Last-minute hairstyles for a night out you can do in 5 mins

Speedy, chic hairstyles for time-poor ladies.

Need hairstyles for a night out? We know it’s not easy to look your best when you’re heading straight from work to cocktails or dinner. It’s a dilemma us working women are frequently always faced with (especially with Valentine’s day around the corner!), but the good news is that you needn’t panic because the All Things Hair team is here to help you out. Just try one of these easy hairstyles for a night out, not only do they look great but are pretty much foolproof to create – perfect for when you’re in a hurry.

4 Easy-to-create hairstyles for a night out


Easy hairstyles for a night out side ponytail
Messy side ponytail

Messy side ponytail

A ponytail is, of course, one of the easiest hairstyles to create, although a simple, classic low pony just won’t do for a swanky night out on the town. So, if you’re looking for truly fuss-free hairstyles for a night out, try this casually messy side pony, instead!

To get the look, backcomb your hair at the crown and top of your head to create a slightly messy, voluminous look, then gently brush your hair backwards and gather into a high side ponytail. Secure with a hairband before taking a small piece of hair to wrap around the base to disguise it. Finally, spritz with TRESemmé Ultimate Hold Hairspray to lock the style in place all night long.

Blonde textured low bun
Twisted and textured bun

Twisted, textured bun

While this beautiful updo looks complicated, it’s actually a hairstyle that’s so easy to do that it’ll probably soon become your go-to choice, whatever the occasion. To achieve this ‘do, gather your hair into a low ponytail, and secure in place with a hairband. Then wrap the tail of your pony around its base, as if you were about to create a topknot, and tuck in the end. Finally, secure your bun in place with bobby pins, and gently pull out a few strands to create texture. Add some VO5 Classic Styling Firm Hold Hairspray – and you’re done!

60 second beehive straight short black hair hairstyles for a night out
The cheat’s beehive. Credit:

The cheat’s beehive

For a fab vintage-inspired look, try this super easy and quick take on the classic beehive. This hairstyle is so fun to create that you’ll want to wear it for any occasion!

Start by taking a section of hair from the back of your head in a semi-circle, and backcomb the underside to create volume. Then twist the ends of your section to wrap them into a small bun, and secure in place with bobby pins. Now, gather the rest of your hair, and put it in a bun, just underneath your backcombed section. Finish with TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray to lock the style in place.

dark brown hair with twisted ponytail
Looped ponytail. Credit:

Looped ponytail

Perfect for straight hair that’s on its second day (so is perhaps looking a little flat), this hairstyle is super easy to create. Simply sweep your hair into a low ponytail, and secure it in place with a hairband at the nape of your neck. Then, with your fingers, create a small gap in your hair just above the base of your pony, and loop its tail through the hole, pulling the end to create a loose, undone knot. Work some of the Toni&Guy Sea Salt Texturing Spray into the tail of your pony to get a more textured effect.


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