Want to give the New Year’s Eve look you’re envisioning for yourself that extra wow factor? Rock one of these DIY, easy-to-achieve hairstyles and your look will go from an 8 to a 10. These will all hold through the night, and into the morning too.
Sleek and sexy, this bold hairstyle screams confidence adds immediate sophistication by pulling your hair away from your face. To achieve this look, before blow drying, spray your hair with a texture spray. Blow dry your hair upwards at the roots and crown of the head with a small bristled brush. Then blow dry the sides of your hair in a backwards motion. With bobby pins, pin back the sides of your hair, making sure to not to flatten the top. To create volume, brush your hair backwards at the front hairline and crown; smooth with a fine-tooth comb and add a texture paste with your fingers to achieve the desired height. Apply a strong-hold hairspray and complete this look with a low-cut, wide-leg jumpsuit and stilettos.
Perfect for a beachside new year’s and paired with a floral maxi and jewelled thongs, this carefree, natural look can be achieved with saltwater spray – which instantly adds more texture and ‘hold’ to your hair. Next, tease your hair – moving the brush downwards towards the scalp; a great way to gain extra volume. Keen to rock the pink hair-look with this style for one night only? Try hair chalk – colour without the commitment!
Loose Chignon/Twisted Bun
A sophisticated-chic hairstyle that can be mastered with shoulder-length-to-long hair. Perfect teamed with a classy outfit and some statement-making earrings for a more formal evening. To achieve this look, divide your hair into two equal sections; wind the two sections together into a thick twist and then roll up the twist into a doughnut shape at the back of your neck. Use bobby pins to pin up the top, bottom and both sides of the twist. For a thicker bun, pull the style gently and tease your hair slightly.
Half-Up with Loose Curls
A real party hairdo achieved with a curling iron. The curls will hold with a good dose of hairspray. A great way to complement balayage or ombré hair colour. Work it with a fun party dress or playsuit with a splash colour.
Achieve this glam look with old-school hot rollers – unlike your curling iron, these will give you curls that LAST all NYE. Complement your curls with a bold-coloured outfit or something with sparkle, plus stilettos.
AKA a long bob, this is your universally flattering style because it beautifully frames any-shaped face. Low-maintenance too – all you need to do is run a straightening iron through your lob; for a glossy finish, apply a shine serum and you’re good to go! The lob and the little black dress are made for each other – a simple yet sophisticated look all-round. For a temporary festive pop of colour on your locks, try hair chalk.
Waves with Oomph
Simply wrap your hair around a 1-inch curling wand for voluminous waves. To tame fly away/frizzy hair, spray a makeup brush with hair spray and then brush fly away hairs with the makeup brush for a smoothing effect. Team this feminine hairdo with a flowy dress or a plunging neckline.
A small curling iron will help you achieve these textured waves, finished with a dry texture spray – it’s worth keeping a small bottle of this in your handbag for any touch-ups needed over the course of the evening. Take this rocker look to the next level and pair with a dark coloured outfit, perhaps throw in some dark denim and of course, some bling – statement diamond earrings would work a treat.
Try These Hairstyles at Home or Find a Hair Stylist in Perth
For some extra guidance when re-creating these looks at home, check out our hair styling videos – or if you’d prefer your NYE hair to be in the hands of an expert, come into Chilli Couture and we can recreate the look for you!
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