New Year’s Eve Hairstyles Perfect for Media Noche and Beyond

Greet 2020 with flair by putting your hair in these fab New Year's Eve hairstyles.

We’re a few days away from the last day of the year. We’re pretty sure you’re busy prepping for your NYE festivities, and that includes making sure you look slammin’ come media noche. If you still don’t know how you’re going to style your hair, don’t worry! We’ve rounded up easy and chic New Year’s Eve hairstyles that you can wear as you welcome another decade. Check them out!

1. Sexy romantic waves

New Year's Eve hairstyles: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with long dark wavy hair wearing a black dress
With sexy romantic waves, your beau won’t take his eyes off of you.

Greeting the new year at a fancy hotel? Complement your LBD with sexy romantic waves. This hairstyle is perfect when you’re spending New Year’s Eve with your significant other. Look all glammed up as you clink glasses of champagne and toast to 2020.

Editor’s tip: Before curling your hair, make sure you spritz TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray on your hair to prevent heat damage. 

2. Baby Bangs and Loose Curls

New Year's Eve Hairstyles: Asian woman with long black hair and baby bangs
Greet the new year in style with edgy bangs and soft curls. Credit: Natasha Estelle

If you’ve been thinking of getting bangs for the longest time, now is the time to do it! Just make sure the fringe you’re getting is right for your face shape. Baby bangs can make your whole look edgy and high-fashion. You can also pair your short fringe with loose curls to create a soft but still festive look for New Year’s Eve.

Editor’s tip: Want to incorporate green practices into your hair care routine? Use Love Beauty and Planet Argan Oil & Lavender Smooth and Serene Shampoo to calm frizz and get smoother, softer hair. With eco-friendly ingredients, this shampoo can help you switch to a more eco-friendly lifestyle. 

3. Ponytail with Bobby Pins

New Year's Eve Hairstyles: Asian woman with long hair in a ponytail wearing a white jacket and mustard-colored dress
Jazz up your low ponytail with metallic bobby pins. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Even a simple low ponytail can look party-ready when you add gold or silver bobby pins on the side of your head. Let the pins overlap to create Xs or just place them neatly to form parallel lines.

4. Bobby Pin Hair Crown

New Year's Eve Hairstyles: Asian woman with shoulder-length hair wearing a sleeveless top and smiling
A bobby pin hair crown can add drama to your hair no matter the length. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Another way to glam up for NYE without much effort is to create a bobby pin hair crown. You can wear this hairstyle from your media noche with your family up to the after-party you have planned with your friends.

5. Curly side ponytail

Asian woman with long dark hair in curly side ponytail wearing a white dress
If you want to look all dainty on New Year’s Eve, this ‘do is for you.

Put a twist to your usual ponytail by going for a curly side ponytail. The curls can add volume to thin locks, so you won’t spend the last the day of the year having flat and limp hair. Don’t forget to spray heat protectant on your hair before curling to prevent heat damage.

6. Long hair with curly side fringe

New Year's Eve hairstyles: Asian woman with long dark wavy hair wearing white turtleneck top
Well-defined waves and a curly side fringe make for a fab NYE hairstyles.

Got bangs? Curl them, too, to match your long, beautiful waves. The long hair with curly side fringe hairstyle only takes a few minutes to create. You’ll be done in time for the New Year countdown.

7. Curly ponytail

New Year's Eve hairstyles: Asian woman with long black hair in a curly ponytail wearing a brown jacket
Put your hair up high and get ready to party!

Look party-ready by putting your hair in a chic curly ponytail. Let your long hair bounce as you dance the night away with your friends. Now, queue your favorite music—whether it’s K-Pop or EDM—and get the fun started!

8. Beach waves for short hair

New Year's Eve Hairstyles: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with curly long bob wearing a blue sleeveless dress
Add oomph to your medium-length hair by creating beach waves.

If you have a bob or lob, this hairstyle is for you. Beach waves for short hair is a versatile ‘do. It can go with either a casual outfit or your favorite cocktail dress. Wear this hairstyle from dinner all the way until media noche. It can even last until the after-party when everyone just wants to kick up her heels and dance.

9. Half-up Fishtail Braid

New Year's Eve Hairstyles: Back shot of an Asian woman with half up fishtail braid wearing a plaid top
Braid your short hair for a change. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Put your short hair in a half-up fishtail braid if you want to look polished on your media noche. These short hair braids also help add texture to your lob or bob so it doesn’t look flat and ordinary.

10. Side-swept Dutch Braid

New Year's Eve Hairstyles: Asian woman with long hair wearing an offs-shoulder top
Soft, loose waves complement a side-swept Dutch braid. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Want a romantic ‘do? Go for a dainty side-swept Dutch braid on New Year’s Eve. It’s also perfect when you’re spending NYE with your beau and you’re going to watch colorful fireworks light up the sky when the clock strikes 12.

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Make sure you have these in your beauty arsenal when you get ready for New Year’s Eve.

1. Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Repair & Shine

Always start with healthy hair, no matter what hairstyle you’re planning to create. With Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Repair & Shine, you’ll say goodbye to damaged locks, thanks to its Keratin Serum that help rescue hair from intense damage. You’ll bid frizz farewell, too, and say hello to smooth, shiny, and manageable hair.

2. TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse

Define your curls and waves with TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse. This product also boosts your hair’s volume and manages frizz so you get hair that looks like it’s styled a pro.

3. TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray after styling to make your waves and curls last for hours. This hairspray is also lightweight, so it won’t weigh your hair down. Its formulation doesn’t leave a sticky residue so you don’t get icky hair when the party is over.

With these fab New Year’s Eve hairstyles, you’ll certainly end 2018 and start 2019 looking your best. We’re sure you wouldn’t have it any other way. Now, let’s all raise our glasses and toast to another year full of glitz, glam, and good fortune.

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