It’s December, and that means party season has officially begun! It’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to wear, how you’re going to do your makeup, and, of course, how you’re going to do your hair. Since most people are pressed for time around this time of year, here are some easy (and fast) holiday hairstyles.
It doesn’t get much easier than a ponytail. To glam it up for a party, you can go one of two ways: sleek and smooth or textured and messy. For the sleek style, part your hair in the middle or way over on one side. Spray a heat protectant on your strands and use a flatiron to straighten the hair. Slick your hair down with a smoothing product like Redken’s Water Wax pomade and gather into a low or high ponytail, wrapping one piece of hair around to hide the elastic.
If you prefer a messy, more playful pony, don’t brush your hair before beginning to leave some texture. Gather the hair loosely up into a ponytail and tease some strands at the crown for more height.
Think buns are old-fashioned? They don’t have to be. A high or low bun is a perfect party option, as long as you create some volume and messy texture to keep the style looking fresh and young. Use a volumizing product (like Redken’s Full Frame volumizing mousse) on damp hair and then blow the hair dry or let it air dry all the way. Pull your hair into a loose ponytail and tease the crown for more volume. Then wrap it into a loose knot and place just enough bobby pins to hold the style while still letting a few ends and pieces fall out.
While those amazing Pinterest-worthy braided creations might look fantastic, there’s not much chance that you can throw one together in five minutes on the way to a party unless you’re a hairstylist. But you can still rock a chic braided updo by braiding only selective pieces and incorporating them into a regular messy chignon or twist.
Try this easy braided style: separate your hair into two pieces, braiding each one down your back. Tie the braids into a loose knot at the nape of your neck and then secure with bobby pins.
Faux long bob
The faux lob is everywhere on the red carpet these days as celebrities try out short styles without making the full commitment. To get the look, divide your hair into two ponytails down your back and secure loosely with elastics. Tuck the ends of the ponytails up and under and secure with bobby pins or u-shaped pins.
Short-haired gals can still have awesome party hair. A short ‘do is the perfect canvas for accessories like sparkly clips, feathers, and jeweled headbands. It’s also a lot quicker to curl short hair (or straighten it, if you prefer). Want glamour? Vintage-inspired waves or pin curls are fun, stylish options.
Of course, if you don’t want to mess with doing your hair at all (or you want something really fancy!), you can always come see us for your holiday hair!