The best hairstyles for party season
Party season has arrived! And we’re betting your calendar is already filled to the brim with social events and Christmas festivities. Sure, they may be fun but it also means a lot of good hair days are needed. And unfortunately, good hair days can sometimes be hard to come by come party season. Everyone is short on time and patience and you often just chuck a truckload of product in your hair to look passable until your next wash day.
But that's why we've rounded up these six hot party season hairstyles. They're easy to do and can take your hair to a fabulous new level (whether it's clean as a whistle or knotty and full of dry shampoo).
The twisted pony
Not only does Shay Mitchell’s boho ponytail look incredible, but it’s also surprisingly easy to do. And as an added bonus, the style will keep your locks right out of the way, so it’s perfect for a party where you know you’ll be sweltering in the heat for hours or dancing 'till you drop.
To recreate: After parting your hair in the centre, take two front sections and bring forward, taking the rest of your hair to the back. One at a time tightly roll the hair away from your face and secure with pins. Once you've pinned both sides tie all of your hair into a low ponytail. Use a curler to add beachy waves to your ponytail and then apply hairspray to tame any and all flyaways.
The tousled mane
Who better than Blake Lively to embody this look? The tousled mane is always a great go-to for party season. It’s fun, sexy and simple – especially if you’ve spent the day at the beach. You barely need to style a strand if that’s the case!
To recreate: Depending on your texture, curl and then brush out your locks. Apply some root volumiser and spritz some sea salt or texturising spray to add movement. And finally, flip your hair over to a deep side part for max volume!
The sparkly space buns
Want to look extra AF for your festival or New Year’s party this year? Well, space buns are a no-brainer! And you can take the quirky hairstyle to an even more extra level by applying some colour with the Vixen Hair Colour Chalks or some glitter with the Alfaparf Milano Shimmering Glitter Glossy Gel.
To recreate: Firstly, spray texturising spray everywhere. Next, part your hair in the middle and tie two ponytails high up on either side of your head. Twist them into buns and secure with pins. You can even jazz them up by adding braids first or letting the ends flick out!
The party pony
It’s called a party pony for a reason! The swishy style is fun and unbelievably easy (plus it will hide your oily roots if you’re really putting off that wash). We suggest following in Hailey Baldwin’s footsteps and adding a pop of colour with a scrunchie!
To recreate: After curling your hair and brushing the curls out into soft waves, scoop your locks into a very high ponytail. Brush the strands on top of your head so there are no bumps in sight and secure the pony with a thick scrunchie ( it will add extra height). Once secured, pull the pony a bit tighter and separate the waves so they can be seen at all angles. Finally, pull a few baby hairs loose around the face.
The messy side braid
Ah, the braid – the most beautiful shortcut for looking put-together! A side braid is allowed to be messy, nay encouraged to be messy. So you can do a speedy (read: shoddy) job during your last-minute party prep and it won’t matter one bit.
To recreate: Give yourself a deep part and then plait hair all the way to your ends. Once you’ve secured the braid with a clear elastic (try the TONI&GUY Tools Snagless Elastics), pull at sections of the braid to loosen it for that ‘lived-in’, messy look.
The loose updo
If you don’t want your hair getting in the way of your party fun but don’t want to look slick and no-nonsense, Margot Robbie’s messy updo is for you. You don’t have to make it as intricate as Margot’s though!
To recreate: Plait a couple of loose braids, scoop them up and tie and pin them until they stay put. Just make sure to leave some shorter layers hanging to frame your face. You can also try adding a glam hair accessory like the Lady Jayne Metallic Round Clip!
Have you fried, dyed and doused your hair in styling products this party season? Eek, us too! But you can get your hair back to what it used to be. To remove permanent or semi-permanent hair colours, use Colourless Max Condition hair colour remover. If you’ve spent too much time with hair tools, apply the TIGI BedHead Urban Antidote Recovery Treatment Mask. And if you've built up a bunch of product? Give your hair a proper clean with the clarifying Redken Hair Cleansing Cream.
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