Pulling off a distinguishing look is all about confidence and perception ! Out with the old and in with the new—- or is it really the old again! The sound off award, naming the half bun hairstyle a success goes to Cosmopolitan magazine. The magazine wrote the sock bun is now dead and gave 16 new ways to wear your hair in bunned styles. Many celebrities have also taken cue to the fancied selection. The half up and half down hairstyle was last seen during the early 2000s. But like many other things, history repeats itself. So how can you make this style hip and fit just for the occasion?
Follow some of these suggestions provided by Cosmo below
For long hair
(1) Separate or part the top half of your hair from the bottom half, securing the top half with a scrunchy or hair tie. The ponytail should be tight, but not too tight where it’s hurting your head. (2) Go back and gently tug on the hair on top if you need to make fuller or loose. (3) Tease the ponytail slightly near the base of the hair tie (this will give your bun a fuller look), then twist it around the base. (4) secure the bun with a few bobby pins, adjusting it to the shape that you want.
For Short Hair
The stereotype of having short hair and not being able to do enough styles definitely goes against the grain for the half up half down do! It may be a bit difficult however, it is still obtainable. (1) First you want to start off by creating two parts in your hair — in line with your temples. (2) Use the section of hair from your hairline to the crown of your head to create a high ponytail. (3) Secure your hair with an hair tie and then pin small sections of the ponytail around the hair tie to cover it, making it into a perfect baby bun. You can jazz it up which ever way you would like!
For Thin Hair
Ladies with thin hair , I feel your pain! But it’s always fun learning how to work with what you got! Appreciation is key and you too can rock out any half up/ down style. (1) So curl your hair in small sections while holding the wand horizontally for loose waves. (2) Use a dry texture spray that works with your curl pattern or hair texture, alcohol free, along the roots of your hair. (3) Backcomb the section that will be pulled back with a teasing comb to create some height at the top of your head. (4) Finally, take your textured strands and twist it into a perfect half bun or funking it up which ever way you please.
For thick, curly hair and a super-tight bun:
We love Curls! Curls! Curls! Curls! Curls we do ADORRRREEE ! If you’re working with those luxurious curls, part your hair at your temples and pull your hair into a tight ponytail. Then twist and loc until your hair starts to coil! Wrap it around the base of the hair tie, and secure it with bobby pins.
For a fuller & looser bun if you have thick, curly hair:
Use your thumbs to gather your hair from ear to ear, pull your hair up on top of your head, loosely wrap your hair around itself, and secure it with pins instead of a hair tie.