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HALF-UP STYLE WITH ESTELLE’S SECRET HAIR EXTENSIONS

This style is BACK IN STYLE!

Now, you can get one of many half-up styles using Estelle’s Secret hair extensions. Check out this fun and creative style that offers the best of both hair worlds!

At one point, half-up styles took a back seat when it came to hairstyles but lately they have been super trendy and super hot! Part of this rising interest in half-up styles is thanks to the beautiful Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. As the number one beauty icon in the UK and a half-up style fan, it’s no wonder the style has made a big comeback. Now, you can get one of many half-up styles using Estelle’s Secret hair extensions. Check out this fun and creative style that offers the best of both hair worlds!

  • Your Choice of Estelle’s Secret Clip Extensions
  • Elastic Bands
  • Small Elastic
  • Brush
  • Teasing Comb
  • Hairpin
  • 1-½ “ Curling Wand
 

PART 1: APPLYING HAIR EXTENSIONS TO THE BACK

STEP 1: START THE BACK

Let’s work with the back half first so go ahead and put the sides and the top half into an elastic band or clip to keep them out of the way.

* You will be using a combination of clips for this section.

STEP 2: PART THE BOTTOM

Ok, start by making a part at the bottom leaving out about an inch of your natural hair.

STEP 3: TWO CLIP PIECE

Add your first clip which will be a two clip piece.

*I recommend brushing between each layer to help blend your extensions with your natural hair and to keep the hair nice and neat.

STEP 4: YOUR HAIR

Add another layer of your natural hair.

STEP 5: THREE CLIP PIECE

Now, add a three clip piece, then another ½-1 inch of your natural hair.

STEP 6: FOUR CLIP PIECE

Time for a four clip piece! After this, you will again add another layer of your own hair.

STEP 7: FINAL CLIP

The next and final clip you will use for this section is another three clip piece.

* OPTIONAL: You are welcome to add more clips if needed.

STEP 8: BRUSH IT

Simply brush all of the hair together for a smooth and blended look.

PART 2: APPLYING EXTENSIONS TO THE TOP FOR A FULL HALF PONYTAIL

STEP 1: CLIP IT

So, go ahead and clip away the back area you just finished to keep it out of the way while you work on the front.

STEP 2: PLACEMENT

Let down the top section of hair and figure out where you want your ponytail positioned. Using an elastic band make a little ponytail in the spot you decided on.

* Make sure you leave plenty of your own hair around all areas of the ponytail for a seamless look.

STEP 3: START CLIPPING!

Let’s apply a one clip piece right in front of the elastic band and another one clip piece inside out on the back of the little ponytail.

STEP 4: ADD YOUR HAIR

Add a circle of your natural hair around the clips.

STEP 5: BRUSH AND SECURE

Brush the hair into the ponytail and secure with another elastic band for a slightly bigger ponytail.

STEP 6: TWO CLIP PIECE

Add a two clip piece to the front of your ponytail.

STEP 7: FINAL STEP

Next, brush up the remainder of your loose hair and secure it with an elastic band.

* OPTIONAL: For an even thicker ponytail use a four clip piece and clip it tightly around the ponytail. Hide the weft by taking out a small section of the ponytail hair, braiding it, and wrapping it around the weft of your ponytail. Of course, secure the end with a hairpin.

PART 3: LET’S ADD SOME CURLS FOR AN EVEN MORE THICK AND VOLUMIZED LOOK!

STEP 1: PIN IT UP!

Ok, start by pinning your hair out of the way, leaving maybe about a 3-4 inch section at the bottom.

STEP 2: START CURLING

So, using your curling wand, curl medium wide sections of your hair and try to curl all of your hair horizontally and in the same direction for the best results!

*Also, for this style, release the curls into your hand and allow to cool down before releasing them.

STEP 3: CURL THE PONYTAIL

Are you done with the back section? Great! Now it’s time to move on to curling the ponytail. You’re going to do the same thing as before curling horizontally and allowing the curls to cool in your hand. Perfect!

STEP 4: COOL & SET

Ok, now just give your curls a couple of minutes to cool down and set.

STEP 5: FINISHING TOUCHES

Brush your hair out all over to create big, soft waves.

* Style Tip: Tease the hair at the base of your ponytail to create more volume!

Some people don’t realize all the possibilities you have when you use clip-in hair extensions. I hope this tutorial showed you guys just how creative you can really get, the possibilities are endless! Be sure to subscribe to Estelle’s Secret to learn even more creative and stylish looks.

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