I always associate half up half down hairstyles with little kids, simply because it was a style I wore a lot as a child. Looking back, I now know why, it is quick and easy hairstyle that is also smart. It keeps your hair out of your face while still having the look or it being down. To give your half up half down look a bit of maturity wear it more on top of your head. The higher on your head it is the more the ponytail will stand up giving it a more fun and sassy look, as opposed to young and childlike. Add in some braids for a higher intricacy level, I like a Dutch braid going back into the pony, and a middle part with two look cute, too. Some beachy waves and a strand of hair wrapped around the hair tie to hide it and you’re ready to go. Not only is this a cute look, but it is so easy.