David Babaii's Summer Hair Tutorial: Half Up Half Down | ghd® official website

My inspiration…
I cannot get enough of the half up half down look this Summer. The birth of half up half down came to me when I was working with Angelina Jolie at the Oscars. She had amazing emerald earrings that we wanted to show off, but she also wanted her hair down.

Where to wear it…
Half up half down opens up your face and gives you lift without being so dramatic. This style can really dress up any look and is perfect for special occasions (especially perfect for a bride). It is amazing for when you need to transition from the office to a chic evening out.

How to get it…
I give this classic look my own spin by adding a lot of texture. I like a little lift at the top with piecey, sexy waves throughout. The ghd curve® classic wave wand has an oval barrel which creates a unique shape, giving you that classic Hollywood feel. The key to this look is to not be all over perfect. I randomly pick sections and wrap around the classic wave wand. I always shake the curl out to create a fuller wave. After the bottom is complete, I pull the top section back and pin it in place with two pins at an angle, creating an X shape.

If you have bangs, you can totally rock this look with your bangs straight down and a bump in the crown – a la Jennifer Lawrence.

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