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.

15 Simple Hairstyles - Half Up for those days when your hair is just not cooperating!
Casual Hair Styles
This chic and simple half up twist is perfect for curly hair. It looks so romantic!

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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.

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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!

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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.

Simple Hair style Half Up Half Down

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!

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via Missy Sue

This half twisted fishtail braid looks like it took ages, but you’ll only need a few minutes.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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via Cup of Jo

The second day boho braid is a sneaky way to hide greasy hair. The dirtier, the better, actually.

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via Total Beauty

If you have super long hair, the wrap-around braid is the do for you. Look how gorgeous!

15 simple half up hairstyles

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?

More Simple Hair Style Ideas

For even more simple hairstyles, read 18 Easy Styles for Short Hair and Lazy Hair Ideas for Girls!

Simple Hairstyle Half Up Ideas