The Fake Half Up

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If I had to choose, I would rather wear my hair down vs. up. I like a lot of “up” styles, but I probably wear my hair down 90% of the time!
So I created this simple style to jazz up “down” hair a little and make it look like it’s half up! 
And the best thing about this style is that nearly everyone, with any hair length, can do this!
 
Refer to this post to see what products are in my hair. 
 
Refer to this post to see how my hair is curled. 
 
 
fake half up- the small things blog
Shirt: Gap Winter 2012 I Necklace: Target Winter 2012 I Earrings: Elisabeth Ashlie (not available) 
 
 

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Melissa says · 01.30.12

Very cute!

Melissa from Grin and Barrett Blog
http://www.grinandbarrettblog.com

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Tegan says · 01.30.12

Super cute! I might have to try this today!

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helen tilston says · 01.30.12

I love how you have combined these pieces – beutiful
Helen xx

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Bit of Blue Sky says · 01.30.12

Thank you so much for all the wonderful tutorials! They inspire me to try new things with my own hair instead of the same hairstyle every day. I love wearing my hair half up and I will definitely try this one out 🙂

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Shelby Renae says · 01.30.12

Perfect! I feel like I have to go all the way up with my hair or all the way down. This is such a cute incorporation of both!

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Paige Kirby says · 01.30.12

This seems really silly, but sometimes I struggle putting the bobby pins in my hair correctly, is there anyway you can do a close up video of it or maybe have any tips for me?

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Kate says · 01.30.12

Check some of my other tutorials for more bobby pin usage. 🙂

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Deb says · 01.30.12

Love this hair style!

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Christi Lynn says · 01.30.12

you are so beautiful!!

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Unknown says · 01.30.12

Love your necklace! Is it a mint color? So cute!

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Kate says · 01.30.12

Yes, it’s Mint. Target has a purple and pink version too!

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Jessica says · 01.30.12

LOVE your blog, especially the hairstyle tutorials. I am trying to be more creative with my hair and these are so helpful!

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Megan Muller says · 01.30.12

Love this ‘do! It looks super easy. I’m so jealous of how you curl your hair. Mine is so thick and I feel like it would NEVER look like this!

Meg
@MissMegasaurus
http://www.glamoroushustle.com

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Cdaa says · 07.09.14

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LuLu says · 01.30.12

Please share, was the necklace a recent Target purchase?

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Kate says · 01.30.12

It was!

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Andrea B @ Vegvacious says · 01.30.12

I love that! I think it would be so much easier to do that rather than trying to get everything pulled back and pinned together neatly!

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Basanta says · 07.22.14

Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive learn atnnhiyg like this before. So nice to search out any person with some unique ideas on this subject. realy thanks for beginning this up. this website is one thing that is wanted on the web, someone with a bit of originality. useful job for bringing something new to the web!

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Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire says · 01.30.12

I “cheat” with this hairstyle too! And is it bad if I say that your awesome necklace was a total scene stealer? 😉

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Emily Simon says · 01.30.12

I love that necklace and looked everywhere for it on target.com; can you share what it is called or maybe provide a link? Thanks!

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Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs says · 01.30.12

Love this style — sometimes the smallest details make the biggest statement!

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Motivated Mommy of two says · 01.30.12

I love the look, do you think it will also work if I do not have bangs?

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Kate says · 01.30.12

Definitely!

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Mrs. Baker says · 01.30.12

so pretty! and i love the necklace!

http://babybakerlove.blogspot.com/

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LauraCaffeine says · 01.30.12

you look gorgeous!

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Jillian Kate says · 01.30.12

I love the way you style your hair and you do not tell a lie…
Aquage uplifting foam is THE BEST!
Love your blog!

http://thecreativebitsblog.blogspot.com/

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Nikki says · 01.30.12

I love this style and always try to pull my hair back this way, but I also think I must not know how to work a bobby pin correctly. LOL Super cute!

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Allison says · 01.31.12

Oh, I love this look! It’s so chic and simple to do. And for women like me who have finer/thinner hair, I like that it gives the illusion of a half-up without moving so much of my hair to the back of my head.

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jennyrb78 says · 01.31.12

Love it!!!! Can’t wait to try it.

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Reva says · 01.31.12

I love this look! I wear it all of the time! 🙂

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Kristen Duke Photography says · 01.31.12

so very cute! LOVE that necklace, too. I like to mostly wear my hair down, too;)

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Kate C H says · 01.31.12

This is so adorable! I love it!

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Simply Valorie says · 01.31.12

Love this whole look! Do you think Target still sells that necklace? Because it’s so precious!

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Kate says · 01.31.12

absolutely! I got it about 1 week ago

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Amanda says · 01.31.12

Help! I’ve used the Aquage website and have called the 7 salons in a 40 mile radius of my home, and I even called several salons close to my parents in Baltimore, no one carries Aquage anymore, let alone the uplifting foam. My next stop is coming into Raleigh ( I live over in Goldsboro, so I’m not too far). Before venturing the hour over, any ideas of Salons I can try? I know Raleigh is your area so I thought I would ask first. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Kate says · 01.31.12

if you don’t mind, send me an e-mail!

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Jane says · 01.31.12

You always look so great and “put together”. Would you mind telling telling me what kind of camisole you were wearing under your sweater from Gap Winter 2012? Thank you!

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Kate says · 01.31.12

Sure! That is a Target (I believe its Mossimo) tank. I have about 6-8 of those tanks since they are the perfect length and thin-ness!

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Jagiri says · 01.31.12

great hairstyle! I’ll have to give this a go tomorrow.
I also love your necklace. So pretty

ididtellyou.blogspot.com

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Katriina says · 01.31.12

I found this blog by accident and just wanted to tell you how beautiful you are 🙂 I love your blog!

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Wild Family says · 01.31.12

Had to go buy this necklace 🙂 LOVE IT! I am also a target crazy shopper!!

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Carrie Nicholson says · 01.31.12

Hey Kate! I love your hair tutorials. Can you please add some that are cute with straight hair? It takes forever and a day to curl my hair and with 2 young boys running around, I’m not able to spend a lot of time on it. Thanks so much!

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notable09 says · 01.31.12

That is real cute!

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Jacqueline says · 01.31.12

Tried this today and love it! My first time doing flat iron curls as well and they turned out great! Love your site! Now an Aquage addict as well!

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Ryan says · 02.01.12

beautiful as always. I REALLY wish I could find that necklace. I haven’t seen it on Target’s website. 🙁

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Kayla says · 02.01.12

this may be a “dumb” question to “ask” but how do you get your hair to stay with just one bobbie pin? my hair ALWAYS falls out through the end (where it loops around) because it is bigger there, and i by all means DO NOT have think hair. So i have never had success at pulling my hair up with just bobbie pins unless im doing a poof in the front but then i use like 5 pins!

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Kate says · 02.01.12

One of the biggest reasons is the quality of bobby pins. I use professional pins. Ask your stylist if she’ll sell you any, or you can check Sally Beauty Supply. Also, I use a lot of product in my hair which gives it a texture that works well with bobby pins. But, if it won’t hold with just one, use two!

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T. Shaw says · 02.01.12

Kate,
What is the best cut/style for fine hair? Currently my hair is long and I have bangs as well, but I just don’t know that that’s best because my hair looks limp all the time. Is it better to have a short cut with fine hair?

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Miss D'Amore says · 02.04.12

I know I saw it somewhere on your site but I can’t seem to find it. What is that awesome nail color???

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GoTEAMi6 says · 02.04.12

I just found your blog through Pinterest…and OMG where have you been all my life!?!? You’re cute as a button and your tutorials are the bomb! I adore that Target necklace and it is now on my Shopping list. You’re style is just fantastic can’t wait to check out the rest of your blog posts.

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Renee Living Laughing Loving says · 02.05.12

Love this!!

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Ashley says · 02.13.12

Hi Kate! Love your blog and tutorials! One question: how thick is your hair? I’m thinking about cutting mine but I’m afraid it won’t do what I want it to cause its thin. Ivebeen told I have thin hair but a lot of it so…? Thanks!!

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SuzyYates says · 02.14.12

Hi! I’m loving your tutorials. Thanks so much for posting them. I am not good with my hair. All I do is up or down and it’s getting old. I have one question about the bobby pins. When you say put the bobby pin in toward the twist, is there any way you could get a close up of how you’re doing that. I’m sure after a few tries I could figure something out, but I’m a bit of a perfectionist and I hate not knowing exactly how to do something. : )

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Anonymous says · 03.03.12

Kate-love your hair! What products do you use?
Michelle

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Anonymous says · 03.09.12

i love all your hairstyles :p

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KatieJane says · 04.30.12

I would love for you to come do my hair for me every morning! you make it look so easy

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Deb says · 08.30.15

Is this the same style that was on buzzfeed.com “26 lazy girl hairstyle hacks”?? It was listed as a 10 second style

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