Trend Alert: Celebs Can’t Stop Wearing the Half-Up, Half-Down Hairstyle

Trend Alert: Celebs Can’t Stop Wearing the Half-Up, Half-Down Hairstyle
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Ever have one of those days when making just one choice feels nearly impossible? For instance, you can’t decide if you want to wear a bold lipstick or keep it low-key with a nude gloss. Or maybe you’re dying to wear a new pair of heels, but can’t seem to take off the more comfortable pair of flats. Fortunately, deciding on a hairstyle provides a bit more wiggle room. Regardless of your hair’s length or texture, there’s a slew of easy-to-do styles that fall somewhere in the middle, including the classic half-up, half-down look.

It keeps your hair away from the face, but it also allows some of your strands to do their own thing. It’s put-together, but also free-flowing. In short: it’s the best of both worlds. And for some reason, it’s the hairstyle du jour for the Hollywood elite. Seriously, they can’t stop wearing this versatile style. Need proof? See some of our favorite A-list takes on the half-up, half-down look ahead.

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Bella Hadid

At the Dior Backstage launch party in June 2018.

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Beyonce

Performing at Coachella 2018.

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Camila Mendes

At the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

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Elle Fanning

At the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

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Gigi Hadid

At the Dior Backstage launch party in June 2018.

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Hailey Baldwin

At the Tiffany & Co. Paper Flowers event and Believe in Dreams campaign launch event in May 2018.

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Hilary Duff

At Build Studio in June 2018.

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Indya Moore

At the 2019 Golden Globes.

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Jennifer Lopez

At the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

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Kelly Rowland & Lala Anthony

Twinning at the 2018 U.S. Open.

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Kendall Jenner

At the 2015 Victoria’s Secret fashion show.

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Kim Kardashian

At Beautycon LA in July 2018.

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Lily Aldridge

At the New York premiere of Ocean’s 8 in June 2018.

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Rihanna

At a Fenty Beauty launch event in London.

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Rita Ora

At the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

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Susan Kelechi Watson

At the Critic’s Choice Awards in January 2018.

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Tinashe

Out and about in Los Angeles in June 2018.

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Uzo Aduba

At the Empire State Building in July 2019.

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Yara Shahidi

At the 2019 Met Gala.

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Zendaya

At the premiere of Without a Net in October 2017.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyles | Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

At Beautycon LA in July 2018.

Photo: Phillip Faraone/WireImage.
STYLECASTER | Celebrity Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyles | Beyoncé
Beyoncé

Performing at Coachella 2018.

Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Coachella.
STYLECASTER | Celebrity Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyles | Camila Mendes
Camila Mendes

At the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for MTV.
STYLECASTER | Celebrity Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyles | Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez

At the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images.
STYLECASTER | Celebrity Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyles | Rihanna
Rihanna

At a Fenty Beauty launch event in London.

Photo: Karwai Tang/WireImage.
STYLECASTER | Celebrity Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyles | Tinashe
Tinashe

Out and about in Los Angeles in June 2018.

Photo: gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images.
STYLECASTER | Celebrity Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyles | Zendaya
Zendaya

At the premiere of Without a Net in October 2017.

Photo: Rob Kim/WireImage.
STYLECASTER | Celebrity Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyles | Bella Hadid
Bella Hadid

At the Dior Backstage launch party in June 2018.

Photo: Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images for Dior.
STYLECASTER | Celebrity Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyles | Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid

At a launch event for the Spring 2018 Tommy Hilfiger Watch Collection in April 2018.

Photo: Mike Pont/Getty Images.
STYLECASTER | Celebrity Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyles | Hilary Duff
Hilary Duff

At Build Studio in June 2018.

Photo: Monica Schipper/Getty Images.
STYLECASTER | Celebrity Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyles | Hailey Baldwin
Hailey Baldwin

At the Tiffany & Co. Paper Flowers event and Believe in Dreams campaign launch event in May 2018.

Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.
STYLECASTER | Celebrity Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyles | Lily Aldridge
Lily Aldridge

At the New York premiere of Ocean's 8 in June 2018.

Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty Images.
STYLECASTER | Celebrity Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyles | Susan Kelechi Watson
Susan Kelechi Watson

At the Critic's Choice Awards in January 2018.

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.

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