New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and we don’t know about you, but we are ready to PARTY. It has been a long year and we can’t wait to put on something sparkly and dance the night away!
If you’re like us, you’re definitely planning to flaunt your beautiful, natural curls for the big night out. Such a glitzy party calls for jaw-dropping hair, and when we’re looking for styles that turn heads, we turn to our favorite curly celebrities for inspiration.
Here is a round-up of 5 curly celebrity hairstyles to inspire you as you prepare to say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022!
Curly NYE Hairstyle 1: Sleek On Top, Textured On Bottom Ponytail
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We love this modern spin on an old classic: sleek on top with major texture on the bottom, Zendaya’s voluminous ponytail is 🔥🔥🔥 right now. This look is easy to recreate: after a shower, apply your favorite gel to your hair. Comb back the crown and gather the rest into a low ponytail. Diffuse the bottom curls and once they’re dry, add some hairspray and tease, tease, tease!
We love the statement the sleek/voluminous ponytail makes when paired with Zendaya’s slinky, barely-there dress. (Can you say head-turner?!)
Here is an example of a variation of this style using a Bebonia curly drawstring ponytail. For a quick tutorial on different styles you can achieve using our ponytail, check out this blog!
Curly NYE Hairstyle 2: Tousled Half-Up, Half-Down
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For a look that’s effortless and romantic, try a tousled half-up, half-down style like actress Sarah Jessica Parker is wearing here. This is an ideal style to try with wavy hair extensions.
To get this style, simply wash, dry, and style your hair like you usually would. Once you have your curls just the way you like them, grab a hair clip (the glitzier, the better—it is New Year’s Eve, after all!) and secure the top part of your hair back and let the bottom curls hang loose.
If you’re wearing this style with clip-in hair extensions, install the extensions after you wash, dry, and style your natural curls. Once you’ve installed your clip-in extensions, pull half of your hair back and secure it with a clip.
This style pairs perfectly with a more subdued, elegant look—think a little black dress accessorized with something sparkly, like SJP wears here.
Curly NYE Hairstyle 3: Face-Framing Updo
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A side part at the front of the head leaves just enough curly hair loose to perfectly frame Taylor Swift’s beautiful face and complement this dreamy updo. She opts for tousled curls pinned back into a loose bun.
The key to this style is the waves that start close to the roots so that all of the hair is wavy. Small sections have been loosely wrapped around one another and braided loosely and softly to create beautiful texture. This is a hairstyle that’s great not only for a romantic New Year’s Eve night out but also for proms, homecoming, and weddings.
We love the way this hairstyle perfectly complements Taylor’s beautiful dress and shows off her shoulders, neck, and decolletage. Classic beauty with just a little hint of spice. ;)
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We recently created a hairstyle like this with loose, face-framing bangs. Beautiful!
Curly NYE Hairstyle 4: Big, Bold Afro
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We are absolutely living for Zendaya’s style right now, obviously! She knows how to wear her natural texture and make a statement. This big, bold, look is inspired by the disco-era afros of the 1970s and we cannot get enough.
To get this style, you’re going to want products that are designed to boost volume. Wash and condition your hair with a volumizing set. Apply a volumizing styler, and then either blow dry or air-dry your hair. Make sure you blow the roots and use a hair pick to really tease out that volume. This is a great guide for creating an afro with natural hair texture.
Zendaya isn’t afraid to make a statement and it shows. We love how she shows off her shoulders and neck with the combination of this big hairstyle and boldly colored, off-the-shoulder dress.
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You can get this look with a little help from curly clip-in hair extensions by gently brushing the extensions to get a texture that matches your natural hair’s teased texture as closely as possible. We recommend a set of Ringlet clip-in extensions to achieve this look.
Curly NYE Hairstyle 5: Messy, Curly Bun
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Recreating a messy, accessorized updo like the one Ciara is wearing is perfect if you find yourself with a last-minute party to attend and not a ton of time to dedicate to styling your hair. Simply wash, dry, and style your curls per usual. (You could even wear this hairstyle with day 2 or beyond curls—just apply a little dry shampoo and a styler to reactivate your curls and voila!) Pull your hair back up and high into a messy bun. Grab a few face-framing strands to hang loose, secure your bun, and add a beautiful, sparkly headband or other hair accessory and you’re ready for a fun night out!
Ciara has perfectly matched her headband with her dress for a sultry, eye-catching look.
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Our drawstring ponytails are another great, easy way to achieve this style. Check out this tutorial for recreating the perfect messy bun using our curly drawstring ponytail. It’s so easy!
No matter what style you choose to wear this New Year’s Eve, we know that you’re going to look absolutely stunning. If you’re planning on wearing clip-in extensions for your hair to boost your style and need some guidance, reach out to us for a custom color and texture match. We can’t wait to see your NYE hairstyle creations—tag us on Instagram using #BeboniaBabe and have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve!