30 Pretty Half Up Half Down Wedding Hairstyles For Brides

30 Pretty Half Up Half Down Wedding Hairstyles For Brides

When it comes to styling your hair for your wedding, I know it can get quite overwhelming. 

You’re going to want a wedding hairstyle that ticks all the boxes:

Makes you feel and look beautiful
Show off your hair type in all its glory
Suits your bridal look and outfit/accessory style
Practical and long-lasting for celebrating all day and night
Still feel like YOU and your partner will love
Will last the test of time in your wedding photos

Well, you’re in luck as I am here to the rescue with some of the prettiest half up half down wedding hair ideas for brides. Ready? Grab your hairbrush, tongs and best hair flick as we’re off to view the gallery .

Half Up Half Down Bridal Hairstyles To Swoon Over

1. Loose Braid

Create a half-up style with a super loose braid. This style will keep hair neat yet romantic in style.

 Photo: Iris and Ivy Photography via Glewstone Court Wedding  Hairstyle: Charlotte Holder 


2. Halo Plait

Embrace your bridal flower crown with a halo plait to keep the theme going from day to night.

 Photo: Terri & Lori Photo and Film via Boho Rustic Barn Wedding Hairstylist: Belle’s Beauty


3. Chain Accessory

Spruce up your half-up hairdo with a gorgeous chain accessory.

 Photo: Charly Mae Photography via Sustainable Woodland Wedding Hair: @yukiblackbridal


4. Statement Comb

Choose a statement comb accessory and build your wedding hairstyle around it.

 Photo: Gianmarco Amico via Salina Elopement Ideas Hairstylist: Celeste Basile 


5. Bob Length

Short hair doesn’t mean you can’t have a super pretty hair do.

 Photo: Wyldbee Photography via Industrial Derbyshire Wedding Hairstyle: Harpers Belper


6. Side Swept

For a simple bridal hairstyle, sweep hair on the side away with pretty pins or clips.

 Photo: Whitney Lloyd Photography via Stately Home Wedding Hairstyle: Hannah Clare Hair and MUA


7. Bridal Twist Style

Love the idea of a flower crown, but are unsure how to style your hair? A half up half down do looks really elegant.

 Photo: Aurora Grey Photography via Norfolk Barn Wedding Hair: Cara Hubbard


8. Mid-length Flowers

For mid-length hair, try twisting the top half up and adding fresh flowers.

 Photo: Camilla Andrea via Thorpe Garden Wedding Hair: Katie Grey 


9. Simple Twist Plait

A super simple hairstyle to show off your tresses is a twisted plait. It’s an easy DIY wedding hairstyle to pull off too.

 Photo: Bloom Weddings via Granary On The Common Wedding Hair: Mane Attraction Hair Salon 


10. Crown Volume

Add va-va-voom with plenty of volume by backcombing at the crown of your head. Simply add curls and pearl pins to complete the style.

 Photo: Sam Sparks Photo Hairstyle: Catherine Elizabeth via White Syke Fields Wedding


11. Gorgeous Twisted Updo

Gather the front of your hair, and twist it back for a simple style. Secure your barnet with pins for a finishing touch.

 Photo: Victoria Crocker Photography via Burgundy Wedding Theme Hairstyle: Alex Hair and Makeup


12. Boho-Style Braids

Here is a more intricate bridal hairstyle that may need a pro hairstylist to recreate. But isn’t it just the most boho hairstyle style ever?

 Photo: Eloise & Mitch via Park Wedding Ideas Hairstyle: Lynnette Chasmer Bridal Hairstylist


13. Pink Hair & Pearls

Go bold with colourful tresses and add this season’s hottest trend… pretty pearls!

 Photo: Lauren Elliott Photography via Midweek Wedding Hairstyle: Sarah Meredith MUA


14. Relaxed & Wavy

Voluminous, as well as pretty and super laid back. This is the perfect boho beach hairstyle for brides with mid to long hair.

 Photo: Nicola Belson Photography via Minimalist Wedding Ideas Hairstyle: Rachael Capocci


15. Loose French Plait

This romantic French plait in a loose asymmetric style is stunning!

 Photo: Damian Wills via French Wedding Theme Hairstyle: Sally Crouch 


16. Vertical Twists

Go vertical with twists and gentle beachy tousled waves.

 Photo: Rebecca Carpenter Photography via Boho Beach Elopement Hairstylist: The Artful Hairstylist 


17. Two Braids

Create two plaits and join them at the back of your head for a lovely bridal hairstyle.

 Photo: Angela Ward Brown  via Clock Barn Wedding Hair: riothairdressing


18. Long-Length Hairstyle

If you have long hair, allow it to shine yet pull some up to keep it super practical too.

 Photo: Chloë Caldwell Photography via Lainston House Wedding Hairstyle: Viktoria Voykova Hair & Makeup Artist 


19. Crown Twist

Use your accessory to create a twist, perfect for crown accessories.

Photo: Mandorla London via Whimsical Elegant Wedding Ideas Hair: Gemma Holiday


20. Half Up Half Down Hair & Veil

You can rock your wedding veil with a half-up, half-down hairstyle. The best bit is, when you take your veil out for your reception your hair will still look gorgeous.

Photo: The Enlight Project via Autumn Boho Wedding Ideas  Hairstylist: Claire Hartley Stylist


21. Fishtail Plait

If you or a loved one are handy at plaits, give a fishtail plait a go.

 Photo: Natalie Pluck via Creative DIY Rustic Lavender Wedding Hairstyle: The Hair Lounge, Baildon


22. Celestial Style

Add starry pins and tiny plaits for a gorgeously celestial hairdo.

 Photo: Becky Harley Photography via Celestial Wedding Inspiration  Hair: Barberella Bridal


23. Curls

Curl hair to perfection with your chosen tool, before pinning up strands.

Photo: James and Kerrie Photography via Holbrook Manor Wedding Hair: Tracy Pallari 


24. Hairband Hairdo

Use a hairband to push hair off of your face, whilst keeping your tresses on show.

 Photo: Sarah J Scott Photography via Blue Purple Gold Wedding Ideas Hairstylist: Millie Makeup 


25. Bow Accessory

Bows have been so popular in hair trends and it’s easy to see why!

 Photo: Love and Life Studio via Lakeside Wild Berry Farm Wedding Hair: Danica Zurawel Hair 


26. Loose Ponytail

Create a loose and romantic ponytail for a half-done style.

 Photo: Luke Hayden Photography via Tram House Wedding Hairstylist: Hayley McCourt


27. Super Long Waves

Create bouncy, glossy waves and show off your long-length hair in all its glory.

 Photo: Jo Bradbury Photography via Boho Industrial Wedding Ideas Hair: Harry Jon


28. Waterfall Braid

Create a waterfall braid and accessorise with a veil and fresh flowers. Learn how to recreate this style with the DIY hair tutorial too!

 Photo: Carey Sheffield via DIY Bridal Hair Tutorial Cascading Braid Hairstylist: Essex Wedding Beauty


29. Shoulder Length

For mid-length hair, a half-up, down style can be perfect!

 Photo: Carey Sheffield via Beautiful Rustic Woodland Bridal Look Hairstylist: Essex Wedding Beauty


30. Ribbon Accessory

Sometimes all you need is a touch of ribbon!

 Photo: Captured by Katrina via Ultra Violet Wedding Ideas Hair: Sandra Elizabeth Hair and Makeup


And that’s a wrap. All the half-up, half-down wedding hairstyles you’ll ever need to ace your bridal look. Hoorah!


Further Reading

40 Beautiful Bridesmaid Hairstyles Ideas
Side Chignon Bridal Hairstyle Tutorial

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