7 Popular Party Hairstyles

There's nothing quite like having a special event to go to that makes you want to step up your style a notch. Whether you're getting ready to attend a formal affair like an engagement party or wedding reception, the holiday party for your office or you’re heading out for a more boisterous affair like a bachelorette party, having the perfect hairstyle is an absolute must.

Here we're showcasing 7 popular party hairstyles that range from fun and flirty to elegant and dramatic. You're sure to find one that will add the perfect flare to your ensemble at your next fiesta.

1. Textured Half-Up

This textured half-up style is a little bit classy, a little bit glamorous, and a whole lot of sexy.  To make it your own, first dry and style your hair with loose curls, and then use hair pins to secure your tresses in back leaving a few pieces to fall in your face. Add volume by teasing your strands before you pin them back.

2. Fishtail Crown Braid

A crown braid adds a charming bohemian touch too long, wavy hair. This style is perfect for a professional setting, like an office holiday party, or a more casual affair like a summer wedding reception.

3. Large Crown Braid with Pony

Something about a big, funky braid just screams I'm out to have a good time. Try this slightly messy style with a long, voluminous ponytail for a night out with the girls to celebrate a birthday or upcoming nuptials.

4. Bombshell Curls

Big, boisterous bombshell style curls a la Marilyn Monroe are perfect for party situations that require glamor and finesse.  Get the look using hot rollers, curl-enhancing styling products, and a serum to lock in luster and shine.

5. Dutch Braid Low Ponytail

The Dutch braid is a twist on the traditional French braid. If you know how to do a French braid, you simply flip the braid inside out.  Rather that weaving the sections of hair underneath, you'll weave them over the top to create this unique look. In this style, twist your hair right to the nape of your neck and then secure your strands into a low ponytail. Take a small section of your hair and wind it around your hair tie and secure it behind with a bobby pin to cover up the elastic and give your style a classy finish.

6. Crisscross Braid Crown

These beautiful braids combined with luxurious waves will make you feel like a fairy princess at the party. You'll want to dry and style your hair first, creating loose curls that fall down your back. Next, take sections of hair near your temples on both sides of your head and braid them back. Finally, pin the braids crossing behind your head to create the crown. If your hair isn't quite long enough to pull off this style, consider adding some clip in extensions. The braids do an excellent job of hiding the faux hair and making the style look natural.

7. Double Dutch Braid with a Bun

Scoring the perfect up-do for your party that both pulls your hair up off your neck and has a little personality and flare can be a challenge. With this double dutch braid, you're sure to have a unique design that has a little bit of whimsy and a whole lot of vogue.