Ditch the boring ponytail. From beautiful side braids to messy buns, here’s our list of elegant party hairstyles! Check them out!

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Blake Lively

Hey, gorgeous! While heading out for a party, you want to look your best. Styling your hair for a party is as important as the outfit and makeup. Often we end up just going with the plain ol’ ponytail or we just brush them and let them down. But cute and unique party hairstyles need not be time-consuming. So, we selected few easy party hairdos to don for evening and night parties this year! Whether it’s cocktail, formal or a casual party, you can look your best with these tried and tested simple hairdos.

So, let’s discover the beautiful and elegant party hairstyles anyone can make!

Elegant Party Hairstyles

1. Cool Boho Hairstyles

Boho hairstyles can look chic and natural! Usually, boho hairstyles are created with loose wavy hair. You can wear loose wavy curls or braid them. You can also add a boho style headband. Opt for cool quirky printed bands. You can even drape a scarf like a headband.


I loved Hailey Steinfeld’s style of sporting the boho chic look. Ideal for beach and barbecue parties! I like the natural makeup too.

Hailee Steinfeld

2. Pretty Party Braids

Whether it’s a simple three strand braid or a messy fishtail braid, every type works for party hairstyles. Go for a clean and subtle look or pull out few strands like Olivia Palermo for a chic look!

Olivia Palermo

If you love your hair to be sleek, then take cues from Olivia Munn and braid after straightening your hair. You can add a pretty headband or studded pins to glam it up.

Olivia Munn

If you have short hair, do a side braid for a chic look like Emma Watson!

Emma Watson
Chanel Iman

3. Best Bun Hairstyles

Buns make a classy hairstyle for parties. Whether for a casual or a formal party, buns can be the go-to hairstyle. For night parties, go for twisted side buns or braided buns. They look elegant! You can accessorize like Jennifer Lawrence with a golden lace thread or wear a tiara for a royal look.

Jennifer Lawrence

For a casual party, take hints from Kendall Jenner and tie it into a high bun.

Kendall Jenner

Or go for a low bun and simple chic hairdo like Emma Watson. Buns can be your quick party hairstyles when you need to attend a party right after your work.

Emma Watson

4. Ideas for Simple Half-Up Hairstyles

Half-up hairstyles are super-trendy. Tie it in a bun like Kendall Jenner for a casual half-up style.

Kendall Jenner

Or tie your hair into a simple knot or clip your hair with hair-claws like Kate Middleton for an elegant look.

Kate Middleton

5. Stylish Ponytails

Ponytails are a great idea for parties as they can be your everyday hairstyle too!  You can cover the hair band with a few strands of hair for the salon look. And secure it with bobby pins underneath to avoid the edges popping out. Tease your hair at the crown for a casual look.

Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Middleton

Play it up like Emma Watson and leave a few strands of hair in the front.

Emma Watson

Or tie a high ponytail like RiRi by curling your tresses at the end.


6. Quirky Hair Accessories

Hair accessories are super-hot this year. They work well for short hair too! Accessorize your hair with cool studded pins like these Fendi models from the SS17 RTW show.

Fendi Spring Summer RTW 2017

Or keep it simple by sporting a hairband. Instead of the plain ones, opt for the quirky headbands like the look by Elie Saab.

Elie Saab

For a classy and poised day-look, wear a fascinator like Kate Middleton.

Kate Middleton

7. Curls for Parties

Curls are gorgeous and look great for any length. Loose curls and side parted hair would look great for an evening party.

Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Watson

Or curl your hair only at the ends like Kate Middleton for a clean, easy look.

Kate Middleton

So, these are our favorite elegant party hairstyles. Which party hair ideas you would try? Let us know!

Also check out: How to Choose a Hairstyle According to Your Face, Lifestyle, Personality
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Sahana is a Senior Staff Writer at ShilpaAhuja.com. With an experience in fashion and lifestyle writing, Sahana is responsible for Indian and international fashion week coverage every year, and is developing an expertise in apparel trend forecasting. She also writes about health and fitness, having pursued yoga for 6 years now. She’s not a gym person at all but is all for “running in the park” and is an amateur cyclist. Books and coffee are her other passions. She’s also an amateur photographer. She’s a hardcore Bollywood fan and she loves to cover the nostalgic topics on the same. From fashion trends to famous characters, she can make anyone love Bollywood! Her best article has been 90s Bollywood fashion, a readers’ favorite so far! Prior to her experience with ShilpaAhuja.com, Sahana has written as a freelance author for online magazine, Mashup Corner, and interned at EventsHigh as a content writer. Her blogs on basic fashion, makeup, fitness and city’s food joints that gave her a chance to experiment with her writing. She also has voiced her opinions about feminism and equal rights for men and women at PolkaCafe journals and after quitting her job, she decided to take up writing as her full time career. Sahana is an engineering graduate and has worked in an MNC, Tesco, for more than a year as an Operations Support. It was her sheer love for fashion that made her quit the monotonous 9 to 5 job to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She’s originally from Bangalore and is currently settled in Chennai (she’s loving the city)! For any queries and discussions, contact her at sahana@shilpaahuja.com. You can also tweet her at https://twitter.com/Sahana_17