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Holiday hair: 6 glamorous hairstyles for New Year's Eve

Forget the champagne toasts and resolutions and countdowns. Us girls know that this time of year is really all about getting glammed up and hitting the town in our sparkly finest.

I mean ... spending time with family and loved ones.

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‘Do’ the right thing: 3 hairstyles to impress on New Year’s Eve

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Well, whatever your end-of-year plans may be, we're pretty sure you'll want to look good doing them. Luckily, hairstylist Kat Zemtsova gave us the how-to on a few awesome holiday hairdos.

Grab your bobby pins and get styling.

Tied with a bow

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    Make a loose half-ponytail in the back of the head just below the crown.

     

    Photography: Stephania Stanley, Hair: Kat Zemtsova, Hair accessories: Free People, Makeup: Lauren Cosenza, Jewelry: Anthropologie, Clothes: Aritzia / Stephania Stanley
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    Take the end of the ponytail and loop it through the middle.

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    Pull the piece through.

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    Braid the hair about 2-3 inches down and secure with another ponytail holder. Grab either end of the braid and pull it slightly apart to make it look looser.

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    Take two small pieces of hair from either side near your ears and bring them back toward the half-ponytail.

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    Secure with another ponytail holder.

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    Add a ribbon or bow of your choosing.

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    And watch how you turn heads with this festive look! Simple and sweet never looked so pretty. 

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We love this country-inspired look for a more down-to-earth New Year's celebration. Try matching the color of the bow to your dress or add an unexpected pop.

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Reverse French twist

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    Section hair so about ¼ is left at the bottom. Clip the bottom piece so it stays separate.

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    Take the un-sectioned hair and hold it to one side. Pin it with bobby pins. 

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    Start twisting hair toward the pins.

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    With pins facing into the twist, secure the style.

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    Add a minimalist barrette at the bottom.

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    Now you have an elegant look for a chic New Year's Eve celebration!

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Parisian flair and so much class, this hairstyle's got it all! Pair your 'do with a conversation-starting barrette to really turn heads.

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Red carpet-ready updo

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    Split the hair in half and pin the top so it stays. 

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    Feel free to twist hair if it helps secure the pins.

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    Divide the hair into three sections, leaving the middle as the thickest. Braid each section individually. (Be sure to pull out braids to make them appear wider.)

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    Take the middle braid and wrap it around counterclockwise until you create a bun.

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    Pin it into place.

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    Take one of the other braids and wrap it around the exterior of the bun.

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    Pin it until secure.

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    Repeat on the other side.

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    Secure the finished bun with bobby pins.

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    Add a decorative piece that lays right on top of your braided bun.

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    Now your hair is red-carpet ready!

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Braids, braids and more braids will make this seemingly complicated updo the talk of the party. Key word: "seemingly."

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Chic side knot ponytail

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    Bring all of your hair to one side and split into two sections.

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    Make a knot.

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    Tie an elastic at the base of the knot.

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    Take a small strand of hair and wrap it around the elastic to cover it.

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    Pin it into place.

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    For extra flare, add a few bold hair accessories. 

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    We love these trendy and graphic shapes!

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We're pretty sure anyone can pull this one off. A simple, modern look that can be dressed up or down.

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Messy-modern chignon

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    Tease hair a bit to add some overall volume. Pin hair flat behind ears.

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    Bring all of the hair to one side and twist toward the face.

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    Use your other hand to pull out the twist just a bit. 

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    Secure with an elastic at the bottom.

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    Continue to twist until it begins to wrap around and tuck under itself. 

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    Pin along the way until the side chignon feels secure.

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    Add in a funky pin and get ready for compliments!

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The trick to this 'do? Teasing the hair first, which adds volume, height and interest.

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Grecian goddess updo

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    Take the top, center section of hair (just around the widow's peak) and create a small top knot for now. Pin the rest of the hair loosely by the ears.

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    Tease the hair directly behind the top knot to add a bit of volume.

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    Make a low ponytail in the back with the remaining hair. Then braid the ponytail and tie another elastic at the bottom.

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    Twist the braid around the base until it creates a bun.

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    Pin to secure.

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    Now undo the top knot you started with and split that hair into two even section. Braid each side.

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    Bring both braids around to the back and wrap around the braided bun.   

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    Pin along the way to secure. 

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    For a Grecian touch, add a pretty backward headband along the bun. And you're ready to party!

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A gilded barrette makes this updo extra special, but in reality, it doesn't require much elbow grease to throw it together. Perfect for a big blowout party.

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