A Twisted Half Up With A Hair Pin

A Twisted Half Up With A Hair Pin

I can’t help but look at these photos and think OMG my hair is so long! These were actually shot WEEKS if not months ago and it’s only gotten much much longer. I’m excited to do a big chop soon but until then, I’ve got lots of hair tutorials coming your way. This one is the half up version of this hair pin twist I did over the holidays. Here’s how to do it.

How To Do A Half Twist With A Rose Gold Pin - My Style Vita

How To Do A Half Twist With A Rose Gold Pin

Things You Need

Step One

Start with beachy waves, you can follow my tutorial here. For added grit and texture, spray your hair with some texture spray. You can also tease the top half of your hair a bit for added volume and grit. Then section your hair off right at the top of your ears to the crown of your head.

How To Do A Half Twist With A Rose Gold Pin - My Style Vita
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Step Two

Twist the hair all the way down. You can pull it a part a bit for some added volume.

hair pin half up style

Step Three

With your twisted pony in one hand, take your other hand’s pointer finger and hook the twisted pony towards the top as seen above.

Step Four

You’ll take the hooked finger and hook and twist your tiwsted pony up so it makes a loop.

how to use a hair pin
how to use a hair pin

Step Five

You’ll then insert your pin. Using a hair pin in my opinion is TRICKY. It takes some practice. The best tip I can give you is that you’ll hook some hair on one side and as you loop it over to the other and push it through the knot, you’ll want to keep it close to your head. You’ll see in these photos that we hooked some hair on the right, then flipped the pin over the knot and shoved the ends through the knot.

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how to use a hair pin, hair pin half up style - My Style Vita
How To Do A Half Twist With A Rose Gold Pin
How To Do A Half Twist With A Rose Gold Pin

Photos by Hannah Michelle • Hair Styling by Kristina Mills

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7 Comments

  1. Laura Leigh wrote:

    Absolutely love this! I’m wanting to really try new hairstyles this year and this is an easy way to start. It’s cute, messy, and looks like you tried without trying too hard – which I love.

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

    Posted 1.15.19 Reply
  2. Lisa Autumn wrote:

    What a gorgeous look!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    Posted 1.15.19 Reply
  3. dana mannarino wrote:

    LOVE this tutorial – such an easy, chic look!

    The Champagne Edit

    Posted 1.15.19 Reply
  4. Karly wrote:

    Thanks for this awesome tutorial! I was lucky enough to snag that Kristin Ess pin in one of her gift sets from the holidays, but I’ve been at a loss on how to use it.

    Posted 1.16.19 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      She has s good video that shows it I still
      Struggle!

      Posted 1.16.19 Reply
  5. I love, love, love this look!! I’m such a big fan of the half up, half down style and this is such a chic and romantic way of doing it. Adding this to my must-try list!

    Posted 1.16.19 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Please share on Instastories when you do!

      Posted 1.16.19 Reply

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