6 Quick and Easy Party Hairstyles for Short Hair

Get your short hair holiday-ready with these party hairstyles.

We know you’re already getting booked up for a slew of awesome holiday parties this year. With every party comes the fun part, a.k.a. the party prep, including what you’re going to wear and how you’re going to style your hair.

If you have short hair, you’re probably figuring out some of the best party hairstyles for short hair that don’t include looks you typically wear during the rest of the year. Thankfully, party hairstyles for short hair are anything but dull: This holiday season, think outside the box and change up that part, add on some fun accessories or even experiment with new texture!

Read on to get inspired with some of our favorite party hairstyles for short hair that you’ll be able to ace in no time.

woman with short blonde hair in quiff pixie style wearing a green leather coat
Party season is all about having fun, so give your pixie a boost with a quiff look.

1. Pixie Quiff

Get this perfectly tousled look in just minutes before heading to your holiday bash. This style looks best on freshly washed or second-day hair, as this will give it extra volume and ‘grit’ for styling.

To get this lusciously textured pixie quiff, start with damp hair and spritz Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Milk & White Jasmine Salt Spritz Texture Spray throughout your strands. Now blow dry using your hand to guide the hair in an upward motion. Once dry, leave it as it is for a loose and carefree look, or finish with a strong-hold hairspray, like TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Extend Hold Level 4

sideview of a woman with short brown hair and gemstone hair clips
Keep things sweet and simple with some gemstone hair clips to jazz up your look this season! Credit: Rupert Laycock

2. Gemstone Clips

For any last-minute invites to parties, you need a quick and easy look that will look like you’ve had hours of preparation. And it doesn’t get much quicker or easier than some gemstone hairclips.

These gorgeous hair clips are totally on-trend this season and work for just about any hair type and style, so no matter what locks you’re rocking, these are sure to fit the bill.

Editor’s tip: If gemstones aren’t enough shimmer and shine for your taste, make you strands the glossiest in all the land by applying Love Beauty and Planet Rose & Almond Natural Oils Infusion.

Side view of a short haired woman with half up bun
Make sure to curl the rest of your hair for added texture. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

3. Half-up topknot

Yet another style you can do at speed but still look a million bucks is this half-up ponytail. If you’re rocking a bob or lob, this is a great way to add a little interest to your style that requires zero effort.

Blonde woman with pixie haircut and headscarf
Make your pixie pretty with a headscarf. Credit: Rupert Laycock

4. Bow Headband

Do you have a fringe but in need of a way to really show it off? Then you’re in luck because this look is made for you.

Take a patterned headscarf and neatly fold it into a strip about 2 inches wide. Then place the middle of the scarf at the nape of your neck, pull it up to the top of your head so it sits at the parting of your fringe and tie it into a neat bow. Pin any flyaway hairs at the back of your head for a super polished look.

Editor’s tip: Fringes are notorious for getting greasy really quickly, so keep your bangs looking fresh by spritzing with dry shampoo, like Nexxus Dry Shampoo Refreshing Mist.

Black woman with short afro and embellished headband
Go au naturel with your natural hair for prom. Credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Short Natural Hair

If you’re the proud owner of a TWA (that’s a Teeny Weeny Afro, FYI) then you will know that you’re already half-way to having the best hair in any crowd. But since this is part season, we’ve all got to make a little extra effort with our styles.

So, to really boost your sartorial points, take an afro pick and fluffy up your hair to build up the volume. Then pop on a diamante hair accessory and be ready to take on any social situation. Just don’t forget to give your mane a healthy dose of a leave-in conditioner (like the TRESemmé Botanique Nourishing & Replenish Leave-In Hydrating Mist) to keep your natural strands nice and moisturized.

Woman with blonde waterfall braid
Credit: All Things Hair

6. Waterfall Braid

If your hair is slightly longer, more like a long bob, then you’re walking in braiding territory. With your extra bit of length, you have more room to experiment with all sorts of woven styles. One of our faves? This lovely waterfall braid that cascades oh-so elegantly.

Want to know how to get the style? Then see our waterfall braid tutorial.

Feeling festive yet? We thought so. Just don’t forget to share your fave Christmas and party look with us at @allthingshairus.

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