37 Popular Party Hairstyles That Are Easy to Style

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

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 popular and easy party hairstyles that are guaranteed to make you the belle of any ball.

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Long blowout party hairstyles
Instagram @slayejae

#1: Blowout

Walk out of your bathroom feeling like you walked out of a salon with this beautiful style. This style will look good on any face shape with any hair type. Try Sculpting Foam to style. It’s a conditioning foam that will allow your straight hair to follow the shape of your round brush, making the blow-drying process so much easier.

#2: Dance Party Bob

A tousled type of mane brings a perfect look into existence, and this jaw-length party bob is a great example. The texture all over the place is on point. Everything about it makes a gentle, undone finish to class up your blonde hair.

#3: Magnificent Curled Half Updo for Espresso Brown Hair

It’s the magnificent curled half-updo for espresso brown hair! Perfect for your innate glam vibe, this style will form movement and texture to your long locks.

Eye-Catching Half Updo with Braided Chains
Instagram @sonja.styling

#4: Eye-Catching Half Updo with Braided Chains

This style features a simple swept-up style held by thin braid chains for a half-updo look. It leaves you feeling like you’re wearing a crown that gives you that much-needed confidence boost for the whole night!

Tight Blonde Curls Party Hairstyle
Instagram @revivesalonltd

#5: Tight Curls

Defined and tight curls give a bouncy vibe that you need to have at a party. Add more vibrancy as you pull off a multi-dimensional blonde. Opt for a haircut that grants you a few layers and a shoulder-grazing length to boost its shape.

The Beachy Sided
Instagram @hmbhairmua

#6: The Beachy Sided

The beachy, sided look will be an excellent reason for you to grow your locks long and get blonde now! It looks very glorious with volume, bringing happiness to your vibe.

Diva Hair
Instagram @beautybyale_

#7: Diva Hair

Feel pretty and great wearing diva hair like this! A bright red curls screams party time! You’ll be sure to turn heads no matter which party you attend.

#8: Braided Side Bun

Who says a messy bun can’t accompany you to a party? This braided side bun features twists and texture to complete your classy look. Waste no time, and make the most of your brunette tresses!

Half Up Half Down
Instagram @tangledbytina

#9: Half Up Half Down

The half-up, half-down party hairstyle will never disappoint you when it comes to special events. Incorporate loose curls and waves and let them do their job to bring out flair to your long, blonde mane. Twists and texture will also create magic for your entire look. A waterfall braid is a great alternative to accessorize the waves, too.

Mermaid Waves
Instagram @rafaa.garom

#10: Mermaid Waves

Rock some mermaid waves, which a balayage will suit best. Shadow root plus babylights and highlights all make a staggering color melt. And, what could be the perfect length to show off a movement than long hair?

#11: Messy Waves

These messy waves are so up for the party! Streaks of blonde create subtle pops of brightness, making the flow even better. Let the length be shoulder-grazing to come up with a sassy lob.

#12: Long Jet Black Curls for an Evening Out

This sleek yet sexy hairstyle is perfect for long black hair that needs some flirty vibes. Get your hair out of your face and behind your ears simply by using pins and hairspray, so you can dance all night without hassle.

Picture of a fishtail braid party hairstyle
Instagram @ellen0ise

#13: Fishtail Braid

Do you suddenly need to attend a party? Do you require a lovely hairstyle easy to recreate? A side fishtail braid will save your night! Best on your long and dark tresses, you can rock this look with a generous amount of texture.

Soft and structured vintage waves party hairstyle
Instagram @leyla__hayauri

#14: Soft and Structured Vintage Waves

No one can ever say no to a retro look regarding party hairstyles! It provides a classy style, which can make you such a head-turner. For your mid-length copper, soft and structured vintage waves will be a great option.

The Blowout
Instagram @megan.e.grimm

#15: The Blowout

Crying for a long, voluminous hairstyle? Take out your brush and hairdryer because the blowout will fit the bill. Nothing’s more splendid than seeing your caramel balayage with this kind of movement.

The color was created by stylist Megan Grimm of Broad Ripple, IN. “This was a transitional phase for cooler tones. This beige color is a healthy transition to light cool tones for those with natural levels 5 and under. Her hair is cut in the round or in round layers to create movement away from the face,” Grimm explains.

When styling this cut, style with the weight of the hair and the way the cut was executed. Style away from the face. This color combination is great for those with neutral and olive undertones, giving a soft touch and glowing look to the skin.

“Think your best hair at age 6 or 7. It is an easy lifestyle cut and color. It keeps the hair in the healthy range of blonde and is easy to style everyday looks straight or curly,” Grimm points out.

#16: The High Bun

Go big and glam with this creative hairstyle. Make the high bun a bit more extra as you embellish it with an accessory at one corner. The face-framing pieces add a softer touch, ideal for your dark brown locks.

This ballerina bun is for a woman wanting something chic and modern. My favorite thing about it is the fact that it is still feminine with a hint of whimsical elegance.

For this style, the hair needs to be on the longer side, so if your hair is shorter, add some extensions. If the hair is finer in texture, bulk it out first by crimping the hair slightly.

Hairspray is a must as a working product. You can add your own personality with an accessory of your choice, or for a more everyday look, go accessory free.

#17: Middle Part Side Braid that Compliments Short Hair

This is effortless waves with a boho “expanded” side braid. The expanded braid is my favorite part of this look.

All you have to do differently to achieve an expanded braid is to apply a texture or thickening spray, like the Dry Texture Spray from Oribe, to a regular braid, and then slowly start to pull it apart making the braid bigger.

This look is great for long hair, but it’s even better for short hair. It’s a great way for a bob length hair to have a chic style.

You can do more beach waves and wear it as a daytime look, or polish your curls a little bit more and wear it to a wedding or as a bridesmaid.

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

#18: Remarkable Braids for Long Ash Brown Hair

Elegant, effortless, and bohemian are some of the attributes of beautiful party hairstyles! I like this up-style because this look is simple and easy to do. Also, this braided look can be worn for a special occasion or even daily!

This style is fashion forward and so effortless, and it doesn’t have to be perfect! In my opinion, the messier the better! Also, this look works well with fine and thick hair, just as long as the hair is shoulder length or longer.

Picture of a braided undercut party hairstyle
Instagram @alannawidgiz

#19: Braided Undercut

Consider a reverse french braid for your next party. 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.

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.

#20: Undone Party Curls

This is an undone party style. The hair is pulled half up so that it’s out of the face, but 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. This hairstyle is romantic and whimsical. You could wear this to attend a wedding, on a date, a party, or even to transition from day to a night out.

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.

Picture of a full waves party hairstyle
Instagram @jacqnac

#21: Full Waves

This party hairstyle gives this dressier feel of a beach texture wave.

This wavy hair 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 hairstyle
Instagram @blowoutco

#22: Modern-Day Beehive

The modern-day beehive is one of the more unique party hairstyles you’ll see. Keep the height that we saw in the 60s, but elevate it this year!

Women of all ages can dress this lookup for a chic and sophisticated occasion, or dress it down for a casual dinner date with the girls!

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 hairstyle
Instagram @trishaobeauty

#23: Braided & Chic

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.

For best results, start 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 hairstyle
Instagram @ap_designz

#24: Cascading Twists

This party hairstyle is 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.

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.

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.

#25: Classy & Dressy

This is a classy and dressy hairstyle for a party, but without being a too sophisticated. It is the simple, smooth and really classy!

It’s recommend for a woman who wants to look simple but neat. A low ponytail is stunning but this wrapped bun is creative. This style is created on thin hair, but any hair type can achieve it. As far as styling products go, use a light paste and some hairspray.

Bombshell Curls hairstyle
Instagram @terrimundyhair

#26: Bombshell Curls

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.

Messy Wavy Hairstyle for Party
Style by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

#27: Messy Waves

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.

#28: Diva Hair

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

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.

#29: Smooth Operator

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.

#30: Slicked Back Glam

Wear this hairstyle, and you’ll be a star of the night! This slicked back glam look features sleek waves and is easy to recreate if you have long, dark tresses. For the final touch, use oil and a flexible hairspray for extra hold and shine.

This look by Phoebe Georgia Stronach North West, UK is the perfect fusion between the modern red carpet trend of slicked-back hair and classic, vintage Hollywood waves. “I absolutely love the powerful, sexy, and sleek silhouette that this style creates,” says Stronach.

This hairstyle is the perfect party hair. It oozes confidence, yet the wave at the back makes it so much more wearable than the modern, straight slick back hair. “I would say it works best on long hair if you want the uniform waves, however it could work well on medium shoulder length hair with a more tousled wave,” Stronach explains.

The key products you’ll need to achieve this look are a hairdryer, one inch curler, a mixed bristle brush, Color Wow’s Pop and Lock, a shine spray, hair gel, and a couple of bobby pins. Some top tips for achieving this style would be to blow dry your hair back without a parting (if you don’t have time the slick back nature of this style means it also works really well on 1 or 2 day old hair – perfect if you’re going straight out from the office and don’t have much time to style your hair).

Stronach suggests, “Curl all your hair in the same direction to get that Hollywood wave, and don’t be scared to really brush it out. Comb all your hair back, spraying it with a shine spray – I love VO5 Tame and Shine because it gives a small amount of hold too. Add a liberal amount of Color Wow’s Pop and Lock to tame any flyaways and give a real high shine.”

If you need extra security or want a more dramatic look, you could run hair gel through your roots, and if you’re planning on dancing, use a couple of bobby pins to secure the sides behind your ears. Finish off with a spritz of hairspray. Stronach’s favorite for a high shine finish is Morrocan Oil Luminous Hairspray.

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

#31: (Slicked Back Glam)

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.


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

#32: Wand Curls

Wand curls are more natural-looking, super on-trend, and definitely more youthful looking. Caviar Perfect Iron Spray protects hair from iron heat, up to 450 F. All face shapes with hair that is medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Beachy Party Hairstyle
Style by London Hair

#33: The Beachy Sided

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.

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

#34: Mermaid Waves

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 Hairstyles
Instagram @terezaturzova

#35: 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.

Long Hairstyle with Tight Curls
Style by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

#36: Tight Curls

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.

Long Hairstyle with Fringe
Style by London Hair

#37: The Quarter Up

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.

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