61 Chic and Easy Party Hairstyles

Need party hair ideas? Be the belle of the ball with these gorgeous party hairstyles. 
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Nothing completes an ensemble quite like a fabulous, party hairstyle. To give you a head start this season, we have compiled the ultimate list of party hair ideas for all hair lengths and types.

Whether you like to wear your hair up, down, loose or half-up, we’re sure you’ll find an occasion-ready look you’ll love. So, scroll down to discover the best party hairstyles for 2019!

Simple Half-up Hairstyle

Woman with long brown hair styled into a half-up
Credit: Andrew Gough

You can’t talk about party hairstyles without mentioning this simple half-up hairstyle. It’s the perfect in-between hairstyle and allows you to have the best of both worlds.

Editor’s tip: For added volume, spray some of the Love Beauty And Planet Volume & Bounty Dry Shampoo into your roots.

Party Hairstyle for Long Hair

Sara Shamphio with vintage long curly side-swept hair
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The dreamiest party hairstyle for long hair? Glamourous Hollywood waves, like these, of course.

Hair Slide and Waves

Woman with wavy long golden blonde hair with hair clip in it
Credit: Rupert Laycock

Give any wavy hair look a boost with the help of a cute hair slide accessory.

Bow Headband

Barbra Palvin with big bow hair accessory on dark wavy hair
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Make a statement at your next party with this Minnie Mouse-approved bow headband.

Party Hairstyle for Short Hair

Maya Hawke with wavy shoulder-length hair with bangs and headband
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If you’re sporting a bob or a long bob haircut, you can also take your party hair look up a notch with a headband.

Deep Side Part

Adriana Lima with wet look hair with deep side part
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For a sexy look, take note from Adriana Lima and fashion your hair into a deep side part. Don’t forget to use some hair gel to achieve this wet hair look!

Party Bouffant

Woman with bouffant party hairstyle
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Whether you’re headed to a wedding or a themed ’60s party, you can look the part with this timeless bouffant hairstyle.

Romantic Half-Up Curls

Zhang Ziyi with half-up, half-down long curls with a bow accessory
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Long curly hair? For a festive twist on a classic half-up style, try working in a pretty hair ribbon.

Beachy Waves with Bobby Pins

Woman with wavy blonde hair with bobby pins in it
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Beachy waves are the perfect party hairstyle! But, if you want to give them a quick update, simply get creative with some bobby pins.

Editor’s tip: To get effortless tousled texture, use a sea salt spray like the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray. Spray evenly over damp or dry hair to create a rough texture.

Eye-Catching Updo

Woman with blonde upside down bun
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Here’s an eye-catching spin on the classic upside-down bun. What makes this hairstyle so cool is the bubble effect at the back!

Fancy Chignon

osie Huntington-Whiteley with golden blonde hair styled into a sleek chignon
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In search of a truly gorgeous look for a wedding or a special celebration? Stand out from the crowd with a sleek and elegant chignon that exudes sophistication.

Metallic Foil Bun

Olivia Palermo with dark low bun hairstyle with foil decorations
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If there’s ever a time to glitzy, it’s for Christmas parties and festivals! So, you really can’t go wrong with pairing some metallic hair foil with your fave updo.

Loose Side Plait

Megan Good with side braided faux locs
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Plaited hair is the go-to look for any occasion!

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Easy Air-Dried Waves

Margot Robbie with dark to blonde medium hair with slight waves
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Don’t have time for heat? You can get these lovely air-dried waves in a cinch with our easy tutorial, now.

Relaxed Low Bun

Jennifer Lawrence with low wavy bun with loose tendrils
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With all that extra thick hair, you need a way to keep it stylishly under wraps. And, this relaxed low bun will do all that and more!

Mesmerising Curls

Gigi Hadid with caramel blonde beachy party hair
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How can we not talk about Gigi Hadid’s mermaid waves?

Edgy Headband

Gabrielle Union with puffy headband with pearls on it
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Another headband hairstyle you can’t go wrong with.

Headband Braid with Waves

Elsa Hosk with braided headband and wavy hair
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This headband braided style works best for beach weddings or themed Grecian parties.

Bardot Ponytail

Woman with bardot ponytail hairstyle
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This retro hairstyle is another great option for short and long-haired ladies alike. Who wouldn’t want to have Bardot-worthy hair?

Cornrows Hair

Winne Harlow with straight back cornrows hairstyle
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This neat cornrow style will give a high fashion edge to any party outfit.

Side Braid for Short Hair

Woman with short hair with side braid
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While a sweet side braid also works on long hair, we love it just as much on short hair.

Bouncy Blowout

Party hairstyles: Woman with brown highlighted long hair in bouncy waves wearing party sequin dress.
The voluminous blow-dry that will get you noticed! Credit: Alex Barron Hough

There’s nothing like naturally voluminous locks to get you noticed during party season. Team big hair with big bouncy curls and you’ve got an instantly glamorous look, that will complete any outfit.

Psst! Watch this video tutorial (above) to learn how to nail this party-perfect look in a tick.

Editor’s tip: For bountiful volume, reach for TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo.

Get a sky-high finish by flipping hair upside down and spraying it through your hair. Then flip your hair back and work in sections, spraying your hair from root to tip.

Subtle Waves

Party hairstyles: Woman with light brown wavy medium length hair wearing a black off the shoulder top standing in the sun.
Try out barely-there waves. Credit: Dvora

Need hair for a party that’s pretty, playful and effortlessly feminine? This easy-to-achieve style has to be one of our all-time favourites.

Next read: Master this look in a flash with the help of our easy ‘how to curl your hair with a straightener’ tutorial. You can thank us later!

Short Curly Party Hair

Got short, natural hair? Then you’re in luck. Because we’ve partnered up with natural hair beauty Breanna (AKA Mini Marley) to create a tutorial to get your ‘fro party-ready.

Gibson Tuck

Party hairstyles: Woman with dark brown hair in gibson tuck updo wearing a yellow frill dress.
Give the sweet Gibson tuck a whirl! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Hunting for a truly charming party hairstyle that looks just as good from the front as it does from the back? Then the ultra-feminine Gibson tuck is the ‘do for you.

Party Updo

Brunette with party bun and tendrils
Credit: Andrew Gough

This is perfect for those of you who love elegant updos, and this easy twisted tuck just oozes vintage glamour. Trust us, it’s guaranteed to stay put all night, no matter how much you dance!

Disco Curls

Party hairstyles: Woman with ginger fluffy curly medium length hair with bangs wearing a black wrap top and choker.
Party hairstyles are uber fun with plenty of fluffy curls. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Girls with curls can rejoice because this sultry hairstyle is ideal for you! Having been sported on runways around the world, there’s no better time than now to harness the power of your naturally wavy or curly locks.

And while frizzy curls aren’t particularly party-appropriate, fluffed out, soft ones most definitely are. So, ladies, you know what you have to do: dig out your diffuser attachment and stock up on curly hair and anti-frizz products, because it’s about to get serious!

Half-up Cornrows

Party hairstyles: Woman with medium length dark brown hair with curly ends and cornrow braids down the centre styled in a half-up, half-down bun wearing a multi-coloured top.
Try out cornrows and a half-up bun for the ultimate cool-girl vibe.

This half-up bun with cornrows takes hairstyles for a party to a whole new level! What’s more, it’s a clever way to hide oily roots and make use of second-day hair, too!

Next read: Don’t know how to create cornrows? Read our cornrows guide to find out everything you need to know.

Cute Braided Updo

Party hairstyles: Woman with dark brown hair styled ina braided bun wearing a black lace top.
The braided bun is always a good choice!. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

As lovely as updos are when it comes to party hairstyles, they sometimes need a little extra pizzazz. But don’t worry, we’ve got just the thing: some delicate, dainty braids.

Vintage Chignon

Party hairstyles: Woman with dark blonde straight hair in low bun updo with blue and yellow headband scarf wearing a white top.
Throw it back with a vintage-inspired ‘do. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

A baby beehive teamed with an effortlessly messy bun and a bold headband? Well, we couldn’t have come up with better a party hairstyle if we tried.

Bandana Updo

Party hairstyles: Woman with dark brown straight hair styled in a high updo with side fringe wrapped with a blue and white headscarf wearing a cold shoulder knitted top.
Quick party hairstyles? We love this bandana wrapped updo. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Looking for quick party hairstyles? If you’re less than a styling master and can only manage to create a simple bun, don’t fret: because there is an easy way to jazz up your look this party season.

All you have to do is accessorise your mane with a luxurious, printed scarf or bandana!

Glossy Vintage Curls

Party hairstyles: Woman with medium length vintage curly blonde hair wearing a soft pink top and bold red lipstick.
Hairstyles with added glamour? Try out this look! Credit: indigitalimages.com

These glossy, vintage-style waves are undoubtedly one of the most sophisticated evening hairstyles on offer.

Snake Bun

Party hairstyles: Woman with bleach blonde hair styled in a snake braid bun updo wearing a red top.
Fun party hairstyles? Try out a snazzy snake braid!

This cool snake braided bun may look complicated, but it’s just a series of simple three-strand plaits, all rolled up into one chic bun!

Next read: Learn how to get this snake braid bun in 7 easy steps. 

Sweet Space Buns

Party hairstyles: Woman with brown straight hair styled in high space buns updo wearing dungarees.
Rock these space buns at your next girls night.

Space buns are one of our favourite ’90s hair trends that has resurfaced this year.  Head over to our video tutorial to learn how to get them!

Sexy Tousled Waves

Party hairstyles: Woman with long dark blonde tousled wavy hair.
Try out beachy waves, for a laid-back party look! Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Need party hairstyles that will vamp up your hair for a night out? Then these softly tousled waves look relaxed and contemporary and are just perfect for a fuss-free evening.

Editor’s tip: Create your soft curls with the TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist and a large barrel curling iron, and, once you’re done, separate them with your fingertips.

Side Fishtail Braid

Party hairstyles: Woman with straight light blonde hair in side braid wearing a light blue leather jacket.
We’re loving this slightly messy side braid for a party look.

Braids look gorgeous in every form, and this slightly messy, tousled take on the trend is a gorgeous choice if you’re looking for pretty party hairstyles for long hair, that feels both contemporary and feminine.

Milkmaid Braid

Woman with milkmaid braid hairstyle
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

The milkmaid braid makes a great party hairstyle since it keeps your hair off your face and neck while exuding endless feminine elegance.

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Straight Party Hair

Party hairstyles: Model with long straight dark blonde hair wearing a yellow jumper.
Rock long straight locks for perfect party hair. Credit: indigitalimages.com

If you’re blessed with long and healthy-looking hair, a sleek and straight style can look incredibly stunning, not to mention it’s one of the simplest party hairstyles for long hair you can wear.

Half-Up Hair With Waves

Party hairstyles: Woman with long wavy brown hair in half-up, half-down style with accent braids wearing a white dress.
We love party hairstyles that ooze glamour! Credit: indigitalimages.com

Show off your long locks with a half-up, half-down ‘do, adding soft, flowing curls through the lengths of your hair.

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Glitter Roots

Woman with glitter in her hair with half up space buns
Credit: Rupert Laycock

No need to use shiny hair accessories to dazzle at your next party. Simply add a touch of glitter to your roots for a beautiful effect.

Editor’s tip: For a rave-ready finish, we suggest adding a sprinkling of VO5 Wicked Violet Hair Glitter to your roots.

Twisted Crown Braid

Party hairstyles: Woman with brown natural hair in twisted crown updo.
Go for a cute twisted crown for your next party! Credit: Dvora.

If you prefer not to spend too much time styling your hair, but still want to exude cool-girl vibes at your next party, try this simple, fashion-forward braided ‘do. And best of all, this Grecian-inspired, party-ready look will be sure to hold all night!

Faux Pompadour

Party hairstyles: Woman with natural hair in faux pompadour updo wearing a winter scarf and jacket.
Rock a faux Pompadour with glamour and ease. Credit: Dvora

We love this edgy and bold party style for natural hair. You can even tie the rest of your hair into a bun to finish off the look and make it protective too.

Textured Medium Hair

Party hairstyles: Woman with shoulder length shaggy wavy hair and full bangs.
We’re loving these boho-chic tousled waves. Credit: Dvora

Textured locks are one of the best party hairstyles as the look is carefree with just enough glamour. Add in a full sultry fringe and you’ve got yourself a mesmerising ‘do that will get you noticed.

Natural Updo

Woman with natural hair styled into a updo
Credit: Rupert Laycock

If you’ve got bountiful curls or cute coils, take inspiration from Rhianna or Lupita Nyong’o and put your hair up into a pineapple updo. Try wrapping a ribbon around the base to add a touch of glamour to your look.

Next read: Why the pineapple method is the hair hack every curly-haired queen loves!

Halo Braid

Party hairstyles: Woman with blonde long hair in halo braid updo wearing a black vest.
Go for this sweet halo for party chic hair!

To avoid those all too familiar sweaty party hair moments, the halo braid is the perfect way to wear your hair up without having to compromise on your sassy soiree style!

Slicked Back

Party hairstyles: Woman with blonde short hair styled in a wet look slicked back style wearing a white lace dress.
Go for stunning slicked back hair at your next party. Credit: indigitalimages.com

This high fashion-inspired, slicked-back ‘do is one of our favourite party hairstyles if you’ve got shorter locks. Give your mane an impressive and glamorous edge with this wet-look hairstyle. Pair with embellished drop earrings and a smoky eye for maximum effect and to enhance your facial features.

Next read: 7 steps to celeb-worthy wet look strands.

Pinned Back Sides

Party hairstyles: Woman with shoulder length brown hair with soft waves pinned back at the top.
Pinback the sides for a pretty and easy party hairstyle. Credit: indigitalimages.com

As easy as it is charming, this half-up ‘do with soft waves look effortlessly party-ready – and equal parts practical and pretty.

Retro Waves

Party hairstyles: Woman with brown bob length hair with soft curls.
Retro finger waves are incredibly glam! Credit: indigitalimages.com

If you have very short hair (or even a pixie), this sophisticated, elegant and sleek side-parted hairstyle with finger waves is something you should try. Pair with glitzy drop earrings, a smoky eye and an oxblood lipstick for a sexy, ‘20s-inspired, party-ready look.

Flower Garland

Party hairstyles: Woman with brown straight hair with sunflower garland wearing reflective sunglasses.
Rock some flowers in your tresses, for a pretty, festival-ready do! Credit: Dvora

When it comes to party hairstyles for short hair, adding a chic statement accessory is an easy way to jazz up your tresses. Whether it’s with a flower garland or a pearly headband, it won’t fail to impress!

Braided Fringe

Party hairstyles: Woman with straight brown hair styled with a headband braid wearing a light pink top.
We’re loving this super stylish braided fringe! Credit: Dvora.

Whether you’re getting ready for a summer party or just want a break from your bangs, why not go for a bohemian look with a practical yet stylish braided fringe?

Twisted Low Bun

Party hairstyles: Woman with straight brown hair styled in a twisted low bun standing against a yellow wall.
For pretty party locks, that are also practical, try the low bun. Credit: Dvora

Uber chic and quietly glamorous, a low bun never fails to impress. And although the top knot bun remains a 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!

Boho Waves

Party hairstyles: Woman with brown medium length highlighted wavy hair wearing a black summer top and reflective sunglasses.
Try loose boho hair, for a relaxed party look. Credit: Kristen Soileau

Beautifully tousled loose waves are always a fail-safe option when it comes to nailing the ultimate laid-back party hairstyle! You could say they’ve become a night out essential!

Soft Waves

Brunette with glam waves and red lippy
Credit: Andrew Gough

Universally appealing, waves can be worn with a variety of different hair lengths, adding a carefree, ultra-glamorous touch to any party ensemble.

Side Ponytail

Party hairstyles: Woman with golden blonde box braids styled in a side high ponytail wearing a white top.
This side-swept ponytail with braids is a winning combo!

A side-swept pony lends itself to a whole host of different party occasions. Simple, yet high impact, it has to be one of the easiest of the quick party hairstyles on our list. The beauty of this hairstyle is that it’s super low-maintenance.

High Ponytail with Scrunchie

Party hairstyles: Women with long blonde wavy hair in high ponytail scrunchie updo wearing a black turtleneck and black blazer.
The high pony is the ultimate glam party ‘do. Credit: Dvora

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

Glam High Ponytail

brunette with high ponytail and glittery jacket
Credit: Andrew Gough

Having appeared on many high fashion runways around the world, a super-slick high ponytail is a perfect way to make a statement this season.

Bow Updo

Party hairstyles: Woman with ginger straight hair styled in a bow bun updo wearing a leather jacket.
How about a sweet bow for your next party?

For a adorable party ‘do, why not try your hand at this sweet bow hair look. It’s a lot easier to master than you might expect and we think you’ll agree that the striking results are well worth it.

Upside Down Braided Bun

Party hairstyles: Back view of woman with blonde highlight hair in upside down braided bun wearing a red top.
Try out the upside-down braided bun! Credit: Dvora

This upside-down braided updo is a great way to dress up a simple bun for all your parties – not to mention it gives a little something extra to your standard braided updo.

Next read: Master the upside-down French braided bun with our tutorial.

Unicorn Braid

Party hairstyles: Woman with bleach blonde straight hair with dark roots with unicorn cornrow braid wearing a black and white pattern top.
This unicorn braid is edgy and party-ready.

This mohawk braided hairstyle (AKA the unicorn braid) is guaranteed to keep you looking and feeling super cool at any party you attend.

Soft Curls

Party hairstyles: Woman with vintage style curls on medium brown shoulder length hair on catwalk.
Soft curls look sleek and glam. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Soft curls are perfect for adding a dose of glam to your party hairstyles. They’re also perfect for medium to long hair, as there’s enough length there to make an impact, but not too much as to appear too heavy or full-on.

Middle-part

Party hairstyles: Woman in runway with straight dark brown shoulder length hair with bold berry lips.
Sport a modern minimalist parting, for cool-girl party chic. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Spotted on many a designer runway, it seems poker-straight hair is slowly making a comeback as one of the hottest – and most understatedly chic – styles.

Don’t forget to continue the minimalist theme and team with a classic middle parting, and perhaps add a bold red lip to amp up the look for the evening.

 

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