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New Years Eve 2012 Hairstyle Trends: Updos, Ponytails, Chignons & Accessories

After a whirlwind weekend of holiday parties, the thought of another celebration seems taxing. But ladies, it’s New Years, and they say how you spend your new years is how you will spend the entire year.  And who wants to spend their year fussing over complicated hair?  This season, the hairstyle trend is all about simple elegance with just a touch of pizzazz.

New Years Eve 2012 Hairstyle Trends: Updos, Ponytails, Chignons & Accessories
Minka Kelly

My absolute favorite style for new years is the ponytail.  This look is effortlessly chic with versatility so you can tailor it to your unique style.

New Years Eve 2012 Hairstyle Trends: Updos, Ponytails, Chignons & Accessories
Lauren Conrad

The ponytail can go from romantic with waves like Minka Kelly’s medium height curled ponytail or sleek with edge like Lauren Conrad’s low slung look. Both have the glamour for a big night out but the simplicity that lets your personality shine through.

New Years Eve 2012 Hairstyle Trends: Updos, Ponytails, Chignons & Accessories
Gucci Model

Another way to really add something special to the simplicity of the ponytail is to play with texture or placement.  On the runway, models at Gucci had a slicked back crown that was juxtaposed against a tail with a light frizz.

New Years Eve 2012 Hairstyle Trends: Updos, Ponytails, Chignons & Accessories
Nicole Richie

One of our favorite starlets, Nicole Richie, also spices up her ponytail by moving it to the side.  Both these styles give the classic look a modern update.

New Years Eve 2012 Hairstyle Trends: Updos, Ponytails, Chignons & Accessories
Kirsten Dunst

Another style that is simple to do, but carries loads of impact is the chignon.  This look can be done countless ways as seen on almost every celebrity.  Some of the best looks came from Kirstin Dunst.

New Years Eve 2012 Hairstyle Trends: Updos, Ponytails, Chignons & Accessories
Kirsten Dunst

She went from a simple chignon to one  that used braids and a headband to add instant glamour.  Similar to the side ponytail, the chignon can also be moved to the side to add a unique twist.

New Years Eve 2012 Hairstyle Trends: Updos, Ponytails, Chignons & Accessories
Penelope Cruz
New Years Eve 2012 Hairstyle Trends: Updos, Ponytails, Chignons & Accessories
Michelle Williams

Both Penelope Cruz and Michelle Williams show the versatility of the look by moving their chignon to the side and playing with different textures.  One look is sleek and the other has a few strategically placed face framing curls.

New Years Eve 2012 Hairstyle Trends: Updos, Ponytails, Chignons & Accessories
Chanel model

The best part about these two styles is that you can take both in their simplicity and truly add some sparkle.  Seen on the Chanel runway show the use of hair ornaments can go from a classic placement to ornate placement.

New Years Eve 2012 Hairstyle Trends: Updos, Ponytails, Chignons & Accessories
Chanel model

Although these two hairstyles are very different they both update a classic style by adding ornaments for some celebratory fun.

The holiday’s are beyond stressful so worrying about your hair is a stress one can do without.  These simple hairstyles give you fashionable ways to go from classic to glamorous and still have time to actually enjoy the New Year!

And check out our article on hairstyle accessories to help you ring in the new year, here.

– Yiannoula Choros

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2 comments

  1. Love all these styles for NYE! They are all so beautiful!

  2. what do you think about this Up-do??

    I think is trendy and elegant same time… really good for party like new years eve!!

    http://janelistyle.com/free-video-lessons/easy-fancy-updo/

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