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 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 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 showstopping looks guaranteed to last long past midnight. From braids to bows and chignons, keep scrolling to see some of our favorite long-lasting New Year's Eve hairstyles to ring in 2018!
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 tale with a demure bow. (This one is gorgeous.)
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 Hot Tools 2” Curved Bobby Pins ($4) to ensure this elegant updo will stay in place at the nape of your neck.
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 Frederick Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray ($12).
Take your typical half-up ’do up a notch by separating the top layer into two sections and braiding each side. Join them together in the middle of your crown, pin in place, and spray Alterna Haircare’s Bamboo Luminous Shine Mist ($24) throughout to add a bit of sparkle to your look.
A sophisticated updo always pulls an outfit together. But create twists in the front and dial-up the height, and your whole look becomes super chic in an instant. Spritz Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey Calming Tension Spray ($11) through your hair to keep your style (and scalp!) happy through the night.
This series of easy twists is great for naturally curly or second-day hair. Prep the hair by spritzing a dry shampoo like Frederick Fekkai Blowout Hair Refresher Dry Shampoo ($13) into your scalp to guarantee limp locks aren’t the reason you’re calling it a night at 1 a.m.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.