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3 Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyles to Covet

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Get the best of both worlds.

Ah, the daily dilemma: To wear hair up, or to wear hair down. If you can't choose (we hear you!), opt for the best of both worlds with a half-up, half-down style. To make the choice even easier, we're sharing three of our favorite half-up, half-down looks ahead.

 

Sweet and slicked back

 

A modern interpretation of the classic half-up ponytail, this look instead uses the on-trend wet look style to pull hair back and away from the face. We recommend combing L'Oreal Professionnel Tecni.ART Extreme Splash wet-look gel across the top of your hair and leaving the lengths to flow naturally. This is also a great look to try if you're trying to disguise greasy roots in between washes. The wet-look gel will make your roots look intentionally slick and shiny!

 

Boxer braid inspiration

 

What style is equally chic and feminine, yet edgy and practical at the same time? Yup, you guessed it-boxer braids!

Easily one of this season's most popular looks, boxer braids show their versatility in this half-up look. The braids add texture and intrigue to the overall look, which is sure to turn heads. To help keep control of any frizz on a humid day, we recommend applying L'Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Liss Unlimited Blow-Dry Cream (it helps smooth and protect against humidity) to towel-dried hair before blow-drying.

 

Space buns

 

Yes, another big trend this season exists in a half-up, half-down version: space buns (aka double buns)! You may not have been a fan of this '90s-favorite hairstyle back in the day, but we're willing to bet the modern-day version will win over your heart. Playful and elegant, space buns are a fun way to change up your usual updo-think: messy bun or ponytail. For this style, instead of parting all of your hair into double buns, only do so with the top half of your hair, leaving the lengths to hang loose. Voila-half-up, half-down space buns in minutes.

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