8 Awesome Party Hairstyles for Medium Hair

Sleigh all day with some of our fave looks.

Fall and winter are our favorite time of year to get our party on! With so many holiday parties, friendly get-togethers and special occasions, we just love figuring out new ways to style our hair. If you have chin-length or shoulder-length hair, there are so many party hairstyles for medium hair out there that can offer you a modern way to update your look and help you rock a style that’s chic and fashionable.

From braided hairstyles to fun updos, read on to check out eight of our favorite party hairstyles for medium length hair.

8 Fun Party Hairstyles For Medium Hair

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A half-up unicorn braid is both spunky and feminine.

1. Triple Unicorn Braided Hairstyle

This triple braided look is a fantastic party look since it can work on hair that is chin length or longer. We suggest you start with freshly washed and dried hair (but this can also be a great sneaky way to hide oily roots!). To get this look, you will need to section off the top of your hair into three equal sections. Dutch braid each section backwards and tie all three ends into a half top knot.

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A side part drives the point home. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Glossy Vintage Curls

We love these vintage Old Hollywood waves as we head into winter. To achieve this style, we recommend using a large-barrel curling iron, or really take it old school with some hot rollers. To make sure your style is super shiny and frizz-free, apply Bed Head By TIGI Blow-Out Golden Illuminating Shine Cream to the lengths and ends.

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A curly top knot is always classy and practical.

3. Curly Braided Updo

Party hairstyles for medium hair like this fun braided updo work great with naturally curly and naturally straight hair. You’ll need to start off by braiding a section at the front of your hair, and securing it with a tiny hair tie. Using the rest of your hair, make a top knot, and wrap the braid around. Keep this style in place by setting with Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray.

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A chic headband is a great way to style your medium-length hair. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

4. Vintage Messy Bun

We’re in love with this party hairstyle for medium hair, which involves a mod baby beehive mixed with a messy bun and a bold headband. Start by teasing the hair at top of the back of your head. This will give your baby beehive volume. Brush the rest of your hair backwards and secure into a low pony. Then, tease the ponytail for volume and pin into a bun. Top off this look with your favorite headband.

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Slither into your parties in style.

5. Snake-Braided Bun

This cool snake-braided bun may look complicated, but it’s actually just a series of simple three-strand braids. To get this look,  wrap your braids around each other (follow this snake braid tutorial for the full how-to). Be sure to have lots of bobby pins and hairspray on hand!

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Barely there waves look best on lobs. Photo credit: Dvora

6. Barely-There Waves

We don’t know if there was ever a hairstyle that took less work. To achieve these barely-there waves, you’ll need to brush out your hair so there are no tangles, then part down the middle. Next, just take one-inch sections on a warm curling wand and leave the hair on the wand for about half as long as you normally would. This gives the very gentle wave look in no time flat. Add extra texture with Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray.

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Fit for queens, angels and sassy divas of all kinds.

7. Crown Braid

Crown braids are always great party hairstyles for medium length hair since they keep your hair off your face and neck, while simultaneously making your hair look super elegant. Start by parting your hair down the center and making two low pigtails. Braid the two pigtails and wrap them around your head, pinning as you go. Wherever the braids end, just tuck the tail under the other braid. Pretty simple for such a gorgeous look.

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Fun and playful, and a cinch to recreate!

8. Space Buns

Space buns are one of our favorite hair trends that has resurfaced this year. Relive your ’90s for party hairstyles for medium hair by creating a center part and fastening two even buns just above your ears.

Need more party hairstyle inspiration? Check out these hairstyles fit for your Halloween party.