3 Gorgeous, Half-up, Half-Down Wedding Hairstyles for Long Hair

2 Materials
5 Minutes
Easy

Hi, guys. For today’s tutorial, I wanted to do some wedding hairstyles for long hair. I want to show you some beginner-friendly and really easy half-up, half-down hairstyles. These hairstyles can be great for weddings, but they can also be great for just everyday hairstyles or special occasions, and you can try them on yourself or on family members and friends! I’m starting this tutorial with already prepped hair. So, I curled it with a 1-inch curling iron and then went in with dry shampoo and a texture spray. Prep your hair however you want, and let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Hair elastics
  • Clips/accessories


Hairstyle 1:

how to half up half down wedding hairstyles

1. Create a ponytail

Grab a small section right in the middle of your head, and tie it off with a clear elastic.

how to half up half down wedding hairstyles

2. Create a hole in the ponytail

Then, create a hole right above the elastic.

half up half down hairstyles

3. Flip your ponytail through the hole

Flip your ponytail through the hole. Make sure to pull all of your hair through it, and then tighten it.

half up half down hairstyles

For added texture, just pinch and pull a bit at the top. 

wedding hairstyles for long hair

4. Repeat with a new section

Grab a section from the right side and the left side of your head, and tie it off with a clear elastic.

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Since you already have a hole, you don’t have to make one. Just flip your ponytail through and tighten it. Make sure it’s nice and centered, and then pinch and pull for texture.

wedding hairstyles for long hair

Repeat again. Maneuver each section so there are not any gaps.

how to half up half down wedding hairstyles

5. Frame your face

Frame your face with some hair in the front, and then add any hair accessories you want.

wedding hairstyles for long hair

Here’s the finished half-up, half-down wedding hair! This is super cute and super wearable. I’d probably make my hair a bit curlier, but I really like how it turned out. 


Hairstyle 2:

half up half down hairstyles

1. Pull ponytail through

Similar to the previous hairstyle, you’re going to create a ponytail with a hole, but this time, you’re going to pull your ponytail through from underneath, not from above. This creates a voluminous ponytail. 

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Tie it tight, then clip it out of the way.

easy half up half down hairstyles

2. Section and twist

Take a section from the left side of your head and a section from the right, and twist them both around your finger.

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3. Combine and tie off

Combine and tie off the two twisted sections. 

easy half up half down hairstyles

4. Finishing touches

Pinch and pull each side to create some texture. Add a hair accessory if you want, and you’re done!

easy half up half down hairstyles

Here’s another one of our finished half-up, half-down hairstyles! You can wear this half-up, half-down, or wear it as a ponytail. I recommend teasing it a bit to make it really voluminous, but I like how it turned out.


Hairstyle 3: 

half up half down wedding hair

1. Twist your sections

Take a section in the middle of your head, give it a little twist, and then bobby pin it. 

how to half up half down wedding hairstyles

Repeat with a section right next to it. Pinch and pull for volume and texture.

how to half up half down wedding hairstyles

2. Twist down a section on the left

Take a section from the left side, divide it into two equal strands, and then twist them around each other all the way down. 

how to half up half down wedding hairstyles

Pull on the bottom twist to stretch it out and make it nice and fluffy. 

half up half down hairstyles

3. Drape and pin

Drape the section around the other two sections you bobby-pinned, and bobby-pin it together. 

half up half down hairstyles

4. Repeat

Repeat on the right side. 

half up half down hairstyles

5. Create and flip a ponytail

Now, like in the previous tutorials, take a section from the left and the right. Combine them with a clear elastic, and then flip the ponytail up and through the hole. Tighten it so it’s secure, then pinch and pull for texture.

half up half down wedding hair

6. Add the finishing touches

Add an accessory and pull out some face-framing hairs, and you’re done!

half up half down wedding hair

Here’s the finished half-up, half-down wedding hair look! This one is probably my favorite hairstyle, and I really love it.


Easy Half-up, Half-down Hairstyles Tutorial

Those are my three favorite easy half-up, half-down hairstyles! I hope you liked them, and let me know which hairstyle is your favorite down below.



Products Used

Metagrip bobby pins

Baby Bliss pro 1" curling iron

Amika undone texture spray

Suggested materials:
  • Hair elastics
  • Clips/accessories

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