How to Create a Celtic Knot Half Updo

Read on to learn how you can jazz up your half up hairstyle with a Celtic knot half updo!

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If you think a half ponytail is the only way to wear a half updo, then it’s time we introduce you to a new half up hairstyle: the Celtic knot half updo. You may look like you’re wearing a simple half updo, but when you turn around, people will see that your hair is styled into an interesting shape. It’s a great way to give a twist to your regular hairstyle. Plus, it’s fun to do! Here’s how.

7 Steps to Create a Celtic Knot Half Updo


Prep your hair

Dealing with hairfall? Don’t let it ruin your look. Wash your hair with DOVE Hairfall Rescue Shampoo and DOVE Hairfall Rescue Conditioner to help minimize hairfall. These products also nourish your hair strands for stronger and healthier hair.

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Spray time!

Take one section of hair from the left and right side of your forehead near your temples. Spritz TONI&GUY Body Amplify Creation Hairspray on these sections to give them grip and make the hairstyle last longer.

Asian woman spritzing hairspray on her long dark hair

Create loops

Hold the left section of your hair and bend it to create a loop. Then, wrap the right section of your hair around this loop.

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Put your hair in the loops

Insert sections of your hair into the loops created. Don’t worry if your hairstyle appears messy at first. The important thing to do is to create loops and put your hair into these.

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Pull the ends

When you’re done putting your hair inside the loops, pull the ends of your left and right sections of hair to create a Celtic knot.

Back shot of an Asian woman creating a Celtic knot half updo

Pin it

Keep your Celtic knot in place by securing it with bobby pins. Make sure that the color of your pins is the same as the color of your hair to keep the focus on the Celtic knot.

Back shot of an Asian woman pinning her Celtic knot half updo

You're done!

You’ve just made a seemingly ordinary hairstyle into a more exciting one. With a Celtic knot half updo, your hair can look a little more styled than usual even if you’re just going out for coffee. This can even be a party hairstyle when paired with the right accessories and glam evening outfit.

Asian woman with long dark hair in a Celtic knot half updo standing in a cafe

More Half Updos to Try

1. Half up half down with braid

Valentine hairstyles: Asian woman with dark hair in half up braid wearing a dress and having a picnic
You can make your half up braid a little loose for a more relaxed look. Credit: Hariono Halim

If a Celtic knot seems a bit intricate to you, a simple three-strand braid in a half updo can give your look a similar dainty touch. You can also wear it to Sunday brunches or family picnics in a park.

2. Half up boho braid

Easy braids for long hair: Back shot of an Asian woman with long hair in half up braid
This braid is perfect for daytime parties or if you want to sport a textured half up look. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Got extra time on your hands? Create two braids, put them in a half updo, and you got yourself a half up boho braid! Don’t forget to spritz sea salt spray on your hair to make braiding easier and to give your tresses a chic, textured look.

3. Half up criss cross

Half ponytail: Back shot of an Asian woman with long dark hair in half up criss cross hairstyle
Style your hair this way to look smashin’ on your dinner date. Credit: Hariono Halim

Look polished and elegant for a romantic dinner date by styling your hair in a half up criss cross. Whether your hair is long and cascading or a trendy shoulder-length cut, you can turn heads with this hairstyle.

4. Half updo with bun

Casual Hairstyles: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with long dark hair in a half updo with bun smiling and wearing a green dress
Put a pretty twist to your usual half updo by going for this hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

The half updo with bun is perfect for women with long, thick hair. You can create a bun that’s big enough while still leaving a lot of hair to style and showcase.

5. Half up twisted crown braid

Valentine hairstyles: Asian woman wearing a peach dress with shoulder length hair in a half updo standing against a leafy gate
Put a crown on your crowning glory. Try the twisted crown braid. CreditL Hariono Halim

You can also create two twisted sections of hair to pin in a half updo. The result? An elegant twisted crown braid that can make you a stunner in cocktail parties and other special occasions.

Creating this hairstyle might seem complicated at first, but trust us, you can do this. Just follow the steps carefully and do it with the help of your trusty hair products. Happy hairstyling!




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