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3 Must-Have Party Hairstyles For Long Hair

26 June 2019
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Elizabeth Hall

Elizabeth Hall

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An American journalist living in Paris, Elizabeth has a passion for all things hair.

If you have long hair, mastering an intricate hairstyle is probably not going to fit into your schedule before a big party. Rest assured, we have searched the depths of Pinterest and Instagram to get your party hair on point with way less effort than you think. We show you how the addition of a simple accessory saves you from hours of battling the curling iron before your event. Keep reading to see our top picks for party hairstyles for long hair!

 3 Poppin’ Party Hairstyles for Long Hair

Whether you’re walking the red carpet or going to Happy Hour after work with colleagues - we think your party hair should always be elegant and effortless. When putting together the perfect party look, you shouldn’t be losing hair over - well, hair. These easy breezy party hairstyles for long hair will allow you to get down whilst your hair does the talking. The key to party-ready hair? Prep! With the right products living in your bathroom cabinet or handbag, no hairstyle is too complex. 
 

Messy Bun Ft. Headband

If you’ve deemed yourself Queen of effortless, this party hair is for you. This look was first debuted on the runway but was quickly picked up by noteworthy supermodels as a favourite party hairstyle. This casual-chic messy bun can be accomplished in literally less than 5 minutes.

The secret to this style: finger-combed, untamed locks. Yes, you heard it right - the messier the better. First, pull your messy hair into a low-hanging loose bun and secure with an elastic. For this look, we like a thicker leather headband or scarf. Pull your headband over your head so that it covers your hairline. For the final touch - pull out some shorter loose strands in the back and pin ones that are too long. 
 
Messy bun hairstyle

Retro Curls 

You don’t have to be a curling iron pro to achieve this look. With these retro curls, we get all the Old Hollywood glam that is so trendy and more importantly - timeless. This party hairstyle is perfect to show off the length of your long hair that you have probably worked so hard to maintain, hats off to you!

Styling this look begins with the prep. A serum is necessary as this look is quite polished and requires minimal frizz - the pro-approved Pureology Shine Bright Taming Serum is one of our favourites because it nips those flyways in the bud whilst creating a shiny finish that is necessary for the perfect ringlets. Next, curl your hair starting about 2 inches from the top in the same direction for a rippled effect. To complete this style, spritz in some Redken Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist for added shine that makes your waves the centre of attention!


 
Woman with long brown retro curls

Mermaid Fishtail Braid With Barrette

Your hair glory is your length, we don’t blame you... and there are few party hairstyles for long hair better than the fishtail braid to give you the credit you definitely deserve. The fishtail braid, although appearing difficult to achieve, is actually much simpler than it looks. To start, you want to get your hair nice and texturised (it’s best worked on hair that is a day or two old vs. squeaky clean hair). Try shaking in some L’Oréal Professional Techni.ART Super Dust styling powder before you begin styling for the perfect volume and texture to perfect this look.

How To Do A Fishtail Braid: To begin, pull hair back into a ponytail and secure with a disposable clear elastic. Next, divide the ponytail into two smaller, equal-sized ponytails. Then you want to separate a half inch section of hair from the outside of the left ponytail. Pull this piece across the top of the left ponytail over to the right ponytail (don’t twist as you bring it across). Then you’re going to separate a half-inch section of hair from the right ponytail and then pull this piece across the top of the right ponytail to the left ponytail. Continue to weave the pieces from the left to the right until you’ve run out of hair - don’t worry if it’s messy, it’s part of the look! When you’re done braiding, secure with a small elastic and pull apart the strands for a chunky look. Cut off the first elastic you used to secure hair in the beginning. Add your gemstone barrette of choice for a stunning party hairstyle that will land you heaps of complements.

Be the siren of the soirée with these must-try party hairstyles for long hair that will have you being the topic of conversation.

 
Fishtail braids party hair
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