Hair Tutorial: How To Do The Half Updo

Hair Tutorial: How To Do The Half Updo

We get a lot of questions asking if it's possible to create half updos with the Sitting Pretty Halo.

The short answer: absolutely, yes! 

Once you've solved your thin hair problems with a Sitting Pretty halo, of course you're going to want to take advantage of all the new ways you can style your hair. 

Especially when it comes to updos and half updos. 

Creating a half updo with halo hair extensions.

So what makes for the perfect half updo? 

VOLUME.

And a lot of it. 

It's why most girls need a little extra hair to help them create this look.

Below, Jordan uses her MEDIUM Sitting Pretty Halo in col. Beige Blonde 613 to add more volume to her half updo. 

This allows her to have a fuller ponytail on top, while still having enough hair to leave down.

The best part of this hairstyle is that it gives the illusion your hair is even longer than it actually is.

Not to mention, it's super easy to create.

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HOW TO STYLE A HALF UPDO USING HALO HAIR EXTENSIONS // JORDAN SIMEK

[Full transcript]

Hey guys it's Jordy and welcome to my fourth video for Sitting Pretty.

I am creating this beautiful Ariana Grande half updo look for you guys today.

This is one of my hands-down favourite looks to do with my Sitting Pretty halo hair extensions, so make sure you keep watching.

Okay so I got a brand new halo.

This one is the medium halo, I had the fine and the thick but I thought I'd give the medium a go with the different colour.

The other reason I got a different colour is because of the sun, my hair is getting so much lighter, so I'm going to use this one in this tutorial.

So I've already gone ahead and curled these bad boys.

But I'm going to show you how I curl my hair, because I haven't done that yet.

So I've got my curling wand and I use the thickest barrel.

I'm going to section off my hair in three parts, starting at the bottom, and bringing all my hair up, just making sure it's out of the way.

Split your section into two parts and grab from the back about a one-inch section. And starting from the back, you want to curl away from your face.

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Okay so now I have curled all of my hair and I have curls the halo, I'm going to put it all together and show you how it's done.

So now I'm going to put in our halo.

Just section off the front of your hair, put it all up and away. Then grab your halo, slide it to the back of your head like that and release.

How easy is that?

Oh my god it looks so good.

I was actually quite surprised when I got this halo because I was really worried it was gonna be too light for my hair, but it actually blends really nicely because my hair is so blonde at the moment. Just from being in the ocean, and the summer sun. 

So having that other halo with a different colour for summer and winter, I find is really really beneficial.

Oh my god I'm so obsessed, it looks so good! 

Alright so what we're going to do is we're going to brush all of that out. do is we're just gonna brush all of that out.

So with this comb we don't necessarily have to worry about the wire of the halo at the top because we're gonna be putting it all back.

But what we want to do, is we just want to make sure that the hair is not sitting underneath the wire around the hairline, because it's not going to be a good look if it's all sitting underneath.

So just make sure you get all of that - can we just appreciate how good this halo is looking?! Look how seamlessly it finishes. I just want to leave it like this! Okay, don't be silly.

Okay so next step putting the half updo.

I like to use my brows as kind of like a guideline.

Kind of where the point of your brows are, go up and around, because that's going to be just above where the halo is sitting. The halo is sits there, you can see it, but we're going to be putting it up and then fiddling with that later.

So make sure it's all up, make sure it's out of the way.

It's already looking so cute!

Then you want to grab your comb where the tip is, and just bring some of that back down to hide the halo. You can't even see it! And then you want to do the same with the other side. Follow that line, and just take some of it out like so.

So use your comb - just be careful of that wire because it is gonna sit there, so make sure you don't dig too deep when you're coming backwards - and you want to secure it just with a hair tie at the base of your head.

Pull it out at the base, and then like we did in the last tutorial, I'm going to grab the ends and grab the top and pull in opposite directions because that's gonna create  a really perky ponytail at the top of your head.

Ahh it looks so cute!

Okay it's just pull it out where you want to. Make sure it's really secure. Again, when you're pulling your ponytail, doing this by pulling both ends is going to elongate that ponytail instead of keeping it quite short.

Oh my god, stop it, it's so cute! 

Okay so you can obviously tell how much I love this style. 

I just love it. I think it's gorgeous. I think it's super cute, oh my god I'm just obsessed.

That's really about it. Also, before - we always have to do this because it's just how we do ponytails...

Now to finish it off, and you don't have to do this, but I like to do it as per usual in all of my tutorials I have done, grab a little back piece of your ponytail and grab your texture spray or hairspray, and just spray this and wrap it around your hair tie. And secure it with a bobby pin at the back of the ponytail, just so it's not seen at the front. 

Okay if you want to have a little bit more volume around the sides, just grab the pieces around where the halo is sitting and just back comb so it's got a little bit more volume. 

To finish it up I like to use a little bit of texture spray, just spritzing it. Not in any particular area, just gives it a little bit more hold. And same at the base of my hair as well where the curls are, gives a bit more texture to the curl.

Oh my god it's so cute!

Alright. so this is my final look for the Ariana Grande inspired half updo.

I hope you love it because I really do.

It's honestly one of my favourite things to do with the halo and it honestly makes a lot of a difference having that little bit of extra hair for this look because I find if I have my own natural hair, it just you have a little half way wispy bits. 

It just looks so much nicer and thick and beautiful, I'm just totally vibing this look.

And it's so nice to have the halo not show, and have all these little clips shown everywhere. Because it's sits at the back of your neck so all of your hair is hiding it, you don't have to worry about these nasty little clips showing throughout the day.

Now if you're loving these videos just as much as I do, please make sure you give us a thumbs up, subscribe to Sitting Pretty's YouTube channel and leave any questions you have below because we love hearing from you.

And if you do recreate any of the looks that we've done, please make sure you tag @sittingprettyhalohair and myself in your photos on Instagram because we love seeing them and seeing what you guys get up to with your halo hair extensions - it's so much fun!

So anyway thank you so much for watching guys!

Enjoy! If you try this look, tag us @sittingprettyhalohair on Instagram and leave a comment below if you have any questions.

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