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25 Gorgeous Half-Up, Half-Down Hairstyles

Did you know that Kate Middleton is now the most influential beauty icon in the U.K.? It’s no wonder that I’ve noticed an increased interest in half-up hairstyles.  After all, the Duchess is pretty fond of them. And why wouldn’t she be? Polished and feminine, half-up styles combine the best of both (hair) worlds. You can enjoy the polished “done” vibe of an updo and the sexy look of hair that is down at the same time. While half-up styles are great for any season, I love them in summer because they really nicely balance spaghetti-straps, tanks, strapless tops, and dresses. And because they straddle the line between casual and formal, they work perfectly for summer events, which tend to me more laid back. Here are 25 gorgeous ways to rock the trend.

1. Vintage Half Up

Use a simple old-fashioned technique to create this vintage style with a modern twist. (hairstyle via Bobby Glam)

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Image Source: Bobby Glam

2. Half-Up Braided Crown

I can imagine wearing this braided half up style to all sorts of casual summer events from picnics to concerts in the park. (hairstyle via A Cup of Jo)

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Image Source: A Cup of Jo

3. Celtic Knot

Create an intricate knot to make your half up more special. This one looks tricky to master but the result is worth the effort. ( hairstyle via Twist Me Pretty)

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Image Source: Twist Me Pretty

4. Sleek Half Up and Braid

This clean half up style is made even prettier with a small braid on one side. (hairstyle via The Shine Project)

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Image Source: The Shine Project

5. Half-Up Braided Flower

A braided band that is wound into a flower is a perfect summer hairstyle. (hairstyle via How-To Hair Girl)

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Image Source: How-To Hair Girl

6. Cascading Half Updo

Tie your hair back, literally, with this cute knotted style. (hairstyle via Refinery29)

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Image Source: Refinery29

7. Braided Half Up

This pretty style is a unique take on the braided half-up with a teased crown and two braids. (hairstyle via Barefoot Blonde)

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Image Source: Barefoot Blonde

8. Overlapping Half Up Half Down

Overlapping strands make this a half up style a little bit fancier and it’s easy to create. (hairstyle via Makeup Geek)

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Image Source: Makeup Geek

9. Half Up Hair Bow

A pretty bow is a super pretty and girly style that would be great for any summer event. (hairstyle via Hair & Makeup by Steph)

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Image Source: Hair & Makeup by Steph

10. Half French Braid

This super pretty braided half up style is super easy to create. (hairstyle via Parlor)

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Image Source: Parlor

11. Perfect Holiday Hair

A teased half up style with a braid accent has a vintage feel and would be great for dressier occasions. (hairstyle via A Beautiful Mess)

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Image Source: A Beautiful Mess

12. Casual Half-Up Hair Tutorial

Keep it simple and pretty with this casual half up style. Try adding an embellished barrette for fancier occasions. (hairstyle via The Small Things Blog)

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Image Source: The Small Things Blog

13. Bridget Bardot Hair

Channel sexy Bridget Bardot with this hot half up hairstyle. (hairstyle via Cosmopolitan)

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Image Source: Cosmopolitan

14. The Half and Half

You don’t have to be the bride to want to look elegant at a wedding or other event. This simple half up is stunning. (hairstyle via Martha Stewart Weddings)

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Image Source: Martha Stewart Weddings

15. Half Up Fishtail Braid

Go boho chic with this pretty, messy half updo. Flowy skirt optional. (hairstyle via Alex Crabtree)

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Image Source: Alex Crabtree

16. Simple 3 Twists Hairstyle

Get your hair out of your face with this beautiful twisted half up style. It’s a lot easier than it looks! (hairstyle via The Mother Huddle)

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Image Source: The Mother Huddle

17. Waterfall Braid

Waterfall braids look so complex but they are really easy to do. If you can French braid, you can create this gorgeous half up hairstyle. (hairstyle via Total Beauty)

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Image Source: Total Beauty

18. Blogger Copycats

This simple half up hairdo is adorable and easy for carefree summer days. (hairstyle via Delusions of Grandeur)

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Image Source: Delusions of Grandeur

19. Romantic Half Up Half Down

This beautiful half up style is soft, feminine and a little reminiscent of Downton Abbey. (hairstyle via EBeautyBlog)

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Image Source: EBeautyBlog

20. Half Up Twist

Twisting hair back is a super easy way to create a casual half up style. (hairstyle via Casey Leigh)

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Image Source: Casey Leigh

21. Half Up Half Down

I love the placement of this gorgeous twisted half up hairstyle. (hairstyle via OnceWed)

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Image Source: OnceWed

22. Rosette Half Up

Pretty spirals reminiscent of flowers make this romantic half updo super special. (hairstyle via Sidewalk Ready)

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Image Source: Sidewalk Ready

23. Plain Jane

Sometimes a simple, clean hairstyle is exactly what you need. (hairstyle via Twist Me Pretty)

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Image Source: Twist Me Pretty

24. Messy Rope Braids Half Up

I love the pretty boho feel of these loose waves and pinned braids. (hairstyle via Love Maegan)

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Image Source: Love Maegan

25. Pretty Spring Half Do

This awesome and unique half up style would be gorgeous in any season. (hairstyle via Bubz Beauty)

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Image Source: Bubz Beauty
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