Criss Cross Half Updo

Criss cross half updo is a fancy take on the traditional half back style. Β Each piece is crossed over one at a time so it is a little easier to achieve than it looks.

I love this style because it is a great way to dress up an every day style so you feel more done up without a ton of extra work. It can even be worn without the clip during the day for a more casual style then extra fancy at night or to an event with the sparkly accessory added in.Criss Cross Half UpdoCriss Cross Half UpdoCriss Cross Half Updo



Criss Cross Half Updo

  • Step 1 / Start by picking up a section of hair, at the corners of the forehead, and bring it straight back towards the top of the crown.
  • Step 2 / Twist the section so the right side crosses over the left and slide in a pin to hold it in place.
  • Step 3 / Next, pick up a section of hair on the left side, between the first section and the ear, and wrap it over the pinned portion securing it with another hair pin.
  • Step 4 / Take the same section on the right side, wrapping it over the top and pinning it down.
  • Step 5 / Pick up one more section above the left ear, crossing it over the top, and pinning it down.
  • Step 6 / Then repeat step 5 on the right side.
  • Step 7 / Once all the hair is secure then slide a hair accessory over the middle.


  1. Rachel
    December 3, 2017 / 12:26 AM

    Did you curl your hair before starting this hair style and if so what size curling iron did you use?

    • December 10, 2017 / 9:13 PM

      Yes, I used a 1″ curling iron (:

  2. Melanie F
    February 25, 2015 / 12:32 PM

    Sooooo pretty, thanks bunches for the sweet chance! I adore/LOVE the open gold flower heart flexi!

  3. Judy
    February 25, 2015 / 4:45 AM

    Super cute! I usually just use one of those snappy clips when I pull my bangs back, which makes me look like a 5 year old. lol. I never thought about a cute accessory like this!

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