50 Fun and Chic Party Hairstyles to Rock This Weekend

You finally found an outfit, shoes and accessories. You have your make up and your nails done, but your hair is just blah! Your hair can make or break all the thought and effort you’ve put into your style for tonight’s party. Whether you like your hair worn down, loose, flowing, up, or even crimped, we’ve got you covered! Here are some easy party hairstyles that are guaranteed to make you the belle of any ball.

Eye-Catching Half Updo with Braided Chains

Picture of an eye-catching half updo with braided chainsInstagram @hair_makeup_bymarissa

Long Jet Black Curls for an Evening Out

Picture of a long jet black curls for an evening outInstagram @pom_hairstylista

Middle Part Side Braid that Compliments Short Hair

Picture of a middle part side braid that compliments short hairInstagram @gracefilipowiczhair

Magnificent Curled Half Updo for Espresso Brown Hair

Picture of a magnificent curled half updo for espresso brown hairInstagram @corina.loves.my.do

Remarkable Braids for Long Ash Brown Hair

Picture of a remarkable braids for long ash brown hairInstagram @kate.ainslie

Fishtail Braid

Picture of a fishtail braid party hairstyleInstagram @ellen0ise

Soft and Structured Vintage Waves

Braided Undercut

Picture of a braided undercut party hairstyleInstagram @alannawidgiz

Q&A with style creator, Alanna Widgiz
Master Stylist @ Jerome Salon in Calgary, AB

How would you describe this look?

This is a reverse french braid. It starts at the back of the head and works its way to the front hairline, which allows you to finish the look off any way you’d like.

My favorite thing about this look is that it is simple, yet different than what you would see on most women.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you are an avid braider, this look is for you.  If you are not, then I would see your hairstylist to accomplish this look.

This type of style is best for someone who is adventurous with trying something new and exciting.  You will need to make sure that you have a thickening product like Materialiste from Kerastase or VIP- Volume In Powder from Kerastase to create a thick looking, full braid.

This hairstyle will look best on fuller hair types but, can be achieved with a texture iron from Sam Villa to give absolute volume to the hair.

A fun, outgoing person can rock this style no matter what.

Undone Party Curls

Q&A with style creator, Charlie Ercoli
Hairstylist @ Crystal Boutique & Beauty Bar in Lagrangeville, NY


How would you describe this look?

This is an undone party style. The hair is pulled half up so that it’s out of the face, but I always leave pieces down throughout the style around the face so that it feels more romantic and effortless. There is a bit of volume in the crown, so it isn’t too monotone and a very loose braid on the one side. My favorite thing about this style is how romantic and whimsical it makes you feel. You could wear this to attend a wedding, on a date, a party, or even to transition from day to a night out.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If someone is considering this look to either get it done at a salon or do it themselves, I would say keep in mind the thickness of their hair. The length doesn’t matter so much, so long as their hair in the front is long enough to be pinned up. But if the hair is thinner I would recommend taking pieces and rolling them to give the illusion of more intricacy in the style.

You can do this if your hair is straight, wavy, or curly. I think if you leave the hair in its natural state it makes the look more casual and the more you curl or make the texture “perfect” looking the more formal it can be.

When I did this particular look I did curl the hair, however, I like to use a texture spray to mess it up and make everything look a bit more lived in. I do think this look is extremely versatile because you don’t have to have a certain personality type or lifestyle to pull it off.

There are so many different ways to make the style unique to you that I feel it’s super fun for anyone.

In terms of product, I’d say make sure you have plenty of bobby pins and hairspray is your friend, but don’t overdo it. To finish it off I always like some shine spray. My favorite products right now for this look would be the Moroccanoil medium hold hairspray, Saints and Sinners texture spray, and the Brazilian Blowout Acai Shine & Shield spray.

Full Waves

Picture of a full waves party hairstyleInstagram @jacqnac

Q&A with style creator, Jacqueline Nachum
Hairstylist in New York, NY


How would you describe this look?

This look gives this dressier feel of a beach texture wave.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style looks and feels soft, shiny, and clean, which works perfectly for an upscale event. To achieve this look, your hair must have grit and be a little dirty. Start with completely dry hair and spray a bunch of different hairsprays throughout your hair. Wait for it to dry, then brush through it until it feels like your strands are thickened a bit.

Take a 1-inch curling iron and wave the hair, alternating directions and making sure to wave the front of your hair away from your face. When curling, leave an inch of the ends out of curling iron so the client’s length to remain the same. Finish off with a medium hold hairspray wait for it to dry about five minutes. Tilt your head back and very lightly comb your fingers through as you shake the hair to break up the waves.

Modern-Day Beehive

Modern-Day Beehive hairstyleInstagram @blowoutco

Q&A with style creator, Shannon Hubalik
Stylist @ The Blowout Co. Belle Meade in Nashville, TN


How would you describe this look?

This is a modern-day beehive. Keep the height that we saw in the 60s, but elevate it to 2018!

What I love most about this look is the fact that it can be worn by anyone and anywhere. Woman of all ages can dress this look up for a chic and sophisticated occasion, or dress it down for a casual dinner date with the girls!

Any advice for someone considering it?

The one thing to take into consideration with this look is the height! Teasing to create a solid foundation is crucial for sustainability.

My favorite products to use for this look are the strong hold hairspray by Davines and Shimmer.Shine by Kevin Murphy. This look is an easy way to switch up your weekly routine.

Braided & Chic

Braided & Chic hairstyleInstagram @trishaobeauty

Q&A with style creator, Trisha Ostrander
Colorist / Stylist @ Salon Shahin in Stamford, CT


How would you describe this look?

This chic braided look is great for parties, casual weddings, and fun events. The best thing about this look is how the loose waves intertwine with the braids to creates a soft look that is very wearable.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style works best on medium textured hair.

For best results, have the client come with clean, dry hair. Prep the hair with thermal protectant spray, then wrap sections with a 3/4-inch iron to create the waves. Braid the hair one side at a time in a Dutch braid that you open up gently and then tie the ends. Finish with the light hairspray.

Cascading Twists

Cascading Twists hairstyleInstagram @ap_designz

Q&A with style creator, Apoorva Rao
Freelance Hair and Makeup Artist @ Amy Klewitz Beauty in New York, NY


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as boho chic. The cascading twists on either side add to the modern boho style that is trending right now and are my favorite part of the hairstyle.

My client didn’t want a flat look in her front to crown section, so I added twists on either side enhance the volume on the top and sides.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For this hairstyle, you will need a 1-inch curling iron, a sectioning comb, three clips for sectioning, bobby pins, a clear elastic, a strong hold hairspray, and a shine spray.

The best way to achieve this look would be to make sure you tease a little at the crown before curling the whole head, and also spray the tease with a strong hold hairspray. The tease in the hair is essential to creating volume and also serves as an anchor for the bobby pins and twists to stay in place.

I prefer teasing the hair before curling because it keeps the curls in shape. I used a 1-inch curling iron from Hot Tools and feel most of my curly hairstyles can be achieved with a 1-inch iron. It doesn’t matter what brand the curling iron is as long as it works!

My client had naturally straight hair, so there was no need for me to go in with a blow dryer to straighten out the texture and flyaways. I would normally blow dry the hair straight on a naturally curly client before curling.

Pick up two strands of hair from one side and begin twisting and pulling until you have the desired design in the twist. Repeat on the other side and bring the twists together at the back with an elastic to secure. Now simply pull out the twists to make them bigger and bobby pin the remaining strands around elastic. It’s quite simple! Remember to always check how the front is looking while doing this because you don’t want to create these twists so tight that your hair looks flat.

This hairstyle is perfect for any age group or event and gives an edgy yet modern and bubbly appearance to any face. Accessories such as flowers and clips can be added to enhance the look.

Classy & Dressy

Q&A with style creator, Coralie Fournier
Hairdresser @ Salon Bliss in Montréal, QC


How would you describe this look?

This is a classy and dressy look, but without being a too sophisticated. My favorite thing about it is the simplicity and this smooth style. I find it to be really classy!

Any advice for someone considering it?

I recommend this look for a client wants to look simple but classy. I created this style on thin hair, but any hair type can achieve it. As far as styling products go, I used a light paste and some hairspray.

Bombshell Curls

Bombshell Curls hairstyleInstagram @terrimundyhair

Q&A with style creator, Terri Mundy
International Stylist / Colorist @ Muse Salon and Spa in Johns Creek, GA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This beautiful model has long, alluring locks that have been subtly balayaged for a low maintenance color. I love the lived-in look of the balayage along with these flirtatious, shiny curls.

What tips or products do you recommend to recreate this look?

I prepped her hair with L’Oréal Professional’s Hollywood Waves product, Sweetheart Curls, along with Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer Microfine Finishing Spray. Curl the hair in a classic set then comb through with fingers and define ends using LOréal Hollywood Waves product, Waves Fatale.

Finish the look with Shu Uemura Microfine Finishing Spray. The balayage was done with small pieces throughout using L’Oréal Freehand Techniques 6.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This bombshell look is for any hair type or face shape looking to turn heads!

Messy Waves

These perfectly imperfect waves are not just really on trend, but also remove years off its wearer’s age compared to perfectly shellacked curls and hairstyles.

Messy Wavy Hairstyle for PartyStyle by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry your hair with your head upside down to create volume.
  3. Wrap sections of your hair around a medium-sized curling wand.
  4. Apply a product for texture while shaking the hair with your hands.
  5. Set with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Texture Finishing Spray gives hair texture by keeping strands from clumping together using bodifying polymers.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Diva Hair

This is definitely the hairstyle to have if you want to turn heads like a diva.

Curly Party HairstyleStyle by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry your hair with your head
    upside down to create volume.
  3. Wrap sections around a small curling wand and secure each curl with a pin or clip until it all has cooled.
  4. Once the hair has cooled, remove the pins or clips.
  5. Shake the hair at the root with your head upside down to expand the curls and create volume.
  6. Use a texture spray or dry shampoo to help expand the hairstyle even more.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Amplifying Mousse gives hair tons of volume with long-lasting hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Smooth Operator

Rock a glamorous yet classic look by creating smooth and shiny waves just at the ends of your hair.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a thermal protection spray to dry hair.
  2. Curl large sections of hair from the middle of the shaft to the ends with a curling iron and secure them with clips.
  3. Once they’ve cooled, remove the clips and use a dressing brush to loosen the curls.
  4. Combine sections of hair and twirl them to create one big wave.
  5. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Iron Spray protects hair from the heat of irons up to 450 F.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Slicked Back Glam

No partings here! Ever seen those chic, slicked back looks on the red carpet? Here’s how to recreate them.

Slicked Back Party HairstyleStyle by Carly Dehmer, Moda 330 The Salon, Rahway, NJ

How To Style:

  1. Apply a thermal protection spray to clean, dry hair.
  2. Curl your hair with a curling iron.
  3. Brush out your curls into a wave.
  4. Pull your hair back into a half ponytail.
  5. Spray all the hair above your ears and in front with a firm hold hairspray.
  6. Secure the hair above your ears with a pin.
  7. Remove the ponytail and let the pins sit until the hairspray has completely dried.
  8. Remove the pins.
  9. Set the entire hairstyle with a flexible hold spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Working Hairspray gives long-lasting hold without the crunchy feel. It gives a natural-looking finish and protects hair from humidity.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Tip:

Use a business card between the pins and your hair to prevent your hair from creasing.

Wand Curls

Wand curls are more natural-looking, super on trend, and definitely more youthful looking.

Hairstyle with Natural Wand CurlsStyle by Sean Rocco Salon, Charlotte, NC

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to clean, dry hair.
  2. Wrap sections of hair around a curling wand, leaving the ends out.
  3. Shake the hair at the roots while spraying a texture spray throughout the hair.
  4. Set the style with a flexible hold spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Iron Spray protects hair from the heat of irons up to 450 F.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Fringe & Curls

This hairstyle features big bouncy curls and a beautiful horizontal fringe that is swept slightly to the side.

Fringe and Curls Long Party HairstyleStyle by Ashley Shoenberger, The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry your hair with a round brush.
  3. Spray thermal protection to hair.
  4. Wrap sections of hair vertically around a medium barrel curling iron towards the back of the head.
  5. Set with your favorite finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

HydroCream Whip will give you silky touchable volume while hydrating your hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This is a perfect way for longer face shapes to style long hair. The volume on the sides of the face and the horizontal fringe give the illusion of width.

Sleek and Shiny

Parted deeply to the side, this style is worn straight and with tons of shine.

Sleek and Shiny Party HairstyleStyle by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry hair smooth with a paddle brush.
  3. Apply a thermal protection spray.
  4. Smooth sections of hair with a flat iron.
  5. Apply gloss to hair.

Recommended Products:

Try Hot Off The Press. It is thermal protection sprayed to dry hair right before an iron is used. Because it is also a hairspray, it will give your style long-lasting hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with medium to thick hair will look good with this haircut.

Hot Roller

Using hot rollers not only gives super bouncy curls, but also some serious volume.

Hot Roller Wavy Full Volume Party HairstyleStyle by The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to hair.
  2. Roll sections of hair into hot rollers.
  3. Remove hot rollers once the hair has cooled.
  4. Loosen curls by running fingers through the hair.
  5. Set the style with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Super Clean Spray not only gives the hair flexible hold but also texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will make longer face shapes look wider. It styles easiest and looks best on hair that is medium to coarse in texture and medium in density.

Braids and Waves

Get a bohemian look by wearing a crown to a side braid and some loose waves.

Long Hairstyle with Braid and WavesStyle by Kim Dottro, Moda 330 The Salon, Rahway, NJ

How To Style:

  1. Wrap sections of hair around a large barrel curling iron.
  2. Do a reverse French Braid along the hairline of one side.
  3. Set the style with your favorite finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Super Clean Spray holds a style in place while giving it beautiful texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes will look good in this style. Hair that is medium in texture and density is recommended.

Swept Back

This center-parted style features big and loose curls that are curled away from the face.

Long Party Hairstyle with WavesStyle by Kimberly Morgan, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Curl sections of hair backwards using a medium-sized curling iron.
  2. With a serum in your palms, break up the curl by combing your fingers through your hair.
  3. Mist a veil of your favorite hairspray over your style.

Recommended Products:

Gloss Drops add luminous shine to any style.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will look good on any face shape with hair that is medium to coarse texture and medium density.

The Beachy Sided

Beachy curls pinned to the side give you an organic yet still put together look.

Beachy Party HairstyleStyle by London Hair

How To Style:

  1. Curl sections of hair in random directions using a medium-sized curling iron.
  2. Apply a product to add texture to the curls.
  3. Pin the hair on one side of the head back and to the side.
  4. Hold the style in place with your favorite hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Spray Wax is a wax in a can that gives you a controlled and even distribution of texture on your hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will look good on any face shape with hair that is medium to coarse in texture and medium in density.

Blowout

Walk out of your bathroom feeling like you walked out of a salon with this beautiful style.

Long Blowout Party HairstyleStyle by Sean Rocco Salon, Charlotte, NC

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry sections of hair with a round brush, paying attention to adding bend to the ends of the hair.
  3. Lightly tease the crown area and the sides with a styling brush.
  4. Use your favorite hairspray to keep the style in place all day.

Recommended Products:

Sculpting Foam is a conditioning foam that will allow your hair to follow the shape of your round brush, making the blow drying process so much easier.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will look good on any face shape with any hair type.

Retro Glamour

Walk into a party as the epitome of glamour with this timeless, sexy hairstyle.

Retro Glamour Blonde Style with Waves Party LookStyle by Carmen Carmen Salon & Spa, Charlotte, NC

How To Style:

  1. Create a deep side part.
  2. Curl sections of hair uniformly toward on directions.
  3. Brush the curls out into a wave using a boar bristle brush.
  4. Pin the hair to the side.
  5. Detail the hair.
  6. Use a hairspray to hold the style in place.

Recommended Products:

Soft Spray is perfect for detailing and holding styles like this in place.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will look great on any face shape with any hair type that has hair that is cut to one length or has barely any layers.

Celebrity Hair

Long, curled and volumized!

Celebrity Hair Long Black Curly LookStyle by Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Wilmington, DE

How To Style:

  1. Curl sections of hair toward the back using a medium barrel curling iron.
  2. Tease the hair on the crown area using a comb.
  3. Secure the tease and the curls with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Stay Strong by Paul Mitchell is strong enough to hold a tease in place, but still flexible enough to keep curls touchable.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

The length of this style and height created by the teasing makes this look perfect for wider face shapes. Hair that is medium to high in density and medium to coarse in texture will look best and style easiest with this look.

Modern Farrah

This head turning look is a modern take on Farrah Fawcett’s iconic hairstyle.

How To Style:

  1. Curl the front of the hair out and backwards using a medium barrel iron.
  2. Break up the curls with fingers to make them look less structured and forced.
  3. Use a hairspray with good hold.
  4. Wear a headband across your forehead if desired.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Finishing Spray will hold your style in place and give it some shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will help longer face shapes appear wider. It looks best and styles easiest on hair that is medium in texture and density. A cut with a lot of layering, especially towards the front, will look best in this style.

Wave Hugger

These waves are beautifully held away from the face by other pieces of hair.

Wave Hugger Full Blonde Party WavesStyle by Tavia Sanford & Crystal Reape, The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

How To Style:

  1. Curl sections of hair using a small barrel curling iron towards the face.
  2. Brush the curls out into a wave using a styling brush.
  3. Flip a section of hair one side of the hair up and back.
  4. Pin that piece in place using a bobby pin.
  5. Take hair from the other side and tuck and pin it underneath the hair by the face.
  6. Mist the style with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Super Clean Spray adds texture to the hair while giving it long lasting hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will look good with all face shapes and hair types. For the waves to look their best, the hair must be cut to one length or have really long layers.

Mermaid Waves

This style features flawlessly sculpted, extra soft waves.

Long Hairstyle with Mermaid WavesStyle by Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Wilmington, DE

How To Style:

  1. Curl sections of hair uniformly away from the face using a medium barrel iron.
  2. Brush the curls into a wave using a boar bristle brush.
  3. Set the style with your favorite hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Soft Spray by Paul Mitchell is perfect for detailing and holding styles like this in place.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will look best and style easiest into this hairstyle. These waves will look their best on hair that is cut one length or on hair with really long layers.

Party Bob

Dress your everyday bob up to party with curls and hair pins.

How To Style:

  1. Curl sections of hair in random directions using a small barrel iron.
  2. Add more texture to the curls by scrunching a styling product into the hair.
  3. Set the style with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Scrunching Grooming Pomade into the hair will add shine and texture to it.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval faces with hair that is medium in texture and low to medium in density will look best and style easiest into this hairstyle.

Vintage Curls

This style features deeply side parted hair with classic, shiny and defined curls with sharp ridges.

vintage-curls-side-parted-medium-length-styleStyle by Katie Lee, The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How To Style:

  1. Create a deep side part.
  2. Twist and wrap sections of hair around a small barrel curling wand.
  3. Apply a shine product.
  4. Set the style with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

The Shine comes in a spray bottle. This will allow you to add shine to your style without disrupting it.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and low to medium in density will look best and style easiest into this hairstyle.

Curls and Volume

Big hair and big curls parted down the middle make a serious style statement.

Curls and Volume Medium Full Party LookStyle by Indya Randle, The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry sections of hair upward to create volume.
  3. Curl sections of hair using a medium barrel iron.
  4. Pin the curls in place until they have cooled.
  5. Remove the pins.
  6. Use hairspray to set the style.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Sculpting Foam will give hair a a serious boost in volume.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with any hair type will look best and appear wider with this style. A layered haircut is recommended for this hairstyle.

Tight Curls

This beautiful style transitions from being straight on top of the head to being tightly curled just past the top of the head.

Long Hairstyle with Tight CurlsStyle by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

How To Style:

  1. Wrap small sections of hair around a small curling wand.
  2. Spray on a product for texture.
  3. Scrunch the hair with your hands.
  4. Set the style with a hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Since Spray Wax is wax in aerosol form, it allows you to have a controlled and even distribution of wax in your hair. This prevents you from over applying and having to jump back in the shower to start over.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes will appear longer with this style. Hair that is low to medium in density and medium in texture will look best and style easiest into this hairstyle.

Organic Texture

Add lived-in texture that doesn’t look calculated or planned to your style.

Organic Texture Simple Casual Party LookStyle by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to hair.
  2. Randomly add curls, waves and bend to sections of hair in different directions.
  3. Scrunch hair with some product to add more texture.
  4. Use a hairspray to set the style in place.

Recommended Products:

Hot Off The Press will protect the hair from heat and help your style last all day.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will look great in this hairstyle.

Short Tease

Creating height in a style with teasing isn’t just for long hair!

Short Teased Party HairstyleStyle by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

How To Style:

  1. Apply styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair using a round brush.
  3. Make sure to lift sections of hair in the crown area upwards to create volume.
  4. Once the hair is dry, tease the hair in the crown area and set with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

HydroMist Blowout Spray weightlessly gives hair gorgeous volume.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

The height created in this style will make wide face shapes appear longer. All hair types will look great and easily style into this hairstyle.

Messy and Undone

Teasing isn’t the only way to create height in a style. A messy and undone texture is another way to achieve it on short hair.

Messy and Undone Highlighted Party HairstyleStyle by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

How To Style:

  1. Blow dry the sides and back flat with a styling brush.
  2. Blow dry the hair on top upwards with a brush or with fingers to create volume.
  3. Apply a styling product to hair.
  4. Style and detail the hair using fingers.
  5. Set the style with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Construction Paste is great for creating messy, undone, airy textured styles.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider face shapes will appear longer due to the height created in this style. Hair that is medium in texture and density will style easily into this look.

Faux Do

You don’t need long hair to enjoy an updo. Get the feeling and the look of an updo by simply styling your hair backwards.

Faux Do Smooth Highlighted Party HairstyleStyle by Irene Perla, Textures Hair Studio, Garden City, NY

How To Style:

  1. Tease the hair in the crown area.
  2. Secure the tease with hairspray.
  3. Direct hair backwards using a comb.
  4. Leave a few pieces in the front.
  5. Secure the hair in place with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Finishing Spray will surely hold each piece of hair where it needs to be.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This hairstyle will make wider face shapes appear longer. All hair textures and densities will look good and style easily into this hairstyle.

Modern Bouffant

This gorgeous style features backcombing, loose waves, random crimped pieces and a side-swept fringe.

Modern Bouffant Full Wavy Party HairstyleStyle by Dalia Ardeu, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

How To Style:

  1. Curl sections of hair in random directions using a large barrel iron.
  2. Crimp random pieces with a crimping iron.
  3. Tease the crown area high using a comb.
  4. Pull hair into a half ponytail.
  5. Secure the hair with bobby pins.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Finishing Spray is a strong hold finishing spray that will definitely keep your hair teased until you take it down.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

The height created by the teasing will make wider face shapes appear narrower. Hair that is medium to high in density and medium to coarse in texture will look best and can be easily sculpted into this style.

Delicate Side

There is something so feminine, delicate and sexy about pulling hair to one side, especially when it involves waves.

Delicate Style Blonde Party Hairstyle with WavesStyle by Kim Yokie & Victoria Hollar
Delicate Style Blonde Party Hairstyle with Waves Side ViewStyle by Kim Yokie & Victoria Hollar

How To Style:

  1. Curl hair using a large barrel iron.
  2. Pin hair to the side.
  3. Set the style using a flexible hold spray.

Recommended Products:

Hold Me Tight gives your hair long lasting hold without the crunch.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This hairstyle will suit any face shape and any hair density.

Curls and a Ponytail

A great way to dress up a basic ponytail is by simply curling your hair.

Loose Curls and a PonytailStyle by Jessica Strickland, Kenneth Shuler Schools, Columbia, SC

How To Style:

  1. Curl sections of hair in random directions using a medium barrel iron.
  2. Pull hair back into a ponytail and secure with an elastic band.
  3. Set the style using your favorite hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Super Clean Spray is a flexible hold spray that gives a clean finish and texture to hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium to high in density and medium to coarse in texture will look good and can easily be sculpted into this style.

The Day 3 Hair Saver

Written by Shannel Mariano

This style is perfect for times when your hair is too dirty to wear down and you don’t have time to wash it.

Day Three Hair Saver Cute BunStyle by Kim Dotro, Moda 330 The Salon, Rahway, NJ
Day Three Hair Saver Cute Bun Back View with WispsStyle by Kim Dotro, Moda 330 The Salon, Rahway, NJ

How To Style:

  1. Backcomb the hair in the crown area and on top of the head.
  2. Gather the hair into a low ponytail, leaving pieces out in front.
  3. Wrap the hair into a bun and secure with bobby pins.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Finishing Spray will hold not just the backcombing, but the entire style in place all day.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider face shapes will appear longer with this hairstyle. Hair that is medium to coarse in texture and medium to high in density is ideal for this hairstyle.

High Bun

I love this trend. It allows you to look like you put effort into your hair even if you are actually having a lazy hair day!

High Bun Cute Party HairstyleStyle by Kenneth’s Studio for Hair, New Orleans, LA
High Bun Cute Party Hairstyle Back ViewStyle by Kenneth’s Studio for Hair, New Orleans, LA

How To Style:

  1. Leaving the very front pieces out, pull your hair into a high ponytail.
  2. Wrap your hair into a bun and secure with bobby pins.
  3. Set the style with your favorite hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Hold Me Tight is a flexible hold hairspray that will keep your style in place without the crunch.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider face shapes will appear longer due to the height created by the bun. Coarse hair that is high in density is ideal for this hairstyle.

Side Bun

This is a quick and easy updo that can dress up any style.

Side Bun Shiny Auburn Party LookStyle by Kenneth’s Studio for Hair, New Orleans, LA
Side Bun Shiny Auburn Party Look Side ViewStyle by Kenneth’s Studio for Hair, New Orleans, LA

How To Style:

  1. Gather hair into a low side ponytail.
  2. Lightly backcomb the ponytail to make it appear fuller.
  3. Twist the ponytail into a bun.
  4. Secure with bobby pins.

Recommended Products:

Spraying The Shine on this style will add shine to it without disrupting the style.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

An oval face shape with hair that is medium to high in density and any texture will easily look great in this style.

Crimp, Tease, and Bun

Play up a simple side bun by teasing your hair, wearing it a little and adding some cool crimped texture to it.

Crimp Tease and Bun Auburn Party HairstyleStyle by Ashley Kuberiet
Crimp Tease and Bun Auburn Party Hairstyle Side ViewStyle by Ashley Kuberiet

How To Style:

  1. Backcomb the hair from above the occipital bone to the crown.
  2. Crimp the hair on the surface using a crimping iron.
  3. Loosely pull the hair into a messy side bun.
  4. Use a firm hold hairspray to set the style.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Finishing Spray will ensure that each strand stays in place all day.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

The height created by the backcombing will give wider face shapes the appearance of being narrow. Hair that is high in density and medium to coarse in texture is best for this hairstyle.

Braided Side Bun

Another way to add interest to a side bun is by braiding the hair.

Braided Party Side BunStyle by Kate Ludwig, Bella Capelli Salon, Westlake, OH
Braided Party Side Bun Side ViewStyle by Kate Ludwig, Bella Capelli Salon, Westlake, OH

How To Style:

  1. Create a deep side part.
  2. Starting from the lighter side of the part, begin to braid the hair sideways to the other side.
  3. Once you get to the other side, secure the hair with an elastic.
  4. Backcomb the ponytail a bit to create fullness.
  5. Wrap the hair into a bun and secure with bobby pins.
  6. Detail the style.
  7. Set with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Soft spray is a wet hairspray that allows you to work on the hair and detail it more before it dries.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval face shapes will look best in this style. Hair that is medium to coarse in texture and medium to high in density can easily sculpt into this style.

The Quarter Up

Are you torn between getting an updo and having your hair down and framing your face? This hairstyle gives you the feeling of having your hair styled away from your face, but without taking hair away from your face.

Long Hairstyle with FringeStyle by London Hair

How To Style:

  1. Curl sections of hair using a medium barrel curling iron.
  2. Tease the hair at the crown of the head with a comb.
  3. Loosely pull the hair back in to a half ponytail.
  4. Secure the hair with bobby pins.
  5. Hold your style in place with a hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Finishing Spray not only holds your style in place all day long, it also adds shine to your finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will look good on all face shapes with hair that is medium in density and medium in texture.

The Half Up

If you want the look and feeling of having hair swept away from your face, but still want your hair down, this half updo is perfect for you.

The Half Up Long Brunette Party Style with RingletsStyle by Abigayle Conway & Lindsay Melton, The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH
The Half Up Long Brunette Party Style with Ringlets Back ViewStyle by Abigayle Conway & Lindsay Melton, The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

How To Style:

  1. Curl sections of hair using a large barrel iron.
  2. Lightly backcomb the crown area and the top of the head.
  3. Gather the hair into a half ponytail.
  4. Secure with bobby pins or an elastic band.
  5. Set the style with your favorite hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Using a product like Hold Me Tight will give you touchable curls with long lasting hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider face shapes will appear longer with this hairstyle. Hair that is medium to high in density and medium to coarse in texture is recommended.

Out of your countless options, these are just 35 looks you can use for your special occasion. Mix and match features and techniques from your favorite looks to create a style all your own. Have a wonderful time rocking one of these fab party hairstyles!