20 Evening Hairstyles You’ve Got to Try Out

Celebrate your night out with killer hair.

We all have our day-to-day hairdo that we we wear around like armor. For some of us, this has been the same style that we’ve been wearing since high school (#nojudgment). In general, most of us have go-to styles that are safe, comfortable and can sometimes be borderline boring. Yes, we said it. Even we have boring hair days! But when special occasions or parties happen, we get all sorts of fancy with our look and it’s a far departure from our appearance during the day. One of our favorite ways to mix up our look is by creating evening hairstyles that are modern, sophisticated and classy. Read on to discover some of our favorite evening hairstyles to help you figure out what look you are going to wear on your night out.

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A chic updo is one look you’ve got to try for your night out.

1. Updo

If you are heading to the opera or the theatre, we love the look of a chic updo for an evening out. Try the classic half-up/half-down look that can be placed in a clip or twisted on the sides of your hair into a casual ’do. We love a sophisticated look that’s very low-maintenance.

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Create a halo braid for your night out.

2. Halo Braid

This old-school hairstyle is making a resurgence from the ’80s and is all about being tight and controlled. Great for evenings when you don’t want to think about your hair, this style can be heavy on the volume in the front of your face and even slightly edgy as you carefully let some wisps out to lightly frame your features.

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Create a chic braided twist that’s bound to try heads. Photo credit: Dvora

3. Braided Twist

Try a two-in-one hair trend by creating a braid around the crown of your hair. Twist the other side of your hair to meet the braided end, forming a sophisticated updo that will shine on your evening out.

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A twisted low bun looks chic, but is so effortless.

4. Low Twisted Bun

Another easy style is to create a bun with an updated twist. Inside of the standard up-high ballerina bun, go low and let your bun rest on your neck. Add in three low twists for a look that’s bound to turn heads. Check out our full low twisted bun tutorial to master this look for yourself.

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Go for a stylish bouffant for your night out. Image credit: Indigitalimages.com

5. Bouffant

Go retro for your night out and create a mini-bouffant held together with some carefully placed hair clips. While this look may take time to create, you won’t have to fix it throughout the night. The secret to lock in this style? Use some hairspray like Bed Head by TIGI Hard Head Hairspray that will give you some serious hold and control.

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The chignon is a chic look that will never go out of style.

6. Chignon

We love this look but it does take more time than you probably have in the morning. Reserve this ’do for your evening out as you create a volumizing style held together in a bun or tight ponytail.

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Milkmaid braids are a fun style for your fancy event.

7. Milkmaid Braids

We know you’ve been eyeing this look for a long time, so why not rock it on your night out? This braided style can be situated on one side of your head or even in a crown that leads into a bun or low French twist. Plus, check out our tutorial on how to make milkmaid braids yourself.

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A dramatic party changes up your look without having to do much. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

8. Dramatic Part

Even those with short hair can look totally different at night with a simple change of their part. Take a significant amount of your locks (from the opposite side of where you normally part your hair) and place it on the opposite side. This change will look dramatic as you create layers and volume to your hair. If you have curls, use TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Touchable Bounce Mousse as its formula can give your hair body that won’t feel sticky or stiff.

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A high pony is an easy look you can create in minutes.

9. High Pony

Use a dime-sized amount of Nexxus Humectress Encapsulate Serum to smooth out any frizz or flyways that tends to accumulate around the crown. Then, pull your hair all the way up the crown as you create a high ponytail.

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A low braid bun is chic and so easy.

10. Braided Bun

Another head-turning look to try for your night out is to create braids that wrap around your hair, forming into a low bun. You can also try braids that circles your bun or braids that create a crown around your head.

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Turn heads with a modern bubble pony. Photo credit: Dvora

11. Bubble Pony

Another look that will stun at the theater is the trendy bubble pony. It’s starts out as your typical high pony thats subsequently wrapped into smaller and tighter ponytails that form mini-bubbles. You just need some clear elastic bands to hold it all together.

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Your secret weapon for instant evening-ready hair.

12. Third Day Volume

Refresh your third day hair with a few sprays of Dove Refresh+Care Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo. This dry shampoo will give your strands new life and a sultry voluminous look.

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Use your flat iron to create easy curls.

13. Flat Iron Curls

Use your flat iron to create these easy textured curls. Follow our quick tutorial for flat iron curls to create this edgy look.

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Pull your curls back and accessorize them.

14. Low, Chic Updo

Gather your curls back into a low and easy updo and accessorize your finished look with a few small flowers.

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Wear your hair high and flirty.

15. High Flirty Ponytail

Nothing says evening-ready like a high flirty ponytail. Use a teasing comb to add a touch of volume in the front for extra fanciness.

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Change your perspective.

16. Deep Side Part

Give your hair a quick change of perspective by switching to a deep side part.

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Brush through your curls to create this textured look.

17. Brushed-Through Curls

Change up your usual curled look by brushing through your curls once they’ve cooled.

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Add a few small braids to your updo.

18. Braided Updo

Upgrade a classic updo by adding thin braids around the crown of your hair.

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Try this loose easy curly updo.

19. Loose Updo

Brush your curls back into a voluminous updo and leave a few pieces out to frame your face.

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Center parted quick and easy updo.

20. The 2-Minute Updo

Separate your hair into a center part for a little bit of drama and gather your hair back into an easy updo.