10 Pretty Half-Up Half-Down Wedding Hairstyles
by Jessi Wilson
If your big day is on the way, have Pinterest ready, because you’re going to want to take note of these gorgeous half-up half-down wedding hairstyles! And don’t worry: Whether you have curly or straight hair, most of these looks can be adapted for any hair type.
Dutchbraid Crown Fishtail Braid
Combining two popular braids, this unique braided style would be perfect for boho-themed nuptials. To find out how to achieve this eye-catching half-up ‘do, check out Jenny’s full tutorial at Confessions of a Hairstylist.
Straight & Pinned Up
A pinned-up style like this works best for fine to medium hair textures and is perfect for gals with naturally straight hair. This tutorial on The Small Things Blog breaks down this simple look—all you need are bobby pins, a comb, and hairspray.
Use a delicate headband to add understated glamour to your half-up hairdo. Hair Romance’s tutorial explains how to loop small sections of hair over the headband and pull the ends through to create this style.
For a modern-day bride who wants her locks pulled back but is after an overall carefree look, we love this twisted half-up hairstyle. Check out this Luxy Hair Blog tutorial for an easy step-by-step video.
Emily, The Freckled Fox, designed this elegant-meets-easygoing hairstyle that she says works for many hair lengths and textures. Instead of French-braiding the hair back, she recommends using lace braids which, unlike French braids, add hair to the braid from one side rather than both sides.
For this wedding ‘do created by Hair and Makeup by Steph, curl sections of hair, and then secure the top section back into a subtle, wavy bouffant. Top it all off with a jeweled hair accessory; it makes this look even more personalized for the big day.
All Tied Up
Described as a “happy accident,” these pretty knots by Abby of Twist Me Pretty are definitely wedding-worthy. We love how this feminine style looks so intricate that no hair accessories are needed.
Because what bride doesn’t deserve to wear a (braided) crown on her big day? For women with extremely thick hair — like Tegan’s of Treasures and Travels — this style will work for you. It won’t fall out due to the weight of your heavy locks but will allow for some hair to be pulled back from your face.
Simple Braids + Flowers
Simple and elegant, this style can be recreated simply by braiding back a small section of hair from each side of the head and then securing the two braids together at the back of the head. Of course, adding a pretty flower headband makes this look perfect for a summer wedding.
Vintage-loving brides, this one’s for you. Katie from A Beautiful Mess demonstrates how to create this classic look. For this tutorial, she says to make sure to wet the ends of the hair when rolling for more control.