Having trouble thinking of the perfect look for that special party you’ve been invited to?
First, we’ve got to pick out our outfit, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and make-up for any organized event or special occasion. The process can be fun but often tiring for many women, and the last thing on our minds is what hairstyle we should wear with the rest of what we’ve chosen. Instead of standing in front of the mirror, guessing and throwing our hair into a ponytail or letting it hang loose, take a minute to scroll through these magnificent hairstyles. You’re bound to come across something you like that goes with your outfit and the occasion perfectly. Many can be done easily at home while others might invoke you to ask a friend to help you out.
Not every hair type is the same. Here’s a short list of hair products and tools you may need to help tame your hair for one of the styles shown below.
Professional Flat Iron – Flat irons are used to flatten your hair if you’re trying to tone down your curls or waves.
Curling Iron – If you’ve straight hair, you can spice things up by curling it with a curling iron. They come in different sizes, from a 1/2-inch to 3-inches in width, so choose accordingly depending on whether you want tight ringlets or larger curls/waves.
Blow Dryer – An obvious hair tool both men and women use, a blow dryer can help you speed up the drying process after a shower as well as tame your curls down. Often, a hair product that reduces frizz will be needed too if using a blow dryer.
Mousse – Used for keeping hair in place while allowing it to bounce and move freely, mousse is great for putting in your hair to keep curls up or for keeping those natural waves in.
Hair Spray – Used for keeping hair in place, hair spray doesn’t like to allow your hair to move freely like mousse does. This is a great product for up-dos to keep every lock of hair in place.
Below you’ll find 98 photos of attractive party hairstyles for girls that want to look their best.
1. High Chignon Bun
Buns are perfect for more formal occasions. They’re simple, clean, and elegant. Topping it with a bow accessory that matches your earrings adds a touch of dimension and dazzle.
2. Upside Down Braid & Bun
If a simple bun isn’t enough for you, toss your hair upside-down and braid the back of your head until you reach the point where you’d like to place your bun.
3. Elegant Tendril Bun
This look is great for Prom, a photoshoot, or your Grandma’s birthday – anything goes. Just curl your hair into ringlets and pin together with bobby pins in the back messily.
4. Gemmed Shoulder Locks
You’ll need a large, preferably 3-inch curling iron to strut this look. The clip on the side adds a radiant appeal.
5. Side-Swept Curls
Don’t let a brush anywhere near these curls! Swoop all your hair to one side just the way you like it and curl into tight ringlets afterwards. You might need mousse and hairspray combined so the weight of your hair doesn’t pull them down throughout the occasion.
6. Simply Highlighted
All you need is a straightening iron, some cut bangs, and a few highlights to sport this look.
7. Crowned & Curled Twist & Bump
Ask a friend to help you with this one. You’ll need to curl your hair before teasing it to your liking, and perhaps a little help to pull some front tendrils around to the back.
8. Soft Waves & Bump
If you have hair that naturally waves, why not try just putting half up with a small bump for an elegant appeal?
9. Long & Sweeping Ringlets
Bobby pins are a girl’s best friend when it comes to pinning together ringlets like this off to one side.
10. Chunky Waves & Braids
For a little extra dimension to your curls, add a braid either on one or both sides that disappears into the rest of your ringlets.
11. Braided Waterfall
Resembling a waterfall, this braiding type can be done around the head.
12. Large Curls
A simple part down the middle with curls twisting away from the face.
13. Touch of Color
Sometimes, all you need to your normal hairstyle is a little bow to spice things up.
14. Elegant Side Cluster
Not every great party hairstyle needs a bump or to be teased. If you’re looking for something easier to keep during the night, part on the side and go with some big curls that cluster together on one side.
15. Teased Sensation
For those of us that do in fact enjoy big hair, let’s not be afraid of hairspray and break out our teasing comb!
16. Mini Fishtail
Know how to braid a fishtail? Sometimes, it’s all you need to have a unique appeal at a party. They’re rare out there!
17. Soft & Lazy Evening
You can get big waves like these simply by braiding your hair after a shower at night, sleeping in it, and undoing the braid in the morning.
18. Bunches of Curls
This curly bunch almost looks like a large fish tail, but no braiding is needed. Just lots of bobby pins and some hairspray!
19. Fishtail High Bump
This hairstyle looks both sporty and fashionable with a mix of a high bump and long fishtail. Perfect for a variety of party types.
20. Bobbed & Curled
Here, we know that her hair is actually longer than this – simply pulled up and tucked into a curly bun in the back. A great hairstyle for anyone that likes to pulls some small tendrils out to surround their face.
21. Half-Braided Waves
Another great example of a waterfall braid.
22. Simply Short
If you’ve short hair, be careful not to overdo the curls otherwise they’ll stand up at all odd angles.
23. Cascading Waves
For those of us with longer hair, try using a large width curling iron and placing mousse in (and allowing it to dry) before curling.
24. Bouncy Brilliance
Here, you’ll also need a large-width curling iron – and don’t be afraid to use a lot of hair product. Long hair weighs more and will cause your curls to fall faster as the night progresses.
25. Crowning Braid & Messy Bun
Beautiful and classy, you’re going to turn heads if you wrap a braid around your head ending in a cute and curly bun.
No matter if your hair is curly, wavy, or straight, just put half up for a simple on-the-go style.
27. Dark & Dreamy
The feature these girls are sporting is dark, long hair.
28. 20’s Sensation
Pronounced waves give you a classy edge that give you glamorous appeal with deep lipstick.
29. Waved to Perfection
Tease. Spray. Tease. Spray. What more can we say?
30. Pearling Queen
Curls are definitely sexy, but adding a gemmed or pearled headband adds glamor.
31. Fiery Red
Sometimes, we don’t need to worry about the hairstyle. Just the hair color. Be bright.
32. Pumped & Swept
You can get natural volume like this by blow drying your hair upside down.
33. Fish Tailed Cloak
Unique and stylish, adding a couple fish-tail braids to any curling hairstyle gives you edge.
34. Swirling Braid
Fabulous for the more formal occasions, wrapping a braid around your bun can help show off your highlights.
35. Highlighted Braids of Beauty
Again, here we have braids that help set off the high lights in her hair, fashioned into a simple ponytail.
36. Curling Cutie
All you need to do to spice up your curls is pull them to the side along with your bangs.
37. Fading Freedom
Don’t worry so much about the style, worry about the shades! Be wild and dramatic with colors that are rarely seen and are bound to turn heads.
38. Messy Top Bun
While elegant, this type of bun is easy to pull up after setting some soft curls and easy to keep in place throughout the night.
39. Clipped Pulls
Make up your own hair twists instead of using common braiding techniques. Fasten together with a beautiful clip.
40. Easy Bump & Bangs
All that’s needed here is to softly curl the tips of your hair, including bangs, and using bobby pins to fasten your hair into a slight bump.
41. An Added Twist
Simply twisting the hair to one side to add dimension is becoming a popular trend.
42. Elegantly Posh
No fancy clips needed here, just a few bobby pins to pull your hair back after curling tight ringlets.
43. Messy Pull
This bun with bangs is more along the casual style.
44. Sweet Occasion
Gorgeous falling ringlets. Going to a wedding?
45. Assembly of Twists & Curls
An Old World style, you can have fun by being creative in how you pull your curls together in the back.
46. Draping Tendrils
A great style for those of us that run our hands through our hair constantly.
47. Quick Bump
Straighten and toss half up into a bump. She must have been in a hurry.
48. Anticipated Day
This style is perfect for crowns and headbands.
49. How-To Waves & Braids
If you’re wondering how to go about doing this hairstyle, take a look at these photos and find a YouTube video that shows you how to braid fishtails!
50. Simply Clipped
Gorgeous dark curls simply pulled back to stay out of the face with a clip.
51. Delicate Flower Patch
Another great way to give curls more appeal is by adding flower clips.
52. Bobbed & Placed
If you have shorter hair, try curls emphasized on one side.
53. Framing Braid
This style can be done with any hair type, featuring two braids that help frame the face.
54. Wild & Voluptuous
Tight ringlets can be hard to straighten, so go with your natural beauty and show off your wild side.
55. Crowned for an Occasion
Another fabulous example of curls and a gorgeous headband.
56. Bound Curls of Poise
This look holds more of a 50’s style, with deep curls pinned to the side of the head.
57. Crazy Static Bun
You can easily put up half your hair into a messy bun like this. Make sure the ends stick out to give it a spikey look.
58. Simply Charming
Large curls with a bump pinned down in front will charm your audience while bringing back some old school style.
59. Pampered & Braided Curls
These curls slowly fashion into a braid. Make sure it isn’t too tight so the curls can breathe.
60. Reigning in the Mess
If your curls aren’t coming out the way you planned, pin them together haphazardly for a cute style like this.
61. Double Twist-Over
Little twists are easy and fun for any long hair style that’s down.
62. Sided, Braided, Beautiful
Keep your hair out of your face by pulling it to one side and keeping it in place with a braid.
63. Messy but Kempt
You can tease your hair into a semi-bump before forming a messy fishtail.
64. Slight Bump & Wave
Meant for any party or occasion, this style is common and simply enough to pull off.
65. Flowing Braid
Braids are a great way to keep hair out of your face.
66. Feathered & Fabulous
One can never have too much volume! If you hate bumps and love curls, this style’s for you.
67. Natural Crown
If you’re no good at braids, braided headbands can be found at many beauty salons that match your hair color.
68. Voluptuous & Enticing
We love feathers. Soft curls look wonderful with them as accenting accessories.
69. Braid Height
If you’re in a hurry for a great look, a braid can quickly hold your locks together and out of your face.
70. Pastel Masquerade
Cover up those tresses with your favorite color for a gorgeous and wild appeal.
71. Chignon Love
Another lovely example of a chignon bun with a cute clip.
72. Teased Ponytail
A bump like this mixed with a ponytail never requires too much teasing.
73. Fun & Flirty
Here are a few braids pulled to one side to add dimension to a lovely but natural hair style.
74. Floral Masterpiece
Flowers or clips are a great way to enhance your look and have your hair truly match your outfit.
75. Ribbon Rave
Have some ribbon lying around? Add it to your hairstyle for a fun twist!
76. Seemingly Curtained
This loose fishtail can be done easily after watching a how-to on YouTube.
77. Eye-Catching Bob
A curled bob is classy and stylish in any occasion.
78. Twisted High Bun
Keep the long locks off your neck with a style seen here, hairspray will be needed to keep your bangs swept over and up.
79. Side Tail with Added Volume
Here we’re bringing back the 60’s with slightly teased volume and a side ponytail.
80. Sweeping Wave
Make sure your hair is nice and long before deciding to pull off this look, otherwise your hair will fall out constantly through the night.
81. Sporty Tease
If you’ve mastered the tease, you can quickly do this style and put it in a ponytail – Voila! Ready for anything!
82. Short with Braided Trail
A perfect example of a braid adding dimension to a short, cropped hairstyle.
83. Deep Cherry Wonder
Don’t be afraid of some deep red highlights for that special occasion.
84. An Added Accessory
Add some sexy but elegant appeal to your hair by adding a flower as an accent to your long locks.
85. Knots & Twists
Beautifully done, this crowning braid looks glorious paired with a messy side bun.
86. Glamorous Flower
A low chignon bun done in curls with a gorgeous clip.
87. Tight Ringlets & Natural Bow
You’ll need patience with this style, these curls were done with very small segments of hair and you’ll need a how-to video to complete the remarkable hair-bow (unless you’ve got a clip that matches your hair!).
88. Bowed Side-Twist
If you love your straight hair, you can always add a bit of style but twisting a segment over and keeping in place with a bow to match your outfit.
89. Classically Teased with Tendrils
Curls make it easier to tease the hair into having more volume. You can curl, tease, and put up, with a few extra tendrils to hang by your cheeks.
90. Pulling it Together
A lovely crowning braid that wraps around the entirety of the head.
91. Glamorous Waves
Large, dark, and long curls go well with dark outfits and matching make-up.
92. Fine & Straightened
Some of us want to spare the damaging effects of curling too much, so if you’ve finer hair, you can go with a more natural appeal and just straighten some bangs to frame your face.
93. Volume for Miles
Mousse and a 3-inch curling iron. Gorgeous after-effects.
94. Double Braided Highlights
If you know you’ll be sporting braids for a party, try out some interesting highlights to add dimension.
95. For the Love of Braids
The great thing about braids, is that they’re versatile – they can be done in many ways, shapes, and forms!
96. Fishtail Me
Lovely curls that pull into a messy fishtail.
97. Parting Crowned Braids
Show off your hair’s natural beauty and allow it to cascade down your shoulders, parted with tight braids on top.
98. Messy Bump & Bun
If you love the bumped look but don’t particularly like curls, you can place half your hair up with slight teasing and hairspray for a look like this. It’s ideal for those of us with medium-length hair, so the ends can stick out from a messy little bun.