6 New Year's Eve Hairstyles Designed to Last Way Past Midnight

Updated 11/26/18
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New Year’s Eve is a big night. Whether you are hosting friends at home or dominating the dance floor, it’s generally a marathon evening for which 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 the most inspiring New Year's Eve hairstyles for the big night, you've come to the right place. In the spirit of the New Year, we’ve rounded up six show-stopping looks guaranteed to last long past midnight.

Tie It With a Bow


If you're looking for a New Year's Eve hairstyle you won't have to think twice about after leaving the house, a polished ponytail will never not win. Wonderfully low-maintenance, it will also keep wisps and frizz out of your face in addition to remaining effortlessly intact while you dance or fight over champagne and appetizers (for the record, we'll be doing the latter). For a festive twist, upgrade your basic tail with a demure bow. (This one is gorgeous.)

NAMJOSH Bow Pony Holder $25

Twist It Up


Twists will stay put and look gorgeous the entire night. Like Amandla Stenberg, you can try a high ponytail with a twisted tail, or twist sections of hair around your entire head and wear it down. Either way, you'll ring in the New Year with a gorgeous 'do that won't fall come midnight.

Opt for a Modern Chignon


The classic look of a clean chignon will never go out of style. So get inspired and add some extra interest with a low, slightly off-center chignon. Leave a few pieces out in the front, and then pin up your hair using bobby pins to ensure this elegant updo will stay in place at the nape of your neck.

Try a Sleek Wet Look


The wet look is without a doubt the style of the year, gracing the heads of just about every celebrity we can think of. It's easy to style. You just need a brush and a few products including Frédéric Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray ($15) to ensure maximum hold and a camera to catch all the holiday-ready looks you'll be serving. 

Go Half-Up, Half-Down


Take your typical half-up ’do up a notch by separating the top layer into two sections and braiding each side, slick it back and keep things simple and sophisticated, or add some sparkle with a festive hair accessory. Spray Alterna Haircare’s Bamboo Luminous Shine Mist ($24) throughout to add a bit of gloss to your look.

The New Updo


A sophisticated updo always pulls an outfit together. To keep it from looking stale, create twists in the front and dial up the height, add braids, or pull out some romantic, face-framing strands. It'll have you looking super chic in an instant. Spritz Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey Calming Tension Spray ($20) through your hair to keep your style (and scalp!) happy through the night.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. 

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