3 Half-Up, Half-Down Hair Tutorials

This summer, half-up, half-down hairstyles are expected to dominate, so UNITE Hair is sharing three tutorials, so your clients can be Instagram-ready for every occasion.
This summer, half-up, half-down hairstyles are expected to dominate, so UNITE Hair is sharing three tutorials, so your clients can be Instagram-ready for every occasion.
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Summer is here, and with it comes hair trends to help you beat the heat! 

The most recent trend taking center stage is half-up, half-down hairstyles, with its search popularity growing throughout the month of May. With plenty of options for a half-up, half-down look, there's something for every client, regardless of their hair texture or length. You can also style half-up, half-down looks to be more casual or more elegant, making sure there's a perfect look for every occasion, whether it be a happy hour or wedding style. 

Here, we are sharing three tutorials for half-up, half-down hairstyles that were created using products from UNITE Hair, so you have options and inspo to create the perfect, trendy looks this summer for your clients. 

Beachy Half Up Half Down

Lived-in texture will take center stage this summer. For this beachy half-up, half-down look, we're taking inspiration from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Camille Kostek. Her fluffy waves are the perfect look to wear to a happy hour or backyard summer soiree. Learn how celebrity hairstylist MJ Snyder (@m.j.snyder) created the look.


  1. Spray SILKY:SMOOTH Heat Activator leave-in treatment to lock in moisture, seal out frizz and protect against UV and heat damage. If you live in a hot or humid climate, or plan to go on a tropical vacation this summer, this is a must-have for repelling humidity and keeping the hair smooth when styled.
  2. Spray BOING Curl Leave-In from mids to ends to hydrate and encourage natural texture before diffusing hair and styling with extensions. It delivers moisture-retaining proteins to keep the hair shiny and frizz-free.
  3. Apply SMOOTH&SHINE Styling Cream on damp hair to soften, add shine, and tame frizz and flyaways. It contains argan oil, crushed pearls and coconut to hydrate, nourish, protect and shine and organic Hawaiian white honey to revitalize and add strength. It also quickly smooths dry and damaged ends and reduces blow-dry time.
  4. Spray Lé:Play Hairspray all over for a flexible and flake-free hold that still allows natural movement in the hair.

Sleek Half Up Half Down

With humidity at its peak, finding products that lock in moisture and seal out frizz are a must. Bride-to-be Olivia Culpo recently attended F1 Miami, and despite the hot, sticky climate, not a hair was out of place. Her stylist, Dafne Evangelista (@dafne_evangelista), is sharing exactly how she kept frizz and flyaways at bay for sleek strands that lasted all day and night. 


  1. Prep dry hair with the anti-humectant 7SECONDS Glossing Spray throughout to create a shiny base before blow drying. This also provides thermal protection to keep strands safe when using hot tools.
  2. Use SESSION-MAX Extra Strong-Hold Hairspray to secure the front sections of the hair to create a slick back half-up, half down. Use a mini brush with more spray to get all of the flyaways out.
  3. After blow drying the ends, finish off with U Oil for a natural straight look that is shiny, hydrated, heat protected and frizz-free. 

Knotted Half Up Half Down

For a summer-ready style that keeps your hair off your neck, this knotted half up paired with baby braids, as seen on Camila Coelho at Coachella, is a perfect choice!

“I achieved this look using UNITE Hair products, allowing for shiny, sleek and long-lasting hair perfect for Coachella,” says Evangelista. 


  1. Prep the hair with UNITE 7SECONDS BlowOut Cream to achieve the smoothest finish after washing and drying.
  2. Next, use SESSION-MAX Spray for the little twists on the bun and the sleek half up, half down, leaving the hair manageable with an extra-strong, long-lasting hold.
  3. For the front braids, utilize SECOND Day Finishing Cream to keep them sleek and prevent the hair from loosening.
  4. Lastly, spray 7SECONDS Glossing Spray all over to add a gorgeous natural shine to the hair while controlling frizz.

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