Holiday Hair: How to Create a Twisted Half-Up Ponytail

Learn how to nail this jazzy style. 

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how to create the Twisted Half-up Ponytail



A fancy updo hairstyle is a look every girl should have in her hairstyling repertoire, especially during the holiday season. We all know that an updo is the quintessential go-to hairstyle for any occasion, but when it comes to actually creating a fancy and trendy hairstyle —like this twisted half-up ponytail — that we saw worn by a celebrity or in the pages of glossy, without a tutorial, our dream hairstyle quickly turns into a hot mess.

This season, no need to try your hand at a hairstyle without any direction because we’re here to help! Read below to learn how you can create this chic, festive twisted updo hairstyle for the holidays.

How to Create a Twisted Half-up Ponytail



Prep hair with heat protectant.

The key to this look is textured hair. To begin, prep your hair with a heat protectant. Use TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray to shield your hair before using a hair wand to add subtle waves.

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Add subtle waves.

Take one-inch sections of your hair and wrap it around a hair wand. Hold your hair for a few seconds and then release.

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Apply styling oil.

Use a styling oil to add shine to your hair. Apply a few drops of Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil into your hands then smooth onto your hair. Gently fingercomb your waves to separate for a fuller look.

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Create first twist.

Take a small section of hair on both sides of your head and twist toward the back of your hair. Secure your twists with a hair tie. Pro tip: Use a clear elastic band, or a black to blend in with your hair color. If you’re feeling funky for the holidays, give your twisted half-up ponytail a cool twist with colorful hair elastics.

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Create 2-3 more twists and secure.

how to create a twisted half-up ponytail

Tuck your ends.

When you get to your last twist, tuck the ends into your hair to blend it into the rest of your look.

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Set with hairspray.

Finish your twisted half-up ponytail with TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray to set your look in place.

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Final look.

Now you’re ready to hit the town with your new holiday updo!

how to create a chic twisted half-up ponytail

For more holiday hair inspiration, see how you can style thick hair for Thanksgiving, and also check out how to get glossy hair for the holidays.

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