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15 Chic party hairstyles for a night out + how to get them

/ 05.22.2015

When choosing a party hairstyle for a night out, you want something sexy, pulled together and fairly easy to style, especially if you don't have a lot of time to get ready. Below, you'll find fifteen gorgeous night out hairstyles, which one will you try?

1. Freida Pinto's sleek ponytail

Freida Pinto with a sleek ponytail
Freida Pinto with a sleek ponytail

As worn by L'Oréal Paris spokesperson Freida Pinto on the red carpet, a sleek ponytail with a deep side part and a perfectly smooth finish is a great look for bare shoulders. It showcases the eyes and makeup beautifully, and it's a really easy hairstyle to recreate!

How to style it

Step 1

Starting with dry hair, spritz Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray evenly from roots to ends. Then, straighten your hair in sections.

Step 2

Part your hair deep on one side with a tail comb.

Step 3

Using a paddle brush, smooth the hair back into a low pony, eliminating any bumps as you do so.

Step 4

Spray your hair all over with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray to eliminate flyaways. For a really polished look, mist your hands with water - or just dampen them a teeny bit - then smooth them over the top and sides of your head.

2. Windswept updo

Voluminous updo
Voluminous updo

For a voluminous look with some extra height that will help to draw attention to your makeup, try a windswept updo.

How to style it

Step 1

Starting with dry hair, spray the roots on top of your head and at the crown with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray.

Step 2

Lift the hair up in sections, then backcomb it from behind to build volume.

Step 3

When you're happy with the shape, gently sweep your hair back, taking care not to crush the height you just created, and secure it into a bun or French twist.

Step 4

Complete the look with plenty of hairspray for long lasting hold.

3. Karlie Kloss' dramatic straight side part

Karlie Kloss' dramatic straight blowout
Karlie Kloss' dramatic straight blowout

If you want a dramatic hairstyle that isn't an updo, make like Karlie Kloss with a straight, side parted hairstyle and a bold red lip.

How to style it

Step 1

Starting with damp hair, part your hair deep on one side with a tail comb.

Step 2

Apply Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream and blow-dry your hair. Use a paddle brush to keep it smooth during your blowout.

Step 3

Once dried, use a flat iron for any further straightening.

Step 4

Complete the look with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray to add shine and eliminate flyaways.

4. Ballerina bun

Ballerina bun
Ballerina bun

When you need a quick, chic hairstyle to tame your mane between the office and the bar, try a ballerina bun.

How to style it

Step 1

To refresh your hair at the end of the day, apply Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Longwear Spray to your roots. The dry shampoo will absorb any excess oil and give your locks some lift.

Step 2

Gather your hair back into a mid-height ponytail and tie.

Step 3

Twist the ponytail into a bun and secure it with bobby pins. If you want, accessorize with a barrette or headband.

Step 4

Finish with hairspray to prevent frizz and flyaways while you're out.

5. Glamorous Hollywood waves

Natasha Poly with sideswept wavy hair
Natasha Poly with sideswept wavy hair

There's no better time than a night out to try a glamorous hairstyle, and they don't get much more glamorous than A-list Hollywood waves!

How to style it

Step 1

Part damp hair on one side, then apply Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Thermal Smoother Cream throughout.

Step 2

Blow-dry your hair in sections, using a round brush to curl the lengths. If your brushwork skills are a little rusty, skip the brush and jump to the next step.

Step 3

Once dried, curl the lengths of your hair with a 1" curling iron. When each piece of hair comes off the iron, clip it up to cool for really long lasting waves.

Step 4

Let your curls down and brush your hair gently with a paddle brush.

Step 5

Finish with plenty of hairspray to lock in your style.

6. J.Lo' glam pony

Jennifer Lopez with a glamorous ponytail
Jennifer Lopez with a glamorous ponytail

To create a high-impact look that only takes a few minutes to style, try a glam ponytail à la Jennifer Lopez.

How to style it

Step 1

Apply Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray to dry hair and straighten it in sections.

Step 2

Using a paddle brush, gather your hair back into a mid-height ponytail and tie.

Step 3

Using a comb or your hands, backcomb and muss the lengths of the pony to add volume and texture.

Step 4

Spritz your pony with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray. Then, smooth down the top and sides with a little water on your hands for a really sleek finish.

7. Braided half hawk

Braided half-hawk
 Braided half-hawk

For an effortlessly cool look, try a braided half hawk. It's edgy yet accessible, and it's full of gorgeous movement.

How to style it

Step 1

Starting with dry hair, brush it to detangle.

Step 2

Flip your hair over to one side and apply Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray throughout.

Step 3

Curl the lengths of your hair with a 1" curling iron to create waves.

Step 4

On the smallest side of your part, French braid a section of hair from the hairline back behind your ear and all the way down to the ends. If you struggle with French braiding, braid the hair away from your head, then pin it in place when you're done.

Step 5

Complete the look with hairspray.

8. Doutzen Kroes' half-up wavy hair

Doutzen Kroes with half-up wavy hair
Doutzen Kroes with half-up wavy hair

To get a pretty, fairytale look for your next night out, try Doutzen Kroes' half-up waves. It has texture, detail and plenty of movement.

How to style it

Step 1

Spritz dry hair with Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray and use a curling iron to make waves throughout, focussing on the lengths and ends.

Step 2

On the top of your head, lift the hair and backcomb it to add more height, then gently smooth it back.

Step 3

Take a small piece of hair from each side of your face and tie them together at the back. Once tied, loop the hair over and under itself to create twists at the sides. Repeat this step underneath so you have two sets of twists.

Step 4

Take a pinch of hair from underneath the twists and wrap it around the visible ties to camouflage them. Secure behind with bobby pins.

Step 5

Finish with hairspray for long lasting hold and frizz free waves.

9. Soo Joo Park's wavy bob

Soo Joo Park with a wavy platinum bob
Soo Joo Park with a wavy platinum bob

If you have a bob haircut, wear it with some sultry waves for a night out like Soo Joo Park. The texture looks good on every face shape and it's a really easy hairstyle to replicate!

How to style it

Step 1

Apply Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray to damp hair and rough dry it all the way.

Step 2

Once dried, re-spray your hair and curl the lengths with a curling iron.

Step 3

Shake your fingers through the waves to break them up a bit, then scrunch some Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum into the ends for added texture.

Step 4

Complete the look with plenty of hairspray to make sure your waves stay in place and totally frizz-free throughout the night.

10. Slicked back hair

Slicked back hair
Slicked back hair

In the real world, there aren't that many occasions where you can get away with slicked back, wet look hair, but a night out is definitely one of them. So, if you're feeling brave, try this dramatic, statement making 'do!

How to style it

Step 1

One of the best things about wet look hair is that it hides dirty roots in plain sight, so no need to shampoo beforehand! To start, all you need to do is detangle your hair with a paddle brush or wide-tooth comb.

Step 2

Place a quarter sized amount of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Clean Style Gel on your fingertips and sweep it from your hairline back through your hair.

Step 3

Add more gel as needed, then use a comb to smooth the hair into place. That's it!

11. Low, curled ponytail

Low curled ponytail
Low curled ponytail

For a cute hairstyle with a vintage twist, try a low, curled ponytail. It's a really pretty look and it keeps your makeup in the limelight at the front.

How to style it

Step 1

Apply Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream to damp hair and blow-dry.

Step 2

When the hair is only slightly damp, use a round brush to curl the ends.

Step 3

Once dried, brush your hair through, then use a curling iron to polish up the curls.

Step 4

Tie your hair into a low pony at the nape of your neck, and camouflage the elastic with some hair from underneath the pony. Wind the pony around your index finger to unify the curls into one cute wave.

Step 5

Finish with lots of hairspray to prevent frizz and keep your curled pony from falling flat.

12. Blake Lively's tousled waves

Blake Lively's trademark tousled waves
Blake Lively's trademark tousled waves

If you're really getting into the summer spirit, Blake Lively's tousled wavy hair is the perfect night out look for you!

How to style it

Step 1

Spritz damp hair all over with Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray, then blow-dry in twisted sections, holding each twist by the ends while you dry it.

Step 2

Once dried shake out the twists, then re-spray your hair and add more curls with a 1" curling iron. At the front, curl the hair away from your face for the best results.

Step 3

Part your hair with your hands or a wide-tooth comb to avoid compromising the texture you just created.

Step 4

Complete the look with plenty of hairspray.

13. Wavy blowback

Glamorous blowback hairstyle
Glamorous blowback hairstyle

A wavy blowback is a great hairstyle for when you want a dramatic, voluminous look that's guaranteed to have all eyes on you.

How to style it

Step 1

Apply Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse to damp hair. Comb it through from roots to ends to ensure even coverage.

Step 2

Rough dry your hair, using your hands to sweep it back off your face as you do so.

Step 3

Once your hair is totally dry, use a curling iron to add more movement through the lengths of your hair if desired.

Step 4

For long lasting hold, be generous with the hairspray!

14. Eva Longoria's messy bun

Eva Longoria with a messy bun
 Eva Longoria with a messy bun

A messy bun hairstyle is another great quick fix for long and medium-length hair, as proven by L'Oréal Paris spokesperson Eva Longoria.

How to style it

Step 1

Apply Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Thermal Smoother Cream to damp hair and blow-dry, using a round brush to add movement. If you don't feel super confident with a round brush, skip it and do all the curling when your hair is dry.

Step 2

Once dried, use a 1" curling iron to create some extra waves.

Step 3

Spritz the roots on top of your head with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray. Lift the hair up with your hands, then tease it from behind with a fine-tooth comb to add volume.

Step 4

Loosely gather your hair at the back, leaving some tendrils loose at the front. Tie your hair into a ponytail just below the crown of your head.

Step 5

Messily twist and pin the pony to the back of your head to create a disheveled bun. Then, to finish, complete the look with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray for long lasting, humidity resistant hold.

15. Sleek center part

Liya Kebede's sleek center part
 Liya Kebede's sleek center part

Whatever length your hair is, a sleek, straight center part like the one worn here by Liya Kebede is a quick and easy night out hairstyle.

How to style it

Step 1

Brush your hair to detangle it, then part it straight down the middle with a tail comb.

Step 2

Apply Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray evenly throughout.

Step 3

Working in sections, use a flat iron to straighten your hair, taking care to use only the minimum temperature necessary to get the job done.

Step 4

Brush your hair again, then complete the look with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray for a high-shine finish.

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