12 Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyles You Have to Try

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12 Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyles You Have to Try
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Hollywood has spoken: the latest red carpet trend? Half-up half-down hairstyles. Whether they’re sporting cool bobs or long curls, celebs are embracing the heck out of these chic styles. And seriously, is it any wonder? You get the elegance of an updo combined with the fun of wearing your hair down, which makes these styles totally perfect for the holidays.

So to inspire your hair game, we’ve put together ten of the best half-up half-down hairstyles, straight from the red carpet. Check them out and prepare to seriously glamorize your party hairdos.

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To inspire your hair game, we've put together ten of the best half-up half down hairstyles, straight from the red carpet. Check them out and prepare to seriously glamorize your party styles.

Emilia Clarke looks adorable with her chic lob; a center-part with volume at the crown and a couple of loose pieces framing her face really make this hairstyle party-perfect

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

And from the back, you can really see how chic this is. A simple French twist? Amazing.

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

Queen of our hearts, Taraji P. Henson inspires us with this bold, gathered half-up style. Not for the faint of heart, but when has this woman ever been faint of heart?

Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images

Ashley Madekwe is the best part of Salem; we're obsessed with her sporty half-up half-down hairstyle, especially paired with those loose, beachy waves.

Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Reebok

Busy Phillips wears her half-up style sleek, sleek and simple with a slightly irregular center part.

Photo: Amanda Edwards/WireImage

Whereas Zendaya wears her hair sleek around the face only, allowing her natural curls and waves to run free.

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

If you're looking for a slightly fancier 'do, allow Natasha Poly's twisted and beribboned style be your guide.

Photo: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

Ava DuVernay's long locs are worn twisted and coiled atop her head in this half-up style. Flawless.

Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET

The patron saint of half-up hair, Kate Middleton, inspires us further with this loosely curled, pseudo-braided style.

Photo: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Kiernan Shipka's loosely-gathered hairstyle is elegant and modern; we love how she paired it with a slightly retro hair flip.

Photo: Todd Williamson/Getty Images

And if you're looking to add some braids into your life? Holly Madison's high-placed three-strand braids have you covered.

Photo: Michael Tran/WireImage

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