Party Hairstyles For Your 30th Birthday

Allison | 05 October 2016

It’s your party and you’ll wear big hair if you want to. 

Turning 30 is a big deal! So why not through a party to celebrate your foray into adulthood?! Plus, parties are the best time to test out a new hairstyle. The bolder you go, the more festive you are! Party hairstyles are some of our favorites here at All Things Hair because you can have as much fun with it as you want. Having a casual shindig? Try a half up style. Going out for a night on the town? Try a funky new updo. Read on to see our favorite party hairstyles you can try out for your 30th!

Party Hairstyles For Your Next Big Bash

party hairstyles we love: the infinity braid
Gorgeous braid to rock on your 30th is the twisted infinity. Photo credit: Faraz Essani Photography

1. Infinity Braid

Because we know you want your 30th birthday party to last forever. This braid looks much harder than it actually is, but you may need the help of two mirrors or a friend to get it totally perfect. First, section off the top half of your hair like you would for a half-up style. Then, split the top section down the center and create two simple three-strand braids. Wrap the braids around to create an infinity shape using lots of bobby pins to keep everything secure. To totally lock in your style, spritz a good amount of the Dove Style + Care Extra Hold Hairspray.

party hairstyles that rock: pull through crown
A pull through crown that’s fit for a Queen a.k.a YOU!

2. Pull Through Crown Braid

A crown braid shows that you really are the party queen. This beautiful pull through style is a little different than the traditional three strand braid. Follow our pull through crown tutorial for a complete step-by-step of how to get this chic new braid. Be sure to leave pull out small sections to get a wispy, romantic look.

party hairstyles we love: decorative bobby pins
Use your bobby pins to cross over one another, creating a circular crown.

3. Decorative Bobby Pins

If your hair is on the shorter side or you’re all thumbs when it comes to making a crown braid try this bobby pin crown instead. Use bobby pins in a contrasting color to your hair for maximum impact. All you need to do to replicate this style is brush your hair back, and use bobby pins to create a crown. Make your hair wavy or curly for an extra bit of glam.

party hairstyles we love double braided chignon
Turn heads on your b-day with this double braided chignon.

4. Double Braid Chignon

This classy updo is perfect for an upscale 30th birthday bash. It’s best suited for medium to longer length hair, the longer the better for a big braided bun. Before getting to braiding use the Bed Head By TIGI Joyride Texturizing Powder Balm to give your hair the texture it needs to hold in this elaborate braided style. Then, follow our chignon tutorial to learn more about how you can get this double braided style.

party hairstyles we love: curls
Achieve stunning waves with hot rollers for your b-day look. Photo credit:

5. Voluminous Curls

Channel your inner disco diva with this intensely curly throwback look. Using hot rollers will give you the most volume, but a curling iron can give you the same effect with some strategic teasing. With both methods it’s important to start out with a heat protectant, like the Nexxus New York Salon Care Promend Heat Protecting Mist. After you have curled your hair, tease near the roots all around, and very lightly through the mid-lengths of your hair to get this amount of volume.

party hairstyles we love: bow bun hairtsyles
Tie a bow in it!

6. Bow Bun

There is nothing quite as fun as a big bow bun. This hairstyle is so cute you’ll probably want to wear it all the time. To recreate this style, follow our bow bun tutorial that we are sure you’ll be trying way past your special day.

party hairstyles we love: braided chignon
A simple braid is a cute way to enhance your updo.

7. Chignon With Braid Detail

This quickie style is a classic. To get a sleek look, apply some of the TRESemmé Keratin Infusing Smoothing Serum and blow-dry your hair straight. Make two small braids near your part and secure an inch above the nape of your neck. Then, take the rest of your hair and roll it upwards. Pin in place to cover the ends of the braids and you are ready for your birthday party.

Need more party hairstyle inspiration? Check out these styles for your halloween party.

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