It is not difficult to make half-up styles look lovely but mistakes can be made inadvertently. The most poorly constructed half updo looks like a combover--the male hairstyle least popular with females. Hair is side-parted & broken in to plenty of chunky pieces in the most unflattering messy fashion.
Half-up hair styles appeal to, & are worn by, females of all ages. You see them on toddlers at beauty pageants, flowergirls at weddings, teenagers at prom, brides, & plenty of mature females at formal events. They are classic formal hairstyles & ideal choices when they make you look lovely & feel great.