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4 half-up hairstyles for short, medium, and long hair

Half up hairstyles are the best cute and flirty look to bring to your next date night. All of these styles can easily be done on short, medium and long hair, as well as straight, wavy or curly hair. No matter what your natural hair is, these hairstyles paired with Luxy Hair extensions are a fun way to change up the classic half-up hairstyle. These new techniques will give you the skillset to create new hairstyles of your own, so don’t be afraid to experiment and share your creations with us in the comments below. 


Half-up hairstyle 1: lace braid half-do 

This lace braid half-up hairstyle can seem tricky but with a little practice you’ll get the hang of it. This hairstyle works with long or short hair, however, we love popping in our Luxy Hair Extensions for some added volume and length. Mimi wears her 160g Ombre Blonde Luxy Hair extensions in this tutorial. 

Step 1

Brush your hair thoroughly and divide your hair into two sections, one larger on the left side and one smaller on the right side.  

Step 2

Grab the smaller section and create a lace braid by breaking the front pieces into a new section and begin with a regular three strand braid. 

Step 3

Once you have braided the first three strands, grab the piece closest to the rest of the section and pull it into your braid, similar to a French braid. Braid in the new hair and repeat this step until the entire section is braided. Ensure that you are braiding your hair backwards!

Step 4

Do not keep braiding once the section is all braided in, instead fan out the hair carefully. 

Step 5

Wrap your braid around the back of the head and secure it with bobby pins. Hide the end of the braid and the visible bobby pins under the rest of your hair. 

Step 6 (Optional)

Apply heat protectant all over and curl the reminder of the hair away from the face. Hold the curl until it cools and repeat until all the hair is curled.

This simple look can be perfect for those days you wake up late for work. If you have a few extra minutes curl your hair for a put- together and elegant hairstyle.


Half-up hairstyle 2: twisted half-up, half-down hairstyle

This cute and sweet hairstyle is so versatile. It works on long, short, curly, wavy or straight hair, using twists to achieve a dramatic look in the back.

Step 1

Begin by brushing your hair through. Mimi adds in her 160g Ombre Blonde Luxy Hair extensions to add volume and length.

Step 2

Begin with your front pieces and bring them to the back of your head. Twist them together a few times, then add in more hair to the same twist.

Step 3

Once you have created three sections on each side of the head, grab your elastic and secure the twist. It’s that easy! 

Half-up hairstyle 3: French knot half-do hairstyle 

If you have already mastered a french braid then this will be an absolute breeze for you! Add some Luxy Hair extensions for added volume and fullness to your hairstyle. Mimi uses her 160g Ombre Blonde Luxy Hair extensions. 

Step 1

Brush your hair thoroughly!

Step 2

Bring two pieces from both your right and left side to the back of your head and tie them into your first knot. 

Step 3

Once you have completed the first knot, you can add more hair from each side into the two original pieces. Create your second knot from the new pieces. Repeat this step twice more.

Step 4

Secure this into place, and you have your final result! Not too hard, was it? 

Half-up hairstyle 4: Knotted Half-Up, Half- Down Hairstyle

This knotted half-up half down hairstyle looks especially beautiful with highlights due to the dimension of this intricate hairstyle. It’s works well with short, medium, or long hair.

Step 1

Grab a medium sized piece of your hair on the crown of your head, and twist it into a loop. Once you have done so, you will be able to pull the end through and create a full large knot. Pin the knot into place.

Step 2

Grab another medium section on the crown of your head and repeat the above step. Ensure your knot is flat to your head and secure it with bobby pins.

Step 3

Take the pieces from each knot and combine them together into a new knot. Secure with bobby pins. There you have it all done!

Who knew knotted hair could be so fabulous? This chic and unique look is great for any daytime event, especially if you want to spice up the same old half up hairstyle.  

Half-up hairstyle 5: side fishtail braid hairstyle  

The side fishtail braid is a casual yet flirty hairstyle that can be your go-to everyday look. You’ll need a curling wand, a small hair elastic, hairspray and of course your Luxy Hair extensions. Mimi wears her 160g Ombre Chestnut set in this tutorial.  

Step 1

Start by brushing her hair through after clipping in your hair extensions. Run the curling iron through your hair to create large waves and set it with hairspray. 

Step 2

Grab a large chunk of hair from the front as well as another section from the back, and begin fishtail braiding. In order to fishtail braid, use your index fingers to bring pieces of the section up and around the section and across to the other. Repeat this on both sides until you have your fishtail formed. Note that this will take some time, you won’t see it right away! Ensure it is a little loose by lightly fanning out the braid. 

Step 3

You do not have to work the braid all the way down but, ensure it is secured at the end of the braid. If you have short bangs pin them into the braid for a clean and finished look.


There you have it! 5 new and easy half-up hairstyles to change up your classic everyday look. Which one was your favourite? Be sure to hashtag #myluxyhair on Instagram and show us how you styled your half-up hairstyle and let us know your favorites in the comments below. 

Written by: Caroline Akawi

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