Half Up Half Down Hairstyles

Half up half down hairstyles are the best choice when you want your hair to stay in place and not get in the way without having to fix it all the time.

Half Up Half Down Hairstyles

This versatile look also works great for any hair length and for casual to formal occasions. We can safely say that you can wear your hair in a half updo all the time.

It is such an easily done hairstyle, we’ve all done it at least once. There are nuances in how exactly you style it, and if you’re looking for inspiration, then you have to see these fantastic tutorials on how to do 20 different half-updos hairstyles.

  Table of Content 
1. Twisted Crown Braid 
2.  Rodarte-Inspired Messy Braid  
3.  Half-Up Fishtail Braid
4.  Game Of Throne Half-Up Braid
5.  Half-Up Twisted Bun
6.  Half-Up Pull-Trough Braid
7.  Pinned Back Curls For Short Hair         
8.  Half-Up Twisted Fishtail Braid
9.  Topsy Tail Braided Flower
10.  Pulled Criss-Cross Half-Up Hairdo
11.  Half-Up Celtic Knot        
12.  Half-Up Pony With Braids 
13.  Top Knot Bun
14.  Three Headband Braids
15.  Vintage Half-Up
16.  Ariana Grande Half-Up Ponytail             
17.  Half-Up Hair Bow
18.  Double-Dutch Braid For Short Hair
19.  Braid To Bun Half-Up
20.  Teased Half Up Half Down Hairstyle

1. Twisted Crown Braid

Twisted Crown Braid

Let’s start with an interesting boho style half-updoTwist braids on each side, tied together in a knot at the back, forming a twisted crown. No pins or ties needed.

2. Rodarte-Inspired Messy Braid

Rodarte-Inspired Messy Braid

Recreating the runway look of the Rodarte fashion line, this hairstyle is easier to recreate than you think.

3. Half-Up Fishtail Braid

Half-Up Fishtail Braid

The fishtail braid always gives you some extra texture to your hair. Here it acts as a decorative end to the twisted and knotted strands of hair, creating an interesting half up half down hairstyle.

4. Game Of Throne Half-Up Braid

Game Of Throne Half-Up Braid

Game of Thrones fans will love this medieval half-updo. Two French braids from the sides that overlap in the back. Straightforward and elegant.

5. Half-Up Twisted Bun

Half-Up Twisted Bun

Here is a relaxed, yet embellished look you can do in minutes. Make a rope braid from a half-up ponytail, and twist it around the base to create a flower bun. Lovely.

6. Half-Up Pull-Trough Braid

Half-Up Pull-Trough Braid

To add more flair to a long wavy hair, you can try a pull-through braided half-updo. Like in the Game Of Thrones updo, you need side connected side french braids and then add a loose pull-through braid

7. Pinned Back Curls For Short Hair

Pinned Back Curls For Short Hair

Short hair isn’t always long enough to create a half up half down, but where’s a will there’s away. With a few bobby pins and some curls, you can make a lovely pulled back fancy hairstyle.

8. Half-Up Twisted Fishtail Braid

Half-Up Twisted Fishtail Braid

Here’s another fun way to incorporate fishtail in a half-updo. You can make a crow form twisted strands, gathered in a ponytail, and end it with a smooth fishtail.

9. Topsy Tail Braided Flower

Topsy Tail Braided Flower

A super easy look to try for spring or summer. Twist strands from the sides tie them in a ponytail. Then make a french braid and twist it into a flower. Secure it with a pin and you’re ready for spring.

10. Pulled Criss-Cross Half-Up Hairdo

Pulled Criss-Cross Half-Up Hairdo

This is an updo you can try for special occasions or when you want to look more fancy and professional. Criss-crossing section of hair and securing them with bobby pins, this hairstyle might take a little more effort to make but it’s worth it.

11. Half-Up Celtic Knot

Half-Up Celtic Knot

Show off your inner warrior with this Celtic knot half-updo. Not for hair-braiding beginners, this half-updo can be a challenge to make but will certainly turn heads once you do it right.

12. Half-Up Pony With Braids

Half-Up Pony With Braids

The fastest half updos are the pulled back half-ponytail, but it can be too plain. Here’s how to spice it up. Add some braids and twists, and you have a more alluring laid-back half up half down hairstyle.

13. Top Knot Bun

Top Knot Bun

The top knot bun is also a crowd favorite and you can do it in several ways. Here is how you do one of the basic top knot half-updo’s, and three options on how to wear it, high, medium, or low.

14. Three Headband Braids

Three Headband Braids

Braided headbands look both playful and elegant, and many just love them. Be it with a french, dutch, or a fishtail braid, this headband half-up braid will make you look great in all three hairdos.

15. Vintage Half-Up

Vintage Half-Up

Here’s an updo that for when you need a more sophisticated look. The vintage half-updo is great for any special occasion or gatherings, the twists and tucks of this hairstyle will give you a look of easy elegance.

16. Ariana Grande Half-Up Ponytail

Ariana Grande Half-Up Ponytail

Pop fans will love this youthful look. A deep-parted section on the top with a high ponytail with a bit of a wrap-around around the base. Easy and stylish.

17. Half-Up Hair Bow

Half-Up Hair Bow

Sometimes you just feel like putting a bow in your hair, but just can’t find one. Don’t worry, you can create one from your hair, doing a pretty little half-updo while you’re at it.

18. Double-Dutch Braid For Short Hair

Double-Dutch Braid For Short Hair

The double dutch braids are a favorite for creating an easy hairstyle with a lot of “wow” factor. It’s no wonder why that’s so since you can use them to create a super half-updo even on short hair, as this one even.

19. Braid To Bun Half-Up

Braid To Bun Half-Up

Here is another hairstyle fit for all ages. An amazing shag hairstyle was done by doing a braid from the hairline to the top of your head where you end the braid in a bun. Fun and gorgeous.

20. Teased Half Up Half Down Hairstyle

Teased Half Up Half Down Hairstyle

Our last half up half down hairstyle looks both casual and stunning. The teased up top is contrasted by the bouncy curls at the bottom, giving this look an amazing look and shape suited for any occasion.
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