From weddings to weekend errands, you can wear this look anywhere.

By Chelsea Traber Burns
Updated September 20, 2017
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When you initially think of the half-up, half-down hairstyle, you probably think plain Jane or the look you wore for your first day of elementary school. Not anymore! The style has made a comeback with more variations and intricate detail than you can imagine. In fact, the amount of people searching for the term on Pinterest is up almost 50 percent from last year. Here are some of our favorite pins of the hairstyle for inspiration—and the best news is that you don’t have to have mile-long hair to pull them off!

Get the ethereal look of a crown braid while still getting to wear your hair down with this whimsy look.

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This topsy tail-turned-fishtail gives major mermaid vibes, but is surprisingly simple to pull off.

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Add some baby’s breath in between the twists for the perfect wedding day style.

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Get the ease of a topknot with the more formal look of wearing your hair down with this easy look. Just be sure to add a lot of texture and remember the messier the better!

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A simple hair barrette or clip can make throwing your hair up look much more chic without any extra effort.

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Give a little oomph to your half-up, half-down style with some extra teasing and hairspray for a retro vibe.

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Pull half your hair back into a ballerina bun and leave the rest down. It works on straight or textured hair.

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Why have one topsy tail when you can have two? Try this look for major Game of Thrones vibes.

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