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Easy Half-Up, Half-Down Hairstyles to Rock for Any Occasion

We're always on the prowl for hot new hairstyles that are easy yet polished. Whether you're headed to a fancy occasion or just looking for a way to change up your everyday hair, these half-up, half-down hairstyles effortlessly amp up any look.

Celtic Knot

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A Celtic knot adds interest to a regular pulled-back hairstyle. It looks intricate, but with the help of this tutorial, you can re-create it with a little practice.

Crisscrossing Half-Up Hairstyle

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This effortless hairstyle is super-easy and quick to create. Pull small front sections of your hair back in a crisscrossing pattern, and pin to hold the sections in place. Get the full tutorial here.

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Crown Braids

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This crown braid hairstyle is soft and romantic. The best part? This hairstyle works up or down. Check out Love Maegan for the full tutorial.

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Reverse Crown Braid

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Keep your hair back while adding dimension and texture with a reverse crown French braid. Add curls to your hair for a romantic look perfect for date night, or keep it loose and messy for a hippy vibe. Learn how to make it here.


Half-Up French Braid

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This modern twist on the classic French braid is a great way to keep your hair out of your face. The edgy style lends volume and texture and lets your pretty face take center stage. Check out the step-by-step directions here.

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The Fake Half-Up

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The messy texture and loose twists make this hairstyle perfect for your everyday look. Not to mention it's a great option if your hair length or choppy layers prevent a cohesive half-up hairdo. Click over for the full tutorial.

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Loosely Twisted Back

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Separate two front sections of hair, and loosely twist them back for this pretty and party-ready hairstyle. Use a spray to add texture and volume. Check out the tutorial here.

Photo: Twist Me Pretty

Quick & Easy Knotted Hairstyle

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Looking for a simple half-updo that's super-easy to pull off? Give this knotted hairstyle a try! It works on all hair types and is a quick way to pull back your front layers while adding a cute detail.

Pinned-Back Swirl

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This half-up, half-down hairstyle works on all hair lengths. Swoop hair back into a few swirls, allowing a few face-framing pieces to fall loose. Check out the tutorial here.

Photo: Twist Me Pretty

Hair Bow

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Add a cute and romantic touch with this holiday-ready hair bow. Loosely curl your ends for a more feminine look. Check out the tutorial here.


Half-Up Topknot

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The half-up topknot has been trending for the past few seasons, and it's super-easy to do. It's a playful way to add interest to an everyday hairstyle. Simply pull a section from your temples back, and toss it up. Check out more ideas to amp up your topknot style here.

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Half-Up Boho Fishtail Braid

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Incorporate two trends into one with this half-up boho fishtail braid. Start by separating two front sections and twisting them back. Then grab a section from the back, and create a flat fishtail braid. Tuck the twist section into the fishtail section to hide the ends. Follow the tutorial here.


Retro Half-Up Hairstyle

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A little teasing and a lot of body give this half-up hairstyle a retro feel. Finish with a high-shine hairspray to keep everything in place. Get the tutorial here.


Waterfall Braid

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A waterfall braid is super-soft and feminine and works for any occasion. Put loose, beachy curls in your hair to really give the illusion of the fluidity of water. Get tips and the how-to here.


Half-Up Braided Knot Bun

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This braided knot-bun hairstyle is perfect for adding interest and dimension to an everyday look. Use texture spray before starting to give your hair more grip. Get the step-by-step here.

Photo: Join The Mood

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