New year, new hair style. Whether you’re rocking long, glamorous waves or a high top-knot, there’s no shortage of elegant, playful hair styles suitable for ringing in the New Year.
Side Braid with a Wavy Pony
Braids are not the juvenile style of years past. A well-placed plait evokes elegance and awe, adding glamour to any look. For this look, braid hair on one side of your head, weaving it into a low pony-tail to let the remainder fall free. Tease the crown for extra height, while keeping the style loose around your face. Girls with thick, long hair will love this romantic look.
Textured High Pony with a Classy Accessory
The half-pony is still in, and this textured version is a chic take on the traditional style. Scoop hair up around the crown of your head into a high ponytail, styling the rest of your hair with loose waves. Frame a few tendrils around your face for a soft look that still leaves you party-ready. For a sparkly detail, tie hair up using a pearl hair elastic, like Lily Collins below.
A Chic Chignon
Chignons never go out of style. This timeless, elegant look is pretty and gorgeous—a loose do with a retro feel. Gather hair at the nape of your neck, twisting until it’s all pinned at the back of your head. Hold it in place with bobby pins and plenty of hairspray. Tease the crown for extra drama, and finish the look with a fun accessory, such as a loud pair of earrings.
Sleek and Center Parted
This vixen look is a head-turner. It’s cool, sexy, and best of all, requires minimal prep time. Add a touch of sophistication with a slightly off-centre part and tuck a few pieces behind your ears. Tame your hair with some oil and let your straightener do the rest. It’s a great look for those with long hair, or those who prefer a low-maintenance style.
All Over Curls
Embrace your hair’s natural texture and let loose with springy curls. Use a tapered curling iron—a small-barrel iron is best, to define some curls while leaving others playful. Add extra oomph and mix and match careful curls with scattered ones. Maintain your hair’s shine with a bit of oil and hairspray to keep your look fresh all night long.
What’s your favourite New Year’s party ‘do? Let us know in the comments!
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