Easy Half-Up, Half-Down Hairstyles to Rock for Any Occasion
by Abby Gilman
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.
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
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.
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.
Reverse Crown Braid
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
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.
The Fake Half-Up
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.
Loosely Twisted Back
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.
Quick & Easy Knotted Hairstyle
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.
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.
Half-Up Headband Hairstyle
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.
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.
Half-Up Boho Fishtail Braid
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
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.
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
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.