Just scroll through Pinterest, and you'll find various images of women in white wearing their hair in a half-up, half-down wedding hairstyle. And for good reason, the half updo is incredibly versatile, and not to mention it's extremely photogenic. The perfect style for a wedding, no?
While the half-up, half-down hairstyle is traditionally messy and includes some sort of top-knot or ponytail, there are ways to dress it up for a special occasion. For a look that reads chic, try fastening your strands with an extra special clip. Bohemian more your style? Weave in a braid or two. Or, better yet, why not combine a beautiful barrette with pretty plaits for a whimsical 'do worthy of wearing down the aisle? Whichever way you style it, you can't go wrong.
For our favorite half-up, half-down hairstyles on Pinterest, keep on scrolling.
Easy curls and a knotted pony make for one romantic hairstyle. To keep tresses in place without causing them to look crunchy, use a flexible hold hair spray like R+Co Outerspace Hairspray ($17).
Turn a simple half-up, half-down hairstyle into something truly spectacular with a stylish barrette like Chloe and Isabel Hammered Crescent Barrette ($28).
Not quite up, nor all the way down, this half-up hairstyle has just the right amount of volume and length.
It doesn't get more romantic than a braided crown accompanied by natural curls. For super-defined curls, try using Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream ($34) as soon as you step out of the shower.
Go the not-so-obvious route, and rock an asymmetrical braided updo down the aisle.
Simple yet chic, this braid-on-braid hairstyle is a must for straight-haired brides. To play up your silky smooth locks, spritz a shine spray like Oribe Shine Light Reflecting Spray ($39) to the end of your tresses.
For a romantic hairstyle befitting a bride, opt for soft curls paired with floral accessories.
Sweep your hair out of your face with this minimalistic 'do accompanied by a chic barrette like Madewell Chunky Circle Hair Clip ($13).
Not one for a veil? Wear a crown like Jennifer Behr Margaux Gold-Plated Swarovski Crystal Headband ($375) instead.
You can never go wrong with a braided wedding hairstyle. Keep your pretty plaits in place with Oaui Texturizing Hair Spray ($26).
If you can't commit to wearing your hair up, but you don't want it down either, try sweeping back your tresses with a colorful clip.
Swap out your messy top knot for this slightly more dressed-up version.
A twisted half updo is an elegant option for hair of all lengths. To get this volumized 'do, try adding a bit of Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse ($27) to your roots just before blow-drying.
This half-up, half-down hybrid is both effortless and chic. To keep your tousled locks in place, fasten them with Goody Slide-Proof Bobby Pins ($4).
Does it get any more romantic than a cascading braid? We think not.
Use your natural hair texture and a bit of Bumble and Bumble Curl Defining Creme ($31) to create a voluminous half-up, half-down hairstyle worthy of a special occasion.
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