Wednesday 21 January 2015

Easy Half Up, Half Down Hair Wrap Tutorial

I'll admit it - sometimes my hair is truly the bane of my existence.  Not only do I need to wash it, condition it, and dry it - by the time I get around to styling it, I've either lost the patience for anything elaborate, or just don't have any inspiration left.  Enter my favourite lazy-girl hairstyle: The half up, half down hair wrap that adds some romance and whimsy to your style and best of all, takes all of 5 minutes to do!  I've worn this easy hairstyle with a dress, and also with comfy leggings and a sweater - it always works.  Check out how to achieve this simple half up, half down hair wrap for yourself!

This hair wrap works well with both straight and curly hair, but I prefer it with curly hair.  I've gone ahead and curled my hair with a straightener to get things started.  Be sure to check out my my tutorial on how to curl your hair with a straightener here.

As always, I like to give my hair a bit of a tease at the root to get a little more volume.  Call me an old Italian lady at heart, but I've gotta do it!

Take an elasticized headband, and place it over the crown of your head, resting it right at the base.  The headband should go over all of your hair, and be secure on your head.

Grab the first few pieces if hair on one side of your head and start wrapping them around the base of your headband. Make sure the entire base of your headband is completely hidden with your first few layers of hair on one side.

Repeat the last step on the other side of your head, grabbing pieces of hair around your face and wrapping them into the base of the headband.

At this point, I like to smooth out the hair on the crown of my head to tame any fly-aways or loose hair that may have sprung up when wrapping.

Guess what - we're done! This is honestly one of my simplest hair styles that always makes me feel put together.  It also lasts all day, which is a huge plus!

What do you think about this half-up, half-down hair wrap?  Do you have a simple hairstyle that you tend to use frequently?  Let me know!

xo Joëlle


  1. Love the hair band like this, such a pretty look!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  2. Absolutely love this hairstyle! So adorable.

    xo Amy

  3. Replies
    1. Haha, no need - it's all in the editing! Thanks Claire :)

  4. Oh it looks absolutely gorgeous, I wish my hair was this long I might have to do some experimenting with clip in extensions and see how it goes xxx

    Blonde Of Carbs


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