Easy going out hairstyles that you can do last minute

Arianna | 26 October 2016

Be party-ready in an instant with these stylish ‘dos!

Let’s be honest, party season can be classed as any time of the year, from spring festivals to summer soirees. But we have to admit, our calendars become absolutely packed with party invitations during the winter months (think Halloween, Christmas and New Years) – all of which are just around the corner! Luckily for you, we’ve pulled together 4 of our favourite easy going out hairstyles, that are sure get you party-ready in no time! So what are you waiting for, your last-minute look is just a scroll away.

4 Easy going out hairstyles


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Easy going out hairstyles: The box braid side plait. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Box braid side plait

Currently rocking box braids, but looking for ways to make them party-appropriate? Then meet your new hair BFF: the box braid side plait. This simple braid begins on one side of the head and incorporates hair from both sides as it works it’s way down, giving off loads of depth and dimension! Just when you thought box braids couldn’t get any cooler, right?

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Easy going out hairstyles: Upside down French braid. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Upside down French braid bun

If you’re looking for a sleek updo that’s sure to turn more than a few heads, then take a look at one of our favourite going out hairstyles: the upside down French braid bun. It’s stylish, it’s unusual, and it’ll keep all of the hair off of your face while you dance!

But the best news is, if you can master a French braid, then you’ll be able to create this hairstyle with ease! Just follow our simple step-by-step tutorial, here, and you’ll have everyone in awe of your plaiting prowess.

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Easy going out hairstyles: Sultry waves. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Volumised, sultry waves

If you’ve got a more casual affair to attend, but still want to ooze confidence and style, then the only look you need to be flaunting this party season is volumised, sultry waves. If you ask us, nothing says ‘party-ready’ better than long, wavy locks, with heaps of added texture!

Tip: Soft, bouncy waves can easily be achieved with the use of a large barrel curling tong and some VO5 Voluptuous Waves Creation Hairspray. Now get on that dance floor and work it!

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Easy going out hairstyles: Crown braid. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Crown braid

Prefer to stay true to your signature bohemian style? Then try working this relaxed, yet sophisticated updo, that’s perfect for literally any occasion! And you can even rest assured that if you rock this boho-chic hairstyle, you’ll be in good company – the likes of Ciara and Julianne Hough have both been seen sporting this beautiful braided ‘do. Just don’t forget to give your finished look a healthy spritz of VO5 Classic Ultimate Hold Hairsprayto help hold your braid in place all night long!


Decided which going out hairstyles to work this season? Then learn how to keep your party ‘do perfect day and night with our handy tips, here! Or for even more simple hair ideas that you can whip together in minutes, don’t forget to check out our Easy and Quick Hairstyles page.

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