Half Updo for Short Hair: Create This Easy Hairstyle in 5 Steps

Pull off this sweet and put-together half updo for short hair that you can wear when running errands or going on date nights!

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Asian woman with half updo for short hair

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You don’t need to go to the salon to get that sophisticated half updo for your short hair. The thing is, it’s quite easy to put your hair in a half pony and calling it a day. With this tutorial, you’ll discover exactly how to pull off a more sophisticated half updo even if you have short hair.

Steps in Creating a Half Updo for Short Hair


Wash your hair

It all begins with a good hair washing. Using Dove Intense Repair Shampoo and Dove Intense Repair Conditioner, wash your hair thoroughly. Let the conditioner bring back lost moisture and nourishment from your scalp to your strands.

Asian woman with shoulder length dark hair smiling



Spray dry shampoo

Add more volume to the top part of your hair by using a dry shampoo. We recommend using TONI&GUY Sky High Volume Dry Shampoo, and spraying it more toward the crown of your hair.

Asian woman spraying on her hair



Take and tease

Now, it’s time to start with actual styling. If you have thinner hair, you might want to add more volume to it and the best way to do so is by taking a section of your hair near your crown teasing it. Backbrush your hair from the middle part to the roots. Repeat it on different sections of your hair, but just stay close to the crown while doing so.

Easy half updo for short hair: Asian woman teasing her hair



Smoothen the top

After you’ve achieved your desired volume, it’s now time to smoothen the top part of your hair using a tail comb. Get the stray strands in place and secure that section with some bobby pins.

Easy half updo for short hair: Asian woman combing her hair and smiling

Pin it

Much like how you did it in the third step, you now take a portion of the side of your hair near the base of your eyebrow and smoothen it using the comb. Proceed to pin it at the back of your head and make sure to do it on the other side as well.

#HairHack: Before you secure the sections of your hair that you’ve partitioned, spritz TRESemme Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray and then proceed to secure it using bobby pins. This way, you’ll keep those sections all pinned together looking more neat and sleek.

Asian woman pinning her half updo for short hair

You're done!

Now, you’ve created a casual but chic hairstyle. This can be your go-to hairstyle when you want to get strands away from your face. When you’re growing out your bob or lob, you can also style your hair this way while your hair is still at an awkward length stage. 

casual but chic hairstyle

See how easy it is? If you want to add more flair to your look, especially if you’re going out on a date or perhaps even for a more formal gathering, you can add some soft waves on the part of your hair that’s left down. You can also play up your look by adding some bangs and choose to have it blunt or side swept. This easy half updo for short hair is so versatile; you can dress it up or down depending on your personality.

Next read: Spice up your short haircut by adding layers. Then, rock your new ‘do with these chic ways on how to wear short layered hair




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