June 3, 2023

It’s that time. After months of gradual invitations creeping back in, party season has hit like a whirlwind of glitter—Christmas parties with colleagues you’ve only really seen on Zoom for the past 18 months, pub meet-ups with friends and, of course, New Year’s Eve. The month of tinsel and Mariah Carey is back, and that means it’s time to team your outfits with the best party hairstyles to match. “Whatever type, texture or length of your hair, the party season is the perfect opportunity to try something different,” says Martin Crean owner of Mode Hair. Whether you have long straight hair, the statement shag cut or a short hairstyle, the party season is the time to amplify your everyday look.

“If you usually wear your hair straight, reach for the tongs and salt spray and try some soft waves. And if you are naturally curly, try a voluminous, bouncy blow-dry for a special occasion. Avoid poker-straight hair—the contrast will be too great—but adding some bounce through the ends will look natural and playful,” suggests Crean.

Adorn your high bun with an embellished scrunchie for a fashionable party-hat alternative.

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