2020 has almost come to an end and while you’re still wondering which intimate house party to attend, allow us to help out in the glam department. Just because you won’t be attending a big party, doesn’t mean you can walk into an intimate one with your hair tied up in a bun… not on our watch at least. You want to pick a hairstyle that perfectly complements your glamorous NYE outfits, but also doesn’t end up in a sweaty mess at the end of a night spent dancing away.
It can be a bit of a challenge to strike that balance, which is why we are looking at some hair ninjas from Bollywood for inspiration. These leading ladies have seemed to master the craft of fashionable, party-worthy hairstyles that won’t come in the way of fun times...
- 01. Center parted sleek ponytail
- 02. Wavy high pony
- 03. Messy, curly bun
- 04. Classic diva bun
- 05. Rockstar braid
- 06. Half up half down
- 07. Side fishtail braid
01. Center parted sleek ponytail
Image courtesy: @anushklasharma1588
Switching your hair parting is always a good way to switch things up. If you don’t usually wear your hair in a centre part, take the plunge and tie it into a sleek, low ponytail. If you have naturally straight and fine hair, like Anushka Sharma, this is a quick and easy style to pull off!
02. Wavy high pony
Image courtesy: @tarasutaria
The ultimate party-girl hairdo, this wavy high pony can be twisted and twirled all night, without budging from its base. Prep with some shine serum and collect all of the hair on your crown. Add waves to your pony and finish with a hairspray. Tara Sutaria’s lovely balayage looks uber stylish as well!
03. Messy, curly bun
Image courtesy: @natashamathiasmakeup
Since it is going to be an intimate affair, we recommend flaunting your natural texture. Especially for curly-haired girls, you do not have to spend hours making your mane submit to a style. Take a cue from Sanya Malhotra, tie your curly hair into a messy bun and let loose face-framing tendrils soften up the look.
04. Classic diva bun
Image courtesy: @mohitrai
Kareena Kapoor knows how to pull off sleek hairdos. As far as updos go, this super tight hairdo will need a strong hold hairspray to put together. Add some texture to the bun and pair with a centre parting, and you are good to go.
05. Rockstar braid
Image courtesy: @themadhurinakhale
Sonakshi Sinha gave even the ‘baddest’ rock stars in the game a run for their money with this high-fashion braid. Long-haired girls, or anyone hoping to wear some extensions on NYE, this stunning hairdo will be an absolute head turner at a party.
06. Half up half down
Image courtesy: @saraalikhan95
If you can’t decide whether to wear your hair up or down, half up half down hairdos present you with the best of both worlds. Sara Ali Khan’s hairstylist elevated the look by adding soft waves that cascade down her back in pretty layers. A touch of back-combing on the crown and the top of half-pony add volume to this adorable ‘do!
07. Side fishtail braid
Image courtesy: @shraddhakapoor
Shraddha Kapoor’s side fishtail braid will serve all the inspiration you need for an elaborate hairstyle. Make sure to pull out some face-framing tendrils by your ear to make it a bit more girly and exciting.
Main image courtesy: @anushklasharma1588, @mohitrai
Written by Sumona Bose on Dec 23, 2020
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!