When it’s too hot to wear your hair all the way down, but you still want some softness, this half-up look from Justin Bieber’s grooming guru Florido Basallo ventilates your face (without veering into half-bun territory). Best of all, “You can totally do it yourself,” Basallo says. “It’s easy [with this model] because she has curly hair. So I’m starting with a big foundation and just bringing it down.” What about starting with a small–i.e. flat–foundation? Basallo assures us, “You can do it with straight hair.”
Here, Bieber’s hair pro gives ELLE.com photo editor Mariel Tyler a happy medium between hair-up and hair-down hair for summer.
STEP 1: PREP
To start, Basallo fluffs Mariel’s curls for extra texture and volume.
STEP 2: SWEEP IT BACK
“I just sectioned her hair, like half ear-to-ear, and then I twisted it underneath and then pinned,” Basallo says. “And then I grabbed another section, and did the same thing.”