An Easy Half-Up Hairdo!

I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not the best at doing my hair! I can watch a million Youtube videos and follow them precisely and yet my hair still never ends up how I want it. Anyone else?! I’ve learned over the years, that some things are best left to the pros! That’s where Parlor Blow Dry Bar comes in handy!

I popped into Parlor in Cameron Village last week to get a blow out and to get an idea of what I might want to do to my hair for our rehearsal dinner! They have so many different options and styles to choose from. I knew I wanted a half-up style, but I let my stylist decide on what would look best with my hair. She worked her magic (while I watched in awe haha!) and I loved the final product. They used some of my favorite products by Bumble & Bumble and also introduced me to a few new-to-me products that will help my hair hold curl and style better.

I ended up getting so many compliments on the hair style throughout the day & I still loved it hours after having it done. I think it’s safe to say I know what hair style I’ll be rocking for our rehearsal dinner. 🙂

If you’re in the Raleigh area, be sure to stop by and check them out! They also can come to you for any event, like a wedding, prom, etc!

This post is sponsored by Parlor Blow Dry Bar & Cameron Village Shopping Center. All thoughts, writing & styling are my own. 

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  1. Natali wrote:

    Your hairdo is so lovely, very romantic!

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you, Natali! Isn’t it dreamy?!

      Posted 10.18.17 Reply
  2. Love this half up do! I tend to wear my hair in this style a lot, but enjoy how your is loaded with curls!!! I need to recreate this pretty style!
    Xo Mindy

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      I hardly ever do it half up, but now I’m going to start wearing it this way more. It’s such an easy style to recreate- your hair would look great like this!

      Posted 10.18.17 Reply
  3. Bumble and Bumble are some of my favorite products! Your hair looks gorgeous girl.

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      mine too! I love their products!

      Posted 10.18.17 Reply
  4. Silvia wrote:

    Your hair came out so pretty! I love how effortless it looks!

    Posted 10.19.17 Reply
  5. Sarah K Tripp wrote:

    This is such a pretty hairstyle!

    Posted 10.19.17 Reply
  6. Jamaria wrote:

    What a fun and super cute hairstyle!

    Posted 10.20.17 Reply
  7. Liz wrote:

    Wow, that’s so pretty! I want to try this!


    Posted 10.20.17 Reply
  8. Azanique wrote:

    You look stunning girl!

    -xo, Azanique |

    Posted 10.20.17 Reply
  9. You look gorgeous babe! I love your hair like this!

    Posted 10.22.17 Reply
  10. Lauren wrote:

    You look absolutely stunning! I always love a half up hairdo! It’s one of my favorites and what I wore on my sister’s wedding 🙂

    Posted 10.25.17 Reply
  11. So simple but elegant! Love it

    Posted 10.25.17 Reply
  12. Lindsay wrote:

    Such a gorgeous updo! I am awful at doing my own hair too so it’s always nice to get it done!

    Posted 10.25.17 Reply

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