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6 New Year Hairstyles for Every Hair Type

6 New Year Hairstyles for Every Hair Type

The New Year is upon us, and your look doesn't stop with your outfit. To slay this year, you need the right hairstyle too.

Don't worry — looks don’t have to be high maintenance or new age. This year, the classics are making a comeback. The great thing about classic looks is that they’re often low maintenance and can act as a protective style.

Need inspiration? From old-school hairstyles to stylish updos, these looks are here impress.

Hairstyles for Short Hair

When it comes to classic hairstyles, short hair pairs well with scarves, coats, and spaghetti strap dresses. Two looks that are timeless and bring the heat for short hair are finger waves and the pixie cut.

Finger waves give a sultry, old Hollywood look while pixie cuts bring memories of Halle Berry's versatile '90s charm. To get these looks, you don’t have to cut your hair. Instead you could wear a wig or create this hairstyle with a weave, giving a similar look without having to sacrifice your natural locks.

Finger Waves

Update finger waves by pairing them with bold and beautiful colors. This will give the vintage style a new spin. Hairstyles for short hair, like finger waves, can highlight your face and the shape of your eyes. Best of all, finger waves can be formed in different patterns and sizes to suit your taste.

This style is fierce on Beyoncé, and you can recreate it for yourself too.

The Pixie Cut

The pixie cut dates back to the '60s and has been revisited time and time again from '90s R&B stars to Tamron Hall’s perfect pixie.

The pixie cut is a simple yet elegant look. You can wear the pixie cut curled forward like a bang or update the look with a flipped back pompadour. Changing the front of the pixie cut gives it a little more edge or can be used to soften your facial features.

Hairstyles for Long Hair

Long hair hairstyles can be simple, sleek, and low maintenance. New Year hairstyles don’t need to be fussy. Clean, neat lines can elongate your neckline and give your jewelry space to shine while elevating your look.

The Long Pony

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A great hairstyle for weaves is a high, long side ponytail or the jewel-adorned low ponytail. This season, long ponytails are in. Best of all, these hairstyles are easy to maintain by wrapping your hair in a satin covering overnight.

Half Up/Half Down

Lace-front wig hairstyles for the holidays can be as simple as half up and half down. With a lace-front wig, you have the option to add a part or simply swoop half of your hair up and pair it with a pearl or jewel-encrusted clip.

If you’re just learning how to style wigs this holiday season, this look is a great introduction to a variety of updos.

Hairstyles for Naturalistas

We’re all about hairstyles that aren’t just stunning, but simple, protective, and manageable too. Looks like box braids and cornrows are perfect hairstyles to be showcased by naturalistas. These protective styles can be styled into updos for the evening to add a playful touch.

Box Braids

Box braids are not only an excellent protective style but can double as a glamorous style for any event. Braids are excellent low-maintenance hairstyles for fall and winter months as well.

Gabrielle Union is a great example of how to incorporate box braids into your every day routine.


Zendaya pairs her cornrows with a silk top for a chic feel. Makeup and clothing choices can make everyday hairstyles versatile for any event. Adding a little shimmer to your style with hair jewelry and temporary color puts a twist on the classic style.

All Natural Curly or Puff

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Last, but certainly not least, rocking your natural curls or afro puffs is a timeless go to style. Use your curls to frame your face or put them in a puff for a style that lasts all evening.

Get the Glamour You Want

There are numerous ways you can achieve the perfect look. With a Full Lace wig, you can create cornrows, ponytails, and updos. Lace-front wigs are perfect for when you want to wear low ponytails or the half up/half down look. Full Lace wigs can be cut into a pixie style or, if short enough, can be used to create finger waves.

Sometimes recreating the desired hairstyle is overwhelming, so Mayvenn stylists are readily available to assist in creating your dream style.

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