Learn how to make a half ponytail with these easy steps. Putting your hair in one won’t take long, we promise.
What you’ll need
Can’t decide whether to put your hair up or down? Half updos are the answer. They let you showcase your long locks while also keeping strands away from your face. There are half updos for special events, and there are those you can wear every day. If you want a simple half up hairstyle that’s chic yet casual, learn how to make the half ponytail. Get your brushes and styling tools ready. Here we go.
Create a Half Ponytail in 9 Easy Steps
Start with healthy hair
Protect from heat
Gather hair on top
Hide your hair tie
Make it high
Let the fun begin
Other Half Updos to Try
1. Half up top knot
From a basic half ponytail, you can easily create a half up top knot. Simply wrap your half ponytail around its base to form a bun, secure and pins, and you’re done. You can go for this hairstyle even if you have short or medium hair. And don’t worry about creating the perfect bun–imperfections add texture, which can make your hairstyle even more chic and interesting.
Editor’s tip: Coat your top knot with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray so it’ll stay in place all day long.
2. Half up half down with braid
Thinking of the perfect hairstyle for Sunday brunches? Try this braided half updo. Pair it with a light, flowy dress to create a feminine daytime look.
3. Half up criss cross
If you don’t have an elastic or a hair tie, you can still create a stylish half updo. To put your hair in a half up criss cross hairstyle, you only need several bobby pins to keep twisted sections of your hair in place. Nail this look by keeping your hair sleek and frizz-free.
Editor’s tip: When leaving your hair down, your strands are soft, smooth, and frizz-free. To achieve this, apply Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream before heading out!
4. Twin buns
Want something more quirky than the half ponytail? Try creating twin buns for a change! It’s great for casual days or a fun day out with friends.
5. Loop braid half updo
To really stand out, you need to go for experimental looks like this loop braid half updo. We know it’s quite far from your basic half ponytail, but for us, that’s what makes it exciting!
Editor’s tip: Spritz TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax on your hair before creating the loop braid so it’s easier to shape.
There you have it—another hairstyle to add to your growing list of hair ideas. Creating the half ponytail is more fun if you do it with your friends. Then, you can all go out with matching ‘dos for the ultimate #BFFgoals.
Next read: Never underestimate a ponytail. You can wear it low and simple, or you put it up high and be a head turner. Check out these steps on how to create the perfect high ponytail.