Create pretty romantic waves in minutes
The half-updo just got an upgrade
The elegant and romantic half-up hairstyle has been refreshed with the addition of hair jewellery. “The seashell detail is so simple and beautiful, and doesn’t look too ‘try-hard’, plus it doesn’t require maintenance throughout the day,” says hairstylist and RAW salon owner Anthony Nader.
Hair that falls on or below the collarbone enhances this style, while “thicker hair will have a bigger impact, and shade variation helps showcase the rippled waves”. Here’s how to get this soft, romantic hairstyle in a five easy steps.
Prep your hair
Prep damp hair with sea salt spray (for texture) or a volumising lotion (if you have naturally wavy hair), “tilting your head back and massaging product to evenly coat every strand”, instructs Nader.
Try: Joico Structure Beach Texture Spray
Dry hair and create waves
Use a diffuser until hair is 90 per cent dry, ensuring the crown remains smooth. If you need to create waves, thoroughly dry hair and then use a tong. Work in large sections, and start the wave from the mid-lengths (not the roots).
Pin your hair back
Take the two front sections on either side of the part, just above the ear, and twist them back and around the jewellery, securing with pins as you go along.
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