Much like an always-flattering little black dress and a broken-in pair of heels comfortable enough for a night of dancing, every girl needs a few go-to hairstyles for night out moments that she can fall back on. We’re talking about hairstyles you can create in under 10 minutes that give the impression that a fairy godmother glam squad paid a visit to your apartment earlier in the evening. Because let’s be honest: We don’t always have the styling skills or energy to create the red carpet-worthy updos that some evenings call for.
Whether you have an invitation to a gala, a special anniversary dinner or an evening planned with friends, each of these no-fail hairstyles for night out times will have your back time and again. Read on:
5 No-Fail Hairstyles for Night Out Situations
1. Piecey Updo
There’s nothing easier than throwing your hair into a messy bun when you’re short on time. Make your favorite style evening-appropriate by creating a center part in your hair then creating the bun. Pull two thick strands of hair out in the front, then use your curling iron to give it a bit of a finished look. Tip: Use all the time you saved by not blowing out your hair and opt for more dramatic makeup. Pair this look with a killer dress to elevate that messy bun and to pull the entire look together.
2. Classic Curls
Do you want to know the difference between a kind of pedestrian curly hairstyle, and one that looks like you walked out of the pages of a magazine? Teased roots. Curl your hair with your curling iron of choice and flip the top layers up after they’ve cooled. Tease your roots underneath the top layers, flip them back down then smooth them over with a light brush of your comb. Run Nexxus Humectress Encapsulate Serum through your curls to make them glisten in the evening light.
3. Glam Curly Updo
If you have to choose between giving yourself an at-home blowout and spending 10 minutes on acing the perfect winged eyeliner, we vote eyeliner! Run a pump of TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Touchable Bounce Mousse through your damp hair after a shower, let it air dry while you do your makeup and pin your curls into an updo. Create a deep side part to take this look to the next level.
4. Teased and Brushed Back
Have you ever fallen asleep with wet hair and instantly regretted it in the morning? Your roots never dry in the right direction and stray strands tend to stick up in funny places. A quick way around this is by teasing your roots and brushing your back and away from your face. This is an easy way to overpower those hairs that dried funny and rock the brushed-back trend at the same time. Spend two minutes curling the bottom of your hair to give this look a touch of polish.
5. Teased Beach Waves
Have you noticed a trend here? Teasing your roots is the quickest road to instant glam, and this style is no different. Use Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Milk and White Jasmine Salt Spritz Texture Spray to enhance your natural texture and use a curling iron to define the look. Flip your hair over to one side and tease the roots to ensure extra volume. Voilà! Instant red carpet glam.