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Half up / Half down: 3 Ways to Get the Best of Both Worlds

Can't decide whether you should wear your hair up or down? We've got you covered with these awesome half up-do hairstyles, so you can have the best of both worlds.

Slicked Back Half Up-Do

The classic half-up ponytail gets a modern makeover by slicking it down with a wet-look finish. Hair is pulled up and away from the face, and finished off with a nut-sized application of wet-look gel to the sides and top of the head, leaving the lengths to flow naturally. Channel your inner ballerina by teaming up this hairstyle with a thin headband in either black or velvet.

Halfway Boxer Braids

Boxer braids have continued to ride into autumn as one of the most popular urban up-dos of the season. Combine your boxer braids with loose locks by braiding multiple braids to one side of the head only, allowing the rest of your hair to tumble freely over your shoulder. Boxer braids look particularly effective on highlighted hair, as braids can further enhance the colour transitions in your highlights.

Having trouble keeping your mane in order? Apply a light hold hair spray post-styling to keep fly away hairs at bay.

Space Bun Cadets

As we say goodbye to the summer, it looks as if this fun and festive nineties throwback hairstyle is set to take centre stage. Space buns are perfect for adding height and glamour to any half up-do, plus they're super simple style with no intricacies involved. Simply split your half up-do into two sections and wrap into buns. For a back to school feel, keep it playful with cute accessories.

That's a wrap! Which of these adorable half up-do hairstyles will you be sporting this season?

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