Learn how to do wavy and twisted half-up hair with Kara Gozali

Take your usual half-up hairstyle to the next level by adding some twists and waves! Kara Gozali shows you how!
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If regular half-updos just won’t cut it anymore, try a hairstyle with a literal twist. And we’re happy to tell you, we’ve got just what you need! In the step-by-step hair tutorial above, Kara Gozali teaches you how to nail the wavy and twisted half-up hairstyle that can upgrade your look anytime! The elegant waves and the interesting twist detail makes this hairstyle both classy and fun. This look can complement a fancy outfit or can easily upgrade a less extravagant number, so it would work both ways. Watch the video and find out how to DIY this look!

Step 1

Prep hair

Wash hair with Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Shampoo and Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Conditioner for bounce and volume. 

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Step 2

Add texture

Mist your tresses with sea salt spray to add texture.

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Step 3

Curl and clip

Create soft waves by curling your hair, section by section. Then, take a section of hair from each side of your face and put them up temporarily with clips to get them out of the way while you work on the rest of your hair.

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Step 4

Create a half-updo

Form a half updo by taking one more section from each side, then tie them together with an elastic.

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Step 5

Pull the tail

Take the tail and gently pull it upwards and through the ponytail to create a twisted effect.

Wavy and Twisted Half-Up Hairstyle: Back shot of a Filipina woman styling her long hair
Step 6

Twist

Unclip the sections of hair from the sides of your face, get the left section and bring it up to the back of the head, twisting it inwards as you go. When you get to the end, use bobby pins to secure the end underneath your half-up.

Wavy and Twisted Half-Up Hairstyle Tutorial: Filipina influencer styling her hair
Step 7

Repeat with the other section

Unclip the sections of hair from the sides of your face, get the left section and bring it up to the back of the head, twisting it inwards as you go. When you get to the end, use bobby pins to secure the end underneath your half-up.

Wavy and Twisted Half-Up Hairstyle Tutorial: Filipina woman styling her hair
Step 8

Done!

The wavy and twisted half updo hairstyle is versatile. You can wear it when working from home, going out with your friends, or running a quick errand. You can even rock this ‘do whether you have long or medium-length hair. 

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The wavy and twisted half-up hairstyle looks like you went to the salon to have it done, but it’s actually easy enough to do on your own!

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