It's been a long holiday season. There's been the shopping, the baking, the trimming, and the wrapping. Not to mention all of the company–family, extended family, friends, friends of family–that have made themselves comfy in your home. But the season has also been filled with invitations, from the annual office holiday party to dinner with your group of girlfriends to brunch with your other group of girlfriends. These occasions call for breaking out that festive attire–the little black dress, the cashmere sweater, the faux fur shoal– that only make appearances at those extra special events. And Southern women know the only way to complete a look is with our hair looking polished. So as the year's final celebration rolls around, consider your festive look. If you don't have time to visit the beauty parlor on December 31, then try a wow-worthy hairstyle at home, from the refined ponytail and sophisticated halfback twist to the elegant low bun and sleek French twist. We know how intimidating it can be to try these at home so we've picked the one fast and foolproof look that anyone can do. Yes, that includes the amateurs without much time to get ready. This New Year's Eve give this half-up style a whirl because it's pretty, polished, far from fussy–and easy. Really easy. Plus, it works for all hair lengths. Get the how-tos here.
These styles are also great for year-round parties, weddings, or just a simple evening look. There's no need to fuss over the blow dryer for hours or spend a fortune at the salon. With the right products and just a few minutes, a showstopping hairstyle can be achieved right at home.