Hen Party Hair | Hair Styling Inspiration for your Hen Night

Hen Party Hairstyles

On a Hen do you have a free pass to do whatever you want and that includes how you style your hair. We want you to look and feel fabulous.

Your Hen Party theme/activity may have a part to play in the way you dress however we have trawled through Pinterest to inspire you with all things hair colour, style and accessories.


Something Blue

We envy people who are brave enough to dye their hair beautiful pastel colours. Baby blue seems rather fitting in the run up to a wedding. How cool would it be to have your hair as your ‘something blue’! We definitely prefer more silvery toned blue hair, it looks so edgy. Also it may be worth noting grey and blue hair dyes are renowned for fading quickly so if you don’t like it to begin with that may help.

Hen Party Hairstyles

Over the Rainbow

If you’re feeling particularly daring, you HAVE to try rainbow hair. This consist of dying your luscious locks literally every colour in the rainbow. You will look beyond magical; which if you’re having an ethereal or festival themed Hen Do is the perfect result.

FYI this is not something you can do at home, go to your local professional hair salon.

If you want to add a hint of colour without the month long commitment, go ‘old school’ and pop into Boots or Claire’s Accessories to buy a can of temporary colour hair spray. The colour payoff may not be as good but it will be a fraction of the salon cost!

Image by pulpriothair


Beach Babe

If you’re looking for an understated yet glamourous look, you can’t go wrong with loose beach waves. This style works on both long and short hair. We recommend using a one-to-two inch curling iron. Simply section your hair, curl equally sized pieces all over your head and finish with some texturizing spray. You’ll look like you’re stepped straight from the set of Baywatch, believe us.

This look can also be switched up with accessories such as a fresh flower crown or hair turban for a boho chic feel.

Braids for Days

We all have that one friend who has mastered the art of French plaits or Dutch braids so now’s the time to capitalise on their skills.

A classic double braid styles have recently been revived by the likes of Kim and Khloe Kardashian. The look is sleek and keeps your hair out of your face, especially handy if you’re doing physical Hen party activities e.g. an inflatable obstacle course.

A similarly sophisticated hairstyle that incorporates a braid is the ‘reverse braided bun’. This works amazingly with medium to long hair. If you’re used to wearing your hair down, surprise your bride squad by going out of your comfort zone. It may take a couple of attempts to achieve at first but the final result is definitely worth persisting for!

Pair with some brightly coloured tassel earrings or large hoops.

Hen Party Hairstyles
Image by n.starck

Retro Chic

This style will majorly depend on your party theme and activities. However, it will work wonderfully for an afternoon tea party or dancing masterclass. Recreating a classic pin-up hair do is a really unique and amusing option. If your bridal party includes older generations they will be particularly excited by the thought of reliving fond memories.

Just be sure to have tons of bobby pins and hair spray at the ready!

Hen Party Hairstyles
Photo: Eoin Holland


Sparkle Squad

If you’re looking for minimal effort but major impact, think of body/hair glitter as your new best friend. The colour options are endless so it might be nice to keep the party theme in mind, for example, using gold glitter for a 1920s inspired look.

Simply apply the sparkles to the roots of your hair, as much or as littles as you dare. For the ultimate festival bachelorette appearance, style your hair in space buns and then add the glitter.

Hen Party Hairstyles
Image from haute-vanity

Wig Out

Don’t be put off; yes, wigs can be cheap and tacky but we don’t listen to the haters. You will without doubt make heads turn wherever you go.

Maybe steer clear of garish colours, such as red and lime green but there is nothing wrong with pastel pink, blue and white.

When wearing a wig, you can put on a completely different persona for the night. Do whatever mischievous things you like, just blame your alter-ego the morning after!

Hen Party Hairstyles
Photographed by Mark Hunter


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