There’s no better opportunity to go all out than on New Year’s, so to get you in the party mood we’ve got some great New Year’s Eve hair ideas to get you started.
So, to ensure you look your merry best as you belt out Auld Lang Syne, click through our gallery above or keep on reading to find your NYE look. Ready for the countdown? 10…9…8…
10 New Year's Eve hair ideas to help you celebrate in style
1. Twisted half-up
When you want to wear your hair down but still want to make it look a bit special, a half-updo is perfect. This pretty twisted variation is really simple to do, just pair with textured waves and you’ll be good to go.
2. Half-up bouffant
If you’re set for a glitzy night out at a fancy black tie event, we suggest opting for this retro-inspired half-up, half-down style.
3. Dutch braid + bun
This is one look that with the right products and know-how, is far easier to create than it may seem. Tempted to give the style a try? Master the look with Maddie Bruce in our video tutorial, here.
If your New Year’s Eve plans include braving the outdoors to watch a spectacular firework display, the last thing you want is your hair blowing all over the place. So, keep your strands secure in this edgy double Dutch braid and bun combination. Credit: @juliamcdow
Editor’s tip: After all your hard work, make sure you lock your look in place with a good spritz of VO5 Ultimate Hold Hairspray. And for a party twist, try adding in some cool hair accessories like metallic hair rings to your finished ‘do.
4. Knot bun
It might seem an obvious choice, but a knot bun will go with literally any outfit, so if you’ve left your outfit planning to the last minute (again…), at least you won’t have to worry about your hair.
Elegant and classy, it’ll make even the most basic LBD look occasion-worthy and it gives you a chance to flaunt some statement earrings.
5. Low pony
The restaurant is booked, your outfit is sorted, now feast your eyes on this pumped-up pony.
If you have left your New Year’s Eve hair as an afterthought, grab a few staple hair tools (a curling wand, brush, elastic and bobby pin is all you need to create this party look) and make this chic pony your new go-to look. Credit: @hothairaz
Editor’s tip: Add extra height and body to your tresses, while keeping your look in place with TONI&GUY Body Amplify Creation Hairspray. Ideal for creating, not just finishing your look, during styling spray in sections for buildable volume. Finish your look by spraying all over for added hold.
6. Space buns
We can’t help but associate space buns with fun nights out raving until the early hours. If that’s exactly how you plan on spending your New Year’s then you’ll need a hairstyle that not only withstands the night (and endless hours on the dancefloor) but looks amazing too. Credit: @beauteegirl
Next read: Loving the glitter roots? Find out how to add some sparkle to your look, here
7. Messy bun + bangs
Looking for New Year’s Eve hair ideas with a more chilled vibe? If you’re playing the domestic goddess and spending the night entertaining at home, simple yet stylish is what you want. Cue this adorable messy bun and bangs combo.
Channeling a very Zooey Deschanel-esque look, this Instagrammer wears her dark locks in a high messy bun but it’s her flawless rounded bangs that really ties the whole look together. Credit: @newdarlings_
8. Crown braid
Bit of a braids fanatic? Show off your braiding skills and your luscious locks with this half-up, half-down crown braid. Perfect for any party occasion, this New Year’s hair idea is certainly going to earn you a few compliments.
Crown braids work just as well on short tresses and look equally as dreamy on curly haired ladies too! Credit: @locksbylisab
Chignon hairstyles are often associated with weddings but we think this elegant take on the style would be amazing for a classy party this New Year’s Eve. Instead of an undone romantic finish, keep your tresses smooth and sleek for a more evening look.
Editor’s tip: Use the VO5 Flyaway Touch-Up Wand to smooth frizz and leave your tresses looking polished. The handy wand format can be used on dry hair, so it’s ideal for popping in your bag when you head out.
10. Half-up bun
We couldn’t talk about New Year’s Eve hair ideas and not mention the hun now, could we? Worn by everyone from Kendall Jenner to Chiara Ferragni, this half-up hybrid style always looks chic and cute. Credit: @saloncheska