6 Easy New Year’s Eve Hair Ideas to Try

Fun party hair ideas to ring in the new year.

It’s nearly the new year! That means it’s time to figure out your hair ideas to make sure they match your outfit so that you can dance the night away looking fierce. With everything going on leading up to the end of the year, you’ll want hair ideas for New Year’s Eve that are easy to do, that are fun and festive, and of course, that are able to hold up all night long.

Ready to be inspired? Read on to check out some of our favorite our hair ideas for New Year’s Eve.

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The crimped look is back with a modern twist. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Crimped

Crimped hair is totally going to be a trend in 2020 so you might as well start on NYE. To get this perfectly crimped ponytail, dust off your old crimper or create fake crimped hair with braids. If you do go for the crimper hot tool, make sure you prep your hair first with a heat protectant, like TRESemmé Thermal Protection Blow Dry Balm, that helps guard hair from heat, frizz and dryness.

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Braids are always a good hair trend to try out.

2. Braided Ponytail

This braided hairstyle is the epitome of super cool hair. It also incorporates a long, low ponytail which we’re expecting to see much more of in 2020. To try out this hair idea for NYE, braid a long section of your hair and wrap it around your crown like a headband. Secure it to the nape of your neck and tie the rest of your hair into a ponytail.

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Tie your hair up into a cute bow bun on New Year’s Eve.

3. Bow Bun

If you can’t wear a bow bun on December 31st, when can you? We love this hair styled super sleek and it also looks really awesome with box braids. To get the sleek look, start with wet hair then apply S Factor by TIGI Silky Smooth Serum and blow-dry straight. Then, follow our bow bun tutorial to help you easily recreate this fun look!

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Rock a cute fishtail party at your NYE party. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

4. Half-Up Fishtail Braid

This is the look to go for if you’re going fancy for NYE. This braid looks so difficult and intricate, but it’s actually not that hard. Plus, the twisted edges give this half updo a romantic look. To create this pretty ‘do, follow our tutorial for a half-up fishtail braid hairstyle.

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Hair up as you celebrate what’s to come in 2019.

5. Voluminous Top Knot

We still love the look of a classic top knot. This style is classy but still super fun, so you won’t feel stuffy on the big night. To create this top knot you can start by looping thick hair into a big bun. If your hair is on the thinner side, use a hair donut to help create more volume in your bun. You can dance the night away without a strand falling out of place.

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A New Year’s Eve party is a fun time to try out this new take on the pony. Photo credit: Farraz Essani Photography

6. Pinned Up Ponytail

Do you want to go to your New Year’s Eve party wearing a style that is super easy but also crazy cool? Go for this pinned up ponytail. Start off with pin-straight hair for a super graphic style. Then pull all of your hair into a high ponytail.

The last step is to take that tail and use several bobby pins to pin it down. You’ll get a super edgy look in literally just minutes. Just be sure to set your style with Dove Style+Care Strength & Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray for a shiny finish.

These hairstyles are sure to wow during the ball drop and beyond. The important thing is to make sure you’re there with your nearest and dearest at midnight—looking as fab as ever!

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