It’s holiday time and the party invitations have rolled, whether from co-workers, family, friends or associations you belong to. Sure, you could put on a sparkly red sweater and let it go at that, but to make yourself really shine you’ll want a special hairdo. Below are six never-miss ideas for creating perfect holiday hairstyles for every event.
- Big bouncy waves. If you have long hair with layers, you can create big bouncy waves that will look stunning at any holiday party. To do this yourself, wash your hair, part it in the middle, and then use a volumizing spray or mousse before giving yourself a blow-dry using a round brush. When drying your hair, make sure to wind it around the brush to get big waves. Alternately, you can use fat curlers to achieve a similar affect. Finish off the look with hairspray.
- Braids. There are a huge variety of braids to choose from. There are the mussy fishtail braids, milkmaid braids that wind around the top of your head and the braid that seems almost hidden in a pile of beachy waves. Even two simple braids pulled back from each side of the front of your head and then tied together with a sparkly clip at the back of your head can be quite festive. No matter your braid type, know you are hitting a trend if you weave a braid into your hairstyle this holiday season.
- A deep side part. You’ve seen this look before. The volume of your hair falls on one side of your head, while the other side of your head sports hair that is pushed well off your forehead and behind your ear. You may need to use bobby pins to keep the deep part from falling forward. Be sure to pair this style with large, noticeable earrings.
- The Great Gatsby look. This is especially a great style for those with shorter hair. To get your own Daisy Buchanan-inspired hair, first create a side part in your hair. Then, spritz a heat resistant spray onto your hair, separate your hair into sections and start using your curling iron on the sections. Once your hair has cooled, brush out your curls so they become loose waves. To go an extra step and create a fake bob, wind your curled hair under and pin it at the nape of the neck. You may need a friend to help with this part.
- Ponytails. Yes, we said ponytails. But not the sort you wore as a kid. The right ponytail is sleek and perfectly coiffed. Pull your hair back into a tight pony tail, flat-iron it and wrap a piece of hair around the pony-tail band to hide it. Simple curls and waves. If you are short on time, simply add in a few curls (for longer hair) or waves (shorter hair) to your normal style to give it a more festive, fresh look. Be sure to spritz it with hairspray to keep it in place.
- Accessorize. During the holidays you can easily find a vast assortment of hair pins in a wide range of prices that you can pair with your outfit. Kate Middleton style hats (called “fascinators”) can also add an unusual and classy look to your ensemble.
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