Half-up hairstyles, half-updos or partial updos are wonderful to still give you that long hair feeling while having the fragile ends of the top "canopy" hair protected.
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This half-up is extremely quick and easy, but has an understated elegance. I suggest you click the photos to see the larger versions of the images. Instructions for this simple style can be found in this blog entry of mine.
This hairstyle is inspired by one of the styles worn by Arwen in The Lord of the Rings. Instructions can be found in this blog entry of mine.
The eye-catching rope braid makes an interesting change from a regular 3-strand braid half-updo, and it's quick and easy to do. More information can be found in this blog entry of mine.
A 5-Strand Braid always gets noticed. A half-updo is a great way to try out a 5 strand braid if your hair is not long enough for a full 5 strand. I first learned how to do a 5-strand braid by doing it in a half-up. For some instructions on learning the 5-strand braid, please read this blog entry of mine.
Once you've mastered a 5 Strand Braid Half-Up, you might want to try a French 5-Strand Braid Half-Up. For some tips on learning how to do a 5 strand braid, see this blog entry of mine.
This 4 Strand Box Braid also known as a 4 Strand Round Braid, is a nice alternative to a regular French Braid half-up hairstyle. Once learned, a 4 Strand braid is just as quick to do as a three strand braid. It just takes a bit of practise. Written instructions for the box braid are on my main Braid page.
I have some helpful tips on how to learn and practice doing a 4 Strand Box Braid in this blog entry of mine.
Half Updos are a really good way to experiment with hairstyles that require longer hair. In this case, my hair is not quite long enough for a full Figure 8 updo, but it's long enough to make a half up Figure 8 hairstyle.
The Figure 8 is being held by Mei Fa Hair Styx with the "Sparkle"" toppers.
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