30 amazing party hair styles and how to recreate them

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Now that you've got your dress selected and your bag all ready to go for that big festive party you've got coming up, how about deciding on a hairstyle? 

Like any great pair of earrings, statement necklace or elegant clutch, your hair is just another accessory you can flaunt when you're on a night out - so you always want it to look its best.

And seeing as there are so many brilliant hair tutorials around, we decided to pick some of our favourite red carpet hairstyles and hunt down how to create each look with the use of the best beauty videos out there.

From how to give yourself a ponytail and quiff like Nicole Kidman to learning the best way to do messy curls à la Kate Winslet, here is your ultimate resource for party-ready tresses with 30 of the chicest styles. 

(Images: Rex Features)

  • Pixie hair cut quiff

    As seen on Kaley Cuoco, get the look here


  • Dip-dye / ombre

    As seen on Vanessa Hudgens, how to do DIY ombre at home

  • Milkmaid braids

    Get Rashida Jones' look by copying Zoella's great tutorial here

  • Side braids which make your head look like it's shaved

    Jessica Lowndes' side braids tutorial right here

  • Old-school Hollywood vintage curls

    Get Kat Denning's classic look here

  • Volumized low ponytail

    You can get a similar look to Eva Longoria's by checking out this tutorial here

  • Slightly messy topknot

    How to get Kate Hudson's incredible top knot here

  • Flower hair

    Learn how to get a similar flowers up-do here as seen on Naomi Campbell

  • Messy up-do

    Get Blake Lively's look by following this tutorial here

  • Braided updo

    Learn how to get Margot Robbie's braided do here

  • Fishtail braid

    Learn how to do Sarah Hyland's fishtail plait right here

  • Sexy bed hair

    As seen on Kate Winslet, get this messy sexy look here

  • Messy side plait

    Get Ellie Goulding's gorgeous look here

  • Short afro hair

    Get Lupita Nyong'o's chic natural look right here

  • Half-up half-down high ponytail

    As seen on Jennifer Lopez, get the look here

  • Short hair blow-dry

    How to blow dry your hair to perfection like Gemma Arterton, follow the tutorial here

  • The perfect blow dry for long hair

    Learn how to get Lily Aldridge's classic blow dry here

  • Knotted messy side plait

    Here's how to get Nina Dobrev's style by following this tutorial

  • Sleek low ponytail

    Here's how to get Iggy Azelea's chic look here

  • Messy bob

    As seen on Halle Berry, watch how to get a similar look here

  • Low bun

    How to do the perfect low bun a la Blake Lively by following this tutorial

  • High sleek ponytail

    Get similar tresses to Jamie Chung by checking out this how to here

  • Braided bangs

    Want to know how to get this similar look to Imogen Poots? Here's how to do it at home

  • Beehive

    Get this classic look as seen on Eva Longoria with this how to guide here

  • Quiff and ponytail

    Get Nicole Kidman's red carpet look here

  • Chignon

    Get Jessica Alba's low up-do here

  • Straight hair and fringe

    Get bangs like Emma Stone here

  • Short pixie crop

    How to get Ginnifer Goodwin's short pixie crop 

  • Pink hair

    As seen on Kate Hudson, here's how to get pink hair

  • Messy side parting

    Here's how to get Emma Watson's messy do here

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