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Half-up braided hairstyles: straight hair vs fluffy curls

/ 08.06.2015
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Which half-up 'do gets your vote?

During August, heat and humidity are still major factors when styling our manes, but at the same time, we can almost smell fall from here. This means we can start thinking about wearing our hair down again, sans neck sweat! In the meantime, we're edging our way back towards loose locks from high knots and braided chignons, and making plenty of half-up hairstyle pit stops along the way.

We love the two braided half-up, half-down 'dos above, but are torn between the sleek strands and the fluffy curls. So, which one would you choose? Let us know by casting your vote above!

Half-up braids with straight hair

If you're happy to put in the effort required to achieve sleek tresses during the deep midsummer, this smooth, straight style could be perfect for you. Armed with your flat iron and a heat protectant spray like Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray, this look can be yours for the taking. Just make sure you seal your strands against any moisture in the air with a generous veil of hairspray to finish.

Half-up braids with curls

For those of you with frizz-prone locks, embracing your natural texture could be a more convenient option. This doesn't mean compromising on glamor, however, as all those voluminous waves make for the perfect seventies-inspired look! To make sure your finished style is even, spritz a texturizing heat protectant such as Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray throughout, and use a 1" curling iron to create loose curls wherever necessary.

What do you think? Which half-up hairstyle would you be more likely to wear until the autumn leaves begin to fall?

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