New Year’s Eve Hairstyles 2016: Last Minute Hairstyle Ideas to Try This Holiday season

New Year's Eve Hairstyles 2016: Last-Minute Hairstyle Ideas to Try this Holiday season
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The holiday season has snuck up on us, and Christmas Eve is less than 24 hours away. With running around buying presents, attending parties, and doing some entertaining of your own, you’ve probably been left with a total of 20 minutes to figure out your holiday outfits. As if choosing an outfit isn’t hard enough, you’ve got to decide on a hairstyle that compliments your clothes, and then actually make it happen. We know the holiday season is busy for everyone and it can get overwhelming, which is why sometimes you just need a good last-minute hairstyle idea to tie you over. It’s time to solidify your New Year’s Eve hairstyle 2016, so take a look at this list of the easiest hairstyles ever.

Braided Bangs

This New Year’s Eve braid hairstyle is definitely suited for an edgy look. Perfect if you’re attempting to grow your bangs out and are stuck in that awkward length during the holidays, this style will sweep all those stray hairs right out of your face.

Sleek and Piecey

A simple hairdo to achieve in a rush, all you need to do is make sure that your hair is sleek and smooth before pulling it up into a bun or ponytail. Use a hair oil to make you locks smooth and shiny, and simply leave a few strands out to frame your face.

Twist Ponytail

A different take on the traditional French twist, this is no ordinary ponytail. Your ‘do will be the center of attention if you manage to pull off this glossy style—just make sure you have a good supply of bobby pins at your disposal to secure your pony!

Loose Curls

A classic New Year’s Eve party look, you can’t go wrong with a head of loose curls. Using a tool like the Beachwaver Pro will give you soft, bombshell waves. Make sure your look lasts all night long by using a flexible hold hairspray—nothing’s worse than your curls dropping at the first sign of humidity. Adding a hair accessory like an over-sized clip is a great way to enhance this style.

Tucked Up

An ideal New Year’s Eve short hairstyle, this romantic look is impossibly simple to achieve. All you need to do is roll your hair to the nape of your neck and pin. A few spritzes of a finishing spray will give your look an added shine!

Half Up

Get the best of both worlds with this hairstyle! With the top section of your hair pulled back, you won’t have to deal with fly away strands blowing into your face, but you’ll still have the beauty of cascading locks over your shoulders.

Ballerina Bun

This style is super easy and quick, and will keep your hair up and out of your face all night long. You can go for a slicked back look by doing a tight ponytail and smoothing all your frizzes away, or you can do a little backcombing before tying your hair up to make it more voluminous and messy looking.



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