Are you looking for some inspiration for a new hairdo for New Year’s Eve? Whether you have plans to SAFELY go out and practice social distancing, visit friends, or just stay home, you should look your best just to celebrate 2021 finally arriving! Don’t be afraid to play around with new looks at home. If you’re just staying in with your family, you can experiment with different looks that you may not be comfortable with showcasing in public just yet. Below we’ll highlight a few of the best looks for New Year’s Eve.

Play around with accessories. These days there are numerous types and styles of hair accessories. Look for sparkly barrettes, pins, scrunchies, headbands, and more. A headband or other hair embellishments are a great way to change up your look instantly and it is super easy to do. You can also match your outfit or wear it as a statement piece. For instance, if you are wearing all black, you could make your hair style or color pop with a brightly colored headband. Velvet headbands are back in style and look great for the holidays. Velvet looks especially beautiful in colors like emerald green, dark blue, maroon or dark red, and dark purple or black.

Ponytails and buns are always in fashion, but why not give them a bit of a twist? Put your hair in a half high ponytail. With the rest of your hair, make a low ponytail that hides underneath the top one. This can make it look like you’re wearing extensions! Which leads us to our next suggestion of trying extensions for the evening. Whether you want to make your hair longer, fuller, or even try bangs, there are tons of different options for extensions that only stay in your hair until you remove them. You can easily match your hair color, or use a fun different color for the night.

Think back to your favorite decade. Perhaps you loved the ‘80s. How did you wear your hair then? If your hair style makes you cringe, you can still show love for that decade by putting your hair in a style that is reminiscent of that time period. For example, glam waves were all the style in the ‘80s and always come back around. Use a waver or a curling iron to get the look. Be sure to use mousse to get extra volume. If you need a new mousse, try Keranique’s Thickening & Texturizing Mousse. It helps create volume and body on thinning hair and protects against heat from hot styling tools. Use it in your hair while damp and before styling for the best results.

If you love glitter but don’t like glitter hair accessories, why not put glitter in your hair for the evening? It washes out quickly but will make you the life of the party! You can use a simple glitter spray for a beautiful finish to any look. You could also get colored glitter for an extra sassy look. You could always try a temporary hair color for the night too and really get wild for the New Year.

Going for a classier look? Try a low bun or chignon and complete it with a velvet bow. All you have to do is put your hair in a low bun and pin it. You can tie it with a bow or leave it alone for a chic look for any occasion. You can also tie a scarf around your hair, especially if you will be spending some time outdoors this holiday.

If you aren’t really sure how to change up your look and don’t want to spend a lot of time, try switching up your part. If you always part your hair the same way, you can easily switch it to the middle or the other side. This fakes it like you got a whole new hair style but really it only took you two seconds. You could also try teasing your hair for a little extra volume and body. If you want to add a little bit of drama to your look, you can put glitter or stick-on jewels on your part. If you are trying to get more body and volume in your hair, try Keranique’s Lift & Repair Treatment Spray. It not only helps thinning hair in the long run but it also gives instant lift and volume for a completed look.

If your hair is normally wavy or curly, why not give yourself a sleek and smooth blowout? You will need a good heat protectant while you blow dry and straighten your hair. Finish with a shine spray for extra shiny, extra smooth hair that will be the envy of the party. Try Keranique’s Marula Oil Hair Mist for extra shine that will also help reduce frizz and any tangles that get left over after you style.

Braids are also always in season and there are tons of styles to choose from. If your hair is long, play around with French braids or fishtail braids. You can do one or two braids and then you may want to tie them up in a bun! If you have shorter hair, you can create smaller French braids near your scalp.

Lastly, classic curls are always a great option, no matter your hair type or length. Use a heat protectant and then curl your hair with whatever size barrel you like the most. Perhaps if you always wear a tight curl you could try a looser, bigger curl instead or vice versa. Finish by running your fingers through your hair to loosen the curls a bit and use hair spray to set your style. Curls are always so beautiful and great for special occasions like New Year’s Eve.

Tell us, what are your plans for New Year’s Eve this year? Are you staying in or will you try to go out somewhere? How will you wear your hair this year?

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