8 Quick Party Hairstyles for Your Last-Minute Plans

Hairstyles you can do in a second or two. 

Nothing is better than a spontaneous party! Celebrate whatever, whenever. For those last-minute get togethers, there are quick party hairstyles that’ll have your hair looking fab in minutes. You know, like simple styles that you can create while you’re texting for the final party details. From the coolest updos to the trendiest waves, these eight party hairstyles are fun, quick to do, and look great with any outfit. Read on to check out some of our top quick party hairstyles.

Quick Party Hairstyles You Can Whip Together In Minutes

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We are all about those space buns!

1. Space Buns

We’re a little bit obsessed with space buns a.k.a the epitome of quick party hairstyles! All you need to do to create this ’90s #throwback hairstyle is part your hair in half and create two buns. If you have an extra minutes or two, you can take the time to do braided buns. You can even do confetti buns!

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This style is so great, for making a regular style party appropriate. Photo credit: Farraz Essani Photography

2. Edgy Pomp Ponytail

Take two extra minutes to jazz up a boring old ponytail. You’ll need to start off with a pony placed right on the crown of your head. Then, using a few extra large bobby pins, pin the tail right to your head. Get bonus points by using bobby pins in contrasting color for a cool hair accessory.

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All the volume, all the style. Photo credit: Dvora

3. Textured Side Part

Get instant volume by creating a deep side part in your hair. Quick party hairstyles that take literally seconds? Yeah, those are our favorites. Make this style more interesting by spritzing in the Suave Professionals Texturizing Sea Salt Spray. Scrunch, and go party!

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Up the ante by slicking down your roots with gel. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Chic Messy Bun

We’re all about NYFW street-style approved messy buns as quick party hairstyles. They are super fast, super easy and surprisingly chic. Up the look by making sure your roots are extra sleek. You can use some gel and a boar bristle brush to smooth down any baby hairs. Flyaway free is the way to be.

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Model off duty waves. Photo credit: Faraz Essani Photography

5. Quick Waves

Adding in these waves? Actually pretty fast. You can do this a few different ways. Our first and favorite is to curl your hair with a flat iron. Another option is to use a large barrel curling iron. The way to make it go super fast is to only curl random sections. Oh, and the faster you do it, the more wavy (not curly) your hair will look.

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The always elegant scarf.

6. Fun Hair Accessory

Jazz up your regular day to day hairdo with a big hair accessory. There are a boat load of different ways you can use a scarf in your hair. Although, we’re pretty partial to this giant headband look. It’s also great for a quick style when you have oily roots. Who can tell when it is covered up by such a pretty scarf?

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Cluster bobby pins for a quick style.

7. Bobby Pin Cluster

Create a gorgeous look by purposefully placing bobby pins in a section of your hair. The key to making this style work is to use contrasting bobby pin colors to the color of your hair. You could also go the glam route and use glittery pins. We like stacking a bunch of bobby pins all in one area to make a big faux barrette. It’s easy to do and you don’t need to get twisty with bobby pins and multiple mirrors.

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High contrast is IN.

8. Teased Out Ponytail

For a high contrast style, try doing a tight ponytail, and tease out the tail. This gives your hair a sexy voluminous look, and it only takes a few minutes to do. If you’ve got a solid 15 minutes to do your hair you can add in an accent braid. Teasing your ponytail should be done from the ponytail holder working your way down. It’s the easiest way to judge how big you are getting and avoiding a huge knot.

Need a few different quick party hairstyles? Check out these party hairstyles for medium hair