New Year's is the perfect time to amp up your hairstyle. Start by choosing your dress and go from there. Your outfit will determine if your hair works best up or down or in a half-do like Ashley Tisdale, pictured here. Curl hair or blow dry it straight and consider adding a sparkling hair pin for extra oomph.
For more inspiration, see photos of updos, half-up/half-down, buns and more in this gallery, Holiday Hair 2012.
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