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Relax, kick back and let your hair down.
Or not. It’s totally up to you.
Better yet, why make a choice at all?
Half-up, half-down hairstyles offer the best of both worlds:
You can rock whatever overall length you have, while the stylish updo keeps hair out of your face.
Fashionable and practical? Sign me up.
If your Sim feels the same way, then you’ll definitely enjoy this CC haul.
15. Naadiya Hair
Simmers with Island Living will recognize the Naadiya Hair by QuirkyIntrovertCC as a remix of one of the many updos available in-game.
This CC keeps the cute cross-patterned hair tie, but is now transformed into a voluminous, wavy ponytail that cascades into the rest of the flowing locks.
Teens to Elders can wear this style, and it comes in two versions: with bangs and without.
And while it’s an Island Living hairstyle, you only need the base game to use it.
14. Candy Apple Hair
Nightcrawler’s Candy Apple Hair brings two words to mind:
The singer’s signature high-pony and swooped bang has become one of the most recognizable hairstyles in the last decade.
And this hairstyle is just slightly different, as it’s only a half-pony. But it’ll be just as stunning on your Sims.
Alpha CC’ers will love the high-quality texture and 36 colors to choose from. It’s also hat compatible, so no worries about clipping with this hair!
Plus if you wanna pair this hair with other Ariana-themed CC, take a peek right here.
13. On The Moon Hair
Some of my favorite half-up, half-down styles are for formal events.
Think prom, weddings, and fancy dinner parties.
Sonyasim’s On The Moon Hair is the perfect style for those very occasions.
The front is swept into a neat, pearl-studded ponytail, while the back and wispy bangs hang loose.
The wide range of options make this one an impressive find, too:
Children to elders can wear it, it’s high-quality, and has over 90 swatches.
It’s also one of the few shoulder-length hairstyles on this list, so check it out if practical ‘dos are your thing.
12. Money Hairstyle
The ‘90s is back with a vengeance, thanks to this incredible hair by EnriqueSims.
This sporty style features a side bang and a high pony, while the overall length is perfect for active Sims on the go.
It’s a style that will work on any age, which is why Teens to Elders can rock it.
18 colors, Maxis-Match friendly and base-game compatibility means your CC folder will be a little bit richer with this one in it.
We’ve also got quite a list of ’90s CC if you’re looking for that kind of build to keep you busy.
11. Julie Hair
Did you like the Naadiya hair mentioned earlier, but not the hair tie?
Vikai’s Julie Hair CC is the alternative you’ve been looking for.
It’s the same Island Living inspired hair, but this gets rid of the silver bands and replaces it with a braided knot.
This actually fits a bit better than the hair tie for those wanting a fully natural style.
Plentiful options on this one, too:
Only base-game needed, Teen to Elder friendly, and 18 color variations.
10. Stacy Hair
Fishtail braid and bangs = a winning combination.
Creator Grafitycc’s Stacy Hair gets better the longer you look at it:
The middle-parted long bangs, the loose beach waves, and especially the long fishtail braid in the back.
It’s got a high-quality texture, and you’ll find it has 26 color swatches for plentiful options.
There’s nothing like it currently in-game.
So if you love hairstyles that are a sharp departure from the usual EA offerings, add it to your collection.
9. Elena Hair
Cute and casual, this Elena Hair by Saurus is a slight departure from the other half-ups featured so far.
Instead of a high pony, the hair is gathered in a loose bun at the base of the head, while the remainder of the back-length hair remains free. And it looks awesome.
It’s definitely Maxis-Match compatible, and has 18 colors too.
I could see my teen and young adult Sims wearing this just before heading off to class or a part-time job.
I also love that it’s hat friendly as well, since it would pair awesomely with a fitted baseball cap or winter hat!
8. Kira Hair
Where to start with how amazing this style is?
For one, Aharris00britney’s Kira Hair is a half-up, half-down style. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
- Features two French braids that transition into buns.
- Parts neatly at the middle, with bangs in the very front (though there’s a bang-free version, if that’s more your style)
- Has an ombre-style color gradient (with 20+ swatches)
- Is super-cute
A quick note about the ombre: you’ll find it listed under accessories, so don’t forget!
7. Ivy Hair
Another QuirkyIntrovertCC creation here, as the Ivy Hair shares some similarities with the Kira Hairstyle.
Specifically, they both split into two braided buns.
But the main difference is that this hair is just at shoulder length, and is one solid color. So no worrying about the ombre accessory!
You can also use hats with this one, and it’s Maxis-Match and base-game friendly too.
6. Tiffany Hairstyle
The Money hairstyle mentioned earlier gave us ‘90’s.
But this Tiffany Hairstyle is sending us back to the groovy ‘60s with this high-pony, flipped-out ‘do.
This is the second entry from LeahLillith on our list. And in this hairdo we take the common side bang + high pony combo, and give it a retro twist by flipping the ends.
The color options seem endless here with 50+ swatches, many of which are two-toned and ombre.
And your Sim can even wear hats while wearing this style.
5. Shera Coco Hair
Because you can never have enough box braid styles in The Sims 4!
This Shera Coco Hair by BaddieSims gives the much-beloved box braid style a half-up, half-down treatment.
The up portion of the style is in a loose bun, while the down part hangs mostly loose. Although some are pulled back into a bow-shaped design.
There are ten swatches in all, and I’d recommend this one not only because diversity matters in our game, but also because the attention to detail around the hairline is impeccable.
4. Comtesse Hair
Half cornrow, half straight, completely beautiful.
Wondercarlotta’s Comtesse Hair joins the best of two unique styles into one gorgeous ‘do.
The neatly parted braids transition seamlessly into thick, straight hair. It comes in the standard EA colors, is base-game compatible, and is thankfully Maxis-Match friendly and hat compatible.
I’ve already got this one in my game and let me tell you, it looks so nice.
Head over to Wondercarlotta’s Tumblr to try it out!
3. Elizabeth Hair
Historical loving Simmers, I’ve found you an absolute gem of a hairstyle (if you don’t have it already, that is).
This Elizabeth Hair by Natalia-Auditore has loose layers that join in a neatly wrapped bun, while the rest hangs in super long ringlet curls.
This might be some of the fanciest-looking curly hair we’ve seen (and we’ve shared a lot of options!)
It’ll make your Regency-era Sim the belle of the ball, while staying Maxis-Match friendly to blend with any of your other period-era CC.
Click above and head over to Natalia-Auditore’s Patreon to grab it for free.
2. Lira Hairstyle
More down than up, the Lira Hairstyle by Anto keeps the silhouette of a sleek, straight style by pulling up just enough hair for a teensy-tiny super adorable bun.
What makes this one shine (literally!) is the high-quality texture and the wide variety of colors: 60 in total.
Not to mention the several neon/non-traditional hues available here too, which really stand out.
If super-huge ponytails and buns aren’t your thing, then this CC is perfect.
1. Patience Hair
All of you super-huge ponytail and bun lovers shouldn’t back out just yet. We’ve got you covered, too.
LeahLillith’s Patience Hair is gigantic.
There’s just no other way to say it.
Sure, there’s a cute little bang off to the side. But the star of this hair show is the foot-tall looking high pony that cascades into waist-length wavy tresses.
There are solid color and ombre versions here, both of which have over 50 color options.
Celebrities, models, and other fashionista Sims need this hair!