A Half Knot For Short Hair

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Sometimes with short hair it can be frustrating not having any up dos to accomplish with your length. That also especially holds true for me with such thick hair. Doing any sort of updo on my own is basically impossible. Rachel from Coleman Alexander Salon though is here to help solve that issue with the perfect half updo for short hair. It’s really as simple as it looks in that it’s just a knot. Two pieces pulled over and under one another. Here’s how we did it.

Step 1. Start with curled hair (or however you want your hair, we went with my signature loose waves)

Step 2. Take two sections on either side and pull them back as if you’re putting your hair into a half up pony

Step 3. Cross both pieces over one another, and then take the bottom piece and cross it over the top one again (so it all points downwards at the end once you’ve knotted it)

Step 4. Secure with two bobby pins in an X underneath the knot

Step 5. Pull a bit of the hair out to loosen up the look and spray with hairspray

This is the perfect half updo for short hair but can easily be done on long hair. I love how simple this is yet it looks os pulled together and pretty fancy with the loose curls. 

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PS also check out my half top knot here and everyday waves here.

photos by JNelly


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  1. Alyssa wrote:


    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

    Posted 6.17.15 Reply
  2. Just chopped my hair off YESTERDAY and was thinking I’m going to need some new hairstyles! Love this.

    Posted 6.17.15 Reply
  3. Sabrina wrote:

    Ugh i’m so jealous of your hair! I can’t wait to be able to chop it off after my wedding! Your’s is gorgeous!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

    Posted 6.17.15 Reply
  4. Lauren wrote:

    Love this!! Can my hair just grow already lol


    Posted 6.17.15 Reply
  5. Erica wrote:

    I’m having major hair envy right now!

    xo | The Fashion Forecast

    Posted 6.17.15 Reply
  6. Love this! I’m going to use it to style my long hair too 🙂

    Sincerely, Jennie

    Posted 6.17.15 Reply
  7. Paige wrote:

    I’m loving this hair look!


    Posted 6.17.15 Reply
  8. These hairstyles are beautiful! My hair is not particularly short, but I think I will try some of these anyways and see how it goes. Hopefully they look as lovely on me as they do on you!

    Posted 7.14.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Yes you can definitely do them on longer hair, it’ll probably be even easier too!

      Posted 7.15.15 Reply