31 Half Up, Half Down Hairstyles for Bridesmaids

It is wedding season and we know what that means – weddings galore!  There are so many things that the bride must arrange and organised for her special day.  One of those things will be the bridesmaids’ hair.  Maybe she will choose the hairstyle for her bridesmaids or the bridesmaid will choose for herself.  Bearing in mind that the bride must choose her hairstyle first, and then the bridesmaids’ hair should complement the brides’ hairstyle.

There are so many hairstyles for bridesmaids. First things first, you have to decide if you want your hair up, down, or half up and half down.  Once you have decided this, then you and the bride can start to research different hairstyles.  Once you have chosen a few styles, you can then take photos to show your hairdresser for your hair trial.  We would recommend you have a hair trial because then it will reassure you and the bride for the big day.

We have chosen 31 of the best half up, half down hairstyles for you to consider.  We can guarantee that one, or even more hairstyles below, will definitely grab your attention.  Enjoy looking through these styles and have fun!

1. Long, Curly and Messy Half Updo

Do you have long hair? This is the perfect hairstyle for long hair.  It has curls, it’s on-trend and looks great!  Messy hair has been trending for a few years now and that is great news for bridesmaids.  You don’t have to worry too much on the day as the messier, the better!  You can add a gorgeous hairpiece like the photo above.

Long Curly and Messy Half Updo for Bridesmaids

Source: @ulyana.aster

2. Curly, Fishtail Braid Half Updo

Fishtail braids have an air of elegance and sophistication. Waving ones hair for a wedding looks very romantic.  Team curls with a fishtail and you can see from the photo, it looks fabulous.  The fishtail is created with the hair up section of the hair which is different from the standard full up fishtail braid.

3. Curly Hair + Waterfall Braid

Waterfall braids have a style of their own. There is nothing like having a lovely waterfall for a special event, especially for a wedding.  Everyone will comment on how gorgeous your hair looks.

Curly Waterfall Braid Half Updo for Bridesmaids

Source: @braidstudio

4. Twists into a Fishtail Braid

Team twists and fishtail to create this girly hairstyle. Twists are so easy, anyone and everyone can do this.  The fishtail is a little harder but once you have conquered it, it is easy!  These twists and fishtail braid work so well together.

Twisted Fishtail Braid Half Updo for Bridesmaids

Source: @hairbypris

5. Cute Half Updo for Medium Length Hair

If you don’t have long hair and ware looking for something special, this maybe for you. This cute half up hairstyle looks amazing with the pearl effect clip.  To finish the look, if you don’t have naturally curly hair, curl the ends to add that extra bounce.

Easy Curly Half Up Half Down Hairstyle for Medium Length Hair

Source: @miyuwada

6. Twisted Half Updo

As I mentioned, twists are so easy to achieve. They take no time to do and they create such a wonderful style alone.  Mix a few twists together to end up with this look.  Who wouldn’t like this!  Gather the first section and twist, and then continue down until you have several rows of twists.  We all know how high the stress levels tend to be on the morning of the wedding, but with this style, you will have more time to sip your champagne and to concentrate on your makeup.  You can then gently wave the ends to add to the effect.

Twisted Curly Half Updo for Bridesmaids

Source: @alliedoeshair

7. Soft Curls + Braids

Soft curls create a romantic look. Soft and delicate curls are so girly and feminine.  This is the perfect style to compliment a lacy dress.

8. Curls, Teased Crown & Braids

Higher crowns are a quick way to gain volume. Make sure you tease the crown before you start to braid.  This will create the volume and highness you desire.  Then you can curl your hair and gather the hair up section to create the braid.   Add a touch of hairspray to make sure it lasts throughout the day.

9. Easy Half Updo for Shorter Hair

This is perfect for shoulder length hair. Not everyone has super long hair and if you are a bridesmaid with shoulder length hair, make sure you choose a beautiful style like this one.  It is simple and easy to do.  You can either add a few waves to the hair down section or leave it as it.

Easy Bridesmaids Half Updo for Short Hair

Source: @instibraid

10. Elegant, Half Up Style

Many bridesmaids are looking for a simple elegant style. This is ideal if you aren’t keen on having braids.  Although braid styles look lovely, there are other alternatives that look just as good.  Have a look at this style.  This elegant half updo, looks classy and timeless.

Teased Crown Half Up Hairstyle

Source: @braidtrends

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