How To Create The Bella Swann Hair Half Up Look

How to achieve Bella Swann’s long wavy hair with plaits Ensure hair is clean and dry, use a mousse to add hold. Curl all the hair with a barrel tong forming rolls all over the head,  secure with clips and allow to cool. To protect the hair and add texture I used L’oreal Professional Tecni Art Hot Constructor on each section. Spray with a flexible hold hair spray such as Elnett. Once cool take the pins out and let the hair fall into waves. Part hair in the middle and take 2” sections on either side. Take the first section and plait as a French plait except you are only adding to one side instead of both  (Do not take hair from the underside as this will make it a basic French plait and you will be able to see the scalp underneath) Once you are half way round the head, stop adding and plait to the end of the hair as normal and secure with a small ‘no tear’ band. Do the same with the other side then wrap the 2 lengths of plaits in opposite directions around the head entwining as you go. Secure with pins underneath the rest of the hair to hide any ends. For a softer ‘mussed up’ curl -  Do as above then start twisting sections of hair , hold the end tight with one hand and use the other to pinch small sections of hair and push it up the hair creating a gorgeous backcombed wavy effect.  A great way to achieve that ‘Messy do’ that we love so much. Finish by scrunching in Tigi Bed Head’s Dumb Blonde Smoothing Stuff for shine. Photo by www.segeriusbruce.com, Styling by Want That Wedding

How to achieve Bella Swann’s long wavy hair with plaits

Ensure hair is clean and dry, use a mousse to add hold.

Curl all the hair with a barrel tong forming rolls all over the head,  secure with clips and allow to cool. To protect the hair and add texture I used L’oreal Professional Tecni Art Hot Constructor on each section.

Spray with a flexible hold hair spray such as Elnett.

Once cool take the pins out and let the hair fall into waves.

Part hair in the middle and take 2” sections on either side.

Take the first section and plait as a French plait except you are only adding to one side instead of both  (Do not take hair from the underside as this will make it a basic French plait and you will be able to see the scalp underneath)

Once you are half way round the head, stop adding and plait to the end of the hair as normal and secure with a small ‘no tear’ band.

Do the same with the other side then wrap the 2 lengths of plaits in opposite directions around the head entwining as you go. Secure with pins underneath the rest of the hair to hide any ends.

For a softer ‘mussed up’ curl -  Do as above then start twisting sections of hair , hold the end tight with one hand and use the other to pinch small sections of hair and push it up the hair creating a gorgeous backcombed wavy effect.  A great way to achieve that ‘Messy do’ that we love so much.

Finish by scrunching in Tigi Bed Head’s Dumb Blonde Smoothing Stuff for shine.

Photo by www.segeriusbruce.com, Styling by Want That Wedding