Half & Half Hair
Who says we need to choose between up or down? We’re here to break down all the options in-between with hair inspired by Hollywood! Whether you’re going for simple twists, intricate braids, or voluminous red carpet realness, there’s an easy way to get a fully glamorous display.
Top 15 Half Up Half Down Hairstyles
You don’t need a haircut to change things up! You can combine your love for half updos and down hairstyles to freshen up your vibe. Most of these hairstyles are DIY-friendly, but if you have a hard time doing them at home, you can always visit your trusted salon. Check out some of our favourite looks from these 15 effortlessly beautiful celebs.
15. Symmetrical Style
If you have long, straight hair like Kim Kardashian, this will definitely bring out your inner diva! Split your bangs in the middle into equal parts, then sweep the rest back and pin them halfway down.
14. Sleek And Chic
Blonde bombshell Rachel McAdams is powerful as ever with her sleek honeycomb hair! To replicate this sweet and simple style, take a triangular portion at the centre of your hair, then sweep it back into a small ponytail.
13. Tame And Wild
Lindsay Lohan showcases her two sides with a clean top and a messy bottom. Give yourself a tight half updo, then raise the back with pins. Tease the lower portion of your hair for more explosive volume down below.
12. Bedroom Look
The sultry Eva Mendes looks like she just got out of bed with her half down ponytail! The key to getting it right is keeping it loose and tousled, so don’t worry about missing some strands along the way.
11. Side Swept Bangs
Emma stone has medium hair that perfectly frames her face, so she uses subtle ways to keep her hair neatly in place. Part your bangs sideways, then loosely tie half of your hair up from the sides and towards the back.
10. Full Bangs
Zooey Deschanel has one of the most endearing half up hairstyles of all time! If you want to feel like a new girl, even out your bangs in front and tie up half of your hair at the back.
9. Twisted Sister
This girl-next-door look is amazing on the adorable but classy Chloe Grace Moretz! Just twist up some strands of hair from the sides and tie them together at the back of your head.
8. Hollywood Glam
This hairdo is glamorous and makes you the star of the show! Angelina Jolie is stunning wearing this timeless hairstyle. Get some volume at the top and pin everything down in place, then give the tips of your hair some gentle waves.
7. Wedding Waves
Blake Lively looks like a blushing bride with her wedding-ready wavy hair! Treat it like a regular half updo, but keep it natural with some strands of hair loosely hanging around your face.
6. Half Ponytail
Getting Ariana Grande’s iconic hairdo is easy to do! If your hair is long enough, you can achieve this look with a high ponytail up top while letting the rest of your cascade hair down your shoulders.
5. Short Half Updo
This is the perfect style for ladies with short hair! Hailey Baldwin usually sports ponytails and buns, but she switches it up now and then with a chic updo that combines a bit of both.
4. Half Top Bun
The bun is essential for ladies on-the-go! Knot up a bun at the top of your head and secure it with pins or a scrunchie. We frequently see supermodel Kendall Jenner rocking this effortless look at fashion shows and events.
3. Puffy Top & Braid
Selena Gomez is giving us elegance with a twist! This look can be achieved with a tufted top secured down by pins. Finish up with a section of braided hair down the middle of the back and position towards one side.
2. Bohemian Braids
Vanessa Hudgens is a bohemian goddess with her dark, curly hair and braided crown! You can get this same Coachella-esque look by making two braids at the top. Wrap them around to meet at the back of your head and throw in some flowers, too!
1. More Buns, More Fun
Our ultimate fave is a unique and edgy look by none other than Rihanna! Start by twisting up four even sections at the top of your head, then roll them into themselves. Secure each of them down with pins and top off the look by keeping the rest of your hair in loose curls.
Just Have Fun With It
These celebrities prove that tweaking a few things can make you look twice as nice with only half the effort. Now that you’ve got all the hair inspiration you need, you can experiment with your hair and have tons of fun while you’re at it!