Look Amazing with These Easy, Elegant Party Hairstyles

Holiday party season is upon us! Pick the best hairstyle for your hair type with our ideas.

You’ve bought the perfect outfit and found an amazing pair of heels – now it’s time to think about your hair. Whether your hair is fine, curly, straight or thick, we have the right hairstyle to complement your holiday party look.


Best for Thin Hair
To create the illusion of thicker hair, you have to think about volume. Start by washing your hair the day before the event. While hair is still damp, apply Pantene Root Lifting Spray Gel, focusing on the roots, and then blow dry. The day of the holiday party, brush your hair back over your crown. Gently backcomb the roots and spray with Pantene Airspray Flexible Hold Hairspray to create lift. Pull your hair into a low ponytail, and use a hair doughnut to help form a thick, full-looking chignon. Tease your hair at the crown and around the bun to give the look even more volume. 


Best for Naturally Curly Hair
Relaxed and simple styles are your best friend if you have curly hair. Separate a large section of hair above one ear. Divide this section into two sections and twist it. Starting from the same side, loosely sweep the remaining hair around the nape of your neck, pinning it in place with a bobby pin. Finally, secure the braid with a bobby pin, following the direction of the rest of your hair and hiding the ends in your curls. 


Best for Straight Bobs
If you love your bob hairstyle but hate how limiting it can be for evening events, try adding some curls with a half-inch-barrel curling iron. Curl sections of your hair in different directions, and wait until it’s cool to the touch – it helps set the curl. Then apply Pantene Curl Defining Mousse and scrunch the curls to add definition.


Best for Long Layers
Pull your hair into a smooth ponytail on top of your head. Separate an inch-thick section of hair and braid it without removing it from the ponytail, securing at the end with a clear elastic band. Keeping the braided section separate, wrap the unbraided hair into a sophisticated bun, securing with bobby pins. Then wrap the braid around the base of the bun, securing with more pins. Keep hair in place for up to 24 hours with a blast of Pantene Pro-V Stylers Extra Strong Hold Hairspray.


Best for Thick Hair
This glamorous ponytail is simple enough to complement any outfit. Part your hair on the side or in the centre, depending on what best suits your face. Create a large triangle of hair at the front by parting diagonally from your centre or side part to in front of your ear on both sides. Pin this section out of the way. Tease the roots of your hair at the crown, and then pull hair back into a high ponytail. Secure with an elastic band. Unpin the hair at the front and separate it at your centre or side part. Pull each side back and drape around the elastic band, wrapping around and pinning in place. Use a curling iron to curl the hair in the ponytail in the same direction.


Best for Straight Hair
For a fun and playful look, incorporate braids into your hairstyle. Start with clean, smooth hair by using Pantene Smooth & Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner to help prevent frizz for up to 72 hours. Part your hair down the centre and blow dry. Braid one side from the front, up and over to the back of your head, stopping when you reach the nape of your neck. Secure with an elastic band, and then repeat on the other side. Pull the two braids together, and then pull the remaining hair into a sleek ponytail at the base of your neck. You can also tease the braids to create a softer look. 


Best for Fine Hair
This glamorous style creates volume with knots and twists. Starting at the crown, pull the front of your hair back and over. Create a loose knot, pinning in place at the back of your head. Do the same three more times down the centre of your head, pulling hair from either side toward the back. Pull the remaining hair back in sections, twisting as you go and pinning around the knots, hiding them in the process. Spray with Pantene Pro-V Stylers Extra Strong Hold Hairspray to keep hair in place.

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