10 Red Carpet Hairstyles to Inspire Your New Year's Eve Look

These are the top ten best party hairstyles, each of which has been celebrity worn and approved. Try the best in red carpet hair to ensure you celebrate New Year’s Eve in style.

Lioness Waves

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Celebrity inspiration: Jennifer Lawrence

Think 1986 Kim Basinger meets 70s Farrah Fawcett waves as inspiration. Your hair needs volume, curls, and texture, so prep your locks with a curl boosting or sea salt spray, and then tong, tong, tong.


Slick Bob

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Celebrity inspiration: Saoirse Ronan

Could this be the slickest red carpet hairstyle for short hair? Absolutely. And it works with both a little black dress or a full-on gown. Ask your hairdresser for a fresh blunt cut on the ends, then use straightening irons and lots of glossing mist (try Frizz Ease 100% Shine Glossing Mist) to ensure it stays sleek until way past midnight.


Vintage Waves

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Celebrity inspiration: Rita Ora

Think old Hollywood glamour done in a very modern style. It’s about a big, bouncy blow-dry to smooth and add volume before adding rollers all the way. If you have wild hair that needs taming, try  Frizz Ease Forever Smooth Blow Dry Styling Spray. Thinner types should add oomph with Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray.


Classy Chignon

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Celebrity inspiration: Emma Stone

When it comes to red carpet hairstyles, there are plenty of up-dos to choose from. However, the one favoured by actress Emma Stone at the Golden Globes 2018 was a pretty chignon, with tendrils pulled out to frame her face. It not only ensures the style appears less rigid, but is also the perfect look if you have layers. Invest in plenty of bobby pins and finish with Luxurious Volume Forever Full Hairspray.


Fun Bow Bun

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Celebrity inspiration: Priyanka Chopra

Everyone from Paris Hilton to Priyanka Chopra has sported a fun bow bun. They’re actually surprisingly easy to do. Loop your hair through an elastic, but don't pull all the way through. Instead, create a loop, leaving the ends of your hair pointing toward your forehead. Divide the loop into two halves and take the remaining ends of the pony through the centre to secure.


A Pop of Colour

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Celebrity inspiration: Katy Perry

It’s not just about sensational styles or cool cuts when it comes to glam hairstyles for New Year’s Eve. It’s also about stand-out hair colour — think unicorn hair hues and pretty rose-gold tones. New temporary versions mean you can try new shades and then wash them out the very next day.  


A Chic Pony

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Celebrity inspiration: Vanessa Hudgens

This is no ordinary ponytail, it's a blow-dried, slicked down and very classy version. Cover your elastic with your own hair and pin underneath. If you’re having trouble containing the frizz, use Frizz Ease Extra Strength 6 Effects+ Serum on soaking wet locks to make hair smooth and even more manageable to style.


A Sparkly Accessory

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Celebrity inspiration: Brie Larson

This is the one time you can really go to town with the sparkle,  so amp it up with a crystal hair accessory to spruce up your NYE  hairstyle. Brie Larson’s Oscar-winning hair look combined on-trend sparkle, but was also super practical, as she entwined tendrils of her hair around her sparkly accessory, ensuring it stayed in place all night long. 


Pretty Plaits

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Celebrity inspiration: Blake Lively

This has to be the lowest maintenance style around. It won’t fall flat or frizz up. Simply plait and go. Wear high for an almost Grecian-esque grace or low-slung for a relaxed bohemian vibe. Anything goes, so keep it slick or opt for messy. It's all about whatever suits your individual style and outfit.


Sexy Side Part

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Celebrity inspiration: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Want to know how to create wow style with minimal effort? Change your part around. If you’re usually a straight down the centre kind of girl, opt for an extreme side parting. This 'do is especially useful if you’re opting for a one-shoulder dress, as hair can tumble down the bare side, leaving you feeling less exposed.  

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