With only a few weeks left until Christmas and New Year’s Eve, it is high time to think about our holiday outfits, but also to plan our holiday hairstyles and party makeup looks that will harmoniously complement our sparkling dresses. Today, here at Fashionisers, we’d like to help you try to find out your perfect holiday look offering this fantastic list of 20 holiday party hairstyles for your inspiration, which could be actually used at any time during the winter season as well. Get ready for some really good party hair ideas inspired by A-list supermodels and celebrities!
1. Super-Sleek Bobby-Pinned Side-Swept ‘Do
If you want to look super-glam and sleek at the same time, look to the hairstyle Sin City most loved protagonists Jaime King recently sported. To make an appearance at the MCM Las Vegas store opening she opted for what can be called an easy-to-style side-swept hairstyle, which requires only a few bobby pins and a lot of hair gel to achieve the sleek wet-effect on the crown. Such a hairdo enhances anyone’s facial features, so you could combine it with a pair of dangling earrings or a plunging neckline.
2. Loose And Textured Chignon
If you are looking for a casual-chic updo, try Jennifer Lawrence’s loose chignon, which the actress wore at the ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ world premiere. It is an easy-to-style hairdo, which only requires a few bobby pins and at least two hair ties. With this updo you can go wild with bolder makeup, using colorful eyeshadows or creating a more sensual smokey eye look. Both dangling and stud earrings are highly welcomed.
3. Effortlessly Chic Messy Updo
To add an effortlessy chic vibe to your elegant party outfits, think a messy, tousled chignon, one that Amber Heard perfectly matched with her au naturel makeup with a dewy skin. It is particularly recommended for all those who love the boho chic style unconditionally. Furthermore, such a hairdo is indeed the best choice both for an elegant night out and for a more casual date.
4. Center-Parted Slick Low Ponytail
Who says ponytails are outdated? Not only did Rosie Huntington-Whitely wear a low ponytail flawlessly, but she also slicked her hair down into a center-parted ‘do that put the entire focus on her gorgeous facial features and pretty makeup. It doesn’t necessarily require a lot of hair gel, although it will definitely help your hair stay in place throughout the day. It is a highly sophisticated party hairdo, meant to be worn during elegant gatherings.
5. Elegant Short Loose Curls
If you have medium length hair, and are maybe waiting for it to grow out, it doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun with it. Moreover, medium-length hair is basically perfect for any type of party hairstyle. Channel your inner Bond girl, trying Lea Seydoux’s delicate short curled hairdo, which will make you add a touch of Twenties to your sparkling look.
6. Casual Center-Parted Wavy Hair
From the Roaring Twenties to the hippie Seventies, embrace Sienna Miller’s boho chic medium cut, styled in a center-parted ‘do. If you do not have naturally wavy hair, you could always style the length with a hair straightener or a curling iron. To achieve Sienna’s look, just opt for a nude makeup and a romantic hippie outfit.
7. ‘80s Inspired High Side Ponytail
Those in love with the Eighties are welcome to emulate Beyonce Knowles’ look featuring a super-high side ponytail spiced up with sleek finishes added on the crown. It is also the perfect bad-hair-day hairstyle, and could literally save your night out if you are in a hurry and do not have time to wash your hair. To channel ‘80s at the holiday parties, match the hairstyle with a pair of big hoop or dangling earrings, just like Beyonce has done here. If you have a bright fuchsia or pink lipstick, it is high time to show it off!
8. Embellished Loose Bun
It girl Alexa Chung has always been renowned for her classic style that is always super-effortless and chic. If you are looking for a timeless party hairstyle idea, check up the hairdo she wore at the Bvlgari & Rome: Eternal Inspiration opening night on October 14, 2015 in New York. It’s a romantic side swept loose updo, which she complemented with a glittery hairclip to add extra glitz and glam to her party look.
9. Wild Medium Curls
Three-time Golden Globe winner Cate Blanchet added extra volume to her blonde locks opting for a medium-length curly hairdo, combined with a pair of long golden earrings and a delicate smokey eye look. If you are not blessed with naturally curly hair, you could always gently backcomb your hair and then use a curling iron. This is definitely one of the coolest holiday party hairstyles you can never go wrong with!
10. Effortless High Ponytail
Victoria’s Secret model Gigi Hadid often prefers natural beauty looks with casual hairstyles to more elaborate ones. However, that doesn’t mean her red-carpet looks lack inspiring ideas. Just look at this messy ponytail: it is an epitome of the casual-chic style. Gigi’s casual high ponytail is one of those lovely holiday party hairstyles perfect for women, who aren’t that skilled when it comes to hair styling and neither have time to visit a beauty salon.
11. Easy French Twist
If you are trying to create the perfect ‘90s look, actress Cara Santana may give you a hand. Just look at the lovely French twist with face-framing center-parted strands of bangs she wore at the Screen Actors Guild Foundation 30th anniversary Celebration on November 5, in Beverly Hills! It is basically meant for any 90s-themed party.
12. Retro-Glam Updo
With a polished-yet-messy appearance, Diane Kruger’s retro updo hairdo is one of this winter’s trendiest holiday party hairstyles you can wear. It’s a textured retro French twist, flawlessly combined with a cat eye makeup and a sweetheart neckline.
13. Voluminous Curled Updo
When it come to party hairstyles, it is almost impossible not to mention The Only Girl in the World Rihanna. To attend Dior’s spring/summer 2016 fashion show she wore a super-voluminous and feminine curled updo that she paired with a lavender matte lipstick and a delicate smokey eye makeup. It’s one of Rihanna’s most romantic looks ever, and she does inspire us to go for this particular look for the upcoming holidays.
14. Old Hollywood Glam Medium Wavy Hairdo
Former Miss USA Olivia Culpo proves once again that the medium-length hair is easy to style and does definitely look stunning. Her longer and curlier version of Sienna Miller’s curly hairdo bears certain Old Hollywood glam motifs and looks absolutely amazing with a pair of big dangling earrings and a dark lipstick.
15. Textured Medium-Length Hair With Bangs
The new fashion year is more about youthful medium-length hairstyles rather than super-long ones. Halle Berry recently showcased a messy long bob with textured bangs and light hair highlights, which made her skin shine. If you are trying to grow out your bob but really need some changes, try Berry’s messy bangs!
16. Romantic Textured Braided Updo
Braids are always trendy, especially when it comes to romantic holiday party hairstyles. If you have some time to spend to style your long hair, and are really trying hard to impress your guests, try Amber Heard’s intricate braided updo composed of fishtail braids and lots of texture. This one is a messy-looking updo and will instantly give you a boho-chic look.
17. Fauxhawk Braided Textured Updo
Here comes another intricate braided updo which this time will require less time to style. Hailey Baldwin’s badass hairdo is made of a fauxhawk braid on the crown and a messy bun on the back. Such a fauxhawk ‘dp could be worn with any kind of hair length and style, from super tight ponytails to short bobs. If you are dressing to impress, it will give you the fancy look you need.
18. Elaborate Low-Braided Updo
Let’s keep on showing some braided party updo hairstyles this time urging you to try Keira Knightley’s elaborate hairdo, composed of a sort of ‘braided bun’ and frace-framing side-swept bangs. It is indeed the romantic hairstyle any princess would wear to attend the ball, and it also looks nothing but perfect for any formal occasion. For an even more sophisticated style, combine it with a pair of pearl earrings and a red lipstick.
19. Classic Retro Bun
Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker is a style icon we always look to for beauty and fashion inspiration. Here you have her all dressed up for the New York City Ballet Fall Gala, where she showcased a classic voluminous bun adorned with a shell hairclip. As for the makeup, you could complete this look either with a dramatic smokey eye look or with a dark lipstick (and nude eyes).
20. Top Knot Bun Half Up Half Down Hairstyle
Probably the most youthful and badass look on this list of holiday party hairstyles is this top knot half up half down ‘do Spring Breakers star Ashley Benson recently rocked for the Balmain x H&M Los Angeles pre-launch. Casual and fancy at the same time, it will be the most unique updo during the holiday parties with family and friends. Don’t forget to pair it with your favorite bright lipstick!
Photos courtesy of Stylebistro
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