If you’re anything like me, you might find doing your hair a bit of a chore. Which is a shame, as I love a hairstyle that ties a whole look together and makes you feel polished. The problem is that doing your hair (especially if you have long hair) can be time consuming, and we don’t always have time to do a full-blown ’90s blowout, or try that viral TikTok trend that looks easy, but in reality leaves you huffing in frustration while trying to get out of the door in the morning.
Well, dear reader, there is one look which is a stylish—yet easy—hairstyle that won’t make you late in the mornings. Enter the half up, half down hairstyle. It’s fuss-free, simple and quick to do, and suits every hair texture. It’s also the perfect hairstyle if you’re stretching out the days until your next hair wash day, or just don’t know what to do with your hair if it’s not playing ball. It’s the hairstyle equivalent of a throw-on blazer that instantly elevates your look. What’s more, this hairstyle works on medium-length hair through to long hair.
Ahead, I have saved the 21 best half up, half down hairstyles that I’m saving for when a bad hair day strikes, and they are bound to give you a dose of inspiration too.