Chic Half-Up Hairstyles You Can Wear ANYWHERE

A long day at work, happy hour with friends, a weekend get-together—these half-up hairstyles can be dressed up or down for any occasion! With help from our friends at, we chose our favorite half-up hairstyles that are perfect for any time and any place.

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    Lace-Braided Half Updo

    This chic braided 'do might look complicated, but it's easier than you think to DIY! Wear this style to keep your hair out of your face on a hot summer day or for a cool party look at night.

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    The Knotted Half Updo

    If you're strapped for time and need a quick, elegant hairstyle, this look is the answer! Newbies take note: Hairstyles don't come much easier than this.

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    Boho Braided Hairstyle

    Pair easy, pretty waves with twin braids to create this elegant style—all you'll need are a few bobby pins. Try it for an afternoon of shopping or a casual date night.

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    Twisted Headband

    You can create this chic look in 5 minutes or less, making it the perfect style for a busy morning. Depending on the headband you choose, you can dress this up for night or keep it casual for the day.

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    Leather and Lace Braid

    This half-up braided 'do can dress up a casual outfit at work on a Monday or transition into an elegant and romantic evening look. 

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    Flower Braid Half Updo

    Everyone will be in awe of this beautiful, romantic hairstyle—it's ideal for a summer wedding or party. And you don't have to be a hairstylist to create this look on your own!

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    Waterfall Braid

    Put a twist on traditional braided styles with this pretty waterfall braid. You can wear this simple half updo to dress up your chambray or white T-shirt during the day or for an evening out on the town with friends.

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    Headband Boho Look

    This stylish, half-up hairdo has a casual vibe that pairs well with a variety of outfits. We love to mix up our workweek vibe with this quick and easy style.

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    Half-Up Infinity Braid

    If you don't have time for a full-on braided look, try this quick half-up shortcut version! Keep this style in mind for your weekday morning rush, or use it to pull your hair back when relaxing on the weekends.

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    Twisted Half Updo

    This pretty half-up hairstyle is perfect for a hot summer day or night! With just a few twists and pins, you can achieve this gorgeous, party-ready style.

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    Snake Braid

    This cute, subtle accent braid would be lovely everywhere from the supermarket to a casual summer wedding. There's really nowhere you couldn't rock this look.

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