Holiday party season officially starts today and that means it’s time for little black dresses, sparkling jewelry, and formal hairstyles. For ladies with shorter than shoulder length hair, there’s no defaulting to the updo but we’re here to help! Check out these pictures for hot and easy to style 5 party hairstyles for medium hair for work events, NYE, and more!
Here’s the simplest hairstyle first. The lovely as ever Jenny Garth rocks a choppy chin length bob with effortless style and a touch of edge. The look is styled with piecey texture and all over volume. Add some statement earrings, a bold lip, and ultra long lashes to your LBD and you’re ready to party.
Plenty of celebrities are embracing medium length hairstyles this year so there is tons of inspiration out there. Twilight’s Ashley Greene brings the beach to the red carpet with two of 2014’s hottest trends. Gorgeous ombre highlights start at the temple and are curled into the mermaid-inspired waves that have been the top look of the year.
The easiest way to transform hair from an everyday into something special is with a bold and beautiful hair accessory. Add some curls to hair or don’t. You can see this style looks fabulous with tousled texture. Trade in the red-and-green wreath for a glitzy tiara or floral headband.
This half up hairstyle is the medium hair answer to the updo. It’s a fabulous look with a touch of vintage charm and easy to style. Start by creating the pompadour by teasing a 1″-2″section hair along the forehead. Twist the teased section and push it against where you usually part hair to boost lift. Secure the style with an X of bobby pins and you’re all set. Get extra hold with hairspray if necessary.
Last but certainly not least is a lovely braided hairstyle. Plaited looks are still going strong in 2014 and add gorgeous detail and texture. Just part hair deeply to one side and grab the front section of hair and get braiding. This works best if that portion of hair doesn’t have layers but if pieces of hair are sticking out, add hairspray or light wax to hair before braiding. This braid is worn with loose curls all over but would look fabulous with naturally curly hair or straight too.
Just in time for all those holiday events, these medium party hairstyles can transform every look, even if you wear your favorite little black dress again and again. Add texture, curls, braids, or accessories to medium locks for your own red carpet worthy style.