You have no items in your shopping cart.

Product was successfully added to your shopping cart.

Going Half-sies: Get This Effortless Half-Up Style

Lainee Read

Author Lainee Read | Social Media Manager, Sam Villa

Article originally found on BANGSTYLE.

Spring is the perfect time to reinvent your look. Fashion Week is taking place around the globe and new ideas for haircuts and hairstyles are popping into your Instagram feed faster than you know it. Heading into the warmer months means sprucing up your topknots and trying out new styles for Prom, Wedding’s, or other special events. In this tutorial Redken Artist Shannon VanFleet shows us how to get a simple yet sophisticated half-upstyle perfect for any occasion.

  • Starting with clean, air-dried hair, apply Redken Guts 10 to roots and direct upwards with warm airflow and medium tension using your Professional Blow Dryer and Finishing brush, to create lift at the scalp.
  • Apply a humidity resistant smoothing cream with heat protection like Redken’s Rebel Tame treatment styler, and curl with a 1.5 inch iron.
  • Add extra volume at the root with the Sam Villa Textur Iron.
    Lightly backcomb the crown section.

Use your 9-row Finishing brush to add volume to hair while blow drying

Lightly back comb the hair to add lift and volume.

Add more volume and texture to the hair by using the Sam Villa TEXTUR Iron and adding the texture only to the roots.

Create loose waves by using a larger barrel size when curling the hair.


  • Loosely gather the top portion of hair and secure with a clear elastic. When we flip this through on the next step, it will change the placement of where this ponytail sets, so secure it slightly lower than where you want it to lay.
  • Create a small opening right above the elastic and feed the ponytail through until it twists on itself.
  • Roll the remaining lengths into a chignon and secure with hair grips above and below the base of the ponytail.
  • End with finishing accessories of your choice. In this case, we chose fresh flowers!

Lightly secure the half top of the hair with a clear elastic

Flip the secured section to add in a twist.

Change up your typical half up hairstyle!

Add character by using floral

To see even more inspirational styles and check out all of Shannon's work, be sure to stalk her on Bangstyle.