Fabulous party hair ideas you should try this summer

All Things Hair | 19 August 2016

Be the life and soul of any party with one of these amazing hairstyles!

With endless parties, weddings, and other special occasions on the calendar, the summer season offers the perfect opportunity to try out some fabulous party hair ideas that are sure to wow all your friends.

From plaits, buns and waves, through to super sleek ponies, bouncy curls, and braids, there are a whole host of styles to choose from this summer – all of which will add an exciting dimension to your look. So don’t hang around, check out our favourite party hair ideas and get inspired now for your next do!

5 Fun party hair ideas for summer


Party hair ideas: halo braids
Party hair ideas: Halo braids.

Halo braid

To avoid those all too familiar sweaty hair moments, a halo braid is the perfect way to wear your hair up, without having to compromise on your sassy summer style. Also looking to inject some chic, feminine vibes into you favourite sunshine season ensemble? Then a thick halo braid is the ‘do for you.

And with hair accessories rapidly rising in popularity, now’s the time to experiment with a variety of playful options, such as delicate daisy chains and embellished clips that can be intertwined between the braid itself. They’ll make your look a little more unique while scoring you masses of style points at the same time!

Learn how to create a halo braid with our step by step guide now.

Party hair ideas: low bun
Party hair ideas: Twisted low bun. Credit: Dvora

Twisted low bun

Uber chic and quietly glamorous, a low bun never fails to look effortlessly stylish, whatever the season. And although the top knot bun remains a summer staple, we’re pleased to report that the low bun is also having its very own fashion moment. We especially love this fun, twisted version of the classic!

Just remember, when you’re securing your bun in place, don’t skimp on the bobby pins to ensure your look stays put all night long. If in doubt, a healthy dose of hairspray – like the Toni&Guy Glamour Firm Hold Hairspray (£7.49*) – is always a wise move. There’s nothing worse than your bun coming undone on the dance floor!

Party hair ideas: beach waves summer
Party hair ideas: Beach waves. Credit: Kristen Soileau.

Beachy waves

Beautifully tousled beach waves are always a fail-safe option when it comes to nailing the ultimate summer hairstyle. In fact, you could say they’ve become a summer essential! Universally appealing, waves can be worn with a variety of different hair lengths, adding a carefree, ultra glamorous touch to any party ensemble.

And the good news is, humidity actually works with this style, so you won’t need to worry about your look being ruined by rising temperatures! Also, try adding a spritz of texturising spray, like the VO5 Give Me Texture Dry Texturising Spray (£3.99*), to give your wavy locks some added oomph!

Create your very own beachy waves with our step-by-step guide.

Party hair ideas: Side sweep ponytail
Party hair ideas: Side-swept ponytail.

Side-swept pony

A side swept pony lends itself to a whole host of different summer occasions. Simple, yet high impact, it has to be one of the easiest party hair ideas on our list.

The beauty of this hairstyle is that it’s super low-maintenance. And if you want the hairstyle to appear more relaxed and natural, we’d recommend allowing your hair to fall loosely without using hairspray. This look should appear as as unpolished and effortless as it really is!

Party hair ideas: high ponytail blonde hair
Party hair ideas: High ponytail. Credit: Dvora

High pony

Sleek, chic and always a firm fashion favourite, it’s no wonder the high ponytail is one of this summer’s most popular party hair ideas.

Having appeared on many a high fashion runway around the world, a super slick high ponytail is the perfect way to make a statement this season. This is also a great hairstyle if you are looking for a ‘do that looks uber stylish, but takes just seconds to create. Don’t forget that a spritz of the TIGI Bed Head Headrush Shine Hairspray (£17.50*) will help keep your hair sleek and free of flyaways, while also adding a healthy shine to your finished style.

Learn how to create your very own high ponytail with our tutorial now!

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