How To Get A Half-Up Half-Down ‘Do, Ala Hansen & Gretel

half-up half-down hair

Cute AND chic.

Our BFF Hansen & Gretel will forever be our go-to for cute dresses and the coolest co-ords. Last year they took our friendship to the next level and showed us how to nail half-up half-down hair (fresh off the runway!)

Turns out it was the masterful hands at KMS that were putting out the freshest hair looks, and they did us the honour of jumping in the hairdresser’s seat to get the full ~scoop~ on how to recreate it at home. If you like looking and feeling pretty, then read on to find, friends. Here goes!

“ 1) Prep the hair with KMS Add Volume Shampoo and Add Volume Leave-In Conditioner. Use a spray conditioner instead of a cream, it will keep the hair lighter and easier for you when styling.”

“2) Apply KMS Add Volume Styling Foam and two pumps of KMS Add Volume Liquid Dust to the mid lengths and ends.”

“3) Using a hairdryer, blow-dry your hair using your fingers to move the hair around while taking out the moisture.”

“4)  Take a paddle brush or medium round brush and smoothen out and unruly kinks or curls.”

“5) Add in a centre part and begin to form a wave into the hair using a medium size tong. Apply KMS Thermashape 2-in-1 Spray to each section securing the shape. We are trying to achieve a wave not a curl.

“6) Once the hair is wavy and polished, take a section from above each ear to below the round of the head where the nape begins. Place your rope underneath this section and tie in a knot. Wrap the remaining excess rope around the pony tail for 2cm. 3-4cm for a higher impact result.”

“7) Place your rope underneath this section and tie in a knot. Wrap the remaining excess rope around the pony tail for 2cm. 3-4cm for a higher impact result.”

“8) Apply KMS HairPlay Dry Wax to the hair to add definition and hold. Spray this from above allowing the product to sit naturally onto the hair.”

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