20 Elevated Going Out Hairstyles You Must Try This Year

Never run out of hairstyle ideas again.

Besides figuring out her outfit, every girl questions how she will style her hair when its time to go out. This can be a long and frustrating process, but rest assured we’ve got you covered!

We believe no girl shouldn’t have a list of going out hairstyles handy, so we made our own handy roundup. And of course, we don’t want to overwhelm you so we kept it down to our ultimate favorite looks.

Read on to discover some new hairstyles that you should try this year:

1. Accent Braid

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Credit: Rupert Laycock

Stuck on which hairstyle you should go with for your outing? How about an accent braid? This skinny variation adds a perfect and subtle detail to help jazz up your hairstyle for any occasion.

2. The Barrette Accessory

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The barrette is back.

Remember those pretty and glitzy clips your mom would use in your hair to make it look fancy for special occasions (even if it were just picture day), well, it’s back! Add a barrette to your simple updo style to make it fancier for going out.

3. Braid Trio

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Good things come in threes.

What’s better than one or two braids? Three! Whether you want to refer to this look as warrior braids style or not, this is a hairdo we can get behind for any outing. Wear it to the club or wear it to the office—the possibilities are endless.

4. Deep Side Part

Stick with deep side parts to complement your face.

When in doubt, opt for a sleek deep side part hairstyle. Wear it out and down or pull your hair up into a neat updo.

5. Accessorized Going Out Hairstyles

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The more statement clips, the better. Credit: Rupert Laycock

A braided bun is a hairstyle that you can wear for days without having to redo your hair. This is where flowers (or any other accessory you like) come in. Poke them into your braid and you’ve got a brand new style.

6. Halo Braid

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This simple style is romantic and sweet.

If you’re in the mood for a simple style, a halo braid is perfect. Spray a dry shampoo on like Dove Refresh+Care Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo to absorb excess oil and to add volume, then braid your hair. Pull the braid apart to adjust the width and to create a fuller effect, then finally pin in place.

7. Extra Loose Waves

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The finished wavy hair look, great for any occasion.

Spiffy up the look of your limp and straight hair with a few waves. How to do it? Add a slight wave with the use of a flat iron on some sections of your hair. Once you’re done, brush it through to blend.

8. Half Up Bob

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Bobs can be styled in other stylish ways too.

Just because you have a pageboy, that doesn’t mean you can’t change up your look from time to time. Twist your hair back into this half updo. If you need this look for a super fancy event, use accessories to elevate the look.

9. Headband Hairstyle

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A must-have accessory. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

We have a list of headband hairstyles we love, but this simple and stylish look from the runway takes the cake. Smooth your hair back into a low bun and slip on your headband, and you’ve got yourself a chic hairstyle for going out.

10. Low Chignon

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You can always depend on a bun.

No matter where you’re going, there’s nothing wrong with settling for a bun. For a more stylish effect, opt for something with a little more visual interest like this twisted chignon. Use a shine serum like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum on your hair to give your tresses a healthy and beautiful sheen.

11. The Ribbon

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Simple and chic. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

The ribbon is a red carpet and runway favorite. We love to use this girly accessory to update a simple ponytail hairstyle.

12. The Roll

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Inspired by the French roll hairstyle.

Some may call this going out hairstyle a croissant bun and some may refer to it as a roll. Whatever you call it, this is one of the most stylish and simple going out hairstyles to try your hand at.

13. Romantic Waterfall Braid

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Perfect for a special date.

As much as this style is ideal for any going out occasion, we particularly love it for date night. If you have something like a fancy dinner or a night at the movies, the waterfall braid hairstyle fits right in.

14. Half-up Pomp

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The drama is at the crown. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Who doesn’t love drawing inspiration for going out hairstyles from vintage looks? Transform a vintagey look from the ’60s into a modern look with long waves and a sharp center part.

15. Textured Hair

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Go for a chic messy top knot for your Friday!

If you have naturally curly or wavy hair, you should know of the many ways you can use your texture to create the most coveted hairstyles. This textured updo is one of the most perfect going out hairstyle options. Why so? It’s effortless!

16. Sultry Half-Up

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A sexy take on the half up style.

Have a fancy date at the end of the week? Update your half-up style by adding soft, sultry curls. Set with a flexible hold hairspray like Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray.

17. Twisted Half Updo

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Your half-updo just got better.

Going out to a festive event? Put on a sparkly little number and twist your hair up into this elegant updo.

18. Classy Updo

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Twirl your tresses into a fun updo. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Snake your hair up into this fun coiled updo. Top it off with a bold statement earring, and you’ve got yourself a killer look for the night.

19. Undone Updo

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Leave a few tendrils spiking out for that “octopus bun” feel. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Not having enough time to style our hair before heading out happens to the best of us. It’s a good thing that undone hairstyles are the new norm. Create this look on the way to your destination, but don’t get carried away; keep it chic to be safe.

20. French Braids

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Double up on sleek French braids.

This is a look that will take you from the office to an after-work event. Have a gala to attend after clocking out? Pop on a bold red lip and your gown, and you are ready to kill it on the red carpet (if there is one!).

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