Party Season Is Coming—Here Are 24 Hairstyles You Can Actually Do at Home

I've made no secret in the past of the fact that I'm pretty useless at styling my own hair, but party season always brings with it an increasing amount of pressure to step outside your fashion and beauty comfort zones and embrace a more experimental look.

This year, though, I'm saying no more. That isn't to say that I won't have a little fun playing with some hair accessories or sparkly wardrobe options, but I'm rejecting the notion that you need to spend hours at the hairdressers to create a look deemed "party-ready."

So to mark this more laidback approach to special occasion hairstyles, I've rounded up some of my favourite party hairstyles that I've spotted on celebs and fashion girls this year. Trust me—these are looks that you can genuinely re-create at home and will only take minutes to do. Keep scrolling to see them all.

ASOS Lesley
Party hairstyles: ASOS Lesley



A low ponytail or bun always looks elegant when the roots of your hair are slicked-back. I love how ASOS Lesley has finished her look with one of this year's ultimate party accessories: a pearl hair clip.

Sophie Turner
Party Hairstyles: Sophie Turner



A high ponytail is perfect for party season because it keeps your hair off your face, and, let's face it, looks damn cute. Make like Sophie and keep some volume at the roots of your hair so the look doesn't feel too polished.

Linn Eklund
Party hairstyles: Linn Eklund



Party season is all about excess, so follow Linn's approach to party hair. Why wear one hair clip when you can wear four?

Nnenna Echem
Party Hairstyles: Nnenna Echem



Nnenna is queen of the hair accessories. This playful look is perfect if you're looking for a more unusual way to layer your hair slides and scrunchies.

Felicity Hayward
Party Hairstyles: Felicity Hayward



Team your topknot with a pair of statement earrings like Felicity to take the look from basic to ballroom.

Emily Ratajkowski
Party Hairstyles: Emily Ratajkowski



Unless you have naturally straight hair, you're likely going to need a pair of GHD stylers to re-create EmRata's sleek lob. It's worth it, though, because that hair is shinier than a disco ball.

Katherine Langford
Party Hairstyles: Katherine Langford



Try switching the positioning of your ponytail from the centre to the side like Katherine has done here. It transforms the look from basic to party-ready.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Party hairstyles: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley



Rosie's party hairstyle might look avant-garde, but it's surprisingly simple to get a similar look. Just tie your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck, loop the ends up towards your crown and secure it with bobby pins.

Michelle Pålsson Horvath
Party hairstyles: Michelle Pålsson Horvath



half-up, half-down hairstyle is always a good party option if you're not sure what to do. Michelle's colourful butterfly clip is the perfect finishing touch.

Laura Harrier
Party Hairstyles: Laura Harrier



I'm head over heels for Laura Harrier's party ponytail: low, tousled and with a few tendrils left loose at the front.

Jorja Smith
Party hairstyles: Jorja Smith



It might be her trademark beauty look, but I think Jorja Smith's '90s-inspired high ponytail is the perfect party hairstyle.

Emmanuelle Koffi
Party hairstyles: Emmanuelle Koffi



Calling all short-haired girls: Take inspiration from Emmanuelle this party season and top your bob with a headband as a 30-second way to switch up your look. 

Scarlett Johansson
Party Hairstyles: Scarlett Johansson



There's a time and a place for a messy bun, but Scarlett proves that for a special occasion, sleek and glossy is the way to turn heads. Wear your bun mid-height—not too high and not too low—for a twist on this classic hairstyle.

Party hairstyles: Lizzo



Sometimes, it's the classic hairstyles that work best for parties and a bouncy blow-dry always looks good. Use a large barrel brush to create glamorous volume like Lizzo's style.

Freddie Harrel
Party hairstyles: Freddie Harrel



For me, there's something about a side-parting that instantly makes the most simple hairstyle look party-ready. Freddie's looks so amazing with her curly hair.

Nina Sandbech
Party hairstyles: Nina Sandbech



I love how Nina's party hairstyle is so simple yet so effective. Just brush your hair back into a low ponytail and add a few extra hairbands at varying points. Pull the hair out slightly in each section to create a bubbled effect.

Holly Willoughby
Party hairstyles: Holly Willoughby



To re-create Holly's retro hairstyle, use a large curling tong and brush the curls through afterwards for soft waves.

Monikh Dale
Party hairstyles: Monikh Dale



If you're keeping the rest of your hair simple like Monikh, then a statement headband like this double-height velvet one is the perfect way to create a hairstyle that will still turn heads.

ASOS Syana
Party hairstyles: ASOS Syana



If your hair is curly like ASOS Syana's, then pull a few coils free from a high ponytail to create a majorly glam party look.

Jennifer Lopez
Party hairstyles: Jennifer Lopez



J.Lo is the queen of the high ponytail, but I love how the flicked-up ends lend this simple style a bit of oomph.

ASOS Lotte
Party hairstyles: ASOS Lotte



Turns out that you don't need to spend loads on new hair accessories for party season. ASOS Lotte uses basic kirby grips to pin her centre-parted strands back with remarkably chic results.

Ada Oguntodu
Party hairstyles: Ada Oguntodu



A bright headband + braids = Ada's party-ready look.

Alexa Chung
Party hairstyles: Alexa Chung



Alexa's hair always looks good, but this slightly dishevelled bun has to be one of my favourite party hairstyles of 2019.

Party hairstyles: Adenorah



The ultimate French-girl party hairstyle as demonstrated by Adenorah: a centre-parted fringe, a half-up, half-down style and a velvet ribbon. Perfection.

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