Half-up hair or a ponytail - which style is best?

/ 05.08.2014
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Which easy hairstyle is your favorite?

When it comes to ultra-easy hairstyles, you have a few basic options. You can, of course, leave your hair loose, you can tie it up into a pony or bun, or you can go for a half-up hairstyle. All of these are great quick-fixes and can each be adapted to different textures, accessories, hair lengths, etc.

We thought we would compare two such styles and see which is more popular: a half-up style and a classic ponytail. Vote for your favorite by clicking on the picture above!

Glass half full?

It's easy to see that a half-up hairstyle offers a lot of benefits. It will keep the bulk of your hair off your face while simultaneously allowing you to show off your hair's natural (or not!) texture along the lengths of the half-down part. It works with all kinds of hair lengths and textures and you can even be super lazy with it. What's not to love?

To style: If you want a straight finish, apply Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray and flat iron. Don't make it too perfect as a little movement will make the end result appear more natural. Smooth back the top layers with a brush to eliminate any bumps, then pin to hold it all in place. Finish with a mist of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.

Pretty and practical

Ponytails, while 'all up,' remain one of the most versatile hairstyles ever. The humblest of all the updos has been worked, re-worked, and then re-worked some more on red carpets and runways alike over the years. The result? All kinds of different looks, ranging from tousled French twists to bubbles.

To style: To get a simple, sleek pony, flat iron your hair with Iron Straight Heatspray, then brush all the hair back and up into a pony - you can go as high or as low as you want. Banish flyaways by spraying some Bold Control Hairspray into the palm of your hand and then smoothing it firmly over the top and sides.

Which style do you like best?

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