Christmas is all very exciting, but I think we can all agree that NYE is where the party really happens.
With trends coming and going it can be hard to keep up with all the most fashionable looks for the (dare I say) biggest party night of the year.
Whether you're cuddling up with your significant other, chilling with some friends, watching the fireworks, going for dinner and a show or partying into the early hours of 2018... ringing in the new year deserves a gorgeous selfie.
Below are some ideas on hairstyles to suit any mood or venue.
1: Side Swept Curls
One of the hairstyles that seems to last the test of time and still feel brand new is Side Swept Curls. This hairstyle can be done with any length hair; worn sleek like Alba for a polished Gala to Cocktail look, or loose like Cara for a fun and casual vibe with a hint of flirty. Either slick down one side behind the ear or add a dutch/french braid to keep the hair back. No matter how formal or informal your plans, this easy and beautiful style is the perfect classic crown.
2: Slicked Parting
The Hadid sisters demonstrate one of my favourite go to polished looks with a slicked down centre parting. Centre parts may not be for everyone (feel free to get creative with partings until you find one that makes you feel heavenly), but this slicked down style is so versatile that it is a must for any party season.
It's a style suitable to any hair type and length, providing a polished but almost effortless look. Wear it with low ponytails, buns, bone straight hair or big curls; whatever makes you feel most fabulous. Be sure to pin down or tie a scarf over the slick area when setting to ensure it lays flat and flyaway free for as long as possible. Another tip is to use some concealer to accentuate the parting and allow it to match your skin tone.
3: Messy Bun
When you hear the words "messy bun" you may think of an easy way to get the hair out of your face in the gym, walking the dog or any other manner of casual activities. But do not dismiss so quickly! The messy bun can be one of the most seductive hairstyles for anything from dinner to club night.
There are so many variations to the messy bun and copious tutorials but my favourites have to be the high (but not on top of your head like a who from whoville) bun like my girl Ri-Ri, and the ever so elegant and customisable side bun like the darling Emma Stone.
Ball gown or jeans, this style works for everything. Have a little search online to find the technique that suits your particular desired look. Couple of days old hair as some texturising spray/powder can elevate this look from falling strands to voluminous beauty. Gently tug at the bun to give it more volume and pull out a subtle stray hair or two to give that "i just threw this together but I look fabulous" look.
Ultimately, no matter what you do, ensure to coat that baby in enough setting products to allow your perfect hair-do to last all the way into next year. Practice makes perfect and googling makes it faster.
Keep posted for some of the beast makeup looks for NYE; until then, sty fabulous beauties.