half-up-1For the bride who can’t decide between the sophistication of an updo and the romantic look of a down hairstyle, a half updo hairstyle is a gorgeous hybrid of both. A combination of chic and au natural, half up hairstyles are very popular among brides as they are flattering on everyone. Unlike the full down hair style, which can be distracting and disruptive as it freely flies into your face, a half updo pulls back the front and/or sides of your hair to focus the attention on your face – and your stunning wedding makeup. Half up hairstyles look great on their own or with a hair accessory, and can be styled with curly, wavy or straight hair. 

Classic and Timeless

In a world where trends change daily, choosing a classic hairstyle for your wedding is a great way to ensure that you don’t look back on your wedding photos years from now and say “what was I thinking?”.

Recently made popular by Kate Middleton, the traditional half up hairstyle is polished and feminine, yet sexy. With a boost of volume at the root, the top front section of the hair is combed back and pinned tightly, and the look is finished with large, soft curls throughout.

Softly Pinnedhalf up hair style

For a more laid back and natural look, a softly pinned version of the half up do is a great option. Loose waves can be pinned softly at the sides around ear level or low in the back. It’s the go to look for brides who desire an easy, breezy bohemian look on their wedding day. Pair your loosely pinned half down wedding hair with a flower crown to complete the whimsical look.

Half Up with Braid

Braids and half up dos make one of the greatest beauty pairings known to man (and woman). Wedding hairstylists use braids to get creative with both classic and softly pinned half up hair down hairstyles. With their twists, turns, and loops, braids add a certain elegance to wedding hair. Whether it’s fishtail, French, Dutch, or 4-strand, a braid can serve the purpose of both a hairstyle and hair accessory on your wedding day.

Half up hair styles are versatile and look universally amazing on everyone. Ask your hairstylist at Fairy Beauty Stylists about a half up half down style for your wedding, quinceanera, photo shoot, sweet 16, or engagement party.