Half Up Half Down Bridal Styles

Arguably one of the most requested bridal hairstyles, the half up, half down is a firm favourite with brides across the globe.  Trends for ponytails and updo’s are around too but a half up, half down look manages to look polished and effortless all at the same time, making it the perfect choice for your wedding day.

A half up do provides the best foundation for perfect positioning of your bridal hair accessory and of course your veil, if you are wearing one.  This popular style allows you to wear a plethora of bridal accessories such as a wedding tiara/crown, bridal hair pins, a hair comb or a bridal hair vine, it really is so versatile.  It doesn’t matter what length your hair either, anyone can achieve it whether you have long flowing locks or a short bob.    

Without further ado, let’s take a look through 15 beautiful examples of half up, half down bridal hairstyles.  Everything from twisted to braided half up, plus lots more.  


Here’s a twisted half updo, which shows of the beautiful tones in the hair and is perfectly accessorised with the ‘Beatrice’ floral hair vine to co-ordinate with the gorgeous large bloom.
Hair Charlotte Jay Make Up Artist
Photography Nikkis Moments Photo and Film



Beautiful loose curls, finished off with a whimsical braid, styled by Barbarella Bridal Hair, gives the ultimate nod to the boho bride.  Perfected by the addition of the pretty Clara headpiece

Photography by Natalie Stevenson Photography

Braided half up half down
Braided half up do

Stunning braided half up do, styled by the talented Bespoke Bridal Hair by Nicola, accessorised for maximum impact with bespoke Swarovski diamante pins.  Email [email protected] for more details.

floral bridal hair comb

Just how beautiful is this braided half up do styled by Sarah Henning Hair, finished off with the gorgeous Eden bridal hair comb that co-ordinates so delightfully with this romantic lace bridal gown.

Photography Ami Louisa Photography

And here’s some more dreamy inspiration for you, featuring bridal half up half down hair…

This gorgeous hair features my Sacha bridal hair pins and bespoke bridal hair comb.

Hair by the talented Kim Sandford Hairdressing

Hair by The Grey Room

Photography by FJS Photography

bridal flower hair pins

Beautiful pins by me and hair styled by Kim Sandford Hairdressing

bridal half up half down hair

Beautiful hair styled by the amazing Emma Kim Hairdressing and accessorised with my Adeline bridal hair pins.

Photography Nikkis Moments Photo and Film

bridal half up half down hair

Bespoke bridal hair comb by me.

Photography Natalie Stevenson Photography

bridal hair half up half down

Beautiful hair styled by Kim Sandford Hairdressing and the ethereal bridal hair accessory Clara.

Photography Bond Photography

bridal hair half up half down

Gorgeous inspiration here from the talented Charlotte Jay, enhanced by my Honor bridal hair vine and captured beautifully by Nikkis Moments Photo & Film.

Finishing with this stunning half up do, styled gorgeously by Kim Sandford Hairdressing and captured perfectly by Nikkis Moments Photo & Film. Accessorised with my beautiful Clara headpiece and co-ordinating pins.


Half up, half down wedding hairstyles feel both feminine and romantic, and can be accessorised with versatility, suiting a delicate bridal crown just as much as a wedding hairvine or bridal hair pins or even just a pair of beautiful statement bridal earrings.

My collections feature some of the most perfect wedding accessories, as you’ve seen in some of the examples above, that pair perfectly with half up, half down hairstyles. And of course, all my designs are handcrafted in-house and can be fully customised in order to take your dream bridal accessories to a beautiful reality.

If you’d like to get in touch to chat about your bridal look, please send me an email [email protected].  I’d love to work personally with you to create a beautiful heirloom bridal headpiece for your wedding day.

Let me know in the comments if there’s a particular look you would love to see.