One of the most popular trends in bridal hair today is the half-up/half-down hairstyle. Perhaps it’s because it brings the best of both worlds: the sophisticated formality of an up-do and the romantic.
Versatility of the Half-up Hairstyle
The great news for brides hoping to have the half-up ‘do on their big day is that it can be achieved with locks in a variety of lengths – from just-above-the-shoulder medium-length hair, to ultra-long hair. The half-up can also be worn with bangs, whether short and side-swept or long and shaggy as well as without bangs, in which all of the hair from up front is swept up to the crown, creating a regal look.
Accessories for the Half-Up
Although it’s best not to pile on too many accessories at once, there is still a huge variety of pins, barrettes, and clips to choose from that look perfectly pretty when placed in a half-up hairstyle. Whether it’s a large flower pinned behind one ear, tiny buds scattered throughout tousled tresses, or even a tiara, there is so much to choose from in the way of accessories to complement the half-up wedding day hairstyle.
The half-up ‘do looks ultra-modern when slightly messy and tousled, and added volume at the crown creates a complementary retro “bouffant” twist. Baby bangs with a side-sweep also add a face-framing touch.