Half Up Half Down Hairstyles for Prom – Bump It!

Get the best of both worlds with half up half down hairstyles! This easy and cute hairstyle for prom 2013 keep hair off your face while letting gorgeous locks cascade over both shoulders. A bumped up pouf at the crown adds flattering height that elongates all faces, especially round.

Getting this high volume look is all about back combing. Take a section of hair about an inch behind the forehead and use a comb or boar bristle brush to back comb hair, making a kind of dense tangled that gives this look height. When hair is backcombed to create the volume you want, spritz it with hair spray, like Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Working Spray to add staying power.

Finally, brush your front section of hair out and gently pull it back over the bump. Secure the half up part of hair with bobby pins, barrette, or hair accessory. Brush out the rest of hair and you’re done!¬†For more versions of this look add some beachy waves or loose curls, let natural texture do it’s thing, or wear medium hair half up.

If this dramatic pouf is too much for you, just add a little one. Whether you add a bump under a bun, braid, or ponytail, the added volume is ultra flattering adds sophistication to any look.