Okay, you’re facing the dilemma every bride has to figure out before their big day: wedding hair up or down? Sure you’ll look elegant with an updo, but what if you want to show off your long or short hair? Well, you’ll be pleased to know you can get the best of both worlds with a half-up, half-down wedding hair ‘do.
Now, we understand you don’t want to spend ages looking for half-up, half-down looks, so we’ve decided to do the hard work for you! We have rounded up a stunning array of half-up, half-down wedding hairstyles, below.
1. Half-up, half-down wedding bun
One of our favourite half-up, half-down wedding hairstyles? This simple half-up bun with gorgeous loose curls, of course. If you’ve got blonde curly hair, this look is destined for you. Credit: @bethfoster
2. Half-up, half-down crown braid
Editor’s tip: Make braiding your hair easy with the TONI&GUY Flexible Hold Braid Balm. Helping to give hair structure when styling, this braid balm is ideal for creating and maintaining weaved styles.
3. Headband braid on short hair
If you’ve got short hair, there’s no need to feel left out. You can totally pull off a half-up braided look, just like this beauty does. The best part? You won’t need a glam squad to help you create this super easy braid. Credit: @anitabauerhair
Next read: How to do a headband braid.
4. Half-up heart pull through braid
Love will truly be in the hair if you decide to go for this half-up, half-down heart pull through braid.
While it may look complicated, trust us: it isn’t! All you need to do is create a half-up ponytail, divide it into two and flip it inside out. Then, you’ll need to fashion it into a heart shape, secure with bobby pins and do a pull through braid. Credit: @n.starck
5. Double twisted half-up wedding hair
Embellish your double-twisted half-up ‘do with some bobby pins (like this bride-to-be has done), for a charming look that’s full of unique flair. See? Half-up wedding hairstyles don’t need to be complicated to look good. Credit: @mykitsch
6. Wavy half-up hair with pearls
Elegant, upscale affairs call for glamorous ‘dos. So, we suggest using them as accent pieces to bring a touch of sophistication and class to an otherwise simple, wavy half-up hairstyle. Credit: @jennychohair
7. Half-up, half-down curly bouffant
Next read: 30 curly wedding hairstyles to inspire.
8. Sleek half-up, half-down bun
When you’re a perfectionist, finding half-up, half-down wedding hairstyles that match your intuitive nature may seem impossible. But fret not, as this fashion-forward, ultra-sleek ‘do has totally got your back. Credit: @hairoftheday
Editor’s tip: Want to make your half-up, half-down wedding hair shine? Spray your locks with a shine-booster like the VO5 Tame & Shine Spray. This will give your hair a luxurious high-shine as well as protect it from frizz.
9. Half-up, half-down French braids
Whether you’re a French braid pro or not, you really can’t go wrong with this wavy half-up, half-down hairstyle.
10. Sleek bouffant
Are you a mysterious bride looking for mesmerising half-up, half-down wedding hairstyles? Then check out this sexy and sophisticated half-up bouffant.
11. Half-up, half-down space buns
There’s nothing wrong with going full boho for your big day. So, to show off your boho style, simply fashion your locks into half-up space buns. Add in a hidden braid for extra style points. Credit: @carringtondurham
12. Boho fishtail wedding hairstyle
Looking for more boho half-up, half-down wedding hair ideas? Try this fancy, flirty half-up fishtail braid on for size.
13. Classic bump with half-up curls
Prefer classic looks that haven’t gone out of style? With this in mind, you really can’t go wrong with a polished vintage hairstyle. With these picture-perfect curls and a traditional wedding dress to match, you’ll make everyone believe you’re in an old romance. Credit: @glamandgrace
14. Classic curls with bump on long hair
15. Charming Waterfall braid
There’s nothing wrong with chasing waterfalls! Which is why you should pay homage to your innovative and avant-garde self with a wondrous waterfall braid.
Fun, flirty and super-stylish, a waterfall hairstyle is also one of this season’s hottest ‘dos, being ideal for taming flyaways, while achieving a breezy and effortless look.
16. Fancy half-up fishtail braid
Editor’s tip: The secret to making your half-up, half-down wedding hair looks extra beachy? The TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray! Use this before creating your waves and you’ll have a look with serious oomph.
17. Half-up wedding braid with a veil
Relying on a wedding veil to complete your look? You can easily team one with any of the half-up, half-down wedding hairstyles mentioned in this edit, but this particular example is our favourite. Credit: @jenniferbehr
18. Floral barrette with half-up braid
Want more floral half-up, half-down wedding hair ideas? You can keep your locks beautifully out of your face with a stylish floral barrette.
Next read: 9 picture-perfect flower hair ideas.
19. Floral curls
Rich mahogany locks styled into a half-up, half-down wedding style look great with tonnes of movement and body. Topped with autumnal flowers, this will make the perfect hairstyle for your big day. Credit: @christinechiamakeup
20. Elegant half-up hair with a wedding veil
If flowers aren’t your thing, you’ll look equally as stunning on your big day with this blown out half-up hairstyle.
21. Tousled half-up wedding hair
For a romantic look that’s easy to do, simply twist back two strands of your hair and tie them together.
22. Natural half-up wedding hairstyle
Want to show off your natural texture? Make like this beauty and wear your hair like this.
23. Simple half-up braids
Add a bit of oomph to sleek strands by fashioning them into this easy half-up, half-down braid style.