15 New Years Eve Party Hairstyles
by BRENDA L. / DEC 19, 2022
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Are you already planning your New Year’s Eve night? Whether you’re going to be partying in a club or having a special dinner and drinks with your inner circle, there are many ways for you to look flawless on the last night of the year. Read on to get inspired and find the perfect hairstyle to wear on New Year’s Eve!
1. Braided Bun
This sophisticated updo simply had to make it to this list! Braided buns and updos are a popular choice for the festive season, and although you don’t need to go as crazy as if you were just selected to star in your local Grinch musical, you can certainly go a little extra by adding remy hair extensions for the ultimate volume and length. As seen on superstar Jennifer Lopez, the braided bun is a top-notch hairstyle choice for an elegant dinner party. If you have a pair of important earrings or an elaborate necklace to show off, this is the right style for you.
2. Hollywood Waves
Perhaps you’re more into letting your hair down and getting the flawless curves of an old-school diva in your tresses – in that case, let me introduce you to the Hollywood waves, a glamorous hairstyle capable of making you feel as if you were born to step on the red carpet. Hollywood waves are a timeless hairstyle inspired by the celebrities of the silver screen. Nowadays, this look makes a popular choice for fancy dates, wedding looks and even a night at the theatre. On top of that, Hollywood Waves are a prime choice amongst celebrity red carpet looks. Its elegant and retro vibe dresses up or down easily, depending on your outfit of choice. A great way to style your long locks this party season.
3. Rope Braid
The rope braid is a modern take on the classic plait, giving it a twist (quite in the literal sense) for an edgy, trendy finish. In its own way, this hairstyle is incredibly elegant and sophisticated but remains fierce, ideal for those who are looking to make some jaws drop at their New Year’s Eve party. As seen on Kim Kardashian and other fellow A-listers, the rope braid has been an incredibly popular hairstyle throughout the past year, rapidly becoming a TikTok certified trend. Is your hair long and thick enough to bring to life this cool braid? If not, you can always resort to clip-in ponytail hair extensions. Super discreet and 100% made of Remy human hair, it will be impossible to tell from your natural tresses.
4. Low Chignon
Are you after a timeless classic that will make you look elite without any effort? Then look no further than this hairstyle. A classic for formal events, the low chignon never really lost its appeal – and to this day, it can still be admired both on glamorous celebrities and blushing brides alike. This hairstyle can be worn as it is, shiny and minimal, or embellished with hair jewellery or flowers - the choice is yours. In case your hair lacks the right volume to get the perfectly round chignon, you can look into adding volume and length with Seamless Hair Extensions - no one will know.
5. Sleek Ponytail
What if you want to look both badass and classy? Try with a silky, sleek ponytail. In particular, one specific pony style has rapidly become a classic: the slicked back, super-silky ponytail. The style – that can easily be recreated with the aid of clip in ponytail hair extensions – is an evergreen hairstyle that can be worn on many different occasions and will keep you super stylish regardless. It goes well with any outfit and can be curled or flipped out according to the vibe you’re looking to achieve. You can pair it with a trendy middle-parting or a retro side part for a 90s finish.
6. Heatless Curls
Take it from the stars – sometimes less is more, and a simple curly blowout can go a very long way. You can now achieve a gorgeous salon-like blowout in the comfort of your own home, without using any heat, and without stressing your strands. You may think I’ve gone completely crazy, but let me introduce you to the curling ribbon, the latest TikTok trend everybody’s been talking about. Made of 100% silk for a frizz-free, zero-damage finish, the curling ribbon is the protective hairstyle that leaves your hair shiny and healthy, and makes you look effortlessly expensive!
7. Half-Up, Half-Down
Let’s talk about the hairstyle that merges the best of both worlds and keeps on giving: ladies and gents, welcome to the world of half-up, half-down hairstyles. There is something incredibly romantic and classy about a good half-up, half-down hairstyle: this type of ‘do can give life to a plethora of looks, depending on what you’re looking for. You can add in seamless hair extensions to get more length and play with layered curls, or you can use ultra volume hair extensions to work on a complex, plaited look if you want to be a little extra.
8. Double Plaits & Full Bangs
Still hooked on your Wednesday Addams vibe? I don’t blame you. But did you know that her signature look can be transformed into a cool hairstyle for your NYE party? Actually, the classic plaits are an evergreen trendy look for the festive season! If you want to add a touch of colour and glitter you can always incorporate colourful hair tinsel in your strands. What if you’re afraid of cutting your own bangs? Don’t fret, you don’t need to – just wear a clip in fringe and you’re good to go.
9. Preppy Ponytail
Preppy vibes are coming back, and I couldn’t be any more excited about it! Get inspired by the country club vibe and make this style yours (you can also look into light or dark academia outfits to match). But what does a preppy ponytail look like? Picture this: a softly curled ponytail, topped off by old-money inspired hair accessories such as pearl-encrusted clips or an oversized bow to finish off the hairstyle in true festive fashion.
10. Bubble Braid Or Bubble Ponytail
Also known as the bubble ponytail, this hairstyle is nothing but another Y2K trend that has made a successful, raging comeback. Remember Fergie’s jumbo bubble braid at the Nickelodeon Award, many many years ago? Well, I’m not sure who dug up that hairstyle and made it famous again, but I’m oh so grateful. Super easy to recreate, the bubble braid has been spotted on celebrities such as Oliva Wilde (who paired the look with thick, blunt bangs) and Gigi Hadid - who chose to bubble braid only her face-framing tendrils.You can use seamless hair extensions on your sides to create two bubble braids, or use clip in ponytail hair extensions to get the a thick bubble ponytail that would put Princess Jasmine to shame.
11. Spiky Bun
Also labelled as the “model off-duty” hairstyle, the spiky bun has seen an increase of popularity after Bella Hadid rocked it on her instagram profile. I can’t blame anyone for loving this hairstyle: not only is it incredibly trendy, it’s also astonishingly easy to recreate and is one of the most comfortable options out there! Bella’s active fandom immediately fell in love with this hairdo and variations, tutorials and reviews spawned everywhere on the Internet shortly after. I guess this is what happens when you combine a Y2K trend and one of the most beloved supermodels out there.
12. Fancy Claw Clip Updo
Claw clips are back, and it’s official. After being the hottest summer trend for quite a while, it looks like they’re here to stay! Step in the new year with a fancy claw clip (you can find so many different models and sizes online!) and you will look as fashionable as ever. There are many ways you can style a claw clip to achieve a killer updo! Trendy and practical, this hair accessory is still going strong on TikTok, where thousands of hair enthusiasts and influencers are showing off their glam updos. Claw clips have also been spotted on celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez. You can read more about claw clip hairstyles and how to achieve them here.
13. Criss Cross Mini Ponytails
Speaking of 00s fashion coming back, how could I not include the trendy mini-ponytails that so many celebrities and influencers have been wearing lately? We’ve seen this look going viral on Instagram feeds, TikTok and whatnot, and it’s easy to see why. Youthful and playful, this Y2K-inspired hairstyle has been upvoted by Kylie Jenner herself (you can check out this and more Kylie Jenner hairstyles here). It’s a quick and easy look to achieve in a few minutes, and why it might not be the best option for extremely formal and corporate environments, if your workplace is kind of laid back and/or creative, you’ll be the trendiest person in the office. Guaranteed.
14. Curtain Bangs
Perhaps what you need is something completely different, something that doesn’t necessarily involve adding hair as much as cutting it. In that case, why not go for curtain bangs? This hairstyle is well known for being one of the most popular type of face-framing cut, capable of flattering pretty much every face shape and working perfectly with any sort of hair colour, including balayage shades and the popular money piece hair. Running a little short on budget? Check out our tutorial to know how to cut curtain bangs at home!
15. Bling Bling Hair, Or Bedazzled Hair
The bling bling hair is a style many of us millennials have rocked as kids or during our early teenage years throughout the pinkest, most sparkly era ever: the early 00s. With the raging comeback of fashion and trends belonging to the last pre-smartphones years, it was inevitable to see this cute hairstyle making a dramatic entrance too.
Part of the huge deal that bedazzled hair has become is due to the success of the HBO TV show Euphoria, where beloved character Maddy Perez rocks some Y2K-inspired hairstyles and outfits, soon enough going viral among the fans of the show.
Whether you’re getting inspired by supermodels of the past with bouncy blowouts and fluffy curtain bangs, or following the trendy train ran by nowadays Hollywood babes, rest assured that with any of these hairstyles you won’t fail to amaze. From ponytails to buns, chignons, braids and curls, trendy hair accessories and timeless classics, all you need to do is to get everything set and… Practise your skills waiting for your New Year’s Eve party!