The choice of hairstyle is almost as important as the dress. If you can’t decide between leaving your hair down and putting it up, a half up half down style is a perfect compromise. You’ll get to enjoy the best qualities of both styles. The elegance of a lifted crown with the naturalness of flowing locks will have you swooning over these looks. Here are 50 chic half up half down wedding hairstyles.
1: Bumped Hairdo for Medium Hair
This style is half cascades and half French twist. It is perfect on medium hair. For a bride that wants something simple but still formal, a bump on the crown is a great solution. The soft curls finish off the look by adding dimension.
2: Twisted Bumped Half Updo
This is a showstopper than anyone would want. The curls accentuate the flecks of balayage in the long hair that flows down the back. To add visual interest, the locks are side twisted and poufed. This style will captivate your guest.
3: Twisted Sectioned Style
This is one wedding styles that stands out with creativity. The side pieces are twisted and women together that creates a detailed, braded effect. In these kinds of exquisite hairdos, ombre and balayage really stand out.
4: Veiled Bump with Waves
The base of a bump is the perfect place to add a veil The long bangs and waves keep it simple to show off your face. Additionally, you can easily remove the veil for your reception.
5: Romantic Natural Style
This one shows that this lady has style. With the twists swept to the side, this look as an innocent style that suits multiple face shapes. For those who wish to incorporate extensions, this is a great choice.
6: Ombre Half Up Curls
The stunning ombre goes from dark at the roots to white blonde at the tips. Matched with these beautiful curls, is a jeweled clip for a stunning look especially if you have a bridal gown with a low cut back.
7: Tiara and Lace Veil with Side Curls
Even if you are an experimental fashionista in your everyday style, you might want to keep things traditional for your wedding. However, there is still room to play around with wedding style for long hair. For instance, a ‘do with a veil is classic, but add pizzazz with a shimmering tiara.
8: Headband Teased Half Up Style
This romantic ‘do is perfect for a bohemian bride with an angelic gown. It is perfect for an outdoor wedding with the headband, ribbon and tiny flowers.
9: Pinned Back Tousled Waves
Showing some restraint instead of going all out for your wedding can actually turn more heads. This one shows how its done with some loose wavy curls and softly clipped by layers. Stunning.
10: Half Up With Jeweled Clip
Even though any bride wants her gown to be the focal point, that doesn’t mean that her mane has to be understated. A shimmering hair accession will complete your fancy dress without competition. Check out this asymmetrical half updo.
11: Pinned Brunette Ribbons
You probably want something that will have people swooning when it comes to your big day. Crystal-embellished hair accessories will do just the trick. They get your tresses off your face and provide even more bling.
12: Half Up Half Down Floral Crown
You don’t have to save all the flowers for your bouquet. Pair your favorite festival crown with undone waves to bring the look to your wedding day. For a blushing bride look, complete it with soft eye makeup and rosy lipstick.
13: Voluminous Half Ponytail
Romance is what you want when you’re walking down the aisle and this bridal hair is just that. With its mega body and luscious curls, its made for long hair. Though those with shorter locks can still achieve the look with extensions.
14: Half Up with Veil
Having your veil tucked under the upper part of your updo is an alternative to sporting it over your head. It provides an effortless finish. Pin the veil under a soft braid and add a tiara or crystal hair clip.
15: Long Curly Pony
Even the simplest of ‘dos can feel a little more special with jeweled hair accessories. Could her swept back curls look any prettier? The delicate hair piece makes them instantly bridal.
16: Pulled Back Layers with Headband
Half up wedding ‘dos are the best because they show off the length of your hair in the back, but still look like an updo in the front. Draw inspiration from this look is you love voluminous and sleek wedding styles. It’s a look any bride or bridesmaid with long hair would be happy with.
17: Undone Accessorized Waves
We love that this ‘do looks spontaneous and quick. It would easily compliment an outdoor wedding with a boho dress.
18: Bouffant, Crown Braid, and Headpiece
When it’s decorated with a pretty hair band, a crown braid becomes that much more exciting. The bouffant gives it volume and is something that instantly makes your style glam.
19: Half Up Curls
Half up, half down is a great compromise for your wedding day. It keeps your hair out of your face, but still allows those beautiful curls to flow. Coordinate a beautiful hair clip with a necklace or earrings for a finishing touch.
20: Boho Curls with Floral Clip
Every bride thinks about her style highlighting her face, but what about the back when you’re walking down the aisle? The baby’s breath brings tenderness to the waves and plays up the dress nicely.
21: Wedding Half Updo with Braid
The bouffant give height, the halo braid compliments the dress, and the bangs look ultra charming. Your wedding hair will be most flattering if you coordinate it with your dress and your features.
22: Golden Curls
For medium hair, wedding ‘do ideas often include curls. However, trendy curls are tousled instead of perfect. The snowflake like clip and romantic style is divine for a wedding.
23: Classic ‘Do with Tiara and Veil
If you want a veil and a sparkly tiara, then go for it, it’s your special day. Just don’t cover your mane completely. Instead, opt for some glossy waves that cascade down your shoulders.
24: Ombre Tied Back Curls
Hair color is an important consideration on your wedding day. If you don’t want a hair piece, then make color your accent. You’ll love when you look through your wedding photos years later if you choose wisely.
25: Crisscrossed Half Up ‘Do
While some brides opt to wear their hair down on the big day, others are in love with half up half down styles and it’s easy to see why. This twisted half updo is absolutely stunning.
26: Braided Wavy Hairstyle
This style is perfect for a boho bride. A beautiful headband braid adds a feminine touch with flowing waves that would complement a lace gown perfectly.
27: Side Parted Style
With a deep part and side swept hair, this bride is darling. Those brides who want a veil can pull off this down do with ease. To add movement and texture, opt for some soft curls.
28: Curled Tendril Hairdo
This look is for you if you want to go curly. It’s very loosely braided and the down part is off center which is trendy and relaxed. For lots of volume on your big day, go for as many waves and curls as you can.
29: Side Clipped Curls
This stunning style has your hair pulled off the face to let you take center stage. With a barrette, curls and a braid, this bridal look has a little extra oomph.
30: Long Bangs and Semi-Bouffant
This half up half down screams perfection. Perfect for bridesmaids or the bride, the ‘do is finished with length at the side that compliment her features beautifully.
31: Highlighted Braided Crown
If you have ombre or highlights, show them off with a curly, braided half updo like this one. Hair flows perfectly and is completely off the face which makes it both interesting and stunning.
32: Timeless Lovely Style
This classic style is a go to with the twists and waves. It is reminiscent of a Greek goddess. Add more interest with pins and rhinestones.
33: French Braided Half Updo
Braides start at the crown and fall into a cascade of curls to make this intricately gorgeous hairstyle. This style is stunning and ranks among the most detailed half updo on our list.
34: Simple Half Updo for Short Hair
This is a lovely and effortless look with short locks pulled back and a pouf at the crown for height. Just secure with a few bobby pins and you’ll be showing off your hair in no time.
35: Pulled Back Cascade
This look is mezmerizing and has been ranked as a more formal style. It has almost a full updo, but one section of hair simulates a low pony. It also has a sophisticated color solution- reverse ombre. For a woman who wants an updo look in the front and some length in the back, this style is perfect.
36: Circular Twists
This is a classic half up half down style that offers feminine flair. Hair is allowed to flow and twisted into circular rosettes. To enhance interest in both the front and back, you could even add a tiara.
37: Fresh Flowers and Double Braid
One thick braid and one thin makes this one of the sweetest looks ever. The front pieces are tucked back and secured with some flowers while the rest of the hair is allowed to flow freely. How delicate and sweet.
38: Double Braided Look
For those who want their wedding style mostly down, this straightened and braided look is a great idea. A few waves give beautiful texture for a pretty bride.
39: Ponytail with Bow and Headband
A bow of hair and lacy braids are topped off with a low curly ponytail. This style may have a lot going on, but each part works beautifully together. Perfect for a girl who wants a boho look or loves variety and interest.
40: Pulled Back Half Updo with Comb
This is a highly requested style for a straight haired woman that wants to embrace curls on her big day. The curled hair is pulled back halfway which is a great place to put a tiara or comb!
41: Long Curls with Tiara
A half updo for long, thick hair should be impressive, yet simple. This is a great example of that. The touchable curls, shiny tiara and the play of symmetry and asymmetry make for an enchanting look.
42: Loose Curls Cascade
The best way to showcase long curls is to gather them at the crown. The lift at the roots complements any face, the sleek sides highlight your profile and the curls mesmerize.
43: Simple and Cute Wedding Style
If you want a simple wedding do, you’ll likely steer away from any bouffant, intricate braids or fancy curls. That means this style is perfect. The effortless loose curls and pinned front locks are charming and the V-shaped hair pin is a very suitable accessory.
44: Medium Half Updo with Fancy Knots
Typically, half updos pin the front locks with a cute hairpiece, but for an even more creative idea, shape a few knots from your hair as a substitute. Though for that extra bit of sparkle, you can still add a jeweled headband and pretty earrings.
45: Romantic Shapely Curls
Polished curls look great in long and medium lengths alike. Make a simple half updo to accent the flawless shape of those curls. Choose some minimalistic accessories so you don’t distract from the beauty of your locks.
46: Dimensional Wavy Half Updo
If you are a fan of bronding, your hair will look great in dimensional waves. The texture of the rigid waves is the eye catching factor of this beautiful style. Don’t forget to plan ahead for the dyeing procedure.
47: Twisted and Curled Half Updo
The tenderness and naturalness of a look is a key factor for modern brides according to the current trends in wedding fashion. This ‘do meet all the requirements with soft and natural curls. This style breathes ease and freshness.
48: Diagonal Waterfall Braided Half Updo
Girly charm and innocence are associated with braided hairstyles. That’s why braids are a welcome choice for wedding styles. The bouncy curls and diagonal waterfall braid are a cute win-win combination. Adorn the braid with tiny buds and add a few big flower on one side.
49: Natural Braided Style
This look is reminiscent of a low pony, but is more sophisticated thanks to the headband braid and intersecting locks at the nape. Between the messy feel of the locks and the cute field flowers, we love this look.
50: Tender Bridal Style with a Veil
A half updo is a perfect base for a fluffy bridal veil especially if your hair is long. Show off your beautiful curls and rock that veil with ease.
Half updos are comfortable and beautiful for your big day. They pair well with flowers, a veil, and jeweled hair pieces. There are enough half updos to fit any style and hair length except very short hair. Test some of these inspiration photos with your stylist.