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Trend Alert: Half-Up Hair With a Twist

Earlier this month I spotted Nicole Richie and Whitney Port both donning a modern, slightly messy take on a half-up, half-down hairdo that Mandy Moore wore a while back. It's a casual, chic, and stylish way to keep your hair out of your eyes. This laid-back look is easy to achieve. Just follow my three simple steps below:

  • STEP 1: Part your hair in the center.
  • STEP 2: Pull back the top crown of your hair (above your temples where your bangs are/would be) and twist hair away from your face. You can also braid it or brush it back as additional styling options.
  • STEP 3: Secure hair on the sides with small barrettes, elastics or bobby pins, or pull both sections of hair to the back and secure together. See? Easy.


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verily verily 9 years
I've been doing this while growing out my bangs.
car0linee<3 car0linee<3 9 years
I love this hairstyle..ive seen it a lot latley, i might try it sometime!
emmaxx-vintage emmaxx-vintage 9 years
This is so cute! It looks really simple
Tats Tats 9 years
sarasayshi sarasayshi 9 years
I'd wear it.
pureperfection pureperfection 9 years
i shall go try it! woots!
phree2b phree2b 9 years
Bohemian has been making the rounds since the 60's.
gissele_aylin gissele_aylin 9 years
everybody already does this ? how is it nEW?
E-Pierdominici E-Pierdominici 9 years
There is also the coming of the braids this season. I would spice up this half-up like by incorporating a very fines braid on each side. The texture looks amazing, and it will take this simple day look to night in a flash!
Oxymoron1 Oxymoron1 9 years
I like the neater version, c'est à dire, Whitney's version. In my opinion Mandy's look is too scruffy.
kiwigeek kiwigeek 9 years
Use the check spelling option at the bottom of the comment box DreaAST, sorry, I'm very picky on stuff like that!! I absolutely adore this look and have been wearing my hair like this for the most of the Southern Hemisphere summer! Except I tie more of my hair up... more half and half... I'll be trying it with less now I guess...
wolfpackgal wolfpackgal 9 years
looks really cute on whitney... but my hair is curly and big, so it just looks weird when i try this.
loveritz loveritz 9 years
I'm wearing my hair like this right now!
gdtwriter gdtwriter 9 years
The half-up is a throwback to the 1960s and I love the easy, relaxed style. I agree with what was said earlier about it being an alternative to the pony tail.
prada727 prada727 9 years
I am growing out my bangs and I do some variation of this daily.
XpsX XpsX 9 years
not a fan.but it's doale since it's so simple
juicylove juicylove 9 years
these are really bad pictures, and im not a fan of the hairstyle. ohwell
VolleyJen14 VolleyJen14 9 years
eh......i'm all about loose waves but I need some crown height and it's not a flattering look if you don't have a really narrow face....chubs out the face....
TFS TFS 9 years
Nicole does it best.
Rabbit88 Rabbit88 9 years
i've been doing the same but in braids... its great!
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
i wwear my hair like this sometimes...usually when i'm too lazy to blow it straight.
munka munka 9 years
great everyday look -- i love wearing my hair down but it gets in the way at work. this is my favourite day to day work do!
gummybears123 gummybears123 9 years
i'm gonna try it! it can get boring to just have your hair down all the time or up in a ponytail.
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
this looks cute but i think i would look rediculous.
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
This is cute!
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