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Half Up Half Down

Half Up Half Down
It’s that time of the week again…time for a little beauty school! This time I’m sharing a tutorial for a soft, romantic bridal hair look ~ the demi chignon otherwise known as ‘half up half down’: {Image via idoityourself tutorial via Martha Stewart Weddings} ~ Create soft loose curls using a curling iron, focusing on the lower sections. ~ Then get busy with a bit of backcombing and hair spray to create height at the crown and pin the top section into place. ~ Add a sparkly vintage clip or a flower to the back, et voila! ~ To complete this look, channel your inner Bridgette Bardot with blush pink lips, cheeks and 60s eyeliner flicks! Top tip: Curling wands without clamps are a good option for those who are not very good with curling irons {like me} because they stop you getting those horrid kinks! For detailed step by step instructions visit Martha Stewart Weddings. ~ More Hair & Beauty Tutorials On Bridal Musings ~

http://bridalmusings.com/2011/05/pretty-bridal-hair-tutorial-half-up-half-down/

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