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

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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 [1] 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 [2] 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.

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