We’ve covered everything from easy updos to easy braids, but what’s a girl to do when she can’t decide between wearing her hair up or down? Rock a half updo, of course! Not only are they simple and easy to do, but they are also extremely versatile. You can go from casual to dressy in a matter of seconds! Here are our favorite simple half-up and half-down hairstyles. Whether you have a few seconds or a few minutes, you’ll find a chic, easy hairstyle to suit your hair length. The best part is that half-up hairstyles are amazing at disguising dirty or oily second-day hair.
Casual Hair Styles
This chic and simple half up twist is perfect for curly hair. It looks so romantic!
via Hair Romance
You can’t get much easier than this half-up hairstyle secured with a single pin. Back combing adds volume to fine, limp hair.
via Treasures and Travels
The half-crown braid can be dressed up or down. Curl your hair like this for a holiday or formal hairstyle; leave it straight or wavy for a more casual look. You may also like these braided hairstyles for little girls!
via The Freckled Fox
Have dirty hair and no time to wash it? This twisted half-up style is just what you need! It works best with hair with a bit of grit or texture.
via Twist Me Pretty
A braided headband looks gorgeous in medium to long hair and works great with just about any hair texture – curly, natural, wavy… you name it!
via Missy Sue
This half twisted fishtail braid looks like it took ages, but you’ll only need a few minutes.
via Barefoot Blonde
This soft and curly half-do kind of reminds me of a cheerleader look, but it would be equally pretty on a date night out.
via Camille Styles
You’ll need a few (or a lot of) bobby pins, but this criss-cross twist is so pretty it’s worth it. And it’s not hard to pull together, either.
via Good Housekeeping
Simple HairStyle Half Up
The Rodarte-Inspired messy braid looks like a combination of a knot and a braid, and it’s just gorgeous. One braid is wrapped around the other to get the knotted, messy look. Love!
via Latest Hairstyles
Pull two strands together at the back of your head, and tie them into a bow. It doesn’t get easier than that! You’ll need a bit of hairspray to hold it in place if you hair is fine like mine.
via We See Rainbows
Lots of volume and a couple of easy twists on the sides are all you need for this wintery half updo. Gorgeous.
via The Beauty Department
Short hair? Long hair? No problem. The half-up bun suits all hair lengths! It looks lovely on little girls, too.
via Cute Girl Hairstyles
Simple HairStyle Half Down
Pull off this two-minute twist when you want to dress up your hair without spending a lot of time on it.
via Cup of Jo
The second day boho braid is a sneaky way to hide greasy hair. The dirtier, the better, actually.
via Total Beauty
If you have super long hair, the wrap-around braid is the do for you. Look how gorgeous!
via Hey Wanderer
Looking put together doesn’t have to take hours. It doesn’t always require a curling iron either. All you need is a couple of minutes and some inspiration. Whether you’re going out with the girls, have a big date planned, or are just heading to the grocery store, there is a half-up half down look that’s perfect for you. Which hair-do was you favorite?
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