You’ve already found the perfect outfit for that big New Year’s Eve party—but what about your hair? If you’re looking for some easy inspiration for the big night and need your tresses to stay put into the wee hours (because let’s be real, you plan on dancing till dawn), these seven options will survive even the busiest night of party-hopping.
the low pony
A simple low ponytail is the perfect addition to any outfit. To achieve this look, start by applying Moroccanoil Treatment Original ($44), then brushing the product through your hair. After that, pull your locks back into a low pony. Carefully pull a few of your front layers out of the ponytail to frame your face and soften the overall effect. Finish with Tresemmé 24 Hour Body Hair Spray ($9) for a style that will last all night.
Slicked-back hair is a popular trend on runways, so bring it to your NYE party with this chic take on the style. Begin by running some mousse through your strands, and then use bobby pins (you could even use fun colors for extra pizazz) to create a design of your choice. Not only does this create a beautifully geometric look, but it also helps keep your hair in place. It’s a win-win!
the floral bun
Everything looks fancier with flowers. To achieve this look, pull your hair back into a low bun, add a spritz of hair spray, and then carefully add the headband of your choice.
the middle part
A sleek ponytail pairs beautifully with bold makeup for any holiday party. Start by parting your hair in the center of your head, and then smooth Tresemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protecting Shine Spray ($6) from the roots to the ends. Once you’ve applied protection, flat iron your hair to give it a stick-straight effect and tightly pull it back into a low pony.
the half-up, half-down twirl
Upgrade the standard half-up, half-down style with an elegant twist. Begin by pulling the top layer of your hair into an elastic, and then work a hole into your hair above the elastic and pull the end of the ponytail through the opening to give it a twirled look. If you want it to appear artfully messy, pick out a few of your shorter layers and them let them loosely frame your face. Finally, give your hair a couple spritzes of Bed Head Masterpiece Shine Hairspray ($23), and you’ll be ready to party.
the curly updo
This voluminous updo is not your average ponytail. Start by spraying Tlw Texturizing Spray ($20) throughout your hair to add extra hold. Pull all your hair back into an elastic, and then use your fingers to loosen up the hair on top to give it some volume. Finish by curling the ends for a romantic effect.
the natural twist
Try a style that pulls your hair back to show off those festive earrings you’ve been planning on wearing all year. Begin with damp, detangled hair. Then part it into four sections and run a quarter-size amount of SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie ($13) from the ends to the roots of each section. Once hair is moisturized, create two sections in the front from the crown of your head to your ears. Create a flat twist on both sides and secure each one with a bobby pin. Then dry hair the rest of the way with a diffuser or hair dryer set to low.
How will you be styling your hair for New Year’s Eve? Let us know in the comments below!
Featured photo by @jillruder.