How To: Style long hair half up and half down with a twist

Style long hair half up and half down with a twist

Julia, AKA Hairbeauty4you, gives detailed instructions on how to do a quick half up-do with a twist in under 10 minutes. She notes that this style is best for medium to long length hair. Julia starts with straight hair, then sections off the top part and clips temporarily. She then separates another section on either side of the top part- from the ear to the clipped section- and pulls it back into a high pony tail and repeats identically on the other side, securing each with clear rubber bands. Next, she sections another bit of hair directly underneath the back of the clipped part, being careful not to include pieces from the ponytails. With this new section she back-combs it until it is teased, then rolls it downward and pins the roll in place against her scalp using bobby pins. She then releases the top section from the clip, flat irons it straight, and combs it down neatly over the roll she just pinned. Once the roll is entirely covered by smooth hair, she uses more bobby pins to secure the loose hair in place across the top of her head just in front of the roll. To cover these pins, she takes one of the ponytails and suggests to either braid or twist it depending on your hair length before wrapping it across those pins and securing under the band of the opposite ponytail. She does the same with the other ponytail, twisting it then wrapping it across the other before tucking it underneath the opposite ponytail's band. At this point the look is complete, however Julia suggests on a hot day to twist up the back portion of your hair as well for an alternate look. Both designs are a quick way to add style to straight medium or long hair.

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