It's that time of year again, the countdown to the party season has begun and New Year's Eve hairstyles are at the top of our to-do beauty list! Here are three simple yet stand-out ways you can take your New Year's Eve hairstyle from average to A-list...
High ponytail, haute glamour
One of our favourite New Year's Eve hairstyles is the classic high pony. But this year, why not up the glamour and take inspiration from the bubble ponytail trend?
The bubble ponytail first hit our radar in its extreme version: big, ball-sized sections of hair down the length of the ponytail, separated using elastics and teased for XXL volume. But now we've fallen in love with its more chic version. The bubble sections are less poofy, but the elastics become a colourful feature themselves.
When styling your hair into a high ponytail, leave a one-inch section below the base of the ponytail free. After you've separated the different "bubbles" using colourful elastics, take this loose section and wrap it around the base, tucking the ends in for an invisible finish. Spray with for non-crunchy and hair-friendly hold.
NYE: bring the bling
New Year's Eve is the best excuse to dabble in a little sparkle. Get your bling on with a jewelled hair clip that can really boost your hairstyle and keep your hair out of your face (practical for impromptu dancing).
A sparkly hair clip really stands out on smooth, shiny hair with a slight wave to it. After applying a heat protectant that also supports waves and curls, like the , blow dry your hair smooth.
If your hair is naturally straight, use a curling iron on the lower half of the hair in large sections. When cool, run your fingers through to break up the curls into low loose waves. Take your sparkly hair clip (the bigger the better) and place just above the ear to secure the hair. Leave the rest loose and long to show off your waves.
Half-up but fully fashionable
If you're looking for a practical New Year's Eve hairstyle that's still as cute as Christmas, be inspired by one of this year's top hairstyle trends: the big black bow. Perfect for a New Year's Eve hairstyle for medium hair, this simple yet statement accessory can be used to create a gorgeous half-up look.
Ensure that your festivities won't be dampened by frizz this year by using a serum after washing and squeezing out excess moisture. We recommend the , ideal for frizz-prone and rebellious hair. Blow dry using a paddle brush to reduce hair breakage and encourage smoothness, then tie into a half-up ponytail using a regular elastic.
When it comes to your bow, you have two options. Either tie one yourself using a thick black ribbon, or use an already-tied bow clip; an easier alternative if you aren't able to create the perfectly balanced bow that doesn't droop.
Haircare for a New Year's Eve hairstyle
Our top tip for ensuring your hair is in top condition for its New Year's Eve hairstyle is by using the right haircare. And by this we mean right from the shower. Try the Restore collection from L'Oréal Professionnel, which offers intensive hair repair and makes hairstyling a dream.