With Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, we're all planning our party outfits and finding your perfect party hairstyle is just as vital as that figure flattering dress or those glamorous (but still comfortable enough to dance all night in) shoes. We've found the best of the best celebrity hairstyles to give you some inspiration on the party hair front!



For Short Hair
If you want to make an impression, you can rock it up with a quiff like Carey Mulligan. The bigger the better! Take Sarah Harding's lead and go textured or just go au natural like our favourite pixie cropped sweetheart, Ginnifer Goodwin.



For Medium Length Hair
Kelly Osbourne gets our vote here for her super voluminous style. You really can't go wrong with a good bit of oomph! Jennifer Aniston shows us how to work a cute braid to jazz up a simple blow dry. Malin Ackerman has perfected loose waves which add volume to her fine hair and the sideswept fringe adds a touch of elegance.



For Long Hair
Jennifer Lopez often favours this textured wavy look on the red carpet. Her centre part is bang on trend and the multi tonal caramel colour is perfect next to her olive skin. If you're blessed with naturally thick hair like Reese Witherspoon, you can get away with a glossy, poker straight finish without sacrificing on volume. Queen of glam, Beyonce, doesn't disappoint with these luxurious curls. You can never go wrong with curls for a celebration.



Hair Up
If you're going to be wearing your hair up this season, why not try a messy beehive like Amanda Seyfreid. It's glamourous but it doesn't look like you tried too hard. Side buns can be styled very quickly so they're perfect if you're in a rush. Let some strands hang loose around your like Audrina Patridge and Lauren Conrad.