Tuesday, 9 November 2010

A Rolled Under Half Back Style

All You Need are Grips and an Elastic

This is a nice looking style that is an alternative to the normal half-back style that you might hold with hair clips like a small barrette or mini hair claw.

For this version of the half back, all you need are a few grips and a hair elastic. You can then dress this up with a fancy hair comb or a pretty crystal barrette if you wanted to. Or you can leave it just plain for a clean, simple look.

The benefit of this particular technique is that it adds height to your crown with no backcombing, so it can be good if you have long, fine hair. It can also be good if you have a lot of hair and the traditional half-back style brings too much hair to the back of your head and just looks poofy.

In this video, I only had one of our thick knotted elastics to hand, which I wouldn't normally use for this style. Usually for the rolled under half back style I would go for just a regular thin elastic like you might get from the chemist's or the supermarket. However, if you want to create more height than you can using your hair alone, using a thick elastic that is close to your hair colour (so, not Fern Green like I've done here!) works really well.

How To Do a Rolled Under Half Back Hairstyle

Hair Clips to Dress Up Your Rolled Under Half Back

Portofino Crystal Small Barrette
Baroque French Side Comb
Verrou Crystal Side Barrette

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  1. Thanks for the video! I'm trying the style today with my super thick hair.

    Please remember that when you are turned away from the camera, the mike doesn't pick up your voice. There are parts I couldn't make out at all, since the sound is very soft on your videos to start with. It would work better to say, "Now I'm going to...(make a pocket or whatever)," then turn around and demonstrate, rather than explaining while you're turned around.

    Thanks again for your mails and videos. I always enjoy them!

  2. Thanks for your comments CarmenSays! Feedback like this is so helpful. I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know your thoughts!