It鈥檚 no secret that we鈥檙e a *little* obsessed with finding new ways to rock our favorite hair trends, and with so much inspo available to us (thanks, Instagram!), the possibilities are truly endless. One of our go-to styles 鈥 the half-up 鈥榙o 鈥 is an iconic look with a million interpretations, and these Instababes are breathing new life into the trend. While the classic is always golden, these beauty mavens are adding a bit of flair to their half-up hair game: fishtail braids, messy top-knot styles and so much more. Curious to see how they achieved these next-level 鈥榙os? Check out these 10 modern versions of half-up hair.

1. Boho Goddess: Andrea is dripping with boho beauty in a half-braided curly style and feathery earrings. This 鈥榙o is formal enough for your bestie鈥檚 wedding, yet unfussy enough to rock while running errands. (via @andreaschoice)

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2. Messy Braids: Make sure you wear this look for your next coffee date. Once you鈥檝e perfected your fishtail braiding technique, just tease your hair for a #wokeuplikethis feel, and you鈥檙e good to go. (via @byrdiebeauty)

3. Double Buns: Sophia is nailing cozy chic with her oversized pajamas and double bun hairstyle. Her lazy girl-approved 鈥榙o pairs perfectly with chic accessories (a la that adorable pair of glasses) and a barely there lip. (via @fashionista804)

4. Preppy Curls: For a preppier take on the half-up trend, curl the ends to add movement and clip half back with a girly bow. Julia complements her easy-breezy feminine 鈥榙o with a floral skirt and monochromatic palette. (via @juliahengel)

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5. On-Point Accessory: Cher is using a gorgeous, geometric clip to pull back her locks, and we are loving the metallic detail. Go the minimalist route with a menswear-inspired frock, and add a cozy cardigan to protect against late-spring breezes. (via @chermycloset)

6. Top-Knot Glam: Jade is killing it in a curly, high-up half topknot. She completes this badass look with a pair of statement hoops and a long sleeveless blazer. Girlboss much? (via @__lipstickncurlss__)

7. Retro Bouffant: If a vintage look is more your style, keep the drama alive like this blogger beauty. Tease the top and pin the hair to the back, and add a classic cat eye for maximum impact. (via @margoandme)

8. Weekend-Ready: This blogger shows us another uncomplicated take on the half-up, half-down hairstyle. Pull your lightly tousled tresses back in a pony or low bun, letting the shorter front pieces hang loose. Be sure to spritz some dry shampoo for added texture. (via @prettylittlefawn)

9. Half-Up Fishtail: Channel those fairytale princess vibes with this impossibly romantic half-up fishtail crown. Keep the rest of your locks long and straight to really keep the focus on your gorgeous braid. (via @jessannkirby)

10. High Bun: It鈥檚 hard not to dig Erica鈥檚 top-bun situation when it looks this fresh. Recreate this look by twisting half of your hair into a bun and adding a bit of mouse to the rest of your hair. Wear a pair of over-the-knee boots, and you just found your weekend outfit. (via @ericalave)

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