Half up half down hairstyles are very stylish and popular. There are so many ways to wear this look and one trendy version you should try is half up half down braids. Braids will really jazz up your hair and there are different types of braids that you can use to create a beautiful and unique hairstyle. To show you how amazing these hairstyles can be, we have put together 21 gorgeous half up, half down braid ideas. There is something for everyone, and there are braids to suit different hair lengths too.
1. Half Up, Half Down Braids for Summer
First up we have this cute braided hairstyle. The hair has been styled into four large Dutch braids which creates the half up half down look. All four braids meet in the middle and have been tied together with a scrunchie. We love the scrunchie because it is trendy and unique. You can recreate this look or use two braids instead of four, you can also use a hair tie of your choice too. It does not have to be a scrunchie.
2. Sleek Fishtail Braid
A popular braid you can try is a fishtail braid. Here is a stunning way to wear a fishtail braid with the half up half down style. The hair has been split and the upper section has been styled into a sleek braid. It is a pretty and stylish look that will suit everyone. You can wear a braided hairstyle like this for any occasion. There are lots of tutorials and videos online to show how to create a beautiful fishtail braid just like this.
3. Boho Braids
Next, we have another braided look that features fishtail braids. This one has two braids that meet in the center. It is a stunning braided hairstyle that has a boho vibe. You can recreate this style or you can use the classic three strand braid instead. It is a versatile hair idea that can be worn anywhere from a casual day shopping to a special occasion like a wedding.
4. Statement Braided Hairstyle
If you want a braided hairstyle that will wow, then this is for you. For this look, the hair has been split into half up half down sections. The upper half of the hair has been styled into a five strand braid. Five strand braids can be a little complicated but there are lots of tutorials available online. We love this gorgeous hairstyle, it is one of favorites.
5. Multi Braids for Summer Festivals
When creating a braided half up half down style, you don’t have to stick to one braid type. You can use two or three different braids to create a unique and trendy look. Here is a gorgeous example. The hair is split and the upper half has fishtail braids with loose sides. On the lower half of the hair, there are two three strand braids too. It is a cool and textured hairstyle that has a boho vibe. Recreate this or try different braids of your choice.
6. Half Up Braid Hairstyle for Short Hair
If you have shorter hair, this is a braided style for you! For this style, the hair is cut to a length that sits just below the shoulders. Then a half up half down style has been created with a loose fishtail braid. It is stylish look that will suit everyone, it can be recreated on even shorter hair too.
7. Bold Grey Braids
The next hairstyle we have to show you is bold and statement making. This hair idea features three braids that are styled across the hair. The rest of the hair is loose and curly. We love the three braid design as it is an unusual version of the half up, half down style. Wear a similar hairstyle with your own hair color or go all in and recreate the grey hair color.
8. Accessorized Fishtail Braid
Jazz up your braids by adding accessories. Here is a beautiful example. The hair has been split into sections with a gorgeous single braid going down the center of the hair. This look has been finished off with a super stylish scarf. The scarf looks so trendy and it will make your hair unique too. Any small scarf can be used with any pattern and in any color.
9. Funky Braided Hairstyle
Next, we have another unique hairstyle that uses different braid types. For this look, the hair has been split and styled into two three strand braids. Then once the braids meet, they both are blended and turned into a fishtail braid. There are also small wrap arounds that create sections too. It is a statement making hairstyle that will look stunning for any occasion. This kind of hairstyle is best suited to longer hair.
10. Double Braided Buns
A cute hairstyle that many people love is a half up, half down style with a bun. This next hairstyle is a stylish and cool version! The hair is split into the half section and is styled into two braids that turn into two buns. We love this because it is a different take on the hairstyle and it brings two hair trends together.
11. Cute Fishtail Braid Idea
Our next hair idea is another fishtail braid look. For this one, two large fishtail braids have been created and the two meet in the middle of the hair. It is a stylish look that will suit everyone. This is another idea that suits shorter hair too. You can recreate these large braids or create smaller fishtail braids. Either way, it will look gorgeous.
12. Simple and Stylish Half Up Braids
Looking for a stylish braided idea that is easy to wear? If so, this is for you. The hair is long with two simple braids that meet in the middle. It is a simpler look compared to some of the others we have featured but as you can see, it still makes a statement. You can recreate the hairstyle on shorter hair too.
13. Chunky Braid with Half Up Hairstyle
If you want a trendy and unusual style then this is for you. The hair is split into the classic half up, half down look but instead of having two braids that meet, the braid is in the center of the head instead. Just by changing the placement of the braid you can change the whole look of your hair.
14. Chunky Half Up Braid
Earlier in the post we featured a hairstyle with a scrunchie. If you loved that idea, then you may like this one too. This hairstyle has one chunky braid that is styled down the center of the hair. The look has been finished off with a cute scrunchie. It is a stylish idea and a braid like this will look amazing in the summer.
15. Beautiful Highlighted Fishtail Braid
Love the fishtail braids? Then you need to check out this next idea. For this look, the hair is put into a loose half up, half down style. It is very relaxed and there is a fishtail braid down the center of the hair too. A hairstyle like this will look amazing for casual days or for summer days at the beach. This is another one that is best suited to longer hair.
16. Braided Half Up Hairstyle with Hair Rings
Another accessory you can try are hair rings and this next look shows how to wear them in style! The hair has been split into the half up half down style with beautiful cornrow braids. It has been finished off with trendy hair rings. A hairstyle like this is perfect for events like festivals.
17. Braids and Loose Waves
Next, we have an elegant hairstyle. For this, the hair is styled into two braids that meet and blend together. The rest of the hair is loosely waved. It is a beautiful hairstyle and it will be perfect for a special occasion. This would be a great choice for bridesmaids. You can also recreate a similar look on shorter hair too.
18. Chic, Half Up Fishtail Braids
Braids can look so chic and can glam up your look. Here is a gorgeous example. Here we have a stunning hairstyle that features a small fishtail braid with subtle twists at the top. A style like this is easy to wear and it will suit everyone. If you prefer three strand braids, then they can be used instead of the fishtail braid.
19. Tropical Hairstyle
Going on vacation or want a beautiful new hairstyle for the summer? Then this is for you. Here we have a gorgeous half up, half down braided style that is accessorized with a vibrant tropical flower. As you can see, the flower has added a pop of color to the hair. You can recreate this look or choose a different flower, maybe in your favorite color.
20. Unique Half Up, Half Down Braid
Our next idea is unique and very trendy. This hairstyle features a half up half down design with a cobra braid. Cobra braids are intricate and they look super stylish. There are tutorials online to help you recreate a cobra braid. You can wear a hairstyle like this anywhere. We love this hair idea it is one of our favorites.
21. Stylish Braids for Short Hair
The last braided hairstyle we have to show you is another trendy idea for the ladies with shorter hair. This one features a butterfly style braid which creates a half up, half down look. It is beautiful, stylish and easy to wear. You can of course recreate the style on longer hair too. It will suit all hair lengths and it will look amazing on everyone.
We hope you have found a beautiful half up half down hairstyle to try!