Half-up hairstyles come in many forms, from statement-making volume to smooth, understated looks like the one above. With a sleek, flyaway-free finish, this pretty braided style is elegant without seeming uptight or severe, meaning you can rock it interchangeably with casual outfits and pulled-together workday attire.
To find out how to recreate this hairstyle, all you need to do is follow the tutorial below.
How to style it
Starting with damp hair, apply Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Thermal Smoother Cream throughout. Blowdry your hair in sections, using a paddle brush to keep the hair straight.
Once dried, use a flat iron to finish straightening your hair. When you're done, smooth some hair oil through the ends to soothe and nourish your strands after heat styling.
Use a boar bristle brush to sweep your hair back then section off two small pieces level with your temples on each side of your face.
Pull both pieces of hair taut then tie them together at the back with a small elastic. At this point, you should have created a fairly straight horizontal line across the back of your head.
Braid the lengths of the two pieces you just tied together and secure at the ends with another elastic.
Complete the look with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray to prevent frizz, add shine and tame any flyaways.