6 New Year's Eve Hairstyles Designed to Last Way Past Midnight
New Year’s Eve is a big night. Whether you are hosting friends at home or dominating the dance floor in Vegas, it’s generally a marathon evening where you want to ensure that you look your best way beyond the stroke of midnight. So for those of you who are frantically trying to find your hair look for the big night, stop the Pinterest obsessing and look no further! We’ve rounded up some killer NYE hair inspiration, and all these looks are guaranteed to last long past 12 a.m. From braids to curls and chignons, keep scrolling to see some of our favorite long-lasting hairstyles to ring in 2016!
This combination of two classics is the best way to ensure your hair won’t be a problem when you’re cutting loose to your favorite song of 2015. To ensure maximum staying power, Dutch-braid the hair down one side of your head and secure at the nape of your neck with bobby pins. Then make sure you have strong elastics, like Karina Elastic No Crimper Medium Thick ($3), to hold your best low messy bun.
The crown braid can help you beat the heat on a Miami night or enlist tons of compliments after a long day on the slopes. It’s also a style that will work for long or short hair—we swear! Follow this tutorial to create the look, and ensure maximum hold with Aveda’s Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray ($30).
Take your typical half-up ’do up a notch by separating the top layer into two sections and fishtail-braiding each side. Join them together at the nape of your neck with a small hair tie, and spray Alterna Haircare’s Bamboo Luminous Shine Mist ($24) throughout to add a bit of sparkle to your look.
A sleek, sophisticated bun always pulls an outfit together. But leave it low on your neck, and your whole look becomes super chic in an instant. Run Unite Lazer Straight Relaxing Fluid ($22) through your hair before pulling it back to safeguard a straight, smooth look that will last.
This series of easy twists is great for naturally curly or second-day hair. Prep the hair by spritzing a dry shampoo like Dove Style + Care Volume Dry Shampoo ($7) into your scalp to guarantee limp locks aren’t the reason you’re calling it a night at 1.
Which of these looks will you be sporting on New Year’s Eve? Let us know in the comments below!