Whether you’re headed to an ugly sweater party or an ultra-elegant event, we have five stunning holiday hairstyles for inspiration for you and your clients, leaving the focus on what’s important this time of year: enjoying time with friends and family. (And looking fabulous while you do!)
THE BRAIDED CHIGNON
The chignon is a classic that works for many occasions. For a bit of extra holiday sparkle, we suggest adding a little oomph by working braids into the look. This will create a style that’s special enough for a fancy evening, but still easy to achieve. There is more than one way to approach this look. You can play with multiple braids, or keep it simple with one. It can be gathered loosely, or kept sleek; and the braid details can be worked into the front as well. There are so many options, but the simple addition of one braid in a slicked back look is simple, stylish and elegant; and we love it.
THE ROLL UP
Party-ready in a pinch! We absolutely love the chic-meets-casual look of this updo. A few simple steps and a hair elastic and this look is good to go. Gather the hair in a loose, low pony and part it above the hair-tie. Pull the hair up and through the part, twice. Use your index finger and wrap the hair to create the roll until you run out of ponytail and fasten under the roll with bobby pins. The final touch? A glittery comb slid over the roll.
Take your ponytail from every day, to Holidays by wrapping the base with a braid. The braid and the ponytail are simple and classic on their own; together, they’re captivating. There is more than one way to achieve this, and quite a few variations. At its simplest, all you need to do is put your hair in a ponytail as you normally would, make a three-strand braid in a small section of hair at the bottom of the ponytail, and wrap the braid around the elastic. Secure with bobby pins and Soft Finish Spray and there you have it, a quick and easy way to dress up a traditional ponytail.
HOLLYWOOD GLAM WAVES
A timeless look that will be sharp paired with any dress. Use a one-inch curling iron and curl large sections of hair in one direction all the way around the head. Once curled, brush out the hair from root to ends to create a wave pattern. Add Great Lengths Serum Hair Fluid for a velvety soft shimmer and beautiful shine effect. Mist from far away so it just barely lands on your hair and makes it sparkle. For a softer (and even easier to achieve look) skip the curling iron. Separate your hair into three-inch sections and use a large round brush to give yourself a smooth blowout that’s slightly curled at the ends. Throw all your hair to one side in a deep side part, and let it evolve throughout the night!
This is your opportunity to bring the sparkle. Start with a naturally wavy texture (or create it with a curling iron) and sweep hair to the side. Secure the hair in a
ponytail and you’re ready to embellish. Add a sparkly hair comb, bejeweled bobby pins, or a ribbon head wrap with crystals Gatsby-esque style. We love this for the holidays! It’s the time of the season to get away with a little extra glitter, and this is the perfect way to do so.