How-To: Half-Up Day to Night Hairstyle

Caralee Pridemore (@caraleestyles), Sam Villa ambassador, shares an easy half-up, half-down style posh enough for a party or wedding, yet chill enough for a Zoom meeting.

  1. Prep hair by blow-drying with a round brush, like Sam Villa Signature Series Thermal Round Brush 1.5 inch.
  2. Take 1-inch sections all over head and compress with a texturizing iron, like this one, about four fingers down from the root to build a strong foundation for a lasting style.
  3. Starting at the crown, backcomb down about two inches to create additional volume at the root.
  4. Take two small sections of hair from the left, twist and tunnel pin towards the center. Repeat on other side. Lightly pinch and pull apart twists to slightly create a soft effortless look.
  5. Use a 1-inch marcel iron and wand to create beach waves in alternate directions, leaving the ends straight.  Pull hair apart and fluff out pieces randomly for a more causal feel.
  6. Take a horizontal section near the occipital bone, create a soft bun and pin at the root. Gently pull at the bun to pancake or expand it.
  7. Apply smoothing cream and hair oil for a frizz-free style and to create more dimension on highlighted hair (can be applied before and after curling).
  8. Pull with fingers and run a comb through random sections for a soft, natural look