Half-up half-down hairstyles are the best of both worlds when it comes to wedding hair: you get the polished look of an updo with the ease and glamour of wearing your hair down. They work on every hair type, and look beautiful with or without veils or hair accessories. And let’s be honest—wearing your hair half-up is a great way to beat some of the summer heat, while still looking totally wedding-appropriate.
So we’ve rounded up the 10 best half-up, half-down wedding hairstyles to inspire you. Whether you’re the bride, a bridesmaid or a guest, you’re going to find your dream style right here.
This elegant half-up braided style is perfect for brides—and bridesmaids—alike. Curl the hair more tightly for a more formal look, or leave the waves undone for a beachier feel.
If you're a nature girl, why not pin some fresh flowers into your hair? Use sweet-smelling blooms like roses and honeysuckle for maximum wedding day glamour.
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Could anything be cuter than this twisty hair bow? We don't think so. If you're going to (or having!) a retro-themed wedding, this is the style for you. And the best part: there's even a video showing you exactly how to get it.
Trust our hero Martha Stewart to lead the way to hair perfection: this amazing half-down bouffant takes five minutes to style and works whether you're wearing your hair straight, wavy or curly. Amazing.
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If you're going for a sleek and minimalist look (that's still totally fun), you can't go wrong with this bobby pin-embellished style. Though it works best on straightened hair, you can also wear it wavy for a more casual vibe.
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If you want to fully embrace the retro look, this phenomenal Victory Roll look is amazing. While it is a little on the complicated side, you can't deny that this Agent Carter-esque half-up hairstyle is a wedding day knockout.