25 Gorgeous Half-Up, Half-Down HairstylesSonya Benham
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 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, and 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. Click through the slideshow for 25 gorgeous ways to rock the trend.