Of the myriad wedding hairstyle ideas floating around on your Instagram feed, half-up, half-down wedding hairstyles are the ones to save. Romantic, modern, and impossibly pretty—these are beautiful looks that will never go out of style.
“The No. 1 tip I tell brides when it comes to their wedding hair is that you want to feel like the best version of yourself,” says Lorean Cairns, founder of Fox & Jane Salon. “Most of us wear our hair down on a daily basis, so a lot of times a full, fancy updo can take you out of your comfort zone. Half-up, half-down wedding hairstyles are that great compromise of wanting your hair lush and flowy around your face and shoulders yet still having key pieces out of the way so you’re not fussing with it throughout the day.”
While there are so many different ways to interpret the half-updo to make it fit your personality and wedding aesthetic, there’s still a timeless appeal to it. “You’ll never look back at your wedding photos in 25 years and regret having your hair half up,” says celebrity hairstylist Matt Fugate.
Meet the Expert
- Lorean Cairns is the co-founder and CEO of Fox & Jane Salon Group, Skin Habit, and Little Lion Salon. She is the author of Culture Fox and speaks across the country at industry events.
- Matt Fugate is a seasoned celebrity hairstylist in New York City who has worked for countless stars and top designers.
Scroll for 41 half-up, half-down wedding hairstyles for every type of bride.