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Half-up vs high ponytail

It's pretty safe to say that we can all remember the infamous hairstyles from the 90s. Two of them are back and in a big way: the hun and the half-up ponytail. They might both be half-up half-down styles, but which one is right for you?

The hun

The hairstyle: The half-bun, or 'hun' can be worn with any length hair. Braid it, ballerina bun it, topknot it... the possibilities are endless.

The style: Add some texture to your hair like loose curls or a texturizing product to make this look truly shine. And if you feel adventurous, consider asking your hairstylist to update your hair color. Dip-dye, bronde, ombré and bold colors all look great with a hun.

What the editors say: This simplicity of the hun is what makes it an ideal style. It's a real time-saver and anyone can pull it off and make it their own to fit their mood and personality.

Hair styling tip: Use a spray like Wild Stylers Next Day Hair to create lasting texture in your hair.

The half-up ponytail

The hairstyle: In true 90s fashion, the mentality for today's half-up ponytail is the higher the half-pony, the better.

The style: When recreating this look, channel your inner Ariana Grande. Curl your hair first and then take a large amount of your hair and smooth it upwards with a brush to hide your part. Use a clear hair tie or one that matches your hair color. Tie a small piece around the elastic and use a bobby pin to hold it in place.

What the editors say: This is a very playful look that needs a lot of volume to be worn well, and the longer your hair the better. Extensions are a good idea to add in to take the style to the next level.

Hair styling tip: Add volume to your hair with Volumetry Anti-gravity Volumizing Root Lift Spray.

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