Party In Style

It’s that time of year again—the end of it!—and wondering what to wear on New Year’s Eve is a hard to decision to make. And once you’ve chosen your outfit, how are you going to wear your hair and makeup? So rather than worry about finding the perfect outfit to ring in the New Year, why not take inspiration from three always chic Hollywood beauties.

1. Classic Up-do and the LBD

When all else fails, nothing beats a little black dress. It’s chic, sexy, and it always looks good with a sophisticated up-do. Make like Natalie Portman and opt for a classic French Twist—I recommend Redken Fashion Work 12 for keeping stray hairs in place. The formula is dry and lightweight, and doesn’t leave your locks with a sticky finish. For a final touch, finish with matching red lips and nails.

2. High Ponytail and a Pop of Color

Nicole Kidman loves a high ponytail, and she always looks stunning. This New Year’s Eve, pair a tightly pulled back pony (placed at the highest point of your head) with a bright dress. I recommend Living Proof ‘s Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream. The lightweight formula keeps your tresses shiny but won’t weigh them down. Plus, a pop of color from your outfit will keep the look fun and flirty.

3. Sparkly Mini and a Big Bun

If a more traditional NYE outfit is more your style (the sparklier the better!), add a touch of glamour with a high, oversize bun. Salma Hayek oozes beauty, and looks beyond amazing with her high bun. And if you don’t have long locks, don’t fret, just add a hair extension. Easihair hair extensions are simple to use and add length and volume to locks.

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