The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder, but it’s still the most wonderful time of the year. That’s because it’s party season, and you finally have an excuse to try on some glamorous red carpet hairstyles you’ve been daydreaming about. You’ve already acquired your perfect dress and are planning your matching makeup look, but now you’re drawing a blank when it comes to your hair. When in doubt, copy some looks straight from the most stylish celebs. Find a style that suits your outfit or your personality, or try something totally different to stand out at this year’s fabulous holiday soirees. Whether you’re planning a hairstyle that’s elegant and classic or avant-garde and edgy or somewhere in between, you’ll find inspiration in these ten party-ready updos.
Emma Stone and Lauren Conrad opt for loose curls for a dreamy look.
You can adorn your head with an actual crown, like Keira Knightley, or a braided halo like Scarlett Johanssen.
Copy Mila Kunis' sleek pony or create an oversized topknot like Jenna Ushkowitz.
Wear your hair in a low bun on one side, or in a elegant chignon like Jennifer Lawrence or Amy Adams.
Tease your hair into oblivion to create a memorable look like Nicole Kidman's pompadour or Lily Collins' voluminous faux-bob.