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The Prettiest Half Up Half Down Wedding Hairstyles We’ve Ever Seen

The half up half down hairstyle sometimes gets overlooked when considering wedding styles. But, we have 10 simply gorgeous half up half down wedding hairstyles that should be strongly considered for your big day!

  • Cascading Curls

    Show off long locks in this amazing half up style.

    Cascading Curls Wedding Hairstyle Cascading Curls Wedding Hairstyle View 2

    How to Style: 

    1. Apply a styling crème to dry hair.
    2. Set hair in medium-sized hot rollers.
    3. Allow rollers to cool.
    4. Pull hair to desired side.
    5. Taking the whole top section, create a loose ponytail.
    6. Wrap hair around ponytail and pin with a bobby pin.
    7. Lightly backcomb end to create fullness.
    8. Finish style with a medium hold hairspray.

    Product Recommendation: 

    For smooth curls with tons of shine, try Onesta’s Smooth and Shine. It’s also perfect for creating separation and texture.

    Face Shape and Hair Texture:

    This style is perfect for all face shapes and all hair textures.

  • Grecian Twist

    Reminiscent of a Greek Goddess, this style embodies beauty and grace.

    Half Up Half Down Wedding Hairstyles Grecian Twist Graceful Style View 2

    How to Style: 

    1. Prep towel dried hair with a mousse.
    2. Blow dry hair with a medium-sized round brush.
    3. Curl hair towards face with a one-inch curling iron. Leave the top section smooth.
    4. Allow curls to cool and gently finger comb through.
    5. Create a deep side part.
    6. Take a two-inch section from the front and curl away from face.
    7. Swoop the curl away from the face and twist.
    8. Bobby pin twist at top of ear.
    9. Adjust bangs as needed.
    10. Finish style with a strong hold hairspray.

    Product Recommendation: 

    Aveda’s Phomollient helps plump up each hair strand creating volume and body.

    Face Shape and Hair Type: 

    This style will work for all face shapes and hair types.

  • Inspired Victory Roll

    Add a touch of pinup girl pizzazz to your retro wedding with this victory roll-inspired style.

    Inspired Victory Roll Style for Wedding

    How to Style: 

    1. Prep air-dried hair with a light hold gel.
    2. Create a deep side part.
    3. Create a section that goes from the part to the top of the ear.
    4. Repeat on the opposite side.
    5. Clip the back section out of the way.
    6. Taking one side, backcomb the base.
    7. Roll section backwards and hold with bobby pins.
    8. Repeat on the other side.
    9. Release the back section and curl the ends using a medium-sized curling iron.
    10. Finish style with a strong hold hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    If dancing up a storm is on your wedding agenda, try Aveda’s Force Control. It will keep your hair in place no matter how many high kicks you do!

    Face Shape and Hair Type: 

    This style will work on all face shapes and hair types.

  • Pulled Back

    Open up your face and show off your amazing features with this swept back style.

    Pulled Back Swept Back Half Updo

    How to Style:

    1. On blow dried hair, apply a texturizing spray.
    2. Using a medium-sized curling iron, curl mid lengths and ends.
    3. Backcomb top and crown.
    4. Smooth hair back. Keep sides smooth.
    5. Bobby pin hair in place.
    6. Finish style with hairspray.

    Product Recommendation: 

    Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray provides amazing texture and plumps hair with tons of volume.

    Face Shape and Hair Type: 

    This style will work for all face shapes and hair types.

  • Pretty Pouf

    If you are looking for a simple yet chic hairstyle for your big day that is free from fuss, try this simply gorgeous half up half down look.

    Pretty Pouf Long Shiny Look

    How to Style: 

    1. Prep roots in the crown area with a texturizing paste.
    2. Create a deep side part.
    3. Backcomb crown to desired height.
    4. Smooth hair over backcombing and bobby pin in place just under crown.
    5. Take a large section from the front and smooth with a flat iron.
    6. Wrap section around backcombing and bobby pin in place.
    7. Flat iron rest of hair and lightly bend ends under.
    8. Finish style with a shine enhancing hairspray.

    Product Recommendation: 

    Create weightless volume with a bit of grit with Hanz De Fuko’s Quicksand styling paste.

    Face Shape and Hair Type: 

    This style will work best on oval, triangle and heart shaped face shapes. This style will work best on medium to thick hair types.

  • The Mane Attraction

    Show off your gorgeous locks with this full and fabulous half up style.

    The Mane Attraction Wedding Style for a Little Girl The Mane Attraction Wedding Style for a Little Girl View 2

    How to Style: 

    1. Prep hair with a styling cream.
    2. Set hair in medium-sized hot rollers.
    3. Allow rollers to cool and remove.
    4. Lightly backcomb top and crown.
    5. Pull top and sides into a ponytail.
    6. Taking a section from just behind the ears to the nape of the neck, pull hair upwards and twist. Hold in place with bobby pins.
    7. Lightly backcomb loose ends for fullness.
    8. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

    Product Recommendation: 

    For smooth curls with a bit of texture, try Aveda’s Brilliant Universal Styling Crème.

    Face Shape and Hair Type: 

    This style will work for all face shapes and hair types.

  • Innocently Sweet

    For a youthful look with tons of charm, try this simple half up style.

    Innocently Sweet Pretty Look with Long Bangs

    How to Style: 

    1. Apply a styling mousse to towel dried hair.
    2. Blow dry hair using fingers.
    3. Blow dry bangs from side to side using a small flat paddle brush.
    4. Using a curling wand, curl hair starting below ears.
    5. Scrunch a small amount of texture paste into ends.
    6. Pull sides back and hold in place with bobby pins.
    7. Finish style with hairspray.

    Product Recommendation: 

    Aveda’s Light Elements Defining Whip creates definition and texture without weighing hair down.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style will work for all face shapes and thin to medium hair types.

  • Sweeping to the Side

    Show off a gorgeous neckline with this elegant, swept-to-the-side hairstyle.

    Sweeping to the Side Pretty Look

    How to Style: 

    1. Apply a styling mousse to towel dried hair.
    2. Blow dry hair using a medium-sized round brush.
    3. Create a side part.
    4. Curl hair using a curling wand.
    5. Spray curled hair with a texturizing spray.
    6. Scrunch curls for volume.
    7. Pull hair to the side.
    8. Place interlocking bobby pins down the pulled back side.
    9. Finish style with a strong hold hairspray.

    Product Recommendation: 

    For texture and volume try Kevin Murphy’s Powder Puff.

    Face Shape and Hair Type: 

    This style will work for all face shapes and thin to medium hair types.

  • Overlay

    By pulling the sides back and laying hair over the top, this look takes a classic style and makes it truly unique!

    Overlay Pretty Wedding Style with Long Curls

    How to Style: 

    1. Prep dry hair with a lightweight gel.
    2. Curl ends using a one-inch curling iron.
    3. Section off the top and clip it out of the way.
    4. Pull sides back and secure with bobby pins.
    5. Release the top and lay it over the top of the sides.
    6. Gently rake fingers through sides and top.
    7. Set style with hairspray.

    Product Recommendation: 

    To plump hair up and give it body, try Kevin Murphy’s Body Builder Hairspray.

    Face Shape and Hair Type: 

    This style will work on all face shapes and medium to thick hair types.

    For the perfect hairstyle on your big day, consider one of these jaw-dropping half up half down wedding hairstyles!