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Elastic Design Half Up Hairstyle

Elastic design half up hairstyle tutorial

A decorated variation of the classic "half up" hairstyle, perfect for school and other occasions!

This elastic design half-up hairstyle is partially inspired by a cute updo hairstyle we saw on Instagram recently by "studiohilde." Lately my daughter has been wearing her hair mostly down with just her "bangs" pulled back for school, and we thought this would be a fabulous way to spice up her ordinary half up without putting in too much time or effort.

This style is easy enough to be a DIY, although your arms may tire of tying all of the little elastics, so it may be better if you have someone help you.  As mentioned in our video (below) you can really do any elastic pattern you want... this is just an example and the possibilities you could come up with are endless!  Of course, you can use a variety of different color combinations, or go for a more subtle look with clear elastics as well.

Elastic Design Half Up Hairstyle, Video Tutorial (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

This style is fairly versatile and can work will most hair types and lengths.  If your hair is shoulder length to medium length, you could make a smaller/shorter pattern (example below.) 

Elastic design half up hairstyle for shoulder length hair too

Elastic design half-up hairstyle, video tutorial

Pretty elastic design half up hairstyle tutorial

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  •  Lots of small hair elastics. (We used Goody ouchless brand.)
  • Product such as pomade or gel to help prevent flyaways.
We started with some no-heat curls/waves by braiding her hair and leaving the braids in overnight.  This style would look cute with straight hair or with tighter curls as well.

As demonstrated below, you can stretch the design out as much or as little as you want for a slightly different look.

elastic design hairstyle, stretched and unstretched.

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