Of the myriad of wedding hairstyle ideas floating around on your Instagram feed, half up half down wedding hairstyles are the perfect place to start double-tapping. Romantic, modern, and impossibly pretty, it's one of those hairstyles that simply will never go out of style. (Case in point: Despite the craze over Meghan Markle's messy bun, we're still obsessing over Kate Middleton's lovely half up bridal look here at Brides!)
"The number-one 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 Salons. "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." Plus, half up half down wedding hairstyles are perfect for all seasons, whether you're getting married in the winter or in warmer weather when the last thing you want is sweaty strands sticking to your face while you're at the altar.
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.
And since we'd never leave you with just one look, scroll below for 27 half up half down wedding hairstyles for every type of bride.
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