Looking for hairstyles for a night out? We have 18 styles to help inspire your date-night or party look.
We all know that our hairstyles can make or break your night out outfit. So, we’ve put together some impressive and easy night out hairstyles, below, to ensure you look your best this party season and beyond.
18 stunning night out hairstyles you can wear on repeat
1. Wrapped ponytail
2. Low bun
You can’t talk about slick night out hairstyles without mentioning this middle-parted, sultry low bun. The best thing part? You can create it in under 10 minutes and it also works a treat for short and long hair. Credit: @alissaviolet
Editor’s tip: Are you planning on using heat to create this gorgeous ‘do? Before you do, make sure to protect your tresses against heat damage with the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray.
It’ll help control frizz, boost shine and leave your locks looking silky smooth.
3. Messy bun
Not all hairstyles for a night out need to look super polished! If you’re working with second day hair and need to get to the club ASAP, we suggest playing up your manes texture with this hot messy bun.
Recommended: 8 textured hairstyles to try next.
4. Romantic topknot
Need a hairstyle that will wow as much as the party dress you bought? Work most of your hair into a topknot and leave out some of it at the front, to create this romantic, curly tendril (with a curling iron, preferably!). Credit: @camilacoelho
5. Vintage curls + hair slides
We’ve stalked enough red carpets to know that hair slides can also work for night out. The best hairstyle to team with them? Vintage curls, of course!
Doing so will give your retro look a cool-girl twist, ensuring you get all the compliments at every event. Credit: @dollface_mubyjes
6. Side braids with waves
Editor’s tip: Creating braided night out hairstyles, like this one, requires the trusty TONI&GUY Flexible Hold Braid Balm.
Giving your hair added structure and grip, this nifty balm will make weaving your mane easier and help your plait last longer, too.
7. Disco curls
Looking for curly night out hairstyles? You can channel major Diana Ross with this sexy, bouncy and defined hairstyle that’s sure to help you rule the dance floor. With a sparkly outfit, nothing can stop you. Credit: @ashley_moore_
Recommended: Define and de-frizz with our pick of the best curly hair products.
8. Side-swept blow out
When it comes to night out hairstyles for long hair, you really can’t go wrong with a classic blow out. But, if you really want to give yours a ’90s supermodel feel, we suggest you sweep your look to the side, like this. Credit: @chelseahaircuts
9. Glam waves
Night out hairstyles for long hair don’t get much more glamorous than this. Combining the slicked-back look and our favourite Hollywood waves, this look is achingly polished and begs to be seen! Credit: @petra_buljan
10. Slick pixie
Want rock chick hairstyles for a night out? We’ve got just the thing! This pixie cut is anything but sweet and meek, and has been transformed into a bold, edgy, sexy ‘do that’s dying to go out on the town. Credit: @cyriacks
11. Statement look
If you’re on board with the slick-back look and have coloured hair, this pic is perfect #hairspiration for anyone that wants to make a statement. The shock of bright colour is sure to keep all eyes on you and you alone! Credit: @paula.pedroasa
12. Long locks
Night out hairstyles for long hair needn’t be a headache. Forget the hours of tonging and braiding, and go for a simple slick-back ‘do instead. We love the understated elegance of this pretty look. Credit: @blowdrybarqatar
13. Glitter hair
If you’re heading to a gathering that calls for (mandatory) glitter, this Insta pic will have you swooning. Simply create your slick-backed look or just slick back one side, then go wild with shimmer and glitter. Credit: @sophiehannahrichardson
Psst… If you do all that, don’t forget to read our top tips about removing glitter from your hair.
14. Slicked-back pony
15. Smooth and straight
Going out straight after work? Then take your look from day to night in an instant with a little hair gel!
It really can be that easy, which is why we love this easy, long-haired ‘do that’s neat and stylish, and just the right amount of edgy. Credit: @hairbybradleyleake
16. Middle parting
Create a winning style for your next girls night with this chic look. We love this Instagrammer’s long dark tresses and, in our books, is an on-point look that’s sure you get you plenty of likes! Credit: @sadiebass_
17. Half-up ponytail
Can’t decide whether to wear your hair up or down? You won’t need to with this half-up, half-down ponytail in your life. It’ll show off your long hair like a dream while also keeping the majority of it off your face. Credit: @kykhair
18. The A-list wet look
Do you want night out hairstyles that have the celebrity seal of approval? Well, we’re just in awe of Rachel Bilson and this winning look that’s mermaid-esque perfection! Credit: @rachelbilson
Want to get this A-list wet look for yourself? Keep on reading to learn how to get it at home, below.
Night out hairstyles: How to create a slicked-back look
If you have naturally curly or frizzy hair, don’t worry: you can still rock this look! Wash your hair with products that’ll help smooth and control frizz, like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Marula Oil Shampoo and Conditioner before gently combing through your mane.
To tease, lift the section of hair up in front of your face, and use your teasing comb to lightly brush the back of the hair downwards towards your scalp.
Repeat this teasing motion until you have achieved the desired amount of volume (if you ask us: the bigger the better!).
If you really want to make your ‘do look extra wet, you can work a small amount of the VO5 Wet Look Styling Gel into your hair.