5 Easy Hairstyles to Ring in the New Year

December 8, 2015 - 2 min read

You’ve got your New Years Eve outfit ready, but what about your hairstyle? No look is complete without a killer updo or some glamorous waves – Here are our 5 favourite party hairstyles to try this New Years.

#1 Loose Waves

woman curling hair
This simple and stress-free hairstyle requires little-to-no upkeep. Using your curling iron or hair straightener, wrap small sections of your hair around it for 20 — 30 seconds. Then brush the ringlets out to smooth hair and create soft waves. To increase the volume of your hair, apply a texturising spray and scrunch each section.

#2 The Glam Topknot

woman with a top knot

A topknot is perfect if you don’t want to spend hours in front of the mirror. It will also add a bit of glam to your party look. The secret of the topknot is the volume. Apply a generous amount of dry shampoo from the scalp to the tips of your hair, scrunching as you go. Then, pull the hair up into a twisted topknot towards the top of your head and hold it together with hairspray. Add a sparkly headband or accessory to give it extra bling.

#3 The Messy Fishtail Braid

creating a messy fishtail braid

The messy fishtail braid creates a natural look, while remaining chic. Start off by making a regular fishtail braid. You can also use a variable in the French fishtail braid. Make the braid as clean as possible before gently tugging on the edges. You could also create the same look by simply rubbing the braid between your hands. The best thing about this style is it tends to look better the messier it gets. You can leave it as a natural look or add a cute bow or flower accessory.

#4 The Dutch Braid Crown Updo

Elegant crown braid up-do

This hairstyle is perfect for second-day hair. Braid a Dutch braid (an inside-out French braid) along your hairline. Tie off the ends of the braid and pin it up so it resembles a crown. Use your remaining strands of hair to tie up into a ponytail and fluff it up. Then, twist the ponytail part into a messy bun and pin it to finish the look.

#5 A High Ponytail

girl with a high ponytail

High ponytails are extremely versatile and well-suited to those with long hair and natural volume. It has the natural, sporty look combined with elegance to make it an easy hairstyle to choose for your New Year’s Eve ensemble. Start by thoroughly brushing your hair to get rid of any knots. Gather your hair and hold in place at the back of your crown with one hand. Secure it tightly with an elastic hair tie and set it with hairspray. You could also pull out a few pieces of hair to frame your face and create a laidback look.

Need a gorgeous hairstyle for New Year’s Eve?

No matter how or where you will be ringing in 2016, the last thing you want to stress over is constantly fixing up your hair throughout the night.

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