I feel like I’ve done this particular twisted half up hair style at a few events, like the ACM awards, and similarly at #SBScon for our welcome party. Sadly I haven’t been able to recreate this myself so I’m on a mission to take Rachel’s tips and master this bad boy.
It’s obviously not a difficult hairstyle once she walked me through the steps. So here is a step by step guide on how to do a half up twisted hairstyle.
Let me be honest though, there’s something challenging about pinning the back of your hair and making it stay. However, practice makes perfect, so I’m going to start taking my own tips with my hair tutorials and making them part of my routine. Next up to master, this twisted half up for short hair.
I did finally master this fishtail halfsie and wore it out to dinner a few nights ago with girlfriends. I was SO proud of myself. It’s a lot easier to just pin back a braid in my opinion, a twist is a little more tricky. But here’s how Rachel created the twisted half up on short hair.
Step By Step Guide For The Twisted Half Up Hairstyle
Step One – Start With Loose Waves
Start with loose waves, you can see my beach waves tutorial here. You don’t have to have waves in your hair, but I think this helps make it look nicer and also adds a bit of grit to the hair.
Step Two – Twist A Section
Take one section of your hair by the temple and twist it upwards and back to the crown of your head. Secure with a few bobby pins.
Step 3 – Repeat On The Other Side
Take the section on the other side of your head and repeat step two by twisting it upwards and back towards the crown of your head. Before you secure with a bobby pin, head to step four.
Step 4 – Tuck The Twists
To create the twisted look of this hairstyle, you’ll then take the second twist from step three, and tuck the ends in under the other twist that’s already secured. Then secure with bobby pins. You can then take the ends of the first twist and tuck them into the second twist as well.
Step 5 – Finish The Hairstyle
To finish off the entire look, pull a few pieces out in front of your face to loosen up the look. You can curl these with a curling iron to give them some movement too. And spray with hairspray so everything is secure.
Check out my other hair tutorials here!
Photos by JNelly