Elegant Half Up

Elegant Half Up

I’ve gotten a lot of requests for fancy hairstyles (for weddings or other formal events) so I thought this would be a simple way for you to pull your hair half up! It can be done on curly or straight hair. And also on any thickness!
All you’ll need are some bobby pins, a comb, and some hair spray! I had my hair styled like the Bouncy Curled Under, but it had been brushed out a bit πŸ˜‰

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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  1. Anonymous says
    Posted September 12, 2011

    I love, love your blog and all of your hair tips:) I am now curling my hair and I am excited that I am getting better at it! I wish you could come do my hair sometime:)I tried to watch your elegant half up and it says that the video is private? Is there a way to watch?

  2. Posted September 12, 2011

    Anonymous: Thanks for your kind words! Sorry, I always forget to make the video public. πŸ™‚ I just changed it!

    • Briana says
      Posted April 19, 2012

      Dear, Kate
      Hey, my name is Briana and i always had the hardest times doing something to my hair because its really thick and curly but after see your hair styles i get complements everyday on my hair…and when homecoming comes around next school year you can expect me to have the prettiest hair there when i do the half up braids.. Thank you so much for everything you really help me boost myself confidences by teaching hair makeup and so much more πŸ™‚

  3. Lindsay says
    Posted September 12, 2011

    I am so loving your blog! Every time I stop by here, I am so impressed! Thanks for the awesome tutorial. Can’t wait to try this out for myself!

  4. Posted September 12, 2011

    I love your blog! So helpful. I am growing my hair out and your inspiration is much needed πŸ™‚

  5. Kelly says
    Posted September 12, 2011

    You are one classy lady! πŸ™‚

  6. Karen says
    Posted September 12, 2011

    Great look! Thanks for posting.

  7. Posted September 12, 2011

    Love it!!!! I may still this this weekend for a wedding!

    • Anonymous says
      Posted April 15, 2012

      First you can not spell and second why would you do this are a wedding hairstyle because it is to simple and plan for a wedding!

    • Anonymous says
      Posted April 15, 2012

      First of all, you can’t spell either. Second of all, she said FOR a wedding not for her own wedding. You’re ridiculous.

    • Anonymous says
      Posted May 23, 2012

      It was a little mean

    • smouser says
      Posted April 19, 2013

      What is wrong with simple for a wedding? I’m sorry, but there is a LOT to stress about for weddings and doing a simple but cute hairstyle like this means less time panicking before the ceremony and turning into bridezilla. NOT to mention the fact that simple is often times more elegant that the girls that put in hours and hours into their hair. This looks like she actually put some effort into and is classy.

  8. Annika says
    Posted September 12, 2011

    Thats so cute! I can’t wait to give this a try!

    A Sweet Release

  9. Posted September 12, 2011

    Such a cute style and easy enough to throw together before work! Thank you for sharing this! πŸ™‚

  10. Posted September 12, 2011


  11. Steph says
    Posted September 12, 2011

    Thanks for fixing it! I was the anonymous earlier…. I don’t have a blog and never sure how to post comments! Can’t wait to try! Although….it will take me much longer then yours did! Thanks again!

  12. Posted September 12, 2011

    Love this hairdo!! I will definitely try this soon!

  13. Posted September 12, 2011

    Wow, I love it! Pinning it now πŸ˜‰

  14. bnfunky says
    Posted September 12, 2011

    You have the BEST tutorials!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  15. Posted September 12, 2011

    Super pretty!!!

    I’m gonna try.

  16. Posted September 12, 2011

    hello, gorgeous hair.

  17. Posted September 12, 2011

    This is sooo cute! Thanks so much for the tutorial! Your videos are wonderful – you are so to-the-point and informative and very methodical. LOVE.THEM.

  18. -L says
    Posted September 12, 2011

    Super cute. Gonna have to try this! Wish I could get your volume in my hair.

  19. Posted September 12, 2011

    I love this! I just cut my hair (it used to be waistlength) to shoulder length and I’ve been so lost on hairstyles. Thank you for teaching me a new one!

  20. Posted September 13, 2011

    So cute!

  21. Anonymous says
    Posted September 13, 2011

    I have been seeing this everywhere in Boston! Love it!

  22. Cambria says
    Posted September 13, 2011

    Love the hair tutorial, but also curious where your sweater is from? Super cute! πŸ™‚

  23. Posted September 13, 2011

    Cambria: It’s J. Crew outlet from last winter. But it’s still one of my favs! Thanks!

  24. Posted September 13, 2011

    this is so beautiful! i’m definitely going to try it!

  25. KellyH says
    Posted September 13, 2011

    Love Your Hair!

  26. Jessie says
    Posted September 13, 2011

    Hey Kate! I have seen your pictures all over pinterest lately. I decided to check out your blog and realized you are from Raleigh! I might be late to the game…where is your new studio?

  27. Posted September 13, 2011

    Jessie: send me an email for more info! [email protected] πŸ™‚

  28. JK&J says
    Posted September 13, 2011

    your hair is getting LONG!

  29. Posted September 13, 2011

    Love this! I just forwarded it to my sisters that have hair that length. Thanks for sharing!


  30. Posted September 13, 2011

    This post is amazing! I’m so excited because I just cut my hair short and I’m not quite sure how to do something different with it!

  31. Anonymous says
    Posted September 13, 2011

    do you have a tutorial on how to get your hair to stay with the weaves? or is it just a ton of hair spray…super cute regardless and I am desperate for new looks for my short hair πŸ™‚

  32. Posted September 13, 2011

    I found your blog via Pinterest and I must say I am hooked! Thanks for sharing your faith as well as your many talents!

  33. Posted September 13, 2011

    Hi there- found you through the hop and am a new follower. I love this style because I’m growing my hair out and it has a lot of layers. I’ll try this tomorrow. I hope you have time to follow my life in South Africa by http://withoutcomplexities.blogspot.com

    I hope you are having a great week!

  34. Posted September 13, 2011

    Anonymous: I’m not sure I understand the question. Are you talking about this style pictured above? Are you able to see the video tutorial?

    If you are just talking about finished spray, I do use a good amount of hair spray. But also, have your hair sprayed a bit before you start pulling it back so you can get a little “grab” on the Bobby pins!

    Hope this helps!

  35. Emily says
    Posted September 13, 2011

    Tried this today with wet curly hair and it turned out SO cute! Thank you so much for the tutorials and tips. Found you on pinterest and have been hooked every since. Thank you thank you thank you!

  36. Posted September 13, 2011

    Super Cute! Found you via Pinterest. I am a new follower πŸ™‚

  37. Posted September 14, 2011

    I have been seeing your hair tutorials pop up all over pinterest and link parties! I love them!! Your hair is so beautiful! I would love it if you would link up your hair tutorials to my Ta-Da Tuesday link party!! http://mommybydaycrafterbynight.blogspot.com/2011/09/ta-da-tuesday-link-party-4.html

    xoxo, Ashley J

  38. Posted September 14, 2011

    Ashley: Thanks for the invite! I just posted! πŸ™‚

  39. Jami says
    Posted September 14, 2011

    I went to get some balloons for my sons birthday party tonight, and the lady at Kroger had her hair done like this. I HAD to ask her how to do it, and she told me about your blog! LOVE IT!

  40. Posted September 14, 2011

    Jami: thats awesome! πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday to your son!!

  41. Heather says
    Posted September 14, 2011

    Thank you! I am the newest follower of your blog. πŸ™‚ I love to find new ways to do my hair. I will try and see if I can make it look as nice as you. You make it look easy. Very helpful video!

  42. Posted September 14, 2011

    Love this tutorial! Super easy, simple and very pretty!
    I’m you’re newest follower!
    Thank you for this! πŸ™‚
    Can’t wait to browse through and find more ways to do my hair!

  43. Jeanna says
    Posted September 14, 2011

    I saw this on Pintrest and thought it was so cute…

    Jeanna @ dramaqueenseams.blogspot.com

  44. Posted September 14, 2011

    Thanks for the video! I am a hairstylist myself and love great new ideas! Love it!

  45. chris says
    Posted September 14, 2011

    Found your blog thru Sugar Bee…and so grateful for your tips. I have never liked my hair, and not really known what to do with it. I think I’m motivated to try harder, now. Thank you so much.

  46. Posted September 14, 2011

    thanks for linking to Take-a-Look Tuesday – you were featured today!! TWICE! – Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

  47. Posted September 14, 2011

    Gorgeous! Love this look! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ Visiting from Southern Lovely!

    Would love for you to link this up to my diy fashion linky party tomorrow! It’s called DIY Diva Thursdays and this post is perfect for the party!


  48. Posted September 14, 2011

    Kara:Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  49. Posted September 14, 2011

    This looks gorgeous! I am always looking for fun new things to try with my hair πŸ™‚

  50. Hannah says
    Posted September 15, 2011

    oh my goodness! that is a beautiful updo! I love it! You make it look sooooo easy! I’m going to have to give it a try! : ) thanks for sharing!

  51. Posted September 15, 2011

    i’ve noticed in a few of your tutorials that you say to put the bobby pins zigzag side down. what does that do as opposed to the zigzag side up?

  52. Posted September 15, 2011

    Lauren B: the bobby pins will hold better and sort of lock in with your hair when you put them in that way! Plus it looks better from the outside too!

  53. Posted September 15, 2011

    Another great tutorial, thanks much!!


  54. Karen says
    Posted September 15, 2011

    SUPER CUTE…I might just do my hair today πŸ™‚

  55. Posted September 16, 2011

    I love this! I’ve been looking for hairstyles for work! Thanks!

  56. Posted September 16, 2011

    Gorgeous! I’m going to try this with those bobby pins that have the rhinestones or pearls on the ends.

  57. kaitlin says
    Posted September 16, 2011

    Found this on pintrest yesterday. After 20+ tries (granted, some of them were hindered by wine consumption… haha) I finally mastered this! SUPER cute. My hair is way too long to tuck under, so the ends are loose. I’m going out tonight, so I’m just going to curl the remaining hair and hope it looks ok. LOVE your blog, and will definitely be trying more styles!

  58. Posted September 16, 2011

    Such a cute hairdo, I just found your blog and I am your newest follower

  59. Posted September 17, 2011

    so pretty, thank you for sharing how to do it with us. Hugs and wishes for a weekend filled with happy!

  60. anna says
    Posted September 18, 2011

    I love this but am wondering if it would work as well for long(er) hair. Mine is almost to my bra line when it’s straight. It curls well too though, and I have a friend’s wedding coming up! So happy I found this blog.

  61. Posted September 18, 2011

    That’s awesome!!

  62. Anonymous says
    Posted September 19, 2011

    I love your hair tutorial! Your hair is the same lenght as mine, and you gave me tons of ideas for ways to make it different quickly. I have two kids, so I need quick hair-dos that are easy and cute.

  63. Lindsay says
    Posted September 19, 2011

    Just wanted to let you know that I featured you today @ Southern Lovely. Grab a button, if you’d like.


  64. Posted September 19, 2011

    Thanks Lindsay!

  65. Posted September 19, 2011

    Hi Kate, I just found you through Mine for the Making. LOVE your hair tutorial. I’m going to try it right now! Your blog is awesome! I’m your newest follower. Have a great week! = )

    ~ Catie

    Stop by and say hi sometime.

  66. Posted September 19, 2011

    I just found you on Southern Lovely and your blog is officially my new fave. Your hair is gorgeous and I LOVE all your tutorials. My hair is a similar style to yours so I cannot wait to try some of these things out!

  67. Posted September 19, 2011

    Sunshine Blossoms: Thanks!

  68. Corryn says
    Posted September 19, 2011

    I love your blog!

  69. Posted September 20, 2011

    Love this!! Thanks for linking up to Ta-Da Tuesday! You were one of the most viewed links last week and are featured on this week’s Ta-Da Tuesday!! Stop by and grab a featured button! πŸ™‚

    xoxo, Ashley J

  70. Posted September 20, 2011

    Could you still do this with long hair? I have curly hair and am always looking for easy styling ideas.

  71. Posted September 20, 2011

    The Bluths: aboslutely! It would be stunning!

  72. Posted September 21, 2011

    Hello Kate,

    You are a genius! Awesome and easy hair do…I am going to try it! Thanks so much for sharing with all of us!


  73. Posted September 21, 2011

    Hi! congrads! This was the most viewed link last week at whatever goes Wednesday. I am featuring it today at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my “featured” button.

  74. Posted September 21, 2011

    Thanks so much for the tutorial!! Love it! I needed this for a wedding I’m attending this weekend!

  75. Posted September 22, 2011

    you are a featured diy diva this week! come on over and grab a button πŸ™‚


  76. Posted September 22, 2011

    Thanks Kara!

  77. simone says
    Posted September 24, 2011

    Hey there, your blog is way cute and I’m a new follower. Love the half do, I’m always looking for new ways to wear my long hear.

  78. Posted September 24, 2011

    Love this! Can’t wait to give this a try!

  79. Posted September 26, 2011

    Thank you so much for this video – I tried it on Saturday for a wedding and it worked beautifully! Normally, I have no hair skills so I was really proud =)

  80. Anonymous says
    Posted September 27, 2011

    Kate, your hair is gorgeous and this tutorial was wonderful. I found you on pinterest and am a new follower! I thought I heard you say in the video that you use a special kind of bobby pin to get more grip– if so, can you share the brand? Thanks!

  81. Anonymous says
    Posted September 29, 2011

    Just wanted to say thanks so much for the tutorials- I’ve never had short hair before and after a visit to a well known salon in a new town, I now have unwanted short hair, lots of tears, and no clue what to do with it. But now that I have seen some of your videos and how adorable it looks on you, I’m willing to give it a try and see what I can do with it. Thanks so much!!!

  82. Anonymous says
    Posted September 29, 2011

    Wow, I am going to try this today! Easy, fast, and pretty – just what I like and need! Thanks so much for posting this, you’re a natural in front of the camera and as a teacher!

  83. Anonymous says
    Posted September 29, 2011

    Wow!! This is amazing. You explain the steps so well. Thanks for what you do πŸ™‚

  84. Posted September 30, 2011

    I love this! I’m going to the Symphony tomorrow night, I think I’ll try this!

  85. Jennee says
    Posted October 1, 2011

    Darling!! Found this on Pinterest so you are popular!! πŸ™‚ I can do this . . . I think πŸ˜€

  86. Megan says
    Posted October 3, 2011

    Found you through Pinterest- so glad I did! Love all of your tutorials, thanks for sharing!

  87. Anonymous says
    Posted October 9, 2011

    So cute! Love everything on here!

  88. Posted October 19, 2011

    Just found this on Pinterest, and I’m SO excited to have found not only this hairstyle but your blog! I’m going to do my hair like this for family pictures this weekend, thanks for solving the huge dilemma I was having over what to do with my hair! πŸ™‚

  89. Posted October 20, 2011

    LOVE it! Found your pic on Pinterest! Can’t wait til my hair grows to try it!

  90. Anonymous says
    Posted October 22, 2011

    love this!! i also found your blog through pinterest and am loving your hair tutorials!!! thanks girl! πŸ™‚

  91. Anonymous says
    Posted October 25, 2011

    Just came across your site via Pintrest and immediately tried it. I am a ponytail everyday girl (because it’s all I know how to do) and this turned out awesome! Great tutorial! Thanks!

  92. Amy says
    Posted October 25, 2011

    I am now following Birchbox on twitter

    [email protected]

  93. Amy says
    Posted October 25, 2011

    This comment has been removed by the author.

  94. Posted October 26, 2011

    @Amy: Leave these comments on the other post!

  95. Carrie says
    Posted October 27, 2011

    Love this Blog, and you explain everything so well, that I was able to do a similar version of this on my short A-Line bob that I am in the process of growning out.

  96. Posted October 30, 2011

    Hi Kate! I found you via Pinterest… I loved your picture and tutorial for the elegant half up. I am pretty worthless when it comes to doing my own hair… On the first try it was so easy and it looks great! thank you!

  97. Beth says
    Posted October 30, 2011

    thanks so much for this tutorial- I and some friends found you via Pinterest, and for the first time in a long time, I’m doing something different with my mid-back length hair other than a ponytail. I wore this style to church this morning and got rave reviews from all the other ladies. I can’t wait to see what other styles I can try.

  98. Beth says
    Posted November 2, 2011

    Great tutorials! Thanks for the inspiration. I’m good hair-impaired, but you make it look so easy that I’ll continue to try new things!

  99. Posted November 3, 2011

    I found your blog via Pinterest, several pinners have pinned this hairstyle! It’s lovely! I featured Pinterest inspired baby shower & the mama did her hair like this. You can see the hair feature here: http://www.pinfluence.com/2011/11/03/welcoming-baby-emma-pinterest-style/

  100. Lindsay Blanton says
    Posted November 4, 2011

    I’m in college and I LOVE doing different things with my hair everyday. Your website is the first one that I can actually follow and make senes of! I have done 4 of your hairstyles this week, yesterday I did the chic up do and today I did this style and 3 people recognized the hairstyle from Pintrest! I was so happy that I got it to look like you have yours and I also recommended your blog to 4 different people today, I hope that they pay you a visit! πŸ™‚ LOVE THIS BLOG!

  101. Anonymous says
    Posted November 5, 2011

    Hi Kate! I’ve always been intimidated by styles such as this but thanks to you I was able to pull this off and can’t wait to try the others! πŸ™‚

  102. Melissa says
    Posted November 6, 2011

    I just wanted to say thank you for this tutorial!! I used this as my wedding hairstyle last month, but added in large barrel curls. It was absolutely gorgeous and I received so many compliments! You can See a very poor quality cell phone picture by clicking my name. Its all I have until we get our pics back from the photographer. Thanks again!

  103. Anonymous says
    Posted November 11, 2011

    I love this! So cute!

    I would love a post about hairstyles for different face shapes.

  104. Posted November 16, 2011

    I tried this hairdo today and it turned out so amazing! You’re tutorial video helped me so much!

    I’ve had tons of compliments at work today too about how cute my hair looks! I’ll definitely be sending some people your way πŸ™‚

  105. Posted November 20, 2011

    Thank you so much for all of the awesome tutorials! I have a question for you about hiding the bobby pins. No matter how hard I try, it always seems the whole bobby pin is visible….any tips on getting just the end of the bobby pin to show??

  106. Anonymous says
    Posted November 21, 2011

    I love your tutorials! I notice your hair looks like it has something in ti to give it some texture. My hair is thick and very slick so it slides out of the bobby pins easy. What do you use in your hair? What would you recomend for me to help keep my hair in the bobby pins?

  107. Posted November 23, 2011

    This is fabulous! I’ve seen tons of blogs for doing kids hair, but I’ve wanted to find something to do my own! Thanks for your step by step break downs and adorable styles!

  108. Posted November 26, 2011

    You are amazing, I LOVE this and will use it. Thank you!

  109. Posted November 29, 2011

    amazing! Thanks for your easy step-by-step instructions and tutorials!! Can’t wait to try this one!!!!

  110. Megan says
    Posted December 2, 2011

    Hi Kate! You’re amazing! My hair is about the length of yours. It is very thick but extremely fine. It doesn’t seem to ever want to do anything like this. It doesnt even tease very well. Do you have any suggestions on what I could do to help it out?

  111. Anonymous says
    Posted December 3, 2011

    in the end you mention that you could put the bottom in a messy bun, if you were going to a wedding or something…can you show how to do that?

  112. Anonymous says
    Posted December 6, 2011

    Thank you so very much for taking the time to post these videos! They are amazing. I have Shoulder length hair was was clueless on what to do with it. Now I am super excited because of your posts. You have made them so your hair styles can be recreated. Love it!

  113. Anonymous says
    Posted December 7, 2011

    I did this to my hair before work today ! I was so excited at how quick and easy it was. I found myself giving on the spot tutorials at work because everyone loved it! Thanks …ps…i love your bangs..and the volume in your hair…i can never seems to get the side swipe look..is there a trick to that …and also what type of hair products to recommend to lift the roots πŸ™‚

  114. Nicki says
    Posted December 10, 2011

    I am a nurse, so I consider myself an intelligent person. But I am a complete moron when it comes to hair. Thanks for posting this and breaking it down!

  115. Anonymous says
    Posted December 11, 2011

    I am a new follower of your blog! An I have to say that I LOVE it!:) I started using all of the products that you use and I enjoy them very much! I love this look! It works great!
    I have shorter hair, I was wonderIng if there is any way to create an up do that looks right, and not look like I have a two inch tail on the back of my head?

  116. Posted December 11, 2011

    love this style! (and all the rest for that matter!)

  117. Jene says
    Posted December 13, 2011

    Just new to pinterest and stumbled across your blog. Thank you so much for taking the time to do these. You make it look easy and some of them are. I did the half up one today and even going out in the wind it stayed in and tidy all day. Thanks again and keep them coming.

  118. Posted December 17, 2011

    I just found your blog on pinterest-i love it! You make me want to get up at 5 every morning and take the time to do my hair and makeup, again. I used to work retail/cosmetics and didn’t have to be to work until 10 at the earliest. Oh and I lived 5 minutes from work. I now leave home at 6:45 at the latest to work at a credit union. I like my current job, but LOVED being a beauty advisor πŸ™‚

  119. Anonymous says
    Posted December 17, 2011

    Did this today for a holiday party! It was pretty simple and looks great! Thank you sooo much!

  120. Anonymous says
    Posted December 21, 2011

    I love your blog! I am not very skilled at doing anything with my hair, aside from scrunching it or straightening it, so it’s nice that you made a blog for unskilled people like me, with simple ways to make cute hairstyles! Thank you! <3

    ~ Jojo

  121. Anonymous says
    Posted December 22, 2011

    My hair’s about 4-5 inches longer than yours, what should I do to hide the ends? They don’t tuck up like that and look a little funny. πŸ™‚ Any ideas?

    -Mom to be

  122. Anonymous says
    Posted December 22, 2011

    i have long hair and love your idea, but mine turns out kinda wonky. is this style made for short haired people only?

  123. Donna says
    Posted December 23, 2011

    This is great. Definitely going to give it a try. You make it look so easy. It came out great.

  124. Steph says
    Posted December 25, 2011

    I will be trying this tonight for church! It’s so beautiful and I really hope I can get it to work with my hair! Thank you for creating such easy how-to tutorials to help us all!

  125. Posted December 29, 2011

    I have fairly long hair – Is there a way to modify this to make it work for longer hair?

  126. Kelli says
    Posted December 30, 2011

    I end up at your blog all the time through pintrest, so I just subscribed to it. πŸ™‚


  127. Amber says
    Posted December 31, 2011

    Love this style, so easy. Worked well on my long thick hair, just used pins to tuck the ends under the crown.

  128. Posted January 2, 2012

    This is so cute!! And it looks super easy! thanks for sharing your fun hair style!

  129. Anonymous says
    Posted January 2, 2012

    Found you on Pinterest. Super cute hair tips!

  130. becca says
    Posted January 5, 2012

    I dont know if this is a common request or anything but i would love to know how you style your hair and what products you use before the tutorials (:

  131. Miss T says
    Posted January 9, 2012

    I love this style! I tried it and it did not work out anywhere near as well. Oh well, next time!

  132. Sarah S says
    Posted January 11, 2012

    Let me just say that I LOVE your blog. I am not really into following blogs, but after my discovery of my new addiction, pinterest, I quickly discovered you! And my hair has never looked so awesome. I love this hairstyle! I have naturally curly hair, which I frequently wear straight but this works on both styles. Absolutely love it!

  133. Jimmie says
    Posted January 12, 2012

    I fold you on pinterest and I am addicted! I LOVE YOUR TUTORIALS!! I have tried several of your styles and had all good compliments!! Thanks for sharing!

  134. Jimmie says
    Posted January 12, 2012

    Sorry for typo…. I found you on pinterest

  135. Posted January 15, 2012

    I just tried this on my hair and I was nervous because my hair is considerably longer but it worked like a charm! I love this style and will definitely be adding it to my repertoire! I love your blog! Thanks for sharing!

  136. Bren81 says
    Posted January 16, 2012

    Hi Kate! I ran across you on Pinterest today and I’m hooked, lol! I’m kind of a plain Jane and never do anything with my hair, so I can’t wait to try some of your styles πŸ™‚

  137. Mrs MK says
    Posted January 16, 2012

    I found you via Pinterest as well. My hair is real long and I have a ton of it! I struggle with things to do to it besides the messy bun or wearing it straight. I did the half-up for church yesterday and felt so pretty!! My husband even thought it looked nice. It actually worked. I only wish I had known about your blog for my younger brother’s wedding last fall πŸ™‚

    I really appreciate your personal testimony, as well. Maybe it sounds corny, but God used it like a little hug for me πŸ™‚ I can struggle a lot with not feeling pretty or “good enough.” Thanks!

  138. Leslie says
    Posted January 18, 2012

    I went and got my hair cut today and showed my hair girl a picture of your bangs, she said “Is that the girl from Pinterest?” Of course, I said yes, and the two hairstylists there raved about this hair style, and how much they love it! πŸ™‚

  139. Candiss says
    Posted January 19, 2012

    I love love love your blog! I like to think I am pretty good at doing my own hair so I have been trying some of your styles and they work so well. I wore the elegant half up yesterday to my prenatal appointment and the normally frosty receptionist was going on and on about how much she loved it! My hair is thick and down to the top of my behind so I have to use A LOT of bobby pins but your instructions are so good that I can still manage the styles. Thanks also for the video on using the volume mouse, I could never get that right.

  140. Posted January 20, 2012

    I just came across your blog and I am so excited….

    I have been “hairdo challenged” my whole life and cannot wait to start implementing some of your tips and styles.

    Thank you so much!!

    Follow Me!! http://whenoneplusoneequalsfour.blogspot.com

  141. yvern says
    Posted January 23, 2012

    absolutely love your blog!

  142. Anonymous says
    Posted January 28, 2012

    Hello! I write from Monterrey, Mexico. I am writing to congratulate you and thank you for sharing all your secrets and tricks of hairstyles, I am fascinated! Both my hair cut today as yours haha hope to follow in your footsteps. Thanks!

  143. Anonymous says
    Posted February 4, 2012

    Love this! Thank you so much for the how to!

  144. Anonymous says
    Posted February 7, 2012

    i absolutely LOVE this! i was looking for a hairstyle for my date for valentine’s day since i have a very difficult time with my hair, and this is definitely what i’m going to be using! thanks for all the awesome tips!

  145. Alicia says
    Posted February 9, 2012

    This is gorgeous… I am going to try it tomorrow, hoping it will work out πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  146. Anonymous says
    Posted February 16, 2012

    I love all the ways you style your hair. I am never very creative, but you make it look so easy!

  147. Anonymous says
    Posted February 17, 2012

    I absolutely LOVE watching all of these tutorials! My hair is a little bit shorter but you’re giving me so many ideas so that my hair doesn’t always look the same! I love it! Keep them coming!

  148. Surbhi says
    Posted February 22, 2012

    Loved this hair style of yours πŸ™‚

  149. jessi says
    Posted February 25, 2012

    you’re amazing! thanks for this tutorial, i think i’m doing this tonight! you make it look so easy πŸ™‚

  150. Catalina says
    Posted February 26, 2012

    Thank you for sharing all this! I’m finally doing pretty things with my hair!

  151. Siobhan says
    Posted February 29, 2012

    Awesome Blog Kate-I am thrilled to try some of these styles on my hair. I am always looking for something new!

  152. Anonymous says
    Posted March 3, 2012

    You have great tutorials! I am wondering if you have any suggestions for a professional hairstyle that works for long hair and could be worn to a medical interview?

  153. Anonymous says
    Posted March 6, 2012

    Did this and got lots of great compliments!! Thanks!!

  154. Kaitlynn says
    Posted March 10, 2012

    I love your blog it’s amazing! I have the same length hair, I could never do anything with it now I can do so much. Thank you!

  155. Kaitlynn says
    Posted March 10, 2012

    I love your blog it’s amazing! I have the same length hair, I could never do anything with it now I can do so much. Thank you!

  156. Loring says
    Posted March 14, 2012

    Thank you so much for this style posting. I had an out of state hairdresser follow it for my son’s wedding with decorative hair pins to rave reviews. You can see the outcome on my Pinterest ‘Wedding Trifecta’ Board– I’m the mom with all 3 kids getting married inside of 7 months and our hair is almost identical. Next up, I need a style that is resilient to winds for a tropical destination wedding in early May. Any ideas?

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  158. Posted March 14, 2012

    can this work with long hair??

  159. Ashton says
    Posted March 14, 2012

    I love this style so much!! For some reason I am determined to make it a go-to style for myself, but I CANNOT get the first section to stay put!! I have super thick hair, and I try to take a smallish section of hair but I just can’t get it secured well enough. I have tried your tip of putting bobby pins in “upside down” and that does help, but it just doesn’t stay!! Any tips?

  160. Anonymous says
    Posted March 18, 2012

    I love your utube instructions on how to style your hair! Thank you! I’m going to let my hair grow out like yours. Love your hair!

  161. Posted March 21, 2012

    I adore your hair cut! What would you ask for at a salon?

  162. Anonymous says
    Posted March 21, 2012

    Im using this style for my senior prom! (: Thank YoU!!

  163. Posted March 26, 2012

    I just found your cite and am excited to do my hair in different styles. I have thinner hair. When I try to do this style my hair seems to slip out and not stay. it kinda swoops down when I do the sides. Maybe I don’t have enough hair? Any ideas? Thanks so much for your time you put into these..

  164. Anonymous says
    Posted April 6, 2012

    Hi, Kate! I am a hairstylist in Pennsylvania. I took a picture of your cut to a friend of mine so she could cut my hair like yours. It didn’t quite turn out. Could you please describe the angles and layers of your cut so I can tell her when I go back for a trim on Tuesday. Thank you!

  165. Anonymous says
    Posted April 7, 2012

    tried this and loved it the video really helped. i have really long thick hair though so it was tricky trying to find an alternative to just tucking my ends under. could you maybe post a video of you doing this style with some who has long hair?

  166. Posted April 8, 2012

    I love this style, and your tutorial was very helpful. I have fine hair, but a lot of it, and so I’m always looking for ways to put it up that will STAY. Thanks for your encouragement to spend a little time on my hair…I’m sure my husband thanks you too! :o)

  167. Anonymous says
    Posted April 15, 2012

    Awesome blog, I’m going to give it a shot tomorrow.
    Thanks for taking the time to share!

  168. Anonymous says
    Posted April 21, 2012

    Your tutorials are so helpful! I get compliments everytime I go out with one of your hairstyles. Thank you!

  169. Anonymous says
    Posted April 21, 2012

    I am going to try this style tonight for a formal I am attending. I am so excited and hope it is as easy as you make it look. You are adorable too and I thank you for the great info and cute styles!

  170. Anonymous says
    Posted April 26, 2012

    Thank you for your blogs!! I dont have many ways that I wear my hair.. curly or straight. I am so excited to try these! Im about to do the elegant half up! Thanks again! off I go… : )

  171. Anonymous says
    Posted April 28, 2012

    Thank you for this hair tutorial! I have extremely long and extremely thick hair. My friend that does hair professionally wont even touch it; I have to go the same person who did my hair when I was 4 because she’s the only one who knows to block off enought time (20+ years). Anyways, this is the first one that I have found a tutorial online that actually works on my hair! I had to cross about 6 times a side, but it looks amazing! I’m going to “test drive” it tonight to see how well it stays in, but I can’t wait to do this for work! No more buns or pin-straight hair!

  172. Posted May 1, 2012

    Tried this style and I got so many compliments… even my husband complimented me on it!!!! Thank you for your wonderful hair tutorials!

  173. Anonymous says
    Posted May 4, 2012

    love this……….can’t wait to try it.

  174. Anonymous says
    Posted May 8, 2012

    arrg I love this style soo much but I just cant perfect it!! My bobby pins ALWAYS show πŸ™

  175. Miss K says
    Posted May 14, 2012

    This looks easy…I’m excited to try it out. Like many others, I found you through pinterest.

  176. sanjana says
    Posted May 17, 2012

    I absolutely LOVE watching all of these tutorials!I just found your blog on pinterest-i love it!thanks for giving a advice about hair styles i am very aggressive thanks a lot

  177. Anonymous says
    Posted May 23, 2012

    Kate your so pretty thanks your hairdos have really helped me:-)

  178. Anonymous says
    Posted May 29, 2012


  179. Anonymous says
    Posted May 29, 2012

    You are beautiful great job love the video

  180. Anonymous says
    Posted May 31, 2012

    I just wanted to say THANK YOU!! I watched your video on how to do The Chic Updo and I was able to do my hair like that for a wedding I was just in last weekend. It was easy and turned out really cute!! I got compliments and even had one girl ask to take a picture of my hair, she is getting married in a few months and loved the style!
    Thanks again!!

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  183. Anonymous says
    Posted June 9, 2012


    Kate, thank you for all your wonderful hair ideas…..Love Them!!! Keep them coming. Su z q

  184. Sheila says
    Posted June 15, 2012

    Thanks for sharing…beautiful…I am going to try this right now!!

  185. Diva'z says
    Posted June 19, 2012

    Hi kate,
    Just wanted to thank you for making these hairstyles seem so easy for those of us who are a little challenged with doing anything “fancy” with our hair. All of the ladies at work always want to see what I have
    done with my hair when I come into work. It’s funny-they all think I am so talented! I just tell them about your blog and say if I can do it anyone can! Thanks again. πŸ™‚

  186. Posted June 23, 2012

    I love you tutorial! Gonna try all of them when I get the time!

  187. Jess says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    I just found your blog and I LOVE it! I have a lot of close friends/family who are hair stylists, and not one of them has been able to explain and show me how-to’s that are as simple as yours. Thank you so much for sharing! I’m looking forward to having some fun new styles to try. πŸ™‚

  188. Posted July 1, 2012

    This might be a dumb question, but what kind of bobby pins do you use?

  189. Posted July 1, 2012

    This might be a dumb question, but what kind of bobby pins do you use?

  190. Amy says
    Posted July 2, 2012

    LOVE the half up do! You make it look so easy to do I really think I could do this one! I have curly hair and am looking for some EASY and different things to do with my mop! Thank You!!

  191. Lori says
    Posted July 4, 2012

    This is by far my favorite updo to do on myself. I combined this along with your double messy (knot) bun, I LOVE IT!! I have never been able to do hair myself until i stumbled onto this blog through pinterest! I absolutely love all your tutorials! You do a great job!

  192. Posted July 13, 2012

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your videos. I have a question for you. I have shoulder length layered hair (really thick) but no bangs. I really want to try the Elegant Half Up but I am not sure how to part my hair or if I should part it at all. Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you so much!

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  194. Anonymous says
    Posted July 22, 2012

    Wanted to thank you. I have been gettng tons of compliments on my hair. I have been working my way through each one of your hair tutorials. It’s been a lot of fun. I’ve finally gotten out of my hair rut! Thanks again!

  195. Kayla says
    Posted August 4, 2012

    I would love to know what type bobby pins you use! I’ve used plenty over the past few years but none hold very well and they are extremely loose so I end up having to use a lot more than I should. Thanks so much for your videos! They are lifesavers big time πŸ™‚ Also, I like reading your blogs about church and things you are involved in and I’m glad to see there are other people out there who love God and are apart of churches πŸ™‚ It’s inspiring to people who don’t know Him.

  196. Posted August 23, 2012

    this video has inspired me to do a little more with my hair in the morning.. I always end up walking out the door with my hair pulled back, but adding a little crisscross action would make it much more elegant. thanks for the tutorial!

  197. Posted August 28, 2012

    Beautiful! You’re hair looks great! Love the video.

  198. Beatriz says
    Posted September 7, 2012

    I love your videos and your blog!!! i will try it πŸ˜€ thnx!

  199. Anonymous says
    Posted September 11, 2012

    This is the only way I’ve been able to pull back my heavy and long hair back for work without giving me a headache – thank you so much for this tutorial!!!

  200. Posted September 13, 2012

    That is a nice fancy hair style. The hair style you have can be applicable in any type of occasions, whether it’s a wedding party or birthday party or others occasional gatherings. The video is also good and inspiring.

  201. Posted October 2, 2012

    I just did this hair style to go to a wedding this past weekend. I actually had complete strangers talking about my hair during the ceremony…I could hear them sitting behind me, and I had a different girl approach me to ask who did my hair, as well as some friends who were positive I had gone to a salon!!!!
    THANKS SO MUCH!!! I felt so beautiful! you did that!!!!

  202. Posted October 5, 2012

    I love your hair tutorials! They are so easy to follow. I am trying to get away from my mom hair and these ideas are great.
    Thank you!

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    Posted October 18, 2012

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  204. Meleny says
    Posted October 22, 2012

    Wow how cute!!!

  205. Jodi says
    Posted November 3, 2012

    Youre so awesome.. I love your hairstyle tips.. I’ve been growing my hair out and I get tons of great ideas from you.. plus.. I LOVE your accent ( I am canadian πŸ™‚



  206. Posted November 3, 2012

    I’ve been watching your hair tutorials for about a year now and yours are without a doubt THE BEST out there. Super easy yet beautiful- even I can do them! Thank you SO much for sharing and making me look MUCH more hair-savvy than I actually am. You are AWESOME!!

  207. Posted November 6, 2012

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  209. Posted November 6, 2012

    This is my favorite hair style. It fun, elegant and easy. Thankz for sharing.

  210. Anonymous says
    Posted November 11, 2012

    I love your inspirational videos on ways to do hair. Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to do this for all of us with a lot less talent. You are amazing!!

  211. Posted November 19, 2012

    First time I’m seeing your blog. It is wonderful! You are lovely!


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  213. Posted December 30, 2012

    Thank you so much for your tutorials I find them much easier to follow than most! With this hairstyle though I find the last two pins I put in my hair has a ‘wing’ on each side left that I can’t seem to place under the rest as it is so long. My hair is only a shade longer than yours though so not sure what is going on! Thanks

  214. Posted January 2, 2013

    Like a few others on here, i have a little longer hir and the ends stick out funny. Any ideas on how to hide/tuck them?

  215. Posted January 2, 2013

    Like a few others on here, i have a little longer hir and the ends stick out funny. Any ideas on how to hide/tuck them?

  216. Posted January 22, 2013

    My first time on your blog πŸ™‚ I love this hair do, definitely going to try it out tomorrow πŸ™‚


  217. Posted February 3, 2013

    I really like ths hair do i will surely try this soon, do give some more hair tips for long hair. my hairs are of hip length and there are very less hair tips for long hair. if u already have some tips for long hair then paste link in reply

  218. Posted February 21, 2013

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  221. Lucy says
    Posted March 17, 2013

    Hi Kate,

    I don’t know if you will see this on here now it’s quite an old post, but I have a question. I have long hair, and it’s not very easy to style as things always drop out. I want to try this style, but I can’t get the uplift at the back when you do the first grab of the crown, I find as soon as I stick the pin in it all drops, I live in the UK so not sure I have the same access to products as you and I usually find they never work when I try them (probably me not using them correctly).

    Second question, how do I adjust this style for long hair as when I bring the sections across at the back I have all the rest of the length dangling down and can’t tuck them up with the pin. I find with most of your styles I’m struggling to deal with the extra length as I don’t know how to pin it up when there’s too much hair! Also again, it drops out!

    Any advice would be amazing! Thanks, always love your tutorials and hoping I can make them work better for me πŸ™‚

  222. Erika says
    Posted April 2, 2013

    Can you do this with real long hair

  223. Posted April 4, 2013

    Hi , just found your blog via Pintrest. Love this video. You’ve inspired me. thanks πŸ™‚

  224. Posted April 20, 2013

    I did this for my mock trail competition and I got so many compliments! Thanks for the tutorial πŸ™‚

  225. Posted April 20, 2013

    I did this for my mock trail competition and I got so many compliments! Thanks for the tutorial πŸ™‚

  226. Posted May 13, 2013

    Hi Kate,

    I’ve tried this style on my hair numerous times with no luck. My hair is really long so maybe that’s the problem? It is about halfway down my back. I’m also having trouble “hiding” the bobby pins…..the ends keep sticking out at top. Any suggestions for long hair?


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  233. MaLou S Santos says
    Posted July 8, 2014

    This is simple yet so elegant. Love it.

  234. Kaitlyn says
    Posted August 5, 2014

    Thank you so much for posting this tutorial! I’m getting married in a small, small, small ceremony in two weeks and was stressing about either doing my own hair or having to shell out for a sylist to do it. Now I can spend that money elsewhere. <3

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  236. Miranda says
    Posted September 6, 2014

    My hair is quite thick and still pretty short (currently growing it out from an angled bob). But I am still really happy with how this style turned out on me. This will be a go-to. Thanks!

  237. Joanne says
    Posted September 11, 2014

    This is a great step by step tutorial. I love the look and it literally only takes 5 minutes. Thank you for the tip!

  238. Stephani says
    Posted September 27, 2014

    Help! I think I am hair inadequate. This style looks really simple and cute yet every time I try it, it falls apart. I even have a very similar hair style as you too.

  239. Posted November 13, 2014

    Just found your page from Pinterest – such a good, clear tutorial – I can’t wait to try it! Thanks πŸ™‚

  240. Erica says
    Posted February 16, 2015

    So cute!!! My hair is just about your length just a little shorter in back and I can never find cute hairstyles!

  241. Kelley says
    Posted June 28, 2015

    I found this on pintrest and did last night for a wedding I was attending! It turned out super cute! I am now subscribing to your blog!!

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    One of the hardest parts about being in a choir is what to do with your hair for the concerts! You want to have your hair down so you don t look bald, but you don t want your hair to be in your face to see you music and the conductor. This look is perfect! I have a concert this weekend, and plan on doing this for it! =)

  245. Rachel says
    Posted February 21, 2020

    Is this video still available?

  246. Kelly says
    Posted April 4, 2020

    Love this quick but polished half up style!

  247. Dinesh Ghalley says
    Posted December 7, 2020

    wow…..this elegant half-up looks so great. My wife did half up with clip-in hair extensions and she loved it right away. looking forward to more half updo hairstyles… will pin it for my wife.