5 No-Heat Updos for New Year’s Eve

As 2015 draws to a close, we’re guessing you’ve got resolutions, bubbly and ball-dropping on the brain. So whether you’re going all out to ring in 2016 or keeping it low-key, we’re here to help get the most important part of your outfit figured out.

Below are our favorite no-heat styles of the year, picked from our Simpler Styling Ideas Pinterest board. The best part: all you need to re-create them is healthy hair and a few minutes in front of the mirror.

Now, put your hair up, toast to 2016 and dance the night away—we’ll see ya next year!

1. The Elegant Updo.

Your favorite sparkly dress deserves a classy hairstyle to match. This one, from the always lovely Anne Sage, is simple, sideswept and utterly chic. While she curls her hair with an iron before, we’d recommend foregoing that step (hair is extra fragile in the winter). Instead, twirl wet hair with your fingers or just go au natural. What’s more beautiful than that?

2. The Twist ‘n Pin.

Curly girls, this one’s for you. Courtesy of the everything experts at Buzzfeed (skip to number 4 on their list), this no-heat updo involves a whole lot of twirling. All you need is a brand new pack of bobby pins. Dress it up or down — or both! This one is definitely not limited to the midnight hour.

3. The Boho Braid.

Procrastinators, don’t fear. If you’re the busy bee that doesn’t start getting ready ‘til the party has already started (ahem, we’re with you), you’ll love this half-up braid. Courtesy of the always creative Dana Fox at Wonder Forest, we love its “just strolled in from another party” vibe.

4. The One-Minute Chignon.

Yes, you read that right. One. Minute. This simple style from Jen Atkins of Mane Addicts is downright gorgeous, and perfect for natural textures. Long hair, short hair (don’t care) — you’ll just need a few pins and 60 seconds ‘til you’re party ready.


5. The Bubble Pony.

We’re with Amber Clark of Barefoot Blonde on this one: if your New Year’s Resolution is to get more creative with your hair, you’ll love this ponytail with a twist. Check out the (incredibly simple) steps here, but don’t tie the ponytail too tightly — you’ll risk breakage. Business in the front, party in the back? Pretty much.