36 Half-Up Braided Hairstyles to Try This Holiday Season (and Beyond)

Good news, busy ladies, braids are the go-to hairstyle that works for all occasions. You can be as fancy and detailed as you like, so if you feel like putting loads of effort into your look, you can put a film on, grab your hairspray, and go all out. If not, create a basic french plait and grab some pins and you're good to go. We're a huge fan of an intricate up-do, but half-up plaits look great no matter where you're going — drinks at your friend's house, a fancy wedding, or just brunch with your best friend. This is a style you'll turn to throughout the year, so perhaps it's time to get experimenting.