10 Top Women’s Hairstyles for Parties & Fun Nights

Like a dress, a hairstyle can make or break your look. DESIblitz presents the top women’s hairstyles for the party season.

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This hairstyle is a favourite amongst celebrities.

When you’re at a party, the last thing you want to be worrying about is your hairstyle.

For a party or a fun night out, you need a hairstyle that you can trust and will stay in place throughout the night but will still look stylish.

With all that being said, figuring out a hairstyle fit for a party can be tricky.

To help you out, we have outlined our top 10 women’s hairstyles for parties and fun nights.

Before styling, your hair must be in optimal health.

To help repair the look and feel of hair damage, reach for hair products that provide hydration and condition the hair shaft.

These types of products are especially ideal if you use heat styling tools regularly, or have naturally frizzy locks.

No matter the texture, length or colour, these night out women’s hairstyles will hold up on the dancefloor, at dinner or anywhere the night takes you – while giving you the best possible look.

High Volume Ponytail

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When you first think of a party hairstyle, a ponytail may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, a high-volume ponytail could be the hairstyle that changes this.

Unlike a traditional ponytail, this style requires a few more steps, however, the finished high-fashion look is worth it.

Begin by priming the hair with a sea salt spray. This will help to create a fuller, tousled look.

Split your hair into strips and tease the sections to form a fluffy underlayer.

Finally, pull your hair into a high ponytail and secure it into place. If you’re lacking volume, try adding a thickening powder during the teasing process for a fuller effect.

Double Dutch Braids

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Double Dutch braids are an excellent choice if you’re at a party and want to keep your hairstyle fuss-free and manageable.

The braids are also great for those with long, thick hair or if you want all the attention to go on your outfit.

Additionally, if you’re in the mood to switch up your look, you can easily pull the braids out for perfectly symmetrical beach waves.

To speed up the plaiting process, use a deep conditioning product and a hair serum to instantly eliminate frizz, hydrate the hair and provide a boost of heat protection.

Slicked-back Hair

Slicked-back hair is a hairstyle that consistently dominates the runway as it oozes glamour and confidence.

This hairstyle is great for parties and fun nights out as it can look flattering on both long and short hair.

This hairstyle, unlike the other women’s hairstyles, does require a little bit of preparation.

To provide some volume, begin by blow-drying the hair for an instant root life. Follow with a straightener to iron out any kinks.

Tease the top of the hairline to create some drama and elevation. Finally, use a serum to create a glass-like, wet-look shine all over.

Bombshell Curls

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Curls are a classic hairstyle that will always be on-trend.

Big, voluminous bombshell-style curls are perfect for a party situation that requires glamour and elegance.

To recreate this hairstyle, use hot rollers and curl-enhancing styling products.

Before styling, lightly mist the hair with a heat protection spray. A glossy hair serum could also be used to lock in shine and hydrate the locks.

To finish the look, run your fingers through the curls with separate them while enhancing volume.

Sleek Ponytail

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A sleek ponytail is a tried and tested hairstyle that can look great for virtually any event.

As well as being versatile, this hairstyle is a favourite amongst celebrities and has been styled by Kareena Kapoor and Deepika Padukone as well as many others.

Come rain, humidity or shine, a sleek ponytail looks pulled-together and sophisticated.

To recreate this hairstyle, secure a ponytail either at the nape of the neck or on the crown. Complete the hairstyle by covering the band with a piece of your own hair from the ponytail.

To secure this understated party hairstyle, mist a styling spray over the hair to erase flyaways and to keep the ponytail smooth for hours on end.

Messy Side Bun

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A messy side bun is another popular women’s hairstyle amongst celebrities as it is both classy and fun, as well as easy to recreate.

Side buns require a lot of volume to maintain their shape.

If your hair is limp, curl it with a curling wand or use hot rollers for an instant volume fix.

Tease the hair and divide it into strands before securing it into a side bun with the help of pins.

Finish the look with a spritz of hairspray for a long-lasting hold.

French Twist

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A simple French twist can look both polished and edgy, making it a perfect hairstyle for a party.

To loosen the hairstyle for a casual night out, keep your layers short and textured when you pin them back.

This sophisticated and versatile hairstyle takes the focus from your hair and shifts to whatever area of your face you want to highlight.

Try pairing the French twist with a bright lip or a dramatic eye for a bold look.

Low Classic Chignon

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If you’re heading to a party straight from the office, a classic chignon is a perfect hairstyle for you.

A classic chignon, also known as a low knot, makes for a quick transition from day to night.

To recreate this simple yet chic hairstyle, part your hair to one side and smooth it back into a ponytail at the nape of your neck.

Next, wind your strands around your hair tie, pinning them into place as you go to create the perfect chignon.

To frame the face, leave a few strands in the front loose. For a more sophisticated look, pull the strands back completely.

Shiny Waves

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Depending on what type of party you’re attending, a more natural look may be required.

Shiny waves with a centre parting can be achieved with the help of a curling wand and a glossy hair serum.

If you would rather not use a heated styling tool, try braiding your hair into loose plaits and leaving them overnight.

When you gently comb through your hair in the morning, you’ll be left with the perfect mermaid waves.

If you decide to use a curling wand instead, leave out the ends and focus the styling on the middle section – this is the secret to beach waves.

Braided Bun

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Traditionally, dark hair looks beautiful when worn up.

A braided bun is a great party hairstyle, especially if you want to keep your hair out of your face.

A braided bun is easy to recreate.

However, as South Asian hair can be naturally slippery, the process may be difficult, to begin with.

To combat this issue, tighten your braid every time you cross the strands of hair over.

You can also use hairspray to secure your party hairstyle into place.

With these stylish and easy-to-recreate women’s hairstyles, you’ll be ready to hit the dancefloor in no time.

To keep your hair healthy and vibrant after your fun night out, remember to condition your hair with a nourishing hair mask.

Party season can have a damaging impact on your hair if you don’t care for it properly, so don’t forget to give it some extra attention in time for your next night out!

Ravinder is a Journalism BA graduate. She has a strong passion for all things fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. She also likes to watch films, read books and travel.