Work a bit through your ends. After putting all of your hair up, spray a clean mascara wand with hairspray and sweep it along your hairline to help smooth flyaways.
If your hair is in braids A high, half-up twist with long ends down your back, as on Gabrielle Union (on previous page), creates a sleek contrast. Just twist and pin to secure.
If your hair is short Make like Sienna Miller and try two French braids from your hairline to crown. Pin in place.