(WPA Pool/Getty Images Europe; Axelle/Bauer-Griffin)Sometimes you want your hair up. Sometimes you want it down. And sometimes you want it both ways—at the same time. And the classic half up, half down hairstyle offers both. We remember this preppy 'do from our playground days when we'd specifically request the style, which back then we referred to as "The Stephanie Tanner."
(Full House Wikia)The half up, half down look is perfect for those days when you're hair isn't quite styled enough to be left down, but you really don't want to admit defeat and throw it up into a full pony. It's also a great alternative for an evening event that's fancy but not too fancy. Basically, the half up, half down 'do is a great go-to style and has seen a major makeover since the days of Stephanie Tanner. This is one hair trend we couldn't be happier about. Check out some celebs who've also jumped on the half up bandwagon!
Jennifer Lopez kept her 'do basic with a center part and straight strands.
(John Sciulli/Getty Images North America)Gabrielle Union glammed up her half updo with ringlet curls.
(Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images North America)Ariana Grande has made the look her signature style with a high pony and loose waves.
(Axelle/Bauer-Griffin)Holland Roden gave her pulled-back poof a little bit of a tease for some added volume.
(John Sciulli/Getty Images North America)Kate Middleton might just be the queen—errr Duchess—of the look. She nailed the half up, half down look by keeping it chic, simple, and very unfussy.
(WPA Pool/Getty Images Europe)We think Stephanie would be proud.
See all the celebs rocking this look in our half up, half down lookbook: