If you are one of those people who like to keep their hair long and always do things with it, you’re in luck. Firstly because not everybody can stand to always have so much hair on their shoulders. Secondly, most people get annoyed or bored with always having to find new hairstyles. So they give up and go for shorter hair. Well, if you are not one of those people, then you will enjoy these half up half down hairstyles for long hair.
Long hair has always been considered a symbol of femininity, seduction and beauty. It indeed requires more careful attention and care, but it is worth it, and the result is just right. If you get here, it means that you are the happy owner of long hair, and you don’t know how to style it. We have some suggestions for you, and we will present you with the latest trends in hairstyles for long hair – more exactly, half up half down hairstyles.
Whether it’s a ball, christening, wedding or another ceremony where you want to show off with a new hairstyle, in the following we will give you examples of both simple half up half down hairstyles for long hair and something more sophisticated.
These are both elegant and casual, perfect for any kind of occasion. These will make you feel pretty and special, anywhere you go. Half up half down hairstyles are simple, practical and easy to make. Find out the secrets to making a modern and romantic hairstyle. This will change your attitude and create a cheerful, youthful style that will lift your spirits.
So, without further ado, here are some very cute half up half down hairstyles for long hair. You should try some of them right now!
Half Up Half Down Hairstyles for Long Hair
1. Super Long Half Up Half Down Long Hair with Messy Bun
This super long half up half down hairstyle is super simple but it still looks amazing. It’s only slightly wavy and has that high messy bun, accompanied by middle-parted long bangs to frame your face beautifully.
2. Straight Half Up Half Down Long Hair with Ponytail and Middle-Parted Thin Bangs
In case you like your hair super straight and sleek, this type of half up half down hairstyle is for you. It has a simple thin ponytail and middle-parted thin bangs to act as a natural frame for your face. It’s an overall elegant yet not a super fancy hairstyle.
3. Wavy Half Up Half Down Long Hair with Space Buns and Middle-Parted Bangs
If you love wearing your hair wavy, you can do just that while also going for a half up half down hairstyle with two twisted space buns and middle-parted long and wavy bangs for that extra elegance. Overall, a wearable yet extremely pretty hairstyle.
4. Wavy Half Up Half Down Long Hair with Twisted Strands
In case you require a more elegant and polished hairstyle for an event, this is perfect. Wavy half up half down hairstyle with twisted strands behind your head can count as an option. Also, if you have some highlights in your hair, the effect will be even more amazing.
5. Wavy Half Up Half Down Long Hair with Braided Crown and Floral Accessory
Yet another slightly elegant hairstyle for long hair is this wavy one that’s preferable for thicker hair. It has a thick braided crown at the back of your head and some floral accessories on top. That’s, of course, if you are into such accessories.
6. Messy Half Up Half Down Hairstyle with Messy Bun and Bow
For someone who is into that whole messy vibe, this type of half up half down hairstyle with a messy bun is definitely for you. It’s super wearable and cool. If you want to add something extra to it, go for a hair bow and turn the look into a more romantic one instantly.
7. Long Half Up Half Down Long Hair with Cornrow-Like Braids and Space Buns
For those of you who have a bit more time on your hands, you can do this long half up half down hairstyle with two loose cornrow-like braids on both sides of your head. The thing about them is that they must be turned into two space buns. And the rest of your hair should fall gracefully on your shoulders.
8. Straight Half Up Half Down Hairstyle with Fishtail Braid Crown and Long Loose Braid
This kind of straight and long half up half down hairstyle is otherworldly and perfect for a special event. It has a thick fishtail braid crown that turns into a long loose braid that falls on your back over your straight locks and looks amazing.
9. Wavy Half Up Half Down Long Hair with Messy Twisted Crown
For a more simple approach, this wavy half up half down hairstyle with a messy twisted hair crown is perfect. It’s the kind of hairstyle that you can wear on almost all occasions and it will still look incredible. Add some hairspray and you’re good to go!
10. Curly Half Up Half Down Hairstyle with Twisted Crown and Accessories
In case your hair is curly, a half up half down hairstyle can look gorgeous. In this case, it has a twisted hair crown that’s secured with bobby pins at the back of your head. Plus, you can add some subtle accessories, especially if you’re attending a special event, like a wedding.
11. Boho Half Up Half Down Long Hair with Braided Crown and Thin Braids
For those of you who are passionate about the bohemian style and what it represents, this half up half down hairstyle can be right up your alley. With a braided crown and some other thin braids in there, the look is spectacular and eerie in the most beautiful way.
12. Voluminous and Wavy Half Up Half Down Ponytail
If you like a voluminous hairstyle and your hair are indeed long, you can go for this wavy half up half down ponytail. It works for almost any occasion, like a night out, an informal event, or a special occasion. It’s certainly a beautiful look that’s worth considering.
13. Slightly Wavy Half Up Half Down Long Hair with Fishtail Braid Crown
Yet another elegant yet wearable half up half down hairstyle is this slightly wavy one that also has a gorgeous fishtail braid crown that is secured behind your head with bobby pins. The overall look is spectacular in its simplicity and certainly feminine and romantic. For more ideas check our proposals for medium hair!
14. Long and Wavy Half Up Half Down Hairstyle with Thick Braids and Massive Knotted Bun
For ladies who adore those long and wavy locks that make you look like a forest fairy, half up half down hairstyle is appropriate. With some super thick side braids that turn into a massive knotted bun behind your head, this hairstyle will turn heads without a doubt.
15. Curly Half Up Half Down Long Hair with Massive High Bun and Bangs
For those of you with long and curly locks, this simple half up half down hairstyle comes with a massive high bun on top of your head that adds some inches to your height and, also, with bangs that frame your features nicely. This is a simple, easy-to-do, yet wearable hairstyle indeed.
16. Wavy Half Up Half Down Long Hair with Intricate Loose Side Braids and Messy Bun
Coming back to wavy hair, this type of half up half down hairstyle comes with two intricate and complex loose side braids that go around your head and join in a messy bun towards your nape area. The rest of your hair should be wavy and messy.
17. Long Half Up Half Down Hairstyle with Two Loose Braids
This is a different kind of half up half down look that consists of two lateral loose braids that need to be secured with tiny and transparent rubber bands and then left to hang over the rest of your hair in an elegant yet comfortable manner.
18. Boho Hairstyle with Braids
The boho trend is nothing new and a half up half down hairstyles are representative of it. These three ideas all have some kind of braids attached, regardless of whether it’s a messy fishtail braid, a massive French one, or two separate braids that join into one. The trick here is to keep your hair messy and wild for that authentic laidback and boho vibe.
19. Hairstyles with Bubble (Loose) Braids
These three other long half up half down hairstyle ideas are based on quite a similar idea. They all have different kinds of braids that make all the looks special and unique. We have a loose and long braid, a fishtail one made of three portions, and, finally, a bubble braid with twisted roots that require lots of rubber bands.
20. Half Up Half Down Hairstyle with Twisted Thick to Thin Braid
This simple half up half down hairstyle for long hair has a twisted thick to thin braid that creates an amazing look, regardless of whether your hair is straight or wavy. It’s also super easy to create and takes just a few minutes.
21. Messy Hairstyles with Small Braided Sections
These three examples of messy half up half down hairstyles for long hair are certainly doable and not very difficult either. They all have various small braided sections that fall over the hair creating interesting patterns and making a rather simple hairstyle stand out from the crowd.
22. Sleek and Easy Half Up Half Down Hairstyle with Scrunchie and Bun
If you are more into that sleek and chic French-inspired vibe, this glossy half up half down hairstyle is definitely for you. It’s super simple, it only has a messy bun which is lazily secured with a scrunchie and looks phenomenal.
23. Simple Hairstyle with Thin Ponytail
Yet another simple half up half down hairstyle is this one with loose waves and a simple thin ponytail secured with a rubber band. You don’t have to do much to it, just enjoy the feminine vibe it offers you.
24. Wavy Hairstyle with Intricate Large Braid and Thin Braids
Returning to wavy hair, this is a more complex half up half down hairstyle that comes with n intricate large braid surrounded by multiple thin braids that mix up with it fascinatingly and gorgeously. Obsessed with braids? Check our article with 50+ ideas for the summer, and not only!
25. Hairstyles with Loose Braids
These two half up half down hairstyle ideas are for extra long hair that’s messy and not very put together. Both of them come with loose braids, either longer or shorter and look carefree and bohemian, especially on some unique hair color.
26. Half Up Half Down Hairstyles with Loose Side Braid
In case you also like doing some loose braids on your side and counting that as a half up half down hairstyle, these two ideas should inspire you. One is a shorter, loose side braid that goes around half of your head and the other is a more basic fishtail braid that’s also loose and longer than the first.
27. Super Messy Half Up Half Down Hairstyle with Messy Bun and Satin Scrunchie
If you are into the whole super messy vibe of certain hairstyles that look like you spent exactly three seconds doing it, this one’s for you. A half up half down hairstyle done on straight hair with a messy bun secured with a satin scrunchie that will not damage your hair at all.
28. Simple Hairstyle with Pearl Hair Clips
This half up half down hairstyle has a more royal-like vibe to it and that’s beautiful. It’s simple, pretty, and elegant. You will only have to invest in some beautiful pearl hair clips to use as accessories for your hairstyle.
29. Wavy Hairstyle with Thick Braid Crown and Flower-Like Bun
If your hair is super long and you feel like adopting a hippie hairstyle, this half up half down one with a thick double braid crown and a flower-like bun is for you. It’s a bit more complex but worth trying, especially for a festival or any other kind of outdoor event.
30. Half Up Half Down Hairstyles with Thick or Thin Braids
These two half up half down hairstyles for long hair are simple yet extravagant and chic. One has a super thick braided crown that goes around your head while the other has two thin braids that join together behind your head in a lazy yet pretty manner.
31. Easy Half Up Half Down Hairstyle with Big Hair Clip and Bangs
Yet another extremely simple half up, half down hairstyle for your natural hair that only requires a big hair clip. And about three free minutes. You can also let your bangs fall freely around your face for an even more rebel look.
32. Wavy Hairstyle with Elegant Hair Clip
For a more preppy and put-together appearance, you can try this half up half down hairstyle and add an elegant hair clip as an accessory. It will draw all the looks and you will achieve that Blair Waldorf vibe.
33. Wavy Half Up Half Down Hairstyle with Triple Braided Crown
For a more complex half up half down hairstyle with long wavy hair, you can try this one but it may take more than three minutes to do it. The key is to create three separate thin braids in such a way that they sit on your head like a crown and are joined together and secured with a rubber band on your back.
34. Daenerys-Inspired Half Up Half Down Hairstyle with Intricate Braids
For fans of the critically-acclaimed Game of Thrones series, you can always draw some inspiration from Daenerys’ complex half up half down hairstyles. They are certainly not for everyone but you can always try or adapt them to be more wearable. This one is, even with all those intricate braids and the long and wavy front strands.
35. Viking-Inspired Half Up Half Down Hairstyle with Side Cornrows and Upper Braid
If we are to remain on TV series ground, another idea would be to draw inspiration from those complex Viking hairstyles. Here, Lagertha wears a half up half down one with multiple side cornrows and an upper thick braid that will even add some inches to your height.
36. Fantasy-Inspired Braided Half Up Half Down Hairstyles (4 ideas)
This set of fantasy-inspired half up half down looks is worth considering if you are planning on attending a festival or any sort of hippie or more bohemian gathering. You can always adapt these braided hairstyles to your hair and preferences and enjoy a fun time while looking spectacular!
37. Half Up Half Down Hairstyle with Loose Fishtail Braid
This half up half down look requires super long hair and a loose fishtail braid that falls graciously on your back in a lovely manner that will draw lots of admiration looks. It’s also perfect for almost any occasion.
38. Wavy Half Up Half Down Hairstyle with Long Braid with Twisted Root
Finally, this wavy half up half down hairstyle for long hair has a super long braid that starts with a twisted root and continues until it becomes thinner and thinner. This is an amazing hairstyle for those lazy beach days when you feel like doing nothing yet still want to look pretty.
Whatever hairstyle for long hair you choose, do not forget about the daily maintenance. Pay attention to the hair, but also the scalp. Use conditioner and a cream treatment once a week, avoid wearing it too much in the ponytail and opt for natural drying. Split strands should be cut, and the natural hairbrush is the best option for shiny hair.
All in all, the aforementioned half up half down hairstyles for long hair can be adapted and changed according to your preferences, personal style, and hair type without any problems at all. We have already seen how different they are, and we don’t only refer to the way they look, but also to the vibe they give off. Some are more carefree, while others are more elegant and put together. It all depends on who you are and what you want to express through your hairstyle. The rest is… confetti!