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MESSY HALF TOP KNOT

Bring a messy half top knot to your relaxed hair repertoire. A simple half up half down hairstyles tutorial for wearing your hair up and out of your face; partner with a textured bun with flowing waves to create a look made for the everyday girl.

Don’t conform to the top knot norm. To create that big texture, prep your locks with ghd pick me up - root lift spray, then twist dry it in with the ghd air® hair dryer. Maximise movement through your mid-length hair with the ghd curve® classic wave wand, creating deep edgy waves. Soften the crest of your waves with the ghd paddle brush before twisting your hair up.

If it's easy hairstyles for work you need, refresh your relaxed updo hairstyle with the messy half top knot, the perfect hairdo for a laidback look.

STEP BY STEPS

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PREP HAIR WITH GHD PICK ME UP - ROOT LIFT SPRAY

For texture and lift, prep the hair with ghd Pick Me Up Root Lift Spray.
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TWIST DRY HAIR WITH HAIRDRYER

Using the ghd air® hairdryer, twist dry the hair to dry the product in, moving the hairdryer up and down the length of each twist for texture.
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DIVIDE HAIR EAR TO EAR

Divide the hair at the bottom of the head from ear to ear.
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TAKE A SMALL SECTION, PLACE THE CURLING WAND ABOVE SECTION & TWIST WRAP MIDDLE OF THE HAIR

Taking a smaller section, place the ghd curve® classic wave wand above of the section and twist wrap the middle of the hair around the full barrel.
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MOVE WAND BARREL UP & DOWN SECTION FOR FIVE TO EIGHT SECONDS

Holding the end of the hair still, gently move the barrel up and down the section for 5-8 seconds. Moving the barrel like this will give you a looser, bigger wave.
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TAKE NEXT SMALL SECTION, PLACE CURLING WAND BELOW SECTION & TWIST WRAP MIDDLE OF HAIR

On the next section of hair, this time place the wand below the section and twist wrap using the same technique, moving up and down for 5-8 seconds.
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REPEAT TECHNIQUE, ALTERNATING STEP FOUR, FIVE, SIX

Repeat throughout the hair, always alternating the position of the wand above and below the sections for a more textured result.
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WORK GHD PADDLE BRUSH THROUGH HAIR

Brush the hair in multiple directions using the ghd paddle brush. This will add a soft texture to the waves.
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TAKE SECTION FROM TOP OF HEAD

Using both your index fingers, take a section at the top of the head and tie with a clear elastic. When taking the section, rock your fingers up and down to soften the parting.
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PINCH ROOTS FOR TEXTURE

Pinch the root area to add a lived in texture to the style.
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TWIST PONY & FATTEN THE SHAPE

Twist the loose pony, hold the end and push down to fatten the shape.
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TWIST BACK ONTO ITSELF THEN SECURE

Continue to twist the hair until it starts to fold back on itself and secure with a grip.
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SPRAY WITH GHD PERFECT ENDING - FINAL FIX HAIRSPRAY AND TEASE

Spritz ghd perfect ending - final fix hairspray on your fingers then massage the waves and top knot for added texture.
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