It’s time for the holiday season party circuit: your calendar is full to the brim and you’ve got a festive wardrobe in your closet “ but what about your hair? If you’re busy hopping from one festive soiree to another, you’re probably running out of creative ways to get your hair party-ready. We’ve got some ideas to keep your mane looking as chic as that little red cocktail dress.
A Little Twinkle
There are a million options at your disposal if you want to get sparkly, like decorated bobby pins, pretty barrettes, and vintage combs, like Elettra Wiedemann has done on her top knot here. We’re also digging the new 20s-inspired headbands “ the band itself is thin (or sometimes soft), but with a statement-making piece attached to one side “ often bejewewled or befeathered (or both). It’s a great way to add an accessory without worrying about whether it’s sliding off your head.
If you prefer to keep your hairstyle simple, you may still want to jazz it up a little with a shot of DIY hair colour. Try a semi-permanent shade to brighten up your hue and add a ton of shine. If you’re a brunette, try adding a deep, rich colour with a hint of auburn in honour of the holidays. Blondes could look for an ashier semi-permanent to tame any brassiness and score that ice princess look.
Just twist your hair up at the nape of your neck, secure with bobby pins, add a spritz of hair spray and voila “ a universally flattering updo that works just as well in the daytime. This look is easy to master at a moment’s notice as long as you’ve got a few bobby pins in your purse. Highly recommended for those nights when dancing is on the agenda.
Veronica Lake (a deep side part and big waves)
Getting Hollywood glamour isn’t actually that difficult. You’ll need hot rollers and a heavy duty hairspray, but the secret to making this look really work is giving your curls time to cool down before touching them at all “ that way, they won’t fall flat and they’ll keep that glossy shine.
Over that whole messy updo thing? If rocking the bedhead look just isn’t your idea of a special occasion, take inspiration from this year’s catwalk with more intricate styles. Pull your hair into a sleek ponytail and plait into a secure braid, before wrapping the braid around your elastic. Best when you want to look black-tie-with-a-twist.