Hair How To: Half-Up Bouffant

Get The Look: The Half-Up Bouffant

Designer: Badgley Mischka

Lead Hair Stylist: Peter Gray for Moroccanoil

The Scoop: The collection and hair were both inspired by the ornate, gilded textures and colors of 1940’s glamour and the sultriness of Rita Hayworth, but with a modern twist. Peter Gray for Moroccanoil created the sexy “walk of shame” (or as he said, “stride of pride”) half-up bouffant hairstyle – a loose, textured twist with a sexy edge.  To complement the collection, the style is finished with a gilded rose.

How To DIY A Half-Up Bouffant

  1. Starting with clean hair, lightly mist hair with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to create strong, shiny foundation.
  2. Rough dry hair with fingertips to create loose, piece-y texture.
  3. With large, 1 ½” barrel curling iron, curl 2” sections of hair in opposite directions.  Spritz Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to create soft definition and strong hold.
  4. Apply NEW Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo directly to roots to create the gritty, lived-in, “walk of shame” texture.
  5. Starting at the crown, backcomb hair in 1 ½” sections, moving from crown towards front of hair. To ensure even crown height, count number of brush strokes and gradually increase strokes as you work towards the top of head.
  6. Once crown is teased, pull sections from ear to temple on both sides and twist towards back.  At back of head, secure twists with bobby pins in “x” shape and mist Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to ensure long-lasting hold.
  7. Finish by a rose hair accessory into the twist and mist a generous amount of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to create a shiny, runway-ready style.