• Pull your hair back into a loose, laidback center-parted ponytail like Anna Kendrick's. Secure your hairband tightly to keep the pony in place all night, but add a messy-chic effect by leaving a few front pieces a bit loose to tuck behind your ears.
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  • If curls are a New Year's Eve essential (Camilla Alves' are too pretty not to replicate), start by creating ringlets, then gently brush them out with a boar bristle brush to break up the tight curl. Finish off with a mist of a light hold hairspray to keep the waves in place without the crunchy feel.
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  • For short hair like Jennifer Lawrence's, don't worry about keeping every strand in place—roughing it up with a texturizing or sea salt spray looks cool rather than messy, not to mention totally cute.
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  • Strictly a dive bar kind of girl? Add a beanie to your casual style, like "Pretty Little Liars" star Bianca Lawson, and don't worry about hat hair until the morning. If you just can't help it, the simplest solution is just to flip your head upside down and tousle at the roots. Easy.
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  • When hopping from place to place, whether it's bar to bar or party to party (you popular thing, you), the last thing you want is a complicated, time-consuming style that—even worse—doesn't stay in place. Use simple black bobby pins like Margot Robbie to add a bit of embellishment that will also help to keep your look as it's meant to be. Plus, bobby pins are easy to slide back into place, should they slip at all over the course of the evening.
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  • If you're choosing to embrace the over-the-top New Year's Eve festivities with a bold, unforgiving lip, let it take center stage by opting for a sleek high pony like Katy Perry's. Start with hair that's ever so slightly damp, and use a small amount of strong-hold pomade at the front to pull the hair back perfectly—and keep it that way.
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  • If your hair hates to hold a curl, that's okay—it doesn't hurt to let your curls gradually fall out throughout the night like Reese Witherspoon's. Start with tight ringlets when you leave the house and allow the hair to naturally fall into loose waves. By the time the clock strikes midnight, it'll look totally purposeful... so just think of it as two hairstyles in one night, with minimal effort to boot.
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  • If pin-straight hair won't last on your hair type, go ahead allow it to adopt an easy bend, but be sure to add lots of shine for a gorgeous finish. Slather on a deep conditioner the night before for natural, not greasy, shine like Rose Byrne's.
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  • You probably already know: A simple messy braid like Selena Gomez's is perfect for a night out. The look is intentionally roughed-up, and if the style starts to completely fall out (as all loose, messy braids are wont to do), it makes for a super quick redo that can be accomplished in mere minutes in just about any dimly-lit bar bathroom.
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  • If all else fails, pull it all up into a tight chignon like Zoe Saldana's. With a massive array of bobby pins slid in every which way, it's guaranteed to last the night. And the next day.
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The 10 Best Party Hairstyles for Bar-Hopping and More


The 10 Best Party Hairstyles for Bar-Hopping and More

When it comes to New Year’s Eve, the ball drop waits for no one… and neither does the party, which is why we’ll do everything we can to spare ourselves from having to head to the bathroom every hour to fix flyaways and reapply our lipstick. Don’t miss a moment of the festivities with these simple, flattering hairstyles that won’t require any touchups all evening long. (Okay, maybe a quick glance in the mirror here and there—but that’s all.)

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