Celebrity inspired New Year’s Eve hair ideas


If a new year means new hair, New Year’s Eve calls for something extra special. With less than two weeks to go before the celebrations begin, we think it’s about time to consider those NYE hair ideas

So you’ve found the perfect dress (and if not, don’t worry because we’ve got a selection of 25 to choose from right here), but now it’s time to think about the all-important hairstyles to go with the outfit. Regardless of whether you’re spending the night at the hottest club or at a low-key house party, you’re going to want to make sure that your hair is on point. So, we’ve highlighted the best NYE hair ideas from simple to sophisticated, so you don’t have to…

hair-ideas (5)

Top knot

Perhaps your NYE celebrations veer towards the casual side, or maybe you want an understated hair style because your dress is already statement-making, but a top knot is a great way to go. And because the style is so versatile, you can either wear it loose with wispy tendrils framing your face just like Shay Mitchell, or go super sleek with not a single strand (or any annoying flyaways) out of place.

hair-ideas (3)

Twist out

For women of colour that rock a head full of natural hair just like Corinne Bailey Rae, a twist out or braid out is definitely the one for you. A real head turner, these bouncy curls really make a statement and will bring even the simplest of dresses to life. Read our handy guide on the top heat free hairstyles for natural hair to make sure your technique is on point.

hair-ideas (2)

Straight and sleek

For all of the fans of low-key looks, this style is the one for you. It works with long hair and shorter styles and when paired with a simple middle parting and a high shine finish, it elevates this look away from the everyday. We recommend coupling this hairstyle with a floor length dress or longline tailoring.


Soft waves

If straight and sleek isn’t for you but you don’t want a hair style that is too complex, loose waves are a great alternative. Like Ciara, the waves suit dyed or two-tone hair perfectly, but works just as well on a natural hair colour too.



If Rihanna wears it, we’re pretty sure it’s a big deal and hair accessories are a great way to add an interesting focal point to any of your hair ideas. Whether you opt for stand-out hair clips or decorative hair slides, bring the new year in with a bit of bling.

hair-ideas (1)

Swept off the face

Kendall Jenner has popped up again but who can blame us, this hair style is absolutely gorgeous. As all of the hair is slicked away from the face and there’s no distracting detail such as a parting, it allows for the focus to fall on other things such as statement make up or a look-at-me dress, but the subtle volume at the top keeps things interesting.

hair-ideas (4)


Out of all of the hair ideas, braids are definitely the most daring. You can either braid your own hair, or make like Keri Hilson and use extensions to get some extra length. Usually reserved for women of colour, this doesn’t mean that other ladies can’t get in on the action too. As this style can be quite timely and complicated, we recommend heading to a hair salon to get them installed where you can choose from a number of plaited styles such as box braids, Senegalese twists or marley braids.

Published in Beauty Bulletin by Symone Keisha on December 19, 2016

Add Shopological to your bookmark...

  • Tap the
    Menu button
    in the menu bar

  • Tap the
    Star icon
    on the first row

Add Shopological to your Home Screen...

  • Tap the
    Share button
    in the menu bar

  • Tap the
    Add to home
    screen icon