8 Gorgeous Half up Half down Hairstyles

When you have long hair, particularly if you have long layers or none at all-it can be difficult to find different looks for a refreshing change. We have put together some half up half down styles for you to consider for an updated look for fall.

Jessica Lowndes Half Up Half Down Hairstyle for Fall
Jessica Lowndes Half Up Half Down Hairstyle for Fall /Getty images

Pull all hair back and secure just below the crown area, leaving bangs loose. Curl hair ends with a medium to large barrel curling iron or use hot rollers. Fluff with fingers, or gently brush through curls.

Jennifer Lopez Center Parting Half Up Half Down Hairstyle
Jennifer Lopez Center Parting Half Up Half Down Hairstyle /FOX

Jennifer Lopez is wearing a very cute style that is achieved by placing a center part in hair, and pulling each side back securing with a small barrette, in front of crown and just over the ear. The back is free flowing, and can be left straight or curled as in the photo above.

Ariana Grande Red Half Up Half Down Hairstyle for Girls
Ariana Grande Red Half Up Half Down Hairstyle for Girls /FameFlynet Pictures

For a casual look, simply brush hair back over crown and secure midway down back of hair-leaving hair straight.

Ariel Winter Romantic Half Up Half Down Hairstyle for Prom
Ariel Winter Romantic Half Up Half Down Hairstyle for Prom /Getty images

Ariel Winter has some volume and height in her half up “do”, this is accomplished by making a one to two inch side part, leaving a bit of bang loose and pulling back the crown only, and “bumping” it up a bit before securing in back just below crown. Finish by curling ends.

Jessica Simpson Half Up Half Down Hairstyle for Long Blonde Hair
Jessica Simpson Half Up Half Down Hairstyle for Long Blonde Hair /NBC

Jessica Simpson shows that even simple is beautiful, by pulling section approximately the width from the outer corner of one eye to the other, brushing it back and securing just in front of crown with a barrette.

Charlotte Jackson Braided Half Up Half Down Hairstyle for Wedding
Charlotte Jackson Braided Half Up Half Down Hairstyle for Wedding /Getty images

For Charlotte Jackson’s ultra feminine look, make a two-inch deep side part, then make a vertical part on either side that extends from the side part to just behind the ears. French braid these sections, securing ends of braids in center in back being sure to bump crown up slightly for volume. Finish by curling ends of hair.

Elizabeth Banks Half Up Half Down Hairstyle for Medium Length Hair
Elizabeth Banks Half Up Half Down Hairstyle for Medium Length Hair /getty images

Even a shoulder length bob, such as Elizabeth Banks’ can be styled in a half up “do” by pulling the top layer-or long bang back to crown and securing with a pretty barrette.

Alesha Dixon Side Parted Half Up Half Down Hairstyle
Alesha Dixon Side Parted Half Up Half Down Hairstyle /Getty images

Long hair, such as Alesha Dixon’s is ultra chic in a deep side part, which has been French braided on one side, and gathered over the shoulder on the other side, and left to fall in a lovely cascade of curls.

Gina Gershon’s half up do is suggestive of the 1960s, with the crown pulled back and secured high on the head-creating volume and height. Leave the back long, with bangs loose, and side swept for softness.


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