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Half up / half down, all cool: our 3 favorite styles!

Not everyone has time to entirely redo their look when heading out after a long day at work or school. Luckily, we're on hand with three top half-up (or is it half-down?) hairstyles that will carry your flawlessly from desk to dancefloor.

Cute half ponytail

Channel your inner Eighties girl, but with a modern touch, with this half-up ponytail tied slightly to the side for maximum selfie head-tilting effect. We love the casual textured layering that can be recreated by using the Wild Stylers Next Day Hair powder , giving you instantly matte tousled locks. Long hair, be aware: bangs and short or mid-length styles prevent this look from going cliché. Don't hold back from pulling out a few flyaway sections to show your lighthearted side.

Chic half chignon

This is a go-to look for city slickers heading straight from the office to a VIP cocktail party. Use a wide-toothed comb to pull the top section of the hair away from the face and back. Tie in a ponytail then wrap the lengths around the elastic and tuck in the ends. This look can be a great way to show off a color gradation like an ombré or balayage, as the roots are on full display. Practical and pretty!

Edgy half bun

There's nothing middle-of-the-range when it comes to mid-length hair, and this quirky half-up bun proves it. Note how the smooth, silky texture of the bun section contrasts with the piecey layers underneath. Apply Dual Stylers Sleek and Swing styling gel to the top section before blow-drying straight in order to achieve that smooth, silky finish. Twisting sections of hair around themselves when blowdrying will give you naturally piecey definition.

50% up, 100% on-trend transitional looks!

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