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3 easy half-up hairstyles + how to get them

/ 04.17.2014
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  • Freida Pinto's half-up hairstyle from the Golden Globes 2012
  • Half-up braided headband
  • Pretty braided half-up style

If you're indecisive when it comes to choosing a hairstyle, a half-up style might be your best option, not least because they allow you to experiment with braids, buns and the like, while also leaving plenty of room for natural-looking texture and movement. Talk about the best of both worlds...

If you're stuck for inspiration, fear not. Above, you'll find a selection of three gorgeous half-up hairstyles to try. Each one can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion, and they're all very pretty. You're welcome!

Glamorous

L'Oréal Paris spokesperson Freida Pinto hit the red carpet at the Golden Globes in 2014 with a glamorous half-up beehive hairstyle. A little more refined than a lot of similar vintage looks, this 'do would be perfect for prom, a ball, or even a wedding! Failing that, wear it for a night out with a little black dress and some smoky eye makeup.

To style: Blow-dry using a fixing mousse. Once dried, curl the ends with a wide-barrel curling iron, tease and smooth the top, and fix with strong-hold hairspray.

Who needs a tiara?

A braided headband teamed with loose waves is a great hairstyle for any occasion. It keeps the hair off your face yet doesn't appear too harsh on your features. For anyone who wants to rock a girly look that isn't too girly, this might just be your new go-to 'do...

To style: Take a section of hair from behind each ear and braid them. Secure with hair elastics then pull them up over your head and tuck them under one another to form the headband. Mist with hairspray to finish.

Princess chic

Without straying from the fairytale theme, a braided half-up hairstyle – complete with a rose-shaped braided bun - is one of the prettiest hairstyles there is.

To style: As with a braided headband, you need to braid a section of hair from behind each ear. Once you reach the ends, gather them at the back and join them together with a hair tie. Braid the lengths into one single braid and then pin the hair into a loose rose-shaped bun. Braid a section of hair from underneath the bun to create a stalk for the rose and fix with hairspray.

Which look will you try first?

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