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Day to Night Party Hair

Got a packed calendar this party season? Between catching up with friends, the office Christmas bash and family fun, there’s a lot of glam nights in order for all of us. While you may have the perfect collection of dressy heels and flirty frocks lined up, your hair and beauty definitely makes all the difference between your day and night looks. For those long days when you barely have a moment to spare, we’ve got the perfect ways to go from casual to chic, to a complete hair transformation.

Are you a lover of long, straight locks for the daytime? Ponytails are the perfect evening option to upgrade your look with ease. We’ve seen so many chic and sleek low ponytails on the Autumn/Winter catwalks, and on fashion-loving celebrities like Mila Kunis and Gwyneth Paltrow. With a sharp centre parting and high gloss finish, it’s the ideal transformation for straightened daytime hair. Simply sweep the hair into a ponytail at the nape of the neck, fasten and cover the band with a strip of hair. Add a high shine and flyaway-beating serum to finish.

If you want a pony that’s more dancefloor than catwalk, day old hair is the best way to achieve our Party look in no time. Click through here to create the 60s style bouffant pony that’s a hot favourite.

If your updo needs to take in your natural curly, coarse or wavy texture, don’t fret! Retro updos are perfect for girls with lots of natural texture, and they’re very in right now too! Nicole Scherzinger’s updo is neat and sweet around the neckline, but gets a boost with a large 50s roll and flower accessory. Learn to make a victory roll and your updo experiments can be endlessly versatile. If your hair is naturally straight and you still want this look, simply add curls and volume using a mousse or strong hairspray before styling.

If you’ve embraced the trend for shorter cuts lately, whether it’s a bob or a pixie, you don’t have to stick to the same look for night-time just because updos aren’t on the cards. Adding texture and structure is the fast-track to transforming this look. Take cues from Coco Rocha for the daytime, and transform the cut with the wild directional hold and matte texture of Jennifer Lawrence after sunset.

Katie from The Edge recommends blowdrying in the morning using ghd Straight & Tame Cream and a paddle brush, and rocking it up in the evening using Interrupt, for a punk inspired messy finish. Definitely set to make an impact, the options for creative styling are endless!

If updos and shorter styles just don’t float your boat, you can still achieve stunning hair worn down without a blowdryer and full kit. Katie and Shahnaz both know the feeling, and have the right products and quick-fix techniques for cheating the all-day hair effect before a night on the town.


Give your hair a party-ready wave by starting with the right products. After the shower, add Regis Kérastase Styling Lift Vertige through the lengths of your hair before rough drying. This root-uplifting gel will add volume and styling hold. Tie hair up in a low bun, wrapping the hair on itself. When you’re ready to go out, just take it down in the evening and add Kérastase Cristalliste Serum Lumiere while combing through your newly formed natural waves with your fingers.


If you like wearing your hair down all day, you can spruce it up for the evening by tipping your head upside down and spraying with Sebastian Texture Maker for a textured, glamourously tousled look. Try Kerastase Spray A Porter, for the matte effect that’s on trend now. To add volume whether your hair is up or down, Redken Powder Grip gives an instant lift that lasts at the root all night.

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