The biggest party of the year is on its way, and with just a few days to prepare for New Year’s Eve, there’s no time to waste! In addition to finding the perfect outfit and some sexy makeup ideas, let’s not forget the most important part—your hair! This is always a dilemma regardless of how long your hair is, but when you have short hair it can become even more challenging. You want you hair to look its best on New Year’s Eve, but you also want to do something a little bit different.
If you have short hair and need something with the wow factor for your NYE party, check out these trendsetting celebrities’ hairstyles and choose the one that matches your style the best!
The Polished Windblown Hairdo
Jacque Reid looks stunning in this high-volume hairstyle. Jacque has styled her short, tapered hairdo straight up by using a mousse on her towel-dried hair, then using a round brush to lift the roots up. After the roots and mid-lengths have been dried in a vertical motion, the ends have been curled away from the face towards the back of the head. This polished windswept look will bring all of the attention to your face, so make sure you have some fab makeup on that night. Try working a bold red lip like Reid has done here for an extra festive look.
The Sleek Pixie
Victoria Summer knows how to work the porcelain doll look, and what a great look it is for NYE. This hairstyle will suit women that want a demure, sophisticated ‘do, maybe for an ultra formal event. This haircut has longer layers on top that taper in towards the back and sides, with a diagonal fringe that sweeps across the forehead. To style, create a deep side part in your towel-dried hair and blow-dry into place using a small barrel brush. Some pomade, worked in throughout the hair, will add shine and keep this hairstyle in place during the night’s celebrations.
Tilda Swinton looks oh-so cutting edge in this backswept hairstyle. Her light copper locks have been swept back in the crown area and the sides have also been styled back. This hairdo will work on women that have longer layers on the top of their hair and have enough length to sweep it to the back of the head. To style, use a light mousse on the roots and blow-dry the crown area using a barrel brush, directing the hair towards the back. Once finished, use a light gel if needed on the sides to keep them in place. Of course, hairspray is essential to keep this quiff in place!
Finally, if you have a short layered bob like Martha Stewart, shown here, add some bouncy curls in your hair to ring in the new year. This is an easy style to re-create. Simply roll sections of your hair in large hot rollers, then add volume to the roots by backcombing with a fine tooth comb. Add a jewelled hair clip or other accessory to really make this ‘do festive!